Just some thoughts and ideas going around in my head while trying to figure out where I am and where everyone else is going.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I hate Hoaxes!

“There is someone being sucked out of the aircraft where the tail is supposed to be and there is some bozo standing up taking a picture of it happening,” was my first thought to myself. The second was that I was ashamed for even giving a nanosecond of thought to the picture and the others that came with it.

The pictures screamed hoax and I felt sorry for myself that I gave them any attention. I felt sorry that someone or some people didn’t have the sensibility to restrain their urge for fame or notoriety by not playing with someone else’s tragedy. I felt sorry for friends and family who might have been subjected to their losses as just a joke.

I am referring to a series of pictures that were circulating on the net this week showing what was supposedly the last moments of Air France’s flight #447 from Rio to Paris. It was said that a camera belonging to a Brazilian had been found in and amongst parts of the wreckage and it had three pictures of when the plane’s fuselage had broken apart. It reminded me of the picture of the tourist in his winter coat and hat at the end of summer on top of one of the Twin Towers in NYC having his picture took just seconds before one of the jets hit the World Trade Center. Why do people get a thrill from this, I don’t get it?

Sure, my sense of humor can be little sordid and out of place at times, but give me a minute or two and something will usually kick in and tell me to rethink what I’m about to do. As long as I haven’t said anything, I can generally steer clear of any mess that I’m about to commit and no one is the wiser for it. Why can’t others do that?

Speaking of which my next post will be about why I think John McCain is a crazy bitch and that the world is so much better than it would have been if he had become President. Well maybe. I have to think it through first.


  1. Yep. I figured a while ago our world is populated by asshats. There is no shame for these people, no thought of the families or loved one's of those who died.

    President McCain?
    Vice President Palin?

  2. KST - Don't laugh, I actually considered a McCain administration for a brief moment.
    *shuddering with you*

  3. I've never seen that WTC picture before. It's obscene.

    These people have no humanity, no compassion, no feeling.

    On one level, I envy their lack of empathy. But more than that, I pity them.

  4. Garcon Stupide - I don't pity them. I just don't understand them and I'm not sure I want to.

  5. That is absolutely nuts, how is it that people find the need to create shyte during tragic events? Everybody is suddenly photo journalist. These people yearn for attention and will lie to get it. Very often they are after media attention and money.

  6. Chet - I think you are right, although I think with the recent death of MJ this will be nothing compared to the money making and attention getting schemes that people wil think of now.

  7. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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