Playing my jokes upon you while there’s nothing better to do

This must be the most awesome truther conspiracy ever:


  • Album came out in 1979
  • 9/11 reference
  • 9/11 was served with breakfast … not to mention the everyday fight for freedom: “Breakfast In America.”
  • Orange juice = fireball
  • You are looking out of the window of a plane, she is showing the target.

Update. Yes, the image has been oriented backwards. That way the “P U” looks like “9 11”. It’s part of the evidence for the conspiracy.

90 replies
  1. 1
    Cervantes says:

    That’s wonderful.

  2. 2
    RobertB says:

    Backwards image is backwards.

  3. 3
    DougJ says:


    It’s supposed to be, that’s part of the conspiracy explanation.

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    kd bart says:

    It’s logical, responsible, practical

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    All of Steely Dan’s songs correspond with natural disasters.

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    Trollhattan says:

    Wow, Peak Wingnut can and will never be reached. Like absolute zero, it’s just a theory. Wow.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    And here, all along, I thought that classic 60’s song, “See You In September,” was the 9/11 terrorists rallying song!

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    CaseyL says:

    I went on a tour of Europe in 1981. The tour guides were both Australians, and so were most of the other people on the tour.

    For some strange reason, that album – Supertramp, Breakfast in America – was the theme album for the tour. They played it on the tour bus every day, until I knew every song by heart. (Fortunately, I liked it.)

    To this day, the opening chords of “Take the Long Way Home” provoke a strong sense memory of being on the tour bus, watching Florence or Cologne or Barcelona go by out the window.

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    MikeJ says:

    Half Life 3 confirmed.

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    beltane says:

    I remember that day well. Orange juice rained down on NYC like the deluge that caused Noah’s flood.

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    Trollhattan says:

    @c u n d gulag:

    “25 or 6 to 4” 5+6 is 11, and there were 4 hijacked airplanes.

    Why is nobody reporting this?

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    Rob says:

    Conspiracy or not, that is still one of the most iconic album covers and a great cover to boot.

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    geg6 says:


    Oh my. You made me LOL.

    I saw this silliness yesterday. Nothing more stupid than 9/11 truthers. Unless it’s Kennedy assassination truthers.

  14. 14
    beltane says:

    Watch what you say, they’ll be calling you a radical.

  15. 15
    Mnemosyne says:


    A liberal.

    An actual criminal.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    If you take the cube root of the height of the Great Pyramid and multiply it by the number of brain cells possessed by the average right wing conspiracy theorist the result is always zero.

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    Napoleon says:


    . . . or a liberal.

    One of my favorite records from high school.

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    cermet says:

    I love the manner they manage to convert the UP in super into 9 11 … takes a real tin foil hat to see that and show everyone that the hijackers worked with a band before most were even born …like the special rock song “Death’ always plays on the radio and lets the current victim hear this before striking, Ben Laden also needed to to pre-warn everyone in 1979 …

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    scav says:

    mmmmm, massive Breakfast. Are they making fat jokes about poor beleagered Christie in advance too? Is there a deep supersized drinks ban allusion revelation hidden as well? also, too, there’s clearly an entire menu of future options waiting. They’ll call you Nostradamus.

    There are times when all the world’s asleep,
    The questions run too deep

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    kindness says:

    My old boss was a Supertramp fanatic. I was friends so I’d go over to his place and listen to his da bomb audio system.

    Breakfast In America is really fun but I prefer Crime Of The Century. Honestly most speakers can’t really handle the bass Crime of the Century puts through but…..

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    max says:

    That way the “P U” looks like “9 11″. It’s part of the evidence for the conspiracy.

    Yeah, they’re talking about it being lizard people and crap.

    Way better idea to think that that bin Laden was sitting around in Afghanistan one afternoon, wondering how he was going to overcome the Great Satan and a box containing all his old vinyl showed up. He went gigging through it and BOOM!

    ‘Akbar! Akbar! AH! AH! We will fly a plane into the buildings and it will rain orange juice! .. Uh. Fire! Just like the record!’

    [‘Arena rock doomed the United States.’]

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    piratedan says:

    and in world news, it certainly is beginning to look like we’re seeing the beginning of a civil war in the Ukraine.

  23. 23
    MattF says:

    And Glenn Beck is expressing regrets for his time at FOX. World will end soon.

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    scav says:

    If they hadn’t thought to look at the album art in the mirror and think numbers, there would have been some very flat and soggy silos in the Upper Peninsula.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @kd bart:

    It’s logical, responsible, practical

    I think it’s more “clinical, intellectual, cynical”, but not in the sense Supertramp meant it.

    ETA: And if you want some lyrics from that song that accurately describe it, I’d pick “I know it sounds absurd”.

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    MattF says:

    @piratedan: It’s not a civil war if only one side has guns.

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    Helen says:

    The comments over there are awesome. You can’t tell the truthers from the snarkers. Finally one guy just sums it up with “I hate people”


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    danielx says:


    [‘Arena rock doomed the United States.’]

