Sunday, 4 February 2018

An Urban Legend Is Born

quote [ It’s an incredible story. But did it actually happen?

In 1996 in Niagara, a tornado tore through a drive-in theater, ripping apart the movie screen—just as it played the scene in Twister in which a tornado demolishes a drive-in movie theater. “It seemed like the screen was coming alive,” remembers one witness. Another: “We’re watching Twister, and my god, we had a twister!”

It’s an incredible story, as its many "witnesses" will readily attest. But did it actually happen? Jay Cheel’s short documentary Twisted investigates this Canadian urban legend, revealing the fallibility of memory, the subjectivity of truth, and the enduring power of human storytelling. ]

Remember that crazy thing that happened, that time?

(It's a video, but not autoplay)

I've noticed that when talking about Great Adventures we had together years ago, my friends' version of events varies greatly from the true facts (my version). Also, my brothers seem to have some mistaken ideas about our childhood.

Obviously, the past is being altered. I blame it on time travelers.


#is this the real thing?
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[by HoZay@6:42pmGMT]

Comments

damnit said[1] @ 11:48pm GMT on 4th Feb
I think it happened on the movie itself.

Edit: The drive-in theater was playing the Shining and the tornado hit.
HoZay said @ 12:38am GMT on 5th Feb
"We lost power and didn't show any movie..."
In this timeline, it didn't happen.
Bruceski said @ 11:55pm GMT on 4th Feb
"I've noticed that when talking about Great Adventures we had together years ago, my friends' version of events varies greatly from the true facts (my version). Also, my brothers seem to have some mistaken ideas about our childhood."

My twin brother and I share one of our earliest memories: going to Disneyland, one of us went on the Peter Pan ride and the other one stayed outside with the other parent. The thing is, we both remember being the one who went on the ride, and we're both *positive* one of us stayed back. My (just thought up) hunch is that there was only one of us back then, followed by some sort of transporter malfunction.
HoZay said[1] @ 12:31am GMT on 5th Feb
Makes sense. When there was only one, was it you or him?
Bruceski said @ 5:23am GMT on 5th Feb
Yes.
cb361 said @ 1:19pm GMT on 5th Feb
In which case, your parents murdered the one who stayed back? Or disintegrated them into protein soup to supply the transporter?
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:54pm GMT on 5th Feb
How do you know you didn't simply take turns going on the ride?

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