Then, suddenly, the videos stopped. What could have possibly happened in 2015 to cause this sudden and unforeseen blackout? It might have something to do with the fact that all their comment sections are disabled as well.
The Amazing al-Qaeda Scares Of The Early 2000s
One of the internet's greatest achievements is that people no longer need own a printing press to spread their ideas. Voicing thoughts is now free. Did we say "free"? We meant "worthless," as evidenced by how long it took before the web became the largest rumor mill ever created.
That gossip machine's first big payoff came, of course, with 9/11. After the towers fell, the internet went a little mad for a while. Every other website seemed to dedicate itself to propagating a vast number of conspiracy theories concerning Osama bin Laden, the architect of suck. Some were afraid he was planning on taking over all of the U.S. dams. Others feared he was hiding out in Salt Lake City among other polygamists. Some claimed that he was content being the secret owner of Citibank.
The rumor that really broke the dam was the whispers of the 9/11 mastermind planning to launch a terrorist attack on Eminem. This of course triggered the world's vast collection of angry white suburban kids -- key demographics of both the internet and Eminem's music.
"Dear Osama, I wrote you but you still ain't callin' ..."
But the real victim of bin Laden's ever-grinding rumor mill was a fresh young site called snopes.com. Snopes almost killed itself trying to keep up with the myriad of conspiratorial ramblings concerning bin Laden, its husband and wife team working almost around the clock to assure the concerned citizens of the internet that, in fact, bin Laden was not the secret CEO of Snapple.
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