Sometimes a joke pays off in a way that doubles its initial value. In the wake of several conspiracy theories born as an obvious result of Joerg Haider's demise, I have written a post laughing at some of the more rabid conspinuts. Between other things, I have refurbished an old joke by Steven Wright: "I woke up this morning and discovered that everything in my apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact replica." In that post of mine, I have written:
During the night Mossad has stolen Haider's car and replaced it with another, identical to the smallest detail to the original one. Even the smell of Haider's underwear was replicated.And then, naturally, I forgot the whole story. The world turns around quite speedily and something else came up, so...
But recently I have discovered a few hits to this here blog arriving from a blog named AANGIRFAN - whatever it means. I recommend this blog as an excellent non-chemical replacement to ammonia or other similar means to wake yourself to reality. After a few minutes spent on reading its lurid headlines, such as "MI6 PLOTS AGAINST GADDAFI; LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS" or "MOSSAD CHILD SEX RING?", the reality will get through to you even if you have been fed a weekly dose of hallucinogens in one seating. By the way, apologies for the overwhelming upper case, but it's not my fault.
But back to Joerg Haider: I have traced the link to Simply Jews to a post titled MOSSAD'S MURDEROUS ACTIVITIES IN AUSTRIA, DUBAI, MUMBAI, BELGIUM, HOLLAND NEW ZEALAND (again apologies for the upper case ). And what do I see there?
Reportedly Mossad had stolen Haider's car and replaced it with another identical one. (Simply Jews: Jewish Mossad killed Joerg Haider)So the good ole joke brought some hefty percentage, it looks like... cool with me.
Still - how to explain all this to AANGIRFAN, nice fellow that he is?