A Continuous Process
You might have noticed that I have a tendency to edit the articles found here at AA Morris. I work on them until I am satisfied. I do try to get them into shape before I post them, but inevitably I end up editing what I've done, adjusting and altering it until satisfied.
The purpose of this endeavor is a personal one that I thought I'd share with those who are interested in propaganda, anthropology, mythology and the rest. This blog is an exercise in communication and self education. It is primarily a tool I use to get my own thoughts in order. If anyone else finds merit with the work I've done, that's great, but that is not the point of this.
The recent "Enola Daze: Nuclear Radiation Is Making Everyone Gay article" is an example of this process. I went back and forth until satisfied. I double checked my own assumptions and reworked that article quite a few times until I got it pretty much back where it started. As it turned out, my original conclusion was correct and the Enola Gay's legendary flight is impossible. The official account claims that the Enola Gay flew 11.5 miles after dropping the bomb in the impossible time of just 43 seconds. The top speed of the Enola Gay was 350 mph. It could only travel some 4 miles in that time. It would need more like two minutes to travel 11.5 miles. To accomplish claimed feat, the Enola Gay would have to have magically flown at some 960 mph or so. Of course there's more to that story than just 11.5 miles, but that is not the subject of this entry.
Thought Provoking Blog Roll Call:
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A Mocking NASA Postscript:
NASA Tapes Soap Operas & Super Bowls Over The Old Apollo Moon Mission Tapes
The Two Most Hilarious Things NASA Has Ever Said source: Truthstream Media
NASA is Just A Magic Show, Folks
"David Copperfield has performed a levitation illusion in several magic shows since 1992 in which he appears to fly on stage for several minutes, while surrounded by audience members. The flight is notable for its graceful motion and unencumbered appearance. The illusion was included in Copperfield's CBS TV special The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying—Live The Dream (1992), and has been repeated several times during Copperfield's live tours around the world. The method was created by John Gaughan. An essential contribution to make fluid movements was given by his assistant, dancer and choreographer Joanie Spina."
"John Gaughan described how the trick works in US Patent #5,354,238. According to the patent, the performer is supported by two fan-shaped arrays of fine wires that remain invisible to the viewing audience. The wires are about 1⁄4 mm thick, and support about 10 kg each; the arrays contain more than enough wires to support the performer's weight. The wire arrays are mounted at the hips, near the human center of mass, to a harness worn under the clothing. This creates a balance point facilitating a wide range of movements while suspended. The wires are attached to a complex computer-controlled rig above the stage that maintains the tension in each wire, and keeps each array of wires perpendicular to the audience's line of sight so that the wires never overlap one another, which might allow the audience to see them."
"During the later phases of the performance, two hoops are used simultaneously, which aids the deception as the hoops do not come into contact with the wires. Instead, each ring is brought flush to the wires before being twisted under Copperfield. In the glass box demonstration, the top of the box is threaded between the two sets of wires in a vertical position, before being rotated 90 degrees and lowered into place. The wires remain in place while the performer is in the glass box, passing through crevices between the lid and the sides. Since the box limits movement and he is only able to rotate on one axis, he stays side-on to the front of the audience while in the box. When flying with a volunteer, he holds her in front of him, and she does not come into contact with the set-up."