I was watching the History Channel's "Life After People" (a psyops subject in its own right, I suppose, but this isn't about that), and the narrator used the phrase "pancake collapse" to describe the way an environmentally-degraded building might collapse in the future, without human maintenance. Also fairly recently, the term was used on some other tv show that I cannot remember, unfortunately. I think it may have been the firefighter show, "Rescue Me" in reference to a burning building.
ANYHOW, This got me to wondering about the phrase "pancake collapse." How common of a phrase was it before it emerged as a weak explanation for the collapse of the towers on 9/11?
If you use the tools here
(or something similar) to search Google in the dates 1995 (as early as the Google archive seems to go) to September 10, 2001 for the exact phrase "pancake collapse" you find exactly 5 hits.
Click for the Google results of keywords "pancake collapse" in Google's archive Jan 1, 1995 to Sept. 10, 2001
That's not a whole lot, is it?
From Sept 10, 2001 to Sept 10, 2002 it jumps to 125 results
Then, from Sept 10, 2001 to Sept 10, 2004 (2004 is as far as it seems you can search by date from this site) there are 157 results.
If you search "pancake collapse" now, you find 8770
So, most of those sites and stories and pages were made after Sept 10, 2004. Not surprising I suppose, with the 911 Truth Movement picking up its pace around then, and the 9/11 Commision Report being released onJuly 24, 2004 (according to Wikipedia, but that jives with memory)
What I find a little curious is the aforementioned mere 5 results for "pancake collapse" in Google's archive Jan 1, 1995 to Sept. 10, 2001
It strikes me almost a non-existent phrase on the Internet at that point. Now, granted the Internet has grown naturally in that time and you would expect any exact phrasing of keywords to grow in number over time.
But I suspect if you survey the 8770 sites that now have the exact phrase 'pancake collapse' most of them will be about 9/11, or possible KW hijacks of the phrase. This makes the phrase 'pancake collapse' appear to be more something concocted by spinmeisters than a natural phrasing to explain a common phenomenon in structural failure.
I realize this is just speculation like much of KW/psyop talk, but I find it curious. And I think searching specific dates on Google can be valuable in exploring the Keywords.