If you didn't see Julia Ioffe on The Colbert Report earlier in the week, here's a transcript of my favorite part of the show. Colbert had just asked her to describe some of the conspriracy theories being floated around.
My favorite is that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is actually Malaysia Airlines 370 which, as we know, disappeared over the Indian Ocean 4 months ago and what actually happened was it didn’t fall into the Indian Ocean. The Americans took it, killed everyone on board, drained them of their blood and took the plane and all the corpses to an American military base. Then they shuttled it over to Holland, rigged it with explosives – it’s very simple – and then because takeoff is a very complicated procedure, they couldn’t do that on auto pilot, so they had live pilots doing this – doing the takeoff – then they parachute out – first they put it on auto pilot, then they parachute out, and the plane explodes when necessary over Eastern Ukraine.
You can hear her tell the story at about the 4:10 minute mark. It's very entertaining and considering all the absolutely horrendous news flooding the airwaves, I thought you could use a small amount of humor on a Friday afternoon.