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This is my weirdest email of the week (and perhaps the month), in response to my previous two Foxnews columns (or at least so I surmise, to the best of my admittedly limited interpretive ability). The author didn't specify what pharmaceutical assistance empowered him or her to write it.

Ollah: praise Olleh...for Olluh is great.

Hitler's disposition....1. he handed Neville Chamberlain a letter thanking the British soldier who spared his life on the battle fields of WW1. 2. Churchill's churlish disposition: an actor impersonated him over broadcast radio for his most famous pep talk to the Brits (which raises the spectre of speech writers) while he was otherwise engaged. Sore throat? Golf? "We shall..." LOL. Nasa and Epcot might be interested in space, but I'm interested in taeme travel.

I liked your article. I like debunking of myths. My favourite is the book of photos of virtuoso pianists: all those stubby fingers. LOL.

There is some water on the far side of the moon but it's really hard to find anything on the internet about the origin of water. My own theory is planet Earth is a neutron star which creates water.

Nasa and Epcot behave as the only PR game in town. It's a bold strategy...but it requires a quick win. Master players don't play for the quick win. Rubes do. I find the same with 3D. Co's like Imax and Deep Video are playing for the quick win against hundreds of others.

Byebye, see you, tata.


It's in italics because that's the way it came in to my email client.

Make of it what you will. I report, you decide...

Posted by Rand Simberg at August 08, 2003 10:27 PM
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The writer is correct that many of the Churchill speeches we hear were not recorded by Churchill. It was not some dark plot.

The speeches were made in the House of Commons, by Churchill himself, and duly recorded by the clerks. But at that time, no radio or recording equipment was allowed in the House chamber, so MPs would often stop by the BBC afterwards and repeat their speeches for the network. In Churchill's case, he was the leader of a country at war and rarely had time to do this repeat performance. Instead, an actor was sent - I forget his name - to do the radio recording.

It was nothing more sinister than that, I'm afraid.

Posted by John K Berntson at August 9, 2003 12:22 AM

I think somebody has just come up with an advanced ( ? ) version of now-defunct Scott Pakin's Automatic Complaint Generator.

Posted by at August 9, 2003 03:07 AM

Somewhere out there is an internet router that has made a connection to another universe, one very similar, yet very different, from the one we inhabit.

Posted by Raoul Ortega at August 9, 2003 12:04 PM


I believe you speak of 'Bizzaro World'.

Posted by Mike Puckett at August 9, 2003 05:54 PM

If anyone really cares about whose voice did the broadcasts of Churchill's speeches, check out . Read the update at the bottom of the page.

In brief: The situation is unclear.

Posted by Bob Hawkins at August 9, 2003 06:41 PM

Bad 'shrooms, massive amounts of peyote, Mr Natural on the loose again, or just stupidity, he wrote it, you decide!!

Posted by Steve at August 10, 2003 07:40 AM

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