Monday, May 12, 2014

In 2001 the Simpsons Looked into the Future and Foresaw a Flag that Was Used Between 1932 and 1963

This is almost as stupid as claiming a puppet in a cell phone commercial is secretly promoting the Muslim Brotherhood.

The most hilarious thing about all this is that, even if you were not aware that the Syrian National Coalition flag is a revival of a flag that was used in the mid-twentieth century, the conspiracy theory proponents somehow thought that a secret cabal of foreign evildoers plotted the Arab Spring a decade before and then planted a hint of what they were doing for no apparent reason in the background of a scene of a popular American cartoon TV sitcom. Isn't it a lot more likely that whoever designed the Syrian Rebels' flag was a Simpsons fan?