Thursday, June 01, 2017

Rush Limbaugh is really Jim Morrison

Yes, this absurd conspiracy is indeed going around the internet.  Instead of trying to prove that our US president is guilty of obstruction of justice and helped Russia subvert the national election, people are instead insisting that Doors' front man, Jim Morrison, faked his own death in 1971 and resurfaced as right wing talk show host, Rush Limbaugh.  

I'm not kidding. 

No.  Seriously.

You can look it up. 

Okay, forget that Limbaugh was born in 1951 and Morrison was born in 1943, for this to happen, Morrison would have begun his new life as a top 40 disc jockey in a Pittsburgh suburb.   Later, as all rock stars aspire to do, he worked in the promotions department of the Kansas City Royals.   Later, of course, using a completely different voice he became the radical talk show host he is today.   

What psychedelic drug turns you into a Reagan conservative?

What makes this conspiracy so much fun is that there are nimrods out there who actually believe it.   There are some bizarre YouTube videos claiming to PROVE this theory.  And of course they're all Mad Hatter Productions.  But I'm sorry, unless they can show a bill of sale to Rush Limbaugh for size 50 leather pants I ain't buyin' it. 

Now if you want to claim that Donald Trump is really Captain Beefheart, then hey, I'm listenin'. 

36 comments :

Barry Traylor said...

There sure are some gullible people around. I am happy to be a cynic.

Stoney said...

Conspiracy theories have been around long before the web. It was radio that spread all the "Paul is dead" hoo-ha in the late 60's. I guess all the theories about Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman faking their deaths have pretty much run out of steam! Maybe MIB Agent K was right about the "hot sheets".

VP81955 said...

A possible Friday question for Ken:

With cable and premium channels dominating both Emmy awards and "for your consideration" advertising on buses and billboards, why don't the five broadcast networks and any over-the-air syndicators create their own awards? If under Emmy auspices, call it "Emmy Classic" or something similar, a la the Daytime Emmys. Otherwise, I fear OTA television will be swept under the rug by the likes of Showtime/HBO/Amazon/Netflix/Hulu, etc.

McAlvie said...

The more insane an idea is, the more likely some people are to believe it. They will chase a lie around the world, and ignore the truth standing right next to them. It's deliberate, too. I won't even give them the excuse of mental illness. They simply can't deal with a mundane world that doesn't revolve around them, so they create conspiracies to fill the void.

On second thought isn't this exactly right up the alley of the average Limbaugh listener? They'll believe anything else, why not this?

blinky said...

Holy shit, Jim Morrison would be older than Rush Limbaugh?!?
My conservative midwestern friend believes that all the scientists for the last 100 years have been conspiring to fake global warming. And the Main Stream Media (always abreviated as MSM) have conspired to push a socialist agenda on America. He says only the Drudge Report and Fox News tell the truth. He even cites a Harvard study that shows that Fox has the most Fair and Balanced coverage. Do I need to add that he belives Trump is doing a great job?

John Hammes said...

Nonsense. Former Secretary Of State George Schultz is really Bert Lahr.

Pete Grossman said...

Gives new meaning to "Love me two times, baby."

Louis Burklow said...

Ken, Think of the ultimate conspiracy of your lifetime: who really killed JFK? By now, you have to ask who didn't? I was surprised no one trotted out a new theory in time for Kennedy's 100th birthday on Monday. No matter how little proof there is of any of these conspiracies, they are apparently deathless. You can even make a crazy movie about it and make a fortune. The Internet did not create these nuts; it just made it easier for them to talk to each other.

Victor Velasco said...

Couple other good ones from the past...
1) The actor who played Eddie Haskell turned out to be Alice Cooper
2) Mr. Greenjeans from "Captain Kangaroo" was Frank Zappa's dad

I was in high school when these rumors were spread and though this is biased anecdotal evidence, it seems like every person who believed these lies were wide-eyed stoners [e.g. "no dude, I heard it on KSAN" or "no dude, my brother lives in L.A. and he knows people"]

Dayhew said...

There is a large contingent of people who believe Alex Jones is Bill Hicks. There are some remarkable coincidences that make that theory interesting to check out. (by stating that it does not mean I support that theory)

Sparks said...

Don't they mean Andy Kaufman?

Jacob G said...

I have a Friday question worthy of a single post. Why is Rebecca barely in the cheers series finale? Ps, I just finished watching every episode of cheers on netflix, and I loved it.

Anonymous said...

NO, NO, NO.
NOT JIM MORRISON
VAN MORRISON

(have you ever seen Rush and the Belfast Cowboy in the same place at the same time? I rest my case)

Buttermilk Sky said...

Actually it was Janis Joplin who re-invented herself as Alex Jones. Also Keith Moon is now Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party.