    Yeah, and it started with Grand Funk Railroad. Those bastards have a lot to answer for in musical purgatory.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


    and in world news, it certainly is beginning to look like we’re seeing the beginning of a civil war in the Ukraine.

    The phase “civil war” always strikes me as an oxymoron.

    Smith: Sarge, they got Corporal Armstrong!
    Sarge: Really? How uncivil of them.

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    Rook says:

    I guess they got tired of sitting in the church basement playing the “White Album” backwards.

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    jl says:

    It all fits. Supertramp is clearly a bunch of our lizard people overlords wearing fright wigs.

    And if you re-arrange ‘Supertramp’, add a comma and lose an accent, you get ‘apres, Trump’, who is clearly involved and clearly a quite vain lizard overlord with bad taste and who wears a lousy wig.

    Think about it, After S 11 9 ertramp, then Trump.

    And is it a coincidence that all the respectable GOP 2016 contenders have been framed for supposed scandals, except Trump? I think not.

    Deep waters, here, but the sheeples don’t care, as long as they can buy Trump cuff links and stuff.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @CaseyL: Wonderful album that was. Not a bad song on it.

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    srv says:

    Also, too, Rodger Hodgson is a vegetarian.

  34. 34
    burnspbesq says:

    And from the truther perspective, there are times when all the world’s asleep. It’s their job to awaken us.

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    BGK says:

    Battery Park is mostly covered by a giant omelet. Omelet = broken eggs. The remnants of the WTC “Sphere” sculpture now sit in Battery Park, and it looks just like…a broken egg.

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    Trollhattan says:

    Mark Farner–guitar gawd. Gawd, did they bring the suque.

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    catclub says:

    I inspected the kerning. The view is from south of manhattan Island. The planes came in from Boston, so
    would never be south of the island. Wake up Sheeple.

    Wasn’t there a group called Up with Sheeple?

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    Roger Moore says:

    Don’t encourage them.

  39. 39
    BGK says:

    @Roger Moore:

    WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!1!!1!one

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    Anoniminous says:


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    Suffern ACE says:

    I thought it was common knowledge that we were using Supertramp to unseat tyrants in south america for years before they went rogue and tried to isert themselves into middle east poltics.

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    scav says:

    Right in the middle though: can that be John’s Mustard!?

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    David in NY says:

    Paul is still dead.

    @Rook: Crap, I searched for “paul” to see if anyone had referenced this, but missed “White Album” (would have looked up “Abbey Road” anyway).

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    BGK says:


    Wasn’t there a group called Up with Sheeple?

    Not only that, but the opening line from their theme song was “up, up with sheeple.”

    Up, up = two words = two planes which struck the WTC
    up, up with sheeple = four words = four planes hijacked on September 11th.
    Up = planes go up before coming down
    UP = “PU” backwards = 9/11 in a mirror

    We’re through the looking glass here, sheeple.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Actually, I rather liked We’re An American Band and Closer To Home (I’m Your Captain). And they did an okay cover of the Goffin/King song The Locomotion. Didn’t care for T.N.U.C., though.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @catclub: I saw Up with People one time at a school assembly, back in 1974 -75. Think it was some kind of traveling company.

    Very perky they were. Didn’t mind, as I got out of class.

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    BGinCHI says:

    When are you cudlips going to admit that the truth is right in front of you??


    Any sightings of her in this context? You know who I mean.

  48. 48
    Steve M. says:

    Grand Funk’s “Bad Time” is still one of the best ’60s Top 40 songs of the 1970s. (And yes, I meant exactly what I typed.)

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    Seanly says:

    I’m guessing the lizard people-controlled media won’t touch this with a 10′ pole.

    What I’d like to know is how some of these people are able to hold down a job.

    And for whoever said they like Closer To Home (I’m Your Captain) – why? They repeat “I’m getting closer to my home …” for almost 3 minutes. Also, that’s Grand Funk, not Supertramp.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Paul in KY:

    Up With People started life as Moral Re-armament. They did travel around with all the singers and dancers and a conductor/music director, but hired local musicians as the pit orchestra. My dad, as a member of the Atlanta Symphony, always took these paying gigs, but he said that the people were so prissy and awful that most of the orchestra members played tricks on them. Not sure they ever caught on.

  51. 51
    MomSense says:

    Damn, it has only taken me like 25 years to kill this particular ear worm. Hey na na na na.

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    Heliopause says:

    Paul is dead, man, miss him, miss him, miss him.

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    Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937 says:

    Is Paul still dead?

  54. 54
    Trollhattan says:


    Aaaagh, you said the word! Don’t even think of summoning it forth from, well, let’s not even speculate where. You’ve been very naughty and must perform penance.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Steve M.: Well, their Funk was Grand. Says so right in their moniker.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Trollhattan: There will never be enough Hail Marys….

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    Trinity says:

    Wow. Just wow.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @RobertB: Turn me on dead man… turn me on dead man… turn me on dead man…

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    You know who else was a vegetarian, of course…

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937:

    I buried Paul. I buried Paul.

    He blew his mind out in a car, you know. He hadn’t noticed that the light had changed.

