Two conspiracy theorists die and go to heaven. St. Peter tells them that Heaven is a place of all knowledge, so they can each ask him one question and he will reveal the answer to them. The first one says "Who killed John F. Kennedy?" St. Peter says "Lee Harvey Oswald." The other says "Who was he working with?" St. Peter says "He acted alone." The two of them look at each other and say "Wow! The coverup is bigger than we thought!" But seriously, what keeps this stuff going? Some would say the evidence. Other would say mental illness. I myself am unsure, and I have a hard time really focusing on this one as I didn't live through it. This article is pretty much a starting point for me and a note to self. Steve, debunk this one.
I've been rummaging through some top stories of the decade to try to pick a favorite. CNN has a list of top ten tech stories. MSNBC tries to pick the best TV series of the decade. FOX has the best and worst politics of the decade. ESPN sorts out the decade's best. The Chicago Tribune picked Obama's election as the top story of the decade.
So, what will I pick as my top story of the decade? I'm a bit conflicted here. Half of me wants to hold out, and the other half has already decided. I'm going with the second half. So, without further ado...
The Axis Of Stevil Show's Top Story Of The Decade
How about the fact that every major media outlet in the Country seems to have no idea when a decade ends.
This is so basic as to make one wonder how it can go unnoticed. Our calendar goes from 01 B.C. to 01 A.D. hence, there is no "zero" year. Since a decade is ten years, the first decade ended on December 31st of year ten. So perhaps the runner up story would be the dumbing down of America to the point that even major news networks are either unaware of this fact or do not care.
Some writers like to point out that since the common calendar starts from the year 1, its first full decade contained the years from 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. The interval from the year 2001 to 2010 could thus be called the 201st decade, using ordinal numbers.