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B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#1  Postby Briton » Jan 26, 2016 2:51 pm

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Re: B.O.B. There Earth is Flat

#2  Postby Briton » Jan 26, 2016 2:52 pm

Briton wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/25/bob-rapper-flat-earth-twitter


Could a mod edit the title please...cocked up.
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Re: B.O.B. There Earth is Flat

#3  Postby Animavore » Jan 26, 2016 2:57 pm

You should be able to fix the title yourself by clicking Edit and changing the title field.
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#4  Postby Briton » Jan 26, 2016 3:00 pm

Animavore wrote:You should be able to fix the title yourself by clicking Edit and changing the title field.


Cheers. I just assumed you couldn't edit the title because I've had that on other forums. It's 2 for 1 on cock-ups today.
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#5  Postby Thommo » Jan 26, 2016 3:02 pm

This commentator nails it:-
Smart guy, or at least the team around him are.

Most on here like millions of others have never heard of him and now we all do. He'll be making loads of money out of this.
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#6  Postby Briton » Jan 26, 2016 3:04 pm

Thommo wrote:This commentator nails it:-
Smart guy, or at least the team around him are.

Most on here like millions of others have never heard of him and now we all do. He'll be making loads of money out of this.


Fair point. My first thought was; who?
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#7  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 26, 2016 3:20 pm

I really admire Neil DgT's ability to make someone look like an absolute fucking idiot in the nicest way possible.
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#8  Postby Thommo » Jan 26, 2016 4:44 pm

I don't quite get Tyson's response. If one assumes Bear Mountain is 60miles from Manhattan (which I can't confirm) then the answer does seem to come out to 170ft (ish, I used meters for heights above sea level and converted units at the end, assuming bear mountain was 391m tall). Has he just corrected the actual distance and/or height from Bear mountain to Manhattan?
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#9  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 26, 2016 4:51 pm

Either BoB's a smart self-publicist, or he needs to go back to school!
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#10  Postby TopCat » Jan 26, 2016 6:41 pm

The flat earth has become a bit of a meme in the last year or so, at least on YouTube.

Usually after I've been drinking, I occasionally entertain myself by having a root around in some of the videos these people put together - they are so completely, utterly, mind-bendingly, excruciatingly barking mad, warped, insane, and generally bonkers, that they make Ray Comfort and Kent Hovind look positively rational and well grounded in evidence.

If you're up for a giggle, google Eric Dubay, he's one of the main guys. I still can't make up my mind whether he actually believes it all, or is a complete Poe just in it for the YT hits.

Be careful though. Your brain might just shut down permanently if you watch more than a few minutes of it. I recommend prophylactic vodka in large quantities.

Just to whet your appetite, their claims include the notion that the moon doesn't reflect sunlight, it generates its own, and it's a light that cools things that it illuminates. There's also no such thing as gravity, and space is just a NASA fabrication. Ships don't disappear over the horizon, they're fully visible if only you can zoom in enough with a big lens.

And the sun is only 30 miles wide and 3000 miles away. :grin:
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#11  Postby patient zero » Jan 26, 2016 9:06 pm

Apparently in his reply to Neil DgT, BoB outs himself as a holocaust denier.
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#12  Postby ED209 » Jan 26, 2016 10:40 pm

Best one by far is the one about the london-liverpool railway and the altitude of birmingham. Ignoring whatever crazy-arsed surface he thinks the sea would form if the world was not flat, did birmingham always need to be a mile above sea-level, or was that only after they built the railway? What if they built a folkestone-birmingham railway instead?

I presume the answer to all these questions is EXACTLY :tinfoil:
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#13  Postby ED209 » Jan 26, 2016 10:43 pm

...space is just a NASA fabrication...


Best. Elaborate hoax to get government research grants. EVER!
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#14  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 27, 2016 3:53 am

I am worried that some might actually believe what he is saying just because they are his fans
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not
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#15  Postby BlackBart » Jan 27, 2016 10:00 am

surreptitious57 wrote:I am worried that some might actually believe what he is saying just because they are his fans
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not


:eh: No shit? Whoopi Goldberg always struck me as very intelligent. When did that happen?
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#16  Postby Briton » Jan 27, 2016 10:03 am

BlackBart wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:I am worried that some might actually believe what he is saying just because they are his fans
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not


:eh: No shit? Whoopi Goldberg always struck me as very intelligent. When did that happen?


Seriously? Hasn't she encouraged the anti-vaxers?
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#17  Postby BlackBart » Jan 27, 2016 10:09 am

Briton wrote:
BlackBart wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:I am worried that some might actually believe what he is saying just because they are his fans
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not


:eh: No shit? Whoopi Goldberg always struck me as very intelligent. When did that happen?


Seriously? Hasn't she encouraged the anti-vaxers?


Not as far as I can tell. The opposite in fact.

http://www.thewrap.com/abc-view-whoopi- ... ons-video/
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#18  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 27, 2016 10:57 am

surreptitious57 wrote:
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not

Sherri Shepherd did not know if the Earth was flat or not after Whoopi Goldberg asked her
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#19  Postby Briton » Jan 27, 2016 11:05 am

BlackBart wrote:
Briton wrote:
BlackBart wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:I am worried that some might actually believe what he is saying just because they are his fans
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not


:eh: No shit? Whoopi Goldberg always struck me as very intelligent. When did that happen?


Seriously? Hasn't she encouraged the anti-vaxers?


Not as far as I can tell. The opposite in fact.

http://www.thewrap.com/abc-view-whoopi- ... ons-video/


That's good to see. I'm going senile as I've mixed her up with Oprah Winfrey. Sorry Whoopi.
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Re: B.O.B. The Earth is Flat

#20  Postby BlackBart » Jan 27, 2016 11:15 am

surreptitious57 wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:
It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg who is not altogether sure if the Earth orbits the Sun or not

Sherri Shepherd did not know if the Earth was flat or not after Whoopi Goldberg asked her


So a person that wasn't Goldberg doesn't know a fact that wasn't whether the Earth orbits the Sun or not. Gotcha.
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