What is the most audacious conspiracy theory that has ever been proved correct in American history?
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The Gulf of Tonkin Incident- the immediate catalyst for the Vietnam War. Quoting from wikipedia:
In 2005, an internal National Security Agency historical study was declassified; it concluded that the Maddox had engaged the North Vietnamese Navy on August 2, but that there were no North Vietnamese Naval vessels present during the incident of August 4. The report stated regarding August 2:
At 1505G, Captain Herrick ordered Ogier’s gun crews to open fire if the boats approached within ten thousand yards. At about 1505G, the Maddox fired three rounds to warn off the communist boats. This initial action was never reported by the Johnson administration, which insisted that the Vietnamese boats fired first.
Regarding August 4:
It is not simply that there is a different story as to what happened; it is that no attack happened that night. […] In truth, Hanoi’s navy was engaged in nothing that night but the salvage of two of the boats damaged on August 2.
Reblog and describe the best improv scene you ever saw.
Death by Roo Roo in Cagematch, Pally/Ozeri era
The monoscene was set at a strip club, and the last few minutes was just Gemberling pole-dancing to “Amazin’” by Aerosmith and everyone watching. Gemberling Stripper somehow detached the middle of the pole and started using it on herself.
Also, about midway through, Gil paid Gemberling Stripper for a cup of her vaginal juice and Gemberling said, “I make one promise. Contains pulp.” Neil and Adam were playing the straight men, and were so disgusted they left and never came back.
Being shameless and breaking conventions. I loved it.
First-hand accounts of the New Jersey water park that was seemingly, “deliberately … designed to injure people.”
According to Chris Gethard, “Upon entering the park, we saw a waterslide, an enclosed green tube, that went in a full loop-de-loop. Even as a 12-year-old, I understood how physics would not allow anyone to come out of that tube with anything but mangled, broken limbs. According to the people I was with that day, the slide was never actually used by humans. During its test runs, done with realistic dummies, the dummies came out time and time again with their heads and arms ripped off. “
I actually went to this criminally negligent water park. I went there years after Chris, but the slide still stood there. You could only take it as a threat from the psychopaths running this place: “They won’t let us, but this is what we want to do to you.”