reply to post by uncommonsense
The more I look at this, the more I don't trust "William". I have only met Phil virtually, and I have never met his nemesis, but to me he looks
like a smarmy magician's assistant (he was); a con artist and a b-grade actor.
I have suffered through Mr. Rodriguez' account numerous times, and I can't write fast enough to keep up with the inconsistencies. First of all, I
already know Willy's past life as a conman...er...Magician's Assistant, so my view is biased, I'll grant that. However...
I’ve gone over the time line too, but he doesn’t really make it clear. At one point he insists on pointing out the second plane hasn’t hit yet,
and then proceeds to go about saving people with extension ladders down flooded elevator shafts and experiencing superhuman strength, but the time
line gets muddled after that. Even at that point though, Willy has accomplished quite a lot single-handedly in a very short amount of time. Later
though he says he heard another “bang” which he thought was the second plane, but it might have been the other building collapsing “we had no
way of knowing” he said. So that means he didn’t know; because who could know the building would collapse. Furthermore, I’d think he could
tell the difference between the sound of a plane impacting a tower dozens of stories above him, and the sound of a tower demolition which would have
sounded and felt like an earthquake. So I think he’s trying to muddy up his story here to do a little backtracking and ass covering…it makes no
Willy describes Filipe David working to fill his snack cart. He was "in his little closet" when "fire started coming from everywhere and burning
his skin". That's a big-ass fire, but where the fire comes from is never clear; I guess its implied it came from the elevator, however Mr. David
was missing part of his face, and skin was hanging off of 1/3 of his body. I take issue with that account, and even Rosie O’Donnell seemed a little
incredulous when Willy described David screaming about an explosion: “even though he is burned” she said.
I cooked professionally for decades, so I know what a serious burn feels like. Getting bad burns is part of the job, but to get a third degree burn
with skin hanging off of it, even over only a couple inches of skin ruins your day; but to have skin hanging off a third of your body would put you in
shock. Every move would be excruciating and you would not be able to stand being wrapped with towels, as Willy claims he did to this poor bastard.
This is a bullsh!t story from a con artist and I challenge any burn victim to tell me differently. More likely he was covering up the stage makeup
before anyone else noticed it.
I love Halloween and I know I've left a serious impact on the psyches of more than just children with some of my more elaborate costumes when I used
stage makeup. I would have adults looking at my fake wounds from six inches away from my face saying: "damn...it looks so real!". Gimme 15 minutes
in a "little closet" with stage makeup and I could make you believe I had skin falling off me, especially if there was a handy explosion nearby to
set the mood.
Mr. David seems pretty darned shy, and I felt embarrassed for the two of them when I saw Willy trying to get photo ops with him. Helps that he's a
Honduran immigrant I guess...harder to follow up on. Stage makeup on a preexisting burn victim who's already healed scars can be used later as
evidence of Willy's heroism...this is what I thought here...just what I'd expect from a Magician's Assistant, but I really don't know.
I agree with you about Willy apparently going through the loading docks to the street where the ambulance was, but to me that just sounds like an
excuse the writers tossed into the story to give Willy a chance to be outside so he could “hear” people talk about a plane.
Finally, I don’t know what I’d do in the same circumstances, but I’ve been in some pretty harrowing times myself, nothing quite as exciting as
Willy has, but I think most folks would lend a hand, and not wait to be rescued. The people in Willy’s story read like a b-script from
Hollywood…honestly, that bit about the new employee who didn’t want to leave for fear of getting fired, snort, who writes this stuff?
I don't want to interrupt Phil and Willy's pissing match; it's become far too entertaining. In all fairness, I don't know either character, but
Willy has profited handsomely from his role, while Phil gets nothing but derision for his, as is evidenced on this forum, but you know what they say;
you know you're over the target when you start receiving flak. His research and investigations have been solid as far as I can tell, and his
outbursts have appeared genuinely human. I gravitate to the underdog; it is my nature, so my money is on Phil. My two cents, anyway.