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hutch0
Date: 2009-01-08 23:56
Subject: the truth is out there
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This has been all over the papers and the news today. Basically, there's a windfarm in Lincolnshire and on Sunday night one of the turbines lost a blade and had another one bent to buggery.
There were reports of UFOs in the area at the time, so there have been a slew of `UFO Hits Windmill' stories, such as this pile of crap in The Sun.
If you knew nothing else about Britain at the moment, just looking at these stories would tell you we're going through some uncertain times. I fully expect to see stories of ghosts and ghoulies and mysterious large cats on Dartmoor in the coming days.
It seems the Silly Season has started early in the British media, when anyone with half a brain would conclude that the broken blade suffered fatigue and sheared off, hitting the other one on the way down and bending it. Even the `UFOs' have been explained here, although the lighthearted line `the good folk of Louth must have thought it was Christmas all over again' could easily be substituted with the line `the good people of Louth must have been royally pissed-off to have their Sunday evening interrupted by some fool sending up fireworks.'
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-01-09 00:30 (UTC)
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Ooh, you auld cynic you! :)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-09 22:38 (UTC)
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Who? Me?
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2009-01-09 00:33 (UTC)
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Good to see The Scum is being rrsponsible about this, though. They have a sober little sidebar from Nick Pope, "UFO Expert", saying in part:

In the last few months there have been two near-collisions between UFOs and police helicopters — and now this.

There’s a public safety issue here, whatever you believe about UFOs.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-09 22:35 (UTC)
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For one of the Saucer People, Nick Pope usually sounds more level-headed than that, which makes me think The Sun either quoted him out of context or misquoted him altogether (I know, hard to believe, isn't it? The Sun misquoting someone.) He's a little calmer here.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-01-09 00:42 (UTC)
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I couldn't get past the photo, I was laughing so hard!

(I want to believe . . . really I do, Dahling.) ;P
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-09 22:38 (UTC)
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I'd like to believe, but these are pretty crap aliens, don't you think? Travelling across great tracts of interstellar space, only to hit a windmill in Lincolnshire...
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Lilifae: blue girl
User: lilifae
Date: 2009-01-09 09:48 (UTC)
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I just love this story - it is hilarious. I heard about it yesterday and immediately did the various conspiracy theories about it. Sad, I know - but hey, it's an occupational hazard as a wannabe UF writer!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-09 22:31 (UTC)
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What quite surprised me was how it was taken up so enthusiastically by the broadsheets and the news channels.
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