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#1 1dmf

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:53 AM

Finally got to read the HR Newsletter and saw Jill using the terminology 'Tinfoil Hat'.

Can some explain what that means please..

I know 'white hat' & 'black hat', but 'tinfoil hat'? new one on me.


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#2 Jill

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:57 AM

That one has been around a lot longer than the black and white one. It's for those paranoid people who believe in conspiracy theories. The tinfoil hat they wear is to protect them from alien intruders and the like wink1.gif

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:59 AM

I guess mines alluminium then wink1.gif

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

Back in my college days, a friend of mine often insisted that the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt was beaming waves into his head. I don't know what kind of waves they were, but I'm sure proper headgear would have at least helped.

This is arguably the most authoritative documentation on aluminum foil deflector beanies online. The site also deals with important, controversial information, such as providing proof that Belgium doesn't exist.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(qwerty @ Mar 9 2009, 03:29 PM) View Post
Back in my college days, a friend of mine often insisted that the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt was beaming waves into his head. I don't know what kind of waves they were, but I'm sure proper headgear would have at least helped.


Did he knit a lot? I'm sure if Eleanor Roosevelt was beaming into my head, I would get a lot more knitting done than I already do (and I do a lot!)


#6 1dmf

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:44 AM

nice one qwerty, i'll have to dig out my Blue Peter badge and get to work!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(1dmf @ Mar 9 2009, 10:59 AM) View Post
I guess mines alluminium then wink1.gif

I'm not sure aluminium hats work. The trend seems to have started in the US so maybe only aluminum hats work. You should make a 2-ply hat with European aluminium and American aluminum for best results I think.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

Well, you can never be too sure. Better safe than sorry and all that. Especially when you're talking about blocking mind-control waves.

(Oh, and Belgium really doesn't exist. Don't know why there would be any controversy over that.)

--Torka mf_prop.gif <- I cover the tinfoil with colored fabric and decorate with a propeller to disguise it from "them." You never know when "they" might be watching. (Plus the propeller tends to disturb the wave patterns, potentially increasing the effectiveness of the beanie...)

#9 1dmf

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:53 PM

Well you certainly are a propellerhead smile.gif

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:14 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Mar 9 2009, 07:57 AM) View Post
That one has been around a lot longer than the black and white one. It's for those paranoid people who believe in conspiracy theories. The tinfoil hat they wear is to protect them from alien intruders and the like wink1.gif

The best example of this is in the movie Signs, when Joaquin Phoenix and the kids put aluminum foil hats on. I laugh every time I watch this scene.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:39 AM

QUOTE(1dmf @ Mar 9 2009, 10:53 AM) View Post
Finally got to read the HR Newsletter and saw Jill using the terminology 'Tinfoil Hat'.

Can some explain what that means please..

I know 'white hat' & 'black hat', but 'tinfoil hat'? new one on me.
Cheers,

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As Jill said its American and Uk slang indicating that some one is shall we say "experiencing metal health difuclties" ist normaly used to refer to internet kooks such as the unfortunet michael corley who regularly posts in usenet about his persecution by MI5

It predetes the intenet a remember being told that the Chairman of the GPO used to get people writing to him about the evill BBC

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:50 AM

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indicating that some one is shall we say "experiencing metal health difuclties"
well that just about includes everyone then!

As the saying goes "Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after me!"

I guess we are all 'tin men', which incidently is a very funny film too!




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