woensdag 18 februari 2009
Schijnt meer dan eens voor te komen. Heb je een leuke jongen ontmoet, blijkt hij complotter te zijn. "When my boyfriend suddenly decided that the U.S. government had planned 9/11 to justify a war in the Mideast, I was alarmed, but not enough to ditch him outright. After all, I told myself, his penchant for questioning everything in his path was one of the things I loved about him. Surely he'd regain his senses soon," zo valt te lezen in de Marie Claire. "I know it sounds a little pathetic, but I guess I just wanted whatever guy I was dating to like me. If he piqued my interest, I wanted to pique his. I wanted to be the woman who got all his pop-culture references; I wanted to be a gal his friends thought was "awesome" — someone who inhabited his private world as comfortably as they did."
Maar ja, dat bleek niet vol te houden: "I once attempted to bake a cake with the 9/11 guy. After it was in the oven and I started to whip up some frosting, he balked and said it was getting late. Then he stayed up until dawn watching conspiracy-theory videos. That's when I decided enough was enough. Listening to Death Cab for Cutie was one thing; pretending that 9/11 was an inside job was another. Finally, I told my boyfriend I thought his theories were insane. After he accused me of betraying him and "the people," we broke up. Now I just need to get rid of that prog-rock collection."
Kijk, dat valt helemaal verkeerd bij de gelovige Zappies: "Ja meid, het is me toch wat, als je zoveelste boyfriend opeens meer interesse blijkt te hebben in geopolitieke trigger events dan in jou... Dus slaan de huppelende theemutsen van Marie Claire deze week keihard terug, in een allesvernietigende column die de complete 9/11-beweging nog jarenlang op haar grondvesten zal doen schudden.... not!"
Zelfs Johnito, die zijn blogje ooit volkladde met 9/11 filmpjes en tegenwoordig in elk geval het woord aluhoedje weet te spellen, reageert: "Och, of die jongens echt wat gaan missen aan een clueless MarieClaire-lezende Desperate Housewife-kloon waag ik toch echt te betwijfelen :) ". Waarna ene Spaceinvader het hele femomeen treffend samenvat: "Waarom was ik ook alweer happy single?"