Wednesday, January 23, 2008

That Was the Year That Was

Over at JREF, they are voting on the dumbest quotes from 9-11 crackpots in 2007. Some of the finer examples:

Try this.

Stack four eggs one on top of the other. Glue them together and make a tower out of them. Ensure the structure is stable and will not topple.

Now break the top egg. Hit it with your spoon and similate an aircraft hitting it.

Will the three eggs below the top egg break all the way to the floor?

No because the mass of the top egg will be difused and free to deflect around the shells of the lower eggs.

Exactly like the towers.

Or the Looser Boys:

Like Rosa Parks, Simon Wiesenthal, Winston Churchill, and Nelson Mandela, we will not veer from our course and we will not shut up.

Or this one:

you suck and your comment too. [Zeitgeist] is one of the best alternative independent documentations you will ever see. even when 100% of the information therein would be a lie, you would still find a lot of truth in it.

But I went with Mr January:

My see-saw analogy renders any need for "calculations" moot.