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    ChrisNYC says:

    First album I ever bought.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    It was me, as part of a side discussion of Grand Funk (Railroad). They’re my favourite mediocre rock band, and as I understand Homer Simpson likes them too. If singing the same line over and over for three minutes is not greatness in mediocrity, then what is? Side discussions are, as we all know, a hallowed tradition here at The BJ.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: You could certainly tell that they weren’t down with kids being rebellious, etc.

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    @Steve M.: In high school in 1969, one of my hipper teachers said, “If dope doesn’t ruin your mind, then how come so many of you listen to Grand Funk Railroad?”

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    Roy G. says:

    You kids don’t know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer?

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Amir Khalid: Time Machine & Heartbreaker are 2 of my personal favourites.

    Wish I had seen them in concert.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Mustang Bobby: Obviously they were missing out on the genius that was The Kingston Trio.

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    Woodrowfan says:

    what, no uber-leftie truther trolls come to rant about Building 7?

    If you play Grand Funk Railroad backwards you hear Nickelback. true story.

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    mazareth says:

    I so want this to not be true.

  71. 71

    @BGinCHI: Hey! Dave Guard is GOD!

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    kindness says:

    I’ll tell you how old I am…I had the first 3 Grand Funk Railroad albums. When I was at Ithaca College in spring of 77 a friend of mine and I ritually sacrificed them and howled with laughter the whole way through it.

    Yes, of course we were high. I love my vinyl but parted with those 3 happily.

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    Dolly Llama says:

    There is only one song, from 1996, that I think could be called truly prescient with regard to 9/11: “Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago” by Soul Coughing. Got the wrong building, but the right idea.

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    David in NY says:

    @Heliopause: @Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937: @Villago Delenda Est:

    Five people, so far, have referred to Paul being dead and you guys were the last three.

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    Glenn I says:

    Do Supertramp lyrics played backwards sound Arabic? If so, this conspiracy theory has legs!

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    BGinCHI says:

    @kindness: Taught at IC for two years before taking my job here. Best view from an office window ever.

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    James Gary says:

    @Dolly Llama: There is only one song, from 1996, that I think could be called truly prescient with regard to 9/11

    I’m hardly the first person to notice it, but: check out the lyrics to Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” (written in 1980) sometime.

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    boatboy_srq says:

    @cermet: Imagine what they get when they play the album backwards…

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    MomSense says:

    @Glenn I:

    Do Supertramp lyrics played backwards sound Arabic? If so, this conspiracy theory has legs!

    Let’s find out!

    Will we have kippers for breakfast, mummy dear mummy dear? They gotta have ’em in Texas cuz everyone’s a millionaire.

    erianoillim a s’enoyreve zuc saxet ni me evah attog yeht. raed ymmum raed ymmum, tsafkaerb rof sreppik evah ew lliw.

    raed ymmum raed ymmum

    Sounds like Raed Imam Raed Imam. IMAM?!?! OMG IMAM!! It’s true!

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    RobertB says:

    @RobertB: My bad. Guess I’ve got to wake up to THE REALITY.

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    LanceThruster says:

    It’s wonderfully coincidental in the way that Lincoln’s secretary was Kennedy and Kennedy’s was Lincoln. That being said, not even Supertramp could answer this


    What is Your source for the energy required
    to produce these documented, physical, results?


    If you hold to the opinion that “… the airplane … the jet fuel … the tremendous heat … the loss of strength … the tube in a tube construction … the pancake effect … etc”., and you hold to this position because somebody told you so, and if you are not in a profession that provides you the tools to work out this physics problem, then it may be that all you offer is your (someone’s) opinion.

    I do not wish to debate opinion.

    “Debating opinion is
    ‘Chewing Gum’ for the mind.
    Its taste may be irresistible.
    It keeps the jaw moving.
    Yet it offers no real nutrition.”

    Josef Princiotta

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    different-church-lady says:

    @MomSense: Nope: Finnish.

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    Roger Moore says:


    They gotta have ‘em in Texas cuz everyone’s a millionaire.

    Well, everyone who matters, at least.

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    That is as weird as the “Collection of Beatles Oldies” portion of The Lennon Prophecy.

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    Mike G says:

    This album cover was actually released a few weeks before 9/11. Eerily prescient.

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    Kyle says:

    1979: They gotta have ‘em in Texas cuz everyone’s a millionaire

    2014: They gotta have ‘em in Texas cuz everyone’s a millionaire nobody’s got health care

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    Bill Arnold says:

    This album cover was actually released a few weeks before 9/11. Eerily prescient.

    I can’t be the only one who saw the 737 in a late 1990s Microsoft(?) flight simulator and first flight tried to fly it between the Twin Towers full throttle. (I missed, hit one of the towers, oops)

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    bob miller says:

    after you take out the 911 ,the other letters spell marters

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    slippytoad says:

    It’s good to have more confirming evidence that 9/11 truthers are in fact, nuts who will grab onto any crazy-ass idea no matter how utterly stupid it sounds. It makes it easier to ignore them.

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