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'. 

46 comments :

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

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  2. 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".

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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?

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  5. 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?

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

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  7. Pete Grossman6/01/2017 9:09 AM

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. Victor Velasco6/01/2017 12:14 PM

    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"]

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  10. 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)

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  11. Don't they mean Andy Kaufman?

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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)

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  14. 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.

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

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

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  17. 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?

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  18. 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

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  19. 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.

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. Toby the Wonder Horse6/02/2017 7:36 AM

    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.

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

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  24. 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??

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  25. 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.

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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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...

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    1. Well, I am related to the notorious JM. I live, born and raised in Pittsburgh. Connect the dots. Jim has family here obviously as I say. Jim is Rush. Proud to be related to both.

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  30. 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.

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

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    1. I've looked into all this. Might be true!

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

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  33. 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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  34. Doug and everyone else who trashes "conspiracy theorists." Here is proof from the horses mouth! Watch them and learn something. Bill Hicks is Alex Jones YouTube videos:

    Alex Jones Called "Bill" THREE Times Live on Air. Bill Hicks Never Died
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOhbbQTVShE

    ALEX JONES SHOCKER: I AM BILL HICKS!! (uploaded by the Alex Jones Channel)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFYpNN7IeDc

    Alex Jones admits he was Bill Hicks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmCI8tYUccY

    Alex Jones Admits he's Bill Hicks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31UrDpfM2Lc

    CIA files Exposed Bill Hicks is Alex Jones
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8x488e0SU

    Open Your eyes people! Stop being Lazy, and ignorant! It makes you look and sound stupid.

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  35. Wouldn't surprise me if he Limbaugh was Morrison.

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  36. I don't go into or believe most weird conspiracy theories. However, to think someone could never turn from being a hippy liberal in the 60's to a conservative when their father was a conservative patriot is a bit closed minded. People change their political and religious view points all the time - especially as they age. I've read a bit on the death of Jim Morrison. The way the body was never viewed by those who knew him except his girlfriend who stated later after she hurriedly ran back to the states after his death - said she was 'waiting' for Jim. Why would she wait for him if he was dead? Ramblings of a druggy? Maybe. The way Jim told the Doors how rich he was going to make them by faking his death which was on more than one occasion. There's also a quote of Jim Morrison's as well about the new rock stars will be politicians in the future. Interesting Rush is a political commentator who is in itself considered entertainment. In an interview Morrison stated that he thought women should not be producers etc. in the entertainment industry - movie, TV, radio or music. Funny the way Rush calls some women 'info Babes'. There are many similarities between Rush Limbaugh and Jim Morrison - some facial features, height, love of cigars, gold microphones, both performers, etc. As for the age difference of 8 years can be altered etc. Rush Limbaugh has gone completely deaf. What if Jim Morrison was loosing his hearing and knew he could not sing 'in key' forever? As for the rift between father and son could it not have been mended? Families do heal relationships. Morrison's father was a high ranking military man and had access to top government officials who could have helped Jim change his identity and had a bit of cosmetic surgery and give him a fresh start. To think these things couldn't be hid from the public is naive - the government does it all the time. Morrison's father also stated in an interview that Jim was a 'moral' man. Why would he state this? Did Jim have a change of heart that he knew about? Jim did acts which were immoral like exposing himself on stage - could it have been to deliberately sabotage his rock star career? Jim Morrison seemed to be a very intelligent young man in many ways. There are many questions that may never get answered surrounding his life and death. Do I believe this 'conspiracy' - I'm not sure but to brush it off completely? I would not - because after all - what better cover if one was going to fake their death - then to come back as a conservative commentator - no one would believe it!

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  37. Almost as absurb as Trump is a Russia spy lol

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  38. https://pieceofmindful.com/2021/03/07/jim-morrison-still-looking-for-him/

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