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(BBC)   BBC: An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart is setting out from Hawaii on Monday, 75 years to the day since she took off on her last flight. Spoiler: SHE DIED   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 89
    More: Obvious, Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, historic aircraft, Hawaii, circumstantial evidence, Pacific island, Howland Island  
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2012-07-02 09:45:17 AM
We don't know that she died now do we???

Not saying it was aliens, but it could have been aliens.
 
2012-07-02 09:45:40 AM
Someone didn't watch Star Trek: Voyager.
 
2012-07-02 09:46:02 AM
Did she? She could be trolling us all on some uncharted island somewhere at the tender age of 115.

Show me the long form death certificate
 
2012-07-02 09:46:32 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Someone didn't watch Star Trek: Voyager.


*puke*
 
2012-07-02 09:46:32 AM
What???? I hate when you put spoilers in the headline.
 
2012-07-02 09:47:49 AM
Subby will have to provide some evidence for that spoiler.
 
2012-07-02 09:47:57 AM
She wasn't even the most interesting female pilot of her era.
 
2012-07-02 09:48:55 AM
shiat you not, my girlfriend saw this on TV and said "oh, she was a real person?"
She confused her with that series of children's books about that moronic bumbling maid named Amelia. Sorry can't remember the books.
I had a good laugh early this morning, although it could have been just that. Too damned early.
 
2012-07-02 09:49:48 AM
She was a Nazi sympathizer that flew a Russian plan during the raid on Pearl Harbor, she died when her ejection seat failed at 80,000 feet.

This is common knowledge.
 
2012-07-02 09:50:01 AM
andersoncouncil42: Did she? She could be trolling us all on some uncharted island somewhere at the tender age of 115.

Show me the long form death certificate


Stupid deathers
 
2012-07-02 09:51:38 AM
... on a beach in the Philippines where she happily lived out the rest of her days with the smuggled cash she stole from First National Bank 3 days before her famous flight.
 
2012-07-02 09:53:39 AM
It's pretty much accepted she wrecked by Gardner Island, and the rescue effort was pretty well screwed up.
 
2012-07-02 09:53:52 AM
It was amazing she was able to fly after being killed by the Nazis.
 
2012-07-02 09:55:59 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: It was amazing she was able to fly after being killed by the Nazis.


and atop of that without the use of sight or sound!
 
2012-07-02 09:56:43 AM

kd8our: shiat you not, my girlfriend saw this on TV and said "oh, she was a real person?"
She confused her with that series of children's books about that moronic bumbling maid named Amelia. Sorry can't remember the books.
I had a good laugh early this morning, although it could have been just that. Too damned early.


Amelia Bedelia (sp?)

I don't know WHY I remember that. I read it in first grade and haven't thought of it since. I'm 33.
 
2012-07-02 09:56:55 AM
I laugh at well placed caps. Thank you, subby.
 
2012-07-02 09:58:16 AM

dragonchild: She wasn't even the most interesting female pilot of her era.


This. And she wasn't even that good of a pilot - adequate, but nothing like a Bessie Coleman or an Elinor Smith.

But no one could beat Jackie Cochran - whom even Chuck By God Yeager admired.

Earhart was, however, one of the first of what we would now call a "media creation." So she has that going for her.
 
2012-07-02 09:58:34 AM
I still find it amazing that a blind and deaf woman could fly at all.
 
2012-07-02 09:58:55 AM

BumpInTheNight: Sock Ruh Tease: It was amazing she was able to fly after being killed by the Nazis.

and atop of that without the use of sight or sound!


You mean she went all Helen Keller?
 
2012-07-02 09:59:57 AM

pkellmey: Subby will have to provide some evidence for that spoiler.


www.thepunch.com.au

/not subby
 
2012-07-02 10:00:15 AM
She died? Eventually!

