Professor Tracy argues that because we haven't been shown pictures of the slaughtered children, there may have been no slaughtered children.
Professor Tracy argues that the families of the grieving victims may have been actors from crisisactors.org.
Professor Tracy repeatedly argues that because there are no pictures of hundreds of children streaming out of the school, there may have been no more than the few child actors seen in this photograph:
Professor Tracy argues that the Medical Examiner may have been an imposter, since, when he talked with the media, he didn't have all the answers to their idiotic questions and didn't even know how many boys and how many girls had been shot.
Professor Tracy also argues that the media must have been part of the conspiracy, since in their first accounts the Newtown Bee claimed they had talked with the principal of the school, yet it was later claimed that the principal was one of the first adults killed.
And he goes on and on. Professor Tracy is a very eloquent talker, and he seemed to be on a campaign to get his beliefs reported everywhere. It was as if he felt he could see what no one else could see, and he was out to explain things to everyone else. I find that kind of thinking to be fascinating, and I saw a LOT of it during the past 11 years in discussions about the Amerithrax investigation.
Before I was made aware of Professor Tracy's beliefs on Saturday, I didn't have any topic to write about in my Sunday comment. All I had was some notes about movies I saw (or didn't see) last year:
On January 1, I wrote that 2012 seemed like a terrible year for movies. Looking at the best picture nominations for the Academy Awards, it appears that I've seen only one of the nine pictures nominated:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
But all were released near the end of the year, and only "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is currently available for rental on DVD. (Although I watched it, it wasn't my "cup of tea.") I'm looking forward to seeing most of the rest. Sooner or later, I'll probably watch all but "Amour." The movie I named as the best I saw in 2012, "My Week With Marilyn," had its theatrical release in December 2011 and was nominated for two awards for that year.
I was also going to write something about coming to an end of my "poster phase." I may or may not do one more poster. It all depends upon what else happens. I've got a lot of nice shots of Thailand that might make a nice poster. Here's one of them:
I'm also thinking of making a large copy of this picture I took of my sister and myself in 2006:
I'm still searching for a project to keep me busy now that I've finished my book "A Crime Unlike Any Other." Writing a short book about the thinking of conspiracy theorists and True Believers is a possibility, but I'd want to quote just about everything Professor James Tracy wrote and said, which could be a copyrights problem. So, that's probably not a good idea.