From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:10:47 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:18:18 -0400 Subject: Re: Dating Arnold >From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:29:18 -0600 >Subject: Dating Arnold [was: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told] >>From: Martin Shough<parcellular.nul> >>To:<post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 13:27:33 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told >>>From: Don Ecsedy<don.nul> >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul> >>>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:12:49 -0400 (EDT) >>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told <snip> >which goes into great detail about this and other >'inconsistencies', including outright fabrications, in the >Coming of the Saucers version of Arnold's involvement in Maury >Island affair. And while I suspect most or all of these were due >to Ray Palmer, I have distinct unease with Arnold's apparent >complicity in their publication. >Mike It can be too easy to implicate Palmer. Arnold was not an academic, and intellectual. His writing is casual, conversational, and expressive, on occasion hyperbolic. Taken flatly, literally, some things he wrote are absurd. His expressiveness is not 'cosmopolitan', but regional and local, and also specialized to his career and interests. He is innocent of irony. He seems to have been unaware of it and seems to have spent most of his life conversing with people pretty much like himself. It's possible Palmer created Arnold arriving in Tacoma on the 29th because he needed an alternative to putting upfront paragraphs of exposition of the backstory. A better literary device is to have the backstory told by the protagonists to the reader. That's what happens in Arnold's room on the night of the 29th. Then there's the mystery reservation at the Winthrop Hotel. Is it possible Arnold made the reservation himself at the time he called inquiring about a room, rather than Palmer making up a mysterious occurence? Arnold wrote: "I was quite shocked when I spoke to the room clerk and heard him say, "Yes, Mr. Arnold, we have a room and bath for you."" The clerk doesn't say there was a reservation for Kenneth Arnold. He does indicate, though, the Winthrop had a vacancy. Thus, Arnold reserved the room himself, and now there was a reservation for Kenneth Arnold. Regards, Don http://www.foreshadower.net Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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