/dum dum dum
 
2012-07-02 10:00:30 AM
My grandmother, who passed away last year at the ripe age of 102, grew up with Amelia Earhart in Des Moines. Starting in 1909, they attended public school together and grew very close through high school. My grandmother had many stories about Meeley, as she called her, which highlighted her physical strength, dexterity, and endurance. From the stories I got the sense that Amelia was more than just a tomboy. When I asked my grandmother about this, she wrung her hands and shook her head, politely refusing to tell me what was on her mind. No matter how much I pestered her, she kept quiet, but I knew that something was amiss.

It wasn't until she was on her deathbed that she told me the truth. As it happens, my grandmother and Amelia were a lot closer than I first understood. They often snuck down to the flooded quary on moonlit nights and went skinny dipping together. My grandmother said Amelia was very shy and made her cover her highs while she undressed on the shore. It all started innocently enough, but soon they began holding and cuddling and kissing one another in the water. On one particularly hot and humid night, the physicality went further than either one of them had ever experienced. They kissed passionately while squeezing one anothers buttocks beneath the waterline. To my grandmother's surprise, she felt something penetrate her vagina. It wasn't a finger either. She tried to break free, but Amelia held her tightly, thrusting until she finished. As if the rape wasn't bad enough, my grandmother turned up pregnant a few weeks later and was sent away to a convent where she never heard from Amelia again.

I know that the feminists have hoisted Amelia over their heads in celebration of their movement, but I think my grandmother's story throws some serious doubt on her gender. She may have been a hermaphrodite at best, though I suspect that her eccentric parents had a male child that they raised as a female. I did some digging on this and found out that a tabloid of the time had first person evidence to this effect which they were about to break to the world. Amelia couldn't bear having her records and accolades stripped from her as a fraud, so she crashed her plane into the ocean, forever cementing her heroic tale. Too bad it's all a bunch of bollocks.

I really do hope this investigation uncovers her plane and hopefully some remnants of her body that modern scientific methods can use to determine her true gender.
 
2012-07-02 10:01:29 AM

andersoncouncil42: Did she? She could be trolling us all on some uncharted island somewhere at the tender age of 115.

Show me the long form death certificate


I see what you are doing there, and if she had his record of taxing and spending, I'd have bought her extra fuel tanks so she could continue on around the globe and not stop back in the U.S.
 
2012-07-02 10:02:34 AM

probesport: She was a Nazi sympathizer that flew a Russian plan during the raid on Pearl Harbor, she died when her ejection seat failed at 80,000 feet.


The Russians had nothing to do with Pearl Harbor it was attacked by the Germans.

What all you amateur historians forgot was that she was Jim Morrison's live in girl friend for five years in the mid 70's. The had a nice place in Paris
 
2012-07-02 10:02:51 AM
 
2012-07-02 10:03:04 AM
Has anyone mentioned aliens?

/aliens
//not saying it was, but...
 
2012-07-02 10:04:41 AM

Lost Thought 00: ... on a beach in the Philippines where she happily lived out the rest of her days with the smuggled cash she stole from First National Bank 3 days before her famous flight.


We all know she was grief-banging her way across the Pacific Rim
 
2012-07-02 10:07:31 AM

Orgasmatron138: kd8our: shiat you not, my girlfriend saw this on TV and said "oh, she was a real person?"
She confused her with that series of children's books about that moronic bumbling maid named Amelia. Sorry can't remember the books.
I had a good laugh early this morning, although it could have been just that. Too damned early.

Amelia Bedelia (sp?)

I don't know WHY I remember that. I read it in first grade and haven't thought of it since. I'm 33.


Well; it might have something to do with you repeating the first grade approximately 26 times.

/ we're all glad you finally passed

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-07-02 10:10:12 AM
Lemme guess... it's the TIGHAR morons again, right? (checks article) Yup. Time for their semi-annual tropical island paradise vacation research project, funded entirely by OPM (Other People's Money).