Rock & roll will never die!

I'm not a robot.

Loosehead said...

Hang on though...has anyone ever seen them in the same room?

Rashad Khan said...

I'd sooner believe that "My Mother, the Car" was misunderstood.

Doug said...

Dayhew: I don't think a full frontal lobotomy could have turned Bill Hicks into Alex Jones. Have these people ever seen footage of Hicks' act?

Ron Rettig said...

Off topic, So Ken I was wondering if you ordered a set of Wonder Arms, the advertiser for the Becker shows on Antenna cable TV. I mean the company contributes to your royalty stream. Is $19.99 too much to thank it and also get your own Wonder Arms set?
https://www.wonderarms.com

Donald Benson said...

Have faint memories of a very low-budget "Is Paul Dead?" special framed as a courtroom hearing. Some celebrity lawyer on the order of Melvin Belli was grilling "witnesses", none of whom was less than three degrees of separation from the Beatles. The producer was unlucky enough to be decades before his time.

YEKIMI said...

I am more likely to believe that Trump is better known as Captain Asshat.

Mike said...

Rebecca had a smaller role in the Cheers finale because the previous leading lady, Shelley Long, was back. Most of the story was about Sam and Diane's temporary reconciliation and permanant split. There just wasn't time for a major story about Rebecca.

Toby the Wonder Horse said...

While the notion of Rush Limbaugh being Jim Morrison seems a tad far-fetched, it is common knowledge that Sean Hannity is actually Bob’s Big Boy.

Johnny Walker said...

I guess these sorts things are silly distractions. I bet most of the people trying to "prove it true" are just having fun.

Stockbridge80 said...

Hi Ken,
This is a Friday question. I was wondering what your take is on all of the stand up comedy specials on Netflix. I have seen many of them and while understanding all comedians have their own niche, after seeing the first few minutes, I'm left wondering how on earth these people got their own special worthy of Netflix. I'm actually pretty objective and open minded, if it's funny it's funny--sorry. An example of what I mean is take Louis CK-- I find him very bitter and cocky, yet he obviously has a huge following. The people who actually are clever, with the great comedic timing, are Dave Chapelle, Kevin Hart, and Chris Tucker, who by the way, wasn't even rated in the top 17 shows by MSN. Chris Tucker is right up there with Dave Chapelle and Kevin Hart. So, what gives?? What do you think makes a great stand up show, and who do you think are the comedy greats of our time??

MikeN said...

Probably a followup of people who thought Paul McCartney had been switched out. Lots of convincing photos. I would believe it about Al Pacino. Looks different, and try to imagine current Pacino in Godfather II.

David P said...

Actually, Donald Trump is a performance art piece by Andy Kaufman.

Rashad Khan said...

I knew there was a reason why I never liked Andy Kaufman.

Anonymous said...

OK folks. We've gotta do some footwork and expose this fraud. Because I think You MAY be right. Look up Rush Limbaugh's Wikipedia page. It 'claims' that he graduated Misouri Central High School. Well, nowadays we have EVERYTHING online. Look up the high school yearbook for his supposed graduation year of 1969 and there's NO mention of Rush Hudson Limbaugh in it WHATSOEVER!!!!...... http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks/Central-High-School/11185

Johann Shier said...

You must've read my thread at www.filmleaf.net (I am "Johann" on that site.)

I am the biggest Doors fan in Canada (or WAS) when I found out Rush is Jim in august of 2016.
It is him. He IS Rush Limbaugh. If you want to know the laundry list on why, read my thread on it.
He is a C.I.A. FRAUD.
I know it seems nuts that Rush Limbaugh is/was Jim Morrison, but it's true.

That's not all, either: Janis Joplin is Gloria Steinem, Jimi Hendrix is Morgan Freeman, Mama Cass is Bette Midler and the big one is John Lennon was Steve Jobs.
All True...death hoaxes are COMMON, folks...

Johann Shier said...

Read my thread on Rush as Jim Morrison at www.filmleaf.net

It's not a joke. Rush IS Morrison. He's a C.I.A. FRAUD.

Boolaboola said...

Blow up your TV

Anonymous said...

John Halliday=Paul McCartney............Colin Unwin=John Lennon........Bono=Matthew Guinness= Alec Guinness's Son. Uncanny Scientific resemblance, especially Colin and Bono.

Anonymous said...

John Halliday=Paul McCartney............Colin Unwin=John Lennon........Bono=Matthew Guinness= Alec Guinness's Son. Uncanny Scientific resemblance, especially Colin and Bono.

Phillip Seidmann said...

John Halliday= Paul McCartney.....Colin Unwin=John Lennon..........Matthew Guinness=Bono.....it's all on YouTube for all to see. Unbelievable Matches.

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