Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory: Adrenochrome and Child Sacrifice

In a recent TikTok video, a young woman aims her phone camera at her bathroom mirror. It is a wholesome, suburban-looking bathroom. Oyster walls. Tasteful plastic flower arrangement. The woman, with her blonde hair casually pulled back and sleeveless shirt shoved into her jeans, could be any American woman you see on a Friday-night patio,... Continue Reading →

Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory: The Wayfair Child Trafficking Scheme

The Theory: A major retailer "covertly" offers children and teenagers for sale on its website by overpricing and naming certain items in such a way that pedophiles will instantly recognize what's really being offered. Origin: This theory started on Reddit's r/conspiracy subreddit. A July 9th post by user PrincessPeach1987 noted that online retail furniture/housewares company... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Aunt Jemima

I've been seeing a lot of memes like the one above ever since Quaker Oats announced its decision to retire the Aunt Jemima character from its line of pancake mixes and syrups. It didn't take me long to realize that most of the people sharing these memes are not fully aware of the history of... Continue Reading →