For all the dollars and time expended searching that little dinky-ass island trying to prove this nebulous theory, they could've rented a fleet of ROVs and explored the depths near Howland Island, which is where she and Fred are most likely to be found.
 
2012-07-02 10:11:32 AM
I still don't understand how she flew a plane both deaf and blind...
 
2012-07-02 10:14:10 AM
Maybe they'll at least find her luggage.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-02 10:14:23 AM

hillbillypharmacist: I still don't understand how she flew a plane both deaf and blind...


Her disciples lead her in and she just does the rest.
 
2012-07-02 10:15:02 AM
My mom has had Amelia Earhart luggage for years now. I have never understood why she would want luggage named for someone who was hopelessly lost in an airplane.
 
2012-07-02 10:17:47 AM

hillbillypharmacist: I still don't understand how she flew a plane both deaf and blind...


Why? The plane doesn't need to see or hear to perform its task. It just goes where the pilot points it.
Duh.
 
2012-07-02 10:18:15 AM

spentmiles: ...


Welcome to my favorites.
 
2012-07-02 10:19:27 AM

Vacation Bible School: Lost Thought 00: ... on a beach in the Philippines where she happily lived out the rest of her days with the smuggled cash she stole from First National Bank 3 days before her famous flight.

We all know she was grief-banging her way across the Pacific Rim


Pacific Rim Job?
 
2012-07-02 10:21:04 AM

JWideman: spentmiles: ...

Welcome to my favorites.


He's there for us all when Pocket Ninja is busy fighting crime in D.C.
 
2012-07-02 10:22:28 AM
She could still be hiding. She is/was a champion "hide and seek" player. In fact, when she was still quite young she hid from the Nazi's in an attic for years.
 
2012-07-02 10:26:59 AM
www.atomicarchive.com
Here she is in her science lab, creating penicillin. This picture was taken when she was dating Kennedy.
 
2012-07-02 10:29:12 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Someone didn't watch Star Trek: Voyager.


img.photobucket.com

I hope this expedition is led by a certain Janeway.
 
2012-07-02 10:29:43 AM

Opeth1429: My mom has had Amelia Earhart luggage for years now. I have never understood why she would want luggage named for someone who was hopelessly lost in an airplane.


I had a set of Amelia Earhart luggage, it was lost on an overseas flight, figures.
 
2012-07-02 10:30:18 AM
At least Beryl Markham was thoughtful enough to leave a memoir.
 
2012-07-02 10:30:35 AM

kylini: JWideman: spentmiles: ...

Welcome to my favorites.

He's there for us all when Pocket Ninja is busy fighting crime in D.C.


I'm not convinced he's not Pocket Ninja. Or Pocket Ninja is him. Something like that.
 
2012-07-02 10:30:47 AM
As opposed to the Nigerian man pilot Amelia Earhart?
 
2012-07-02 10:30:49 AM

hdhale: andersoncouncil42: Did she? She could be trolling us all on some uncharted island somewhere at the tender age of 115.

Show me the long form death certificate

I see what you are doing there, and if she had his record of taxing and spending, I'd have bought her extra fuel tanks so she could continue on around the globe and not stop back in the U.S.


demotivationalpost.com

/I'm saying I don't think you thought through the cleverness of said plan, is what I'm saying.
 
2012-07-02 10:39:06 AM
hawaii.govupload.wikimedia.org


Oh sure she disappeared alright but she's still out there somewhere.


/Either way don't let chicks drive
 
2012-07-02 10:40:15 AM
bblmedia.com

Darn women drivers. Never know how that trip will end up.
 
2012-07-02 10:46:09 AM
Why they ever let that poor blind and deaf woman who hid from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam fly an airplane is beyond me.
 
2012-07-02 10:53:54 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

R.I.P
 
2012-07-02 10:55:07 AM
Yeah, but if she hadn't crashed on that island, she never would have had the opportunity to do all of that great work with mountain gorillas.
 
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