Now is probably as bad a time as any to introduce a new type of post which I will call "Handling the Pug's Mailbag". In it, I will attempt to respond to anonymous questions from readers.
1) Does the Bermuda Triangle REALLY exist?
Yes it does. But the "powers that be" in the Pentagon, Oval Office, and even Red Square, are doing their best to convince us that there is no Triangle. And it's sad that this is the shape the world is in.
2) What really happened to "Flight 19"?
Unfortunately the "lost squadron" was at the mercy of a leader who exhibited sheer stubborn cluelessness. His version of reality had him over the Florida Keys, even though the flight had been heading due east from Fort Lauderdale for dozens of miles. Thus - over the arguments of his student pilots (who insolently wanted to fly west) - he led them on a meandering northeast path; farther and farther away from land. Furthermore, the flight leader apparently had a history of becoming disoriented during flight, reportedly having ditched his plane into the ocean on two previous occasions. If nothing else, we can take solace in knowing that - ever since - organizations have realized the importance of hiring intelligent and open-minded managers with track records of success and sound judgement.
3) When can we expect your payment?
I really don't see how this question has any relevance to the topic of the Bermuda Triangle, so I will have to handle this one "off-line". Unless ... of course ... my payment ... "disappeared" into the "Triangle".
4) Could spontaneous releases of methane gas be sinking ships and crashing planes into the Bermuda Triangle?
Sorry, but that theory doesn't retain solid credibility with yours truly. I know people who expel methane gas constantly, and there is no empirical evidence to support the assertion that objects situated overhead (such as ceilings, fans and light fixtures) have lost "buoyancy". Market value? Yes. Buoyancy? No.
5) Did Columbus really witness strange phenomena (dancing lights, compass variations, and a fireball crashing into the ocean) in the Bermuda Triangle during his first voyage?
Fortunately, we can get the answer directly from the man himself, as I've been known to "channel" on occasion. And surprisingly enough, Columbus looks and sounds a lot like Robert DeNiro. Let me ask him.
Me: "Columbus, did you see anything unusual during your first voyage to the New World?"
Columbus: "I seen lots of things."
Well there you have it. I hoped that you found this first delivery of "Handling the Pug's Mailbag" entertaining, and most important: educational.
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