1400: "D. B. Cooper"

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1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Freiberg » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:03 am UTC

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Alt Text: "'Why on Earth would someone commit air piracy just to finance a terrible movie decades later?' 'People are very strange these days.'"

And they're both Keanu Reeves. It all makes perfect sense now.

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:25 am UTC

Seems legit to me.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:29 am UTC

"Look: they both have hair... and shades... and faces!"

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby armandoalvarez » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:44 am UTC

This DB Cooper mystery is pretty fascinating (obvious caveat of course that I do not support endangering 42 lives and getting oneself (probably) killed and helping to create the horror that is airport security for the chance at some money youll never be able to spend). Guess I'm one of the lucky 10,000 http://xkcd.com/1053/

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby PayasYouDraw » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:31 am UTC

I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby HES » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:42 am UTC

PayasYouDraw wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.

Good point. Not a real one, at least.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:00 am UTC

HES wrote:
PayasYouDraw wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.

Good point. Not a real one, at least.

Much more better. It is a *drawing* of a key photograph.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby TheEngineer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:22 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
HES wrote:
PayasYouDraw wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.

Good point. Not a real one, at least.

Much more better. It is a *drawing* of a key photograph.

"Much more better" ... You're not D. B. Cooper, are you?

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby pkcommando » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:38 pm UTC

And it's still the sanest conspiracy theory you'll find on the internet. Which is, ultimately, its biggest flaw.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby El gato » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:42 pm UTC

WTF, man. pollo loco? Dude, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102685/

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby orthogon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:15 pm UTC

I haven't seen The Room but this review is quite amusing and seems to show some of the best, i.e. worst bits.

Seems somewhat relevant to the Chekhov's Gun discussion we were having a few strips ago, i.e. the movie is full of Chekhov's guns that don't get fired (as well as an actual gun which probably wasn't shown in act 1).
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:07 pm UTC

HES wrote:
PayasYouDraw wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.

Good point. Not a real one, at least.
If you really want to see real photographs in xkcd comics, try This post had objectionable content.

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby orthogon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:
HES wrote:
PayasYouDraw wrote:I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.

Good point. Not a real one, at least.
If you really want to see real photographs in xkcd comics, try This post had objectionable content..

I went there once. Would not click again. Definitely NSFW.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby HES » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm UTC

Nah, I'm good.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby El gato » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:13 pm UTC

Lol, 6 million dollars! I'm proud I made it through part of the review.

If you really want to see real photographs in xkcd comics, try this.


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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby kkt » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:34 pm UTC

The age doesn't work. The hijacking was in 1971 and witnesses reported Cooper was in his mid-40s. That would make him in his late 80s now. Even the oldest estimates of Wiseau's age are at least 10 years younger than that.

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Biliboy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:39 pm UTC

kkt wrote:The age doesn't work. The hijacking was in 1971 and witnesses reported Cooper was in his mid-40s. That would make him in his late 80s now. Even the oldest estimates of Wiseau's age are at least 10 years younger than that.


Don't bring your 'facts' into a perfectly good internet theory.

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Jave D » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:08 pm UTC

kkt wrote:The age doesn't work. The hijacking was in 1971 and witnesses reported Cooper was in his mid-40s. That would make him in his late 80s now. Even the oldest estimates of Wiseau's age are at least 10 years younger than that.


Witnesses could have been wrong. Maybe he was in his mid-30's. It's totally possible!

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby sciakybros » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:55 pm UTC

What's the funny hiding in 3rd bullet? 'Ambiguous' what?

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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby xtifr » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:58 pm UTC

rhomboidal wrote:"Look: they both have hair... and shades... and faces!"

The cheeks and mouth are a good match. The chin and nose are an ok match. The forehead is a plausible match. Do you have Prosopagnosia?

I admit that overall it's not enough of a match to make the theory particularly convincing, but it's close enough that it certainly doesn't hurt the theory.

As far as Tommy Wiseau goes, I'm one of the "lucky" ten thousand, although from what I'm hearing about his work, I'm not entirely sure just how well the word "lucky" applies here. :)
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Postby Estudios » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:26 pm UTC

"Tommy Wiseau"

contains an anagram of the letters "It was me"

Maybe the remaining 4 are his initials....

-edit also there is no evidence that he was in his mid 40s beyond the descriptions given. According to Wikipedia, he went to some lengths to plan the robbery. Might not a quick coat of latex have been worked into the scheme?
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Postby mathmannix » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:33 pm UTC

Estudios wrote:"Tommy Wiseau"

contains an anagram of the letters "It was me"

Maybe the remaining 4 are his initials....

-edit also there is no evidence that he was in his mid 40s beyond the descriptions given. According to Wikipedia, he went to some lengths to plan the robbery. Might not a quick coat of latex have been worked into the scheme?


OK, I plugged "Tommy Wiseau" into the ol' anagram servant, and the best one I got was
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The best one for D. B. Cooper was
wordsmith.org wrote:Bored cop


That just about says it all, doesn't it.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Estudios » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:42 pm UTC

I hear he also signs his name on punch cards.... pretty much seals the deal as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby orthogon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:44 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:The best one for D. B. Cooper was
wordsmith.org wrote:Bored cop

Nice, but "D.B.Cooper" wasn't even his assumed name, it was the name of a suspect who was later eliminated. Dan Cooper results in the rather appropriate "ocean drop" (although he apparently bailed out over land), or the more intriguing "canoe drop"...
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Postby Belial » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:46 pm UTC

Estudios wrote:-edit also there is no evidence that he was in his mid 40s beyond the descriptions given. According to Wikipedia, he went to some lengths to plan the robbery. Might not a quick coat of latex have been worked into the scheme?


Not even necessary for this theory to work. Eyewitness accounts, especially of a stressful, tumultuous event, are basically the least reliable thing ever. Add to that the fact that attempting to estimate age by sight is extremely fuzzy and error prone even in optimal conditions, and "probably mid-40s" means anywhere from 20 to 70.
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Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

Postby Estudios » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:03 pm UTC

Agreed.

The only thing left to do is to weigh up the atrocities of a) hijacking a plane, robbing a civil authority and terrorizing/entertaining a bunch of passengers and staff and b) Writing, directing and staring in "The room" -

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