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The 'Paul is dead' myth
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Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said

{snip} And keep in mind that the human brain had a tendency to fill gaps. You may remember a thing one way, and this would be your actual memory, but it doesn’t have to be what really happened. It doesn’t make you a liar, and if doesn’t mean you’re rewriting history (something Paul is regularly accused of). It’s just the way your brain stored that event. So, maybe that’s just how Paul recalls it. {snip}

Wow, this is so good @Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<!  Very insightful, and this simple precept explains so many seeming inconsistencies in memory and history. I used to be in the business of asking people to recount experiences from memory, and you don’t have to do too much of that to realize that people can build their own fiction which becomes a rock solid truth for them, even though it is inaccurate. They could even pass a lie detector test on these fake memories, because, to them, they are true. 

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georgiewood said

Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said

{snip} And keep in mind that the human brain had a tendency to fill gaps. You may remember a thing one way, and this would be your actual memory, but it doesn’t have to be what really happened. It doesn’t make you a liar, and if doesn’t mean you’re rewriting history (something Paul is regularly accused of). It’s just the way your brain stored that event. So, maybe that’s just how Paul recalls it. {snip}

Wow, this is so good @Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<!  Very insightful, and this simple precept explains so many seeming inconsistencies in memory and history. I used to be in the business of asking people to recount experiences from memory, and you don’t have to do too much of that to realize that people can build their own fiction which becomes a rock solid truth for them, even though it is inaccurate. They could even pass a lie detector test on these fake memories, because, to them, they are true.   

It is a truism; but it doesn’t necessarily play out with all memories; as I said before on this thread in response to Mademoiselle Kitty:  

“…not all details of the past are of the same kind and quality. A running “trolling” gag like this would surely be far more memorable than one’s choice of footwear on (admittedly) a famous day.”

She then responded that Paul wouldn’t want to admit this later on to interviewers because he would come off as arrogant.  I then said that —

“I don’t perceive it this way; first of all pop/rock musicians are already known for being out of the norm, innovators, mavericks, at times devilish. Secondly, this kind of trolling gag, seems to me, would come off more as a feather in his cap, rather than some kind of shameful thing to have to avoid with circumlocutions and evasions and fibs. “Oh, those rascally Beatles, always up to their quirky shenanigans!”

Then she said Paul isn’t in the same category as other pop/rock musicians, which to me seems like she’s presuming that the lark is/may be/could be a move of “arrogance” on Paul’s part.  My response (above georgiewood’s, last one on p. 48) was that there’s no necessity to assume such a lark had to be motivated by arrogance or ego; it could have been a fun thing all the Beatles were agreeing to.  For one thing, if all these shows of Paul’s distinction contrasted to the other Beatles (unique poses of Paul relative to the other Beatles on album covers, the black carnation in MMT, etc.) were mostly or entirely some project of Paul’s to assert his ego over the others, surely they would have resented that. And how does that work, exactly? Does Paul just order everyone around and say, “We’re going to do the covers like this — and it will feature ME in special ways unlike YOU THREE…” That seems unlikely. 

So if there was a long-running lark or gag (not ego-related, just fun for fuck sake), then it would be more memorable years later.

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One of my favorite podcasts, Skeptoid, uploaded a ton of episodes to YouTube.  One of the episodes uploaded was one that goes into the history of Paul is dead and explains why it’s nonsense.  It doesn’t go into the visual clues much, since it is a podcast, after all, and it tries to give an overview that’ll fit into the podcast’s fifteen-minute format, but it’s a pretty good brief overview about the theory from a skeptical point of view.

 

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One of my friends has a brother who makes movies about conspiracies. His next one is going to be about how Paul McCartney never died. What happened instead is he became Jeff Lynne and the current Paul McCartney is a fake.

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Expert Textpert said
One of my friends has a brother who makes movies about conspiracies. His next one is going to be about how Paul McCartney never died. What happened instead is he became Jeff Lynne and the current Paul McCartney is a fake.  

That’s the best one I’ve heard yet. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on here before but I saw a “Paul McCartney tribute Something or Other” in the YouTube and immediately thought, IF HE WERE ALUVE WHY WOULD HE NEED A TRIBUTE HUH?!?! All this stuff is really getting to me. ahdn_paul_06

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Lol!

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Paul is dead….

….set on living a good life.

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Russ Gibb has died. https://www.detroitnews.com/st…..644888002/

  

Very informative, thanks for that. 

I think the while thing might have been karmic Wayne County retribution for Paul’s 1964 campaign to stamp out Detroit.

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Of course, were we to acronym it, it’d be RiD!!! ahdn_john_08_gif What we all wish we were of PiD…

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Hahaha! I have only recently started posting again on here, and remember the lengthy discussions we had on this thread. I’m glad it’s still here,as obviously the PID thing is a load of rubbish,but yet still a great topic for conversation and debate,as we have proved in this thread paul-mccartney-thumb_gif.

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Started listening to the Beatles Anthology Revisited episode which covers the issue brilliantly (October ’69 to April ’70); the reactions from the four Beatles are brilliant and the inclusion of the DJ going thru some of the clues is fascinating.

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Lads, this has me convinced- all hail Faul!

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Conclusive evidence at last!

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Hi All,

Heres a vid based solely on new research regarding the album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the Paul Is Dead theory. Brand new discoveries, some alarming ones. I’m aware that the topic isn’t a popular one for everyone, but this video raises serious questions and I encourage you to watch it. Those who already have an interest in the topic will thoroughly enjoy it, new clues as Ive said…which is a rarity these days. Those who don’t have an interest in the topic will still be intrigued by what’s being presented in the vid, I’ve personally been contacted by a few people whom have since become believers in the theory after watching it…  apparently they thought it was impossible to budge their point of view beforehand! Make of that what you will.

 

If you’d rather not click the link, search for it yourself on youtube : Sgt. Pepper , HOLD MY BEER!

If you do decide to watch it , and comment, then please be respectful to each other no matter what your opinion is.

 

Yours respectfully,

 

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Welcome to the forum, @MumbleBEE. You should have mentioned that you were posting a video you had made though (and I will watch, always find these things amusing). Not right to not declare a vested interest in what you’re posting though.

But don’t worry, Paul is alive and well and about to release his third self-titled album.

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Folk can put together 47,000 clues, it doesn’t change the fact that Paul is alive. If they can plausibly explain how the new fake Paul went on to have a massively successful solo career where he was been writing and producing hit songs and albums for 50 years, then, well that help either as he’s alive and this is all nonsense. 

 

Welcome to the forum and site, however, MumbleBee.

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Thank you Ron Nasty, I’m very happy to be here.

Yes I’m the creator of the video posted, just to be clear. I’m also the narrator, the researcher , the musician , the composer and the publisher.

Thanks for declaring a vested interest, much appreciated, and I hope you can source the amusement you’re looking for. You’ll forgive me for not expressing a similar opinion on Paul’s current health, as you’ll witness in the video, but I respect your certainty.

 

Thanks again. 

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 thanks mean mister mustard!

Im sure you’ll agree that it will be difficult for me to engage in discussion about the posted video, with members who haven’t actually watched the posted video in its entirety! But thanks for your opinion

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watched the video. I enjoyed the music. I’m gonna check out the full versions of some songs like “clouds below”

Drawing over to album and deciphering messages is cool…

but no offense I was not convinced by your ‘new clues’ and found them much less compelling than some of the other rabbit holes I’ve gone down such as MMT album inserts, movie scenes, and backwards songs. 

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