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Old 22nd November 2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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short Errol Morris doc on JFK ct

Here's an excellent, very concise new Errol Morris documentary on Umbrella Man. Why was this guy under a black umbrella on a beautiful sunny day? Did he shoot JFK?

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/...rella-man.html
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Old 23rd November 2011, 12:01 AM   #2
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Shooting a rifle while holding an umbrella highly improves aim, I've heard.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 12:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Greedo View Post
Shooting a rifle while holding an umbrella highly improves aim, I've heard.
Yeah, plus even if you're without a firearm, you can poke someone's eye out with one of those things.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 03:29 AM   #4
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I love Errol Morris.

Thanks for posting this it was great.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 05:20 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jimtron View Post
Here's an excellent, very concise new Errol Morris documentary on Umbrella Man. Why was this guy under a black umbrella on a beautiful sunny day? Did he shoot JFK?

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/...rella-man.html
I thought it was settled and it was the driver what done it, now you're saying a man with an umbrella might be responsible. Who is he the Penguin?
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Old 23rd November 2011, 08:11 AM   #6
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The umbrella was also claimed to fire a dart that paralyzed JFK.

So, you know, he couldn't... dodge... the bullets.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 08:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by jimtron View Post
Why was this guy under a black umbrella on a beautiful sunny day?
Maybe he wanted to stay out of the sun?
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Old 23rd November 2011, 08:53 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by matt.tansy View Post
The umbrella was also claimed to fire a dart that paralyzed JFK.

So, you know, he couldn't... dodge... the bullets.
I thought that a purple knock out gas came out of the tip.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 08:58 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by jimtron View Post
Here's an excellent, very concise new Errol Morris documentary on Umbrella Man. Why was this guy under a black umbrella on a beautiful sunny day? Did he shoot JFK?

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/...rella-man.html
He's British.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 09:17 AM   #10
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Louie Steven Witt, troll. Or heckler if you prefer.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 09:46 AM   #11
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Cool video.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 11:45 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Alferd_Packer View Post
Maybe he wanted to stay out of the sun?
Nope.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by jimtron View Post
Nope.
And you know this, how?
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Old 23rd November 2011, 01:28 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Alferd_Packer View Post
And you know this, how?
I don't know for sure, but there's a more likely explanation--did you watch the doc?
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Old 23rd November 2011, 01:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by matt.tansy View Post
The umbrella was also claimed to fire a dart that paralyzed JFK.

So, you know, he couldn't... dodge... the bullets.
Did the kooks really claim that?

Wow, once again shows in what kind of warped reality CTists live.
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Old 23rd November 2011, 01:53 PM   #16
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Hmmmm well maybe the guy with the umbrella had the rifle equivalent of the mythical Japanese arrow that when fired; goes around the earth and strike its enemy from behind?
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Old 23rd November 2011, 02:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Greedo View Post
Did the kooks really claim that?

Wow, once again shows in what kind of warped reality CTists live.
Not jes' any kook, but Col. L. Fletcher Prouty himself, who you may know better as Mr. X(Donald Sutherland) in Oliver Stone's JFK.


http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/prouty_tum.htm
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