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As Likely As Any Other Theory

A Painting of Neptune by an Indian Artist

A Painting of Neptune by an Indian Artist

Since most of the news about Malaysian Flight 370—or just about anything else—is so preposterous of late, I have decided to float some of my own theories. My theory is that Neptune (a.k.a. Poseidon), the Roman God of the Sea has hijacked Flight 370 and taken the Boeing down to his undersea palace a thousand miles west of Perth, Australia, where the passengers will be fêted on tea and cakes until he allows them to take off again.

As for Vladimir Putin’s recent takeover of Crimea, it is my firm belief that my friend Bill Korn has it right on his blog. Mr. Putin is trying to put together a new Greater Teabagistan now that the old Soviet Empire has run out of steam. And who better to rule as the new Czar of Teabagistan than Putin himself. I understand he is even thinking of taking Transdniester away from the Republic of Moldova because he feels they are not pronouncing it right. (Our Vladi is a stickler for correct pronunciation.)

In the United States, with the McCutcheon vs. FEH (not FEC as reported) decision, the U.S. Supreme Court is on the point of granting full freedom of speech and all other First Amendment rights to corporations, and then embarking upon the next step: Declaring human beings to be a carbon unit infestation that has arrogated too many rights to itself.

The real reason for David Letterman’s upcoming retirement from CBS is that he wants to become the new Stephen Colbert, while Colbert takes over his helm at CBS. Talk about a Chinese fire drill!

Perhaps I should apply to the news stations to come up with theories for their breaking news stories. If anyone can break the news, look no further than yours truly.

By the way, the above illustration of Neptune is by Indian artist Shakti Prasad Srichandan.


4 thoughts on “As Likely As Any Other Theory

  1. Despite the breathless report of “pings” in locations separated by quite a bit, I don’t think “the authorities” have the faintest friggin’ idea where this plane might be. So far, the search reminds me of the drunk looking at his dropped keys by the lamppost. He lost them in a dark alley, but the light is better by the lamppost. I guess ultimately I would prefer being wrong about this.

    Unless, of course, some set of “authorities” has a very good idea of where it is, but doesn’t want to say so, because it would expose their capabilities too much. There are several countries that have the capability, but whether or not they had anything in position to see what happened is likely another thing we’ll never know.

  2. My own wild theory is that this is a hi-jacking that went bad. My other wild theory is that someone somewhere (the authorities in a country) is not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

    I agree with Bill Korn; it’s obviously the old theory, loudly and insistently trumpeted by Dostoyevsky and others, of a Pan-Slavic Empire which will save the world from Rome. Wasn’t this the reason for the 19th century Crimean War?

  3. Fred – That and the fact that the Eastern Orthodox’s church’s titular head is the Patriarch of Constantinople. Russia always wanted to conquer Turkey.

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