People Can’t Help But Notice That One Of The Redacted Pages Of The Mueller Report Looks Like The Perfect Album Cover

Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into whether or not President Donald Trump obstructed justice has been officially released to the public, we’re really no better off than we were before.

As you will see, we’re literally left in the dark.

Nearly half the pages of the 400-page redacted report were blacked out by Attorney General William Barr. Passages, names, and in some instances, whole paragraphs had been inked over, proving that sometimes there are no grey areas when revealing information.

Many of the redacted paragraphs, even entire pages, were labeled “Harm to Ongoing Matter,” to indicate one of two reasons for censoring.

“Harm to Ongoing Matter” (HOM) pertains to grand jury probes or upcoming trials, and the other reason for redacting statements is “Investigative Techniques,” information that reveals intelligence sources or methods.

The report was littered with page after page of the obtrusive blackouts so much as to make Twitter poke fun of the repetitive HOM markings.

Page 30, in particular, was entirely black. Like, ominously black, with the words “Harm to Ongoing Matter” hovering over the abyss.

People noticed that Page 30 was evocative of an enigmatic album cover.

For those who of you who don’t understand the above sentence, let me explain. Before the advent of music downloads, consumers used to go to record stores to buy tangible copies of record albums, and their covers were regarded as expressions worthy of their own artistic merits.

This user replicated a “Harm to Ongoing Matter” faux album cover and even went as far as to slap on “The Nice Price” sticker made famous by CBS Records to sell discounted selections from back catalog albums released in the U.S.

One reinterpretation affixed the parental guidance stickers for explicit content.

The Pink Floyd reference below is a joke about hidden messages in the rock band’s 1979 album The Wall.

Although the turntable wasn’t designed to function in reverse, a persistent listener could make it happen.

Supposedly, when playing the track “Empty Spaces” backwards, the needle would pick up a hidden message from band leader Roger Waters, who roasted the listener for presumably being stoned enough to damage their player for enlightenment.

What would we hear when playing HOM backwards?

Others feeling nostalgic for a bygone era appreciated the reference.

Overall, the redacted report defines the world in which we live.

It’s pitch black out there.

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