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rm



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, I know. I was just reminded, is all. I completely agree that such a hoax would be nigh impossible.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
rm wrote:
orson welles reading the war of the worlds comes to mind.

And (believe it or not) the audience of the day was less sophisticated when it came to discerning between radio drama and breaking news.


so, just air it on fox news
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Tom wrote:
so, just air it on fox news

But that will only get Ags. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only imagine the philosophy that that little incident would produce.

I think that the best way to do it would be to actually have world-destruction-worthy equipment, capable of doing something such as bringing a meteorite in and then swinging it away at the last second.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
There's no way you could fool enough people. Sure there are loonies and suckers and suicide cults who buy into the latest End Times rumor flying around the in-box, but most people are either skeptical enough not to go batshit bananas over the rumor or out of the loop enough not to hear it.


That's why it's got to be some sort of natural disaster with an utterly implausible resolution. Like having the moon suddenly move torwards earth over the course of a week, and just when it looks like it's going to finish off the earth... it suddenly retreats back to its normal orbit and unfurls a rather large flag reading "Bang!"
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Major Tom wrote:
so, just air it on fox news

But that will only get Ags. Razz


Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyStrider wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
There's no way you could fool enough people. Sure there are loonies and suckers and suicide cults who buy into the latest End Times rumor flying around the in-box, but most people are either skeptical enough not to go batshit bananas over the rumor or out of the loop enough not to hear it.


That's why it's got to be some sort of natural disaster with an utterly implausible resolution. Like having the moon suddenly move torwards earth over the course of a week, and just when it looks like it's going to finish off the earth... it suddenly retreats back to its normal orbit and unfurls a rather large flag reading "Bang!"


Wasn't there some sort of Docudrama on one of the major networks that was a newscast covering "The End" as a meteor or asteroid came hurtling at us, and despite messages depicting the fiction of the story leding into and coming out of every commercial break, the network had a tremendous number of calls from people wondering if it was real?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine the moon moving noticibly closer to the earth over the course of a week would have have some worrisome results regardless of it then turned back or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like LOTS of new oceanfront property in Colorado and Pennsylvania!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol

Living within blocks of the ocean for any real length of time will assuredly teach you respect for (and fear of) the moon. ;p
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my brother used to live in Longbranch, across the street from Presidential Park or whatever it's called...


...every so often, the stormtide would come and visit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Revives*

In addition to the things listed before, America is becoming increasingly more Christian fundamentalist and authoritarian, while heading towards absolute loss of respect in the world, economic collapse, and the end of its status as a superpower.
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