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March 17, 2014


Tintin Theory Apparently Not The Dumbest MH370 Theory

It's not the only dumb one, anyway. This article that's just like a list of odd, half-baked theories about the missing Malaysian airline MH370 notes the broader than broad similarities between the story as conceived by a sprawling, grasping, ratings-hungry news media and the twenty-second Tintin volume, Flight 714. Given the circus atmosphere surrounding the news story, it's actually been a side-note to several stories. I'm not sure that it has anything to do with comics, other than with comics you get this kid of reasonably broad name recognition paired with this obscure, lost-media feel, which seem perfect for odd conspiracy theories driven by time-filling cable news speculation. If there does end up being a boy reporter involved, I will be sure to comment here: stranger things have happened, but not a lot of them.
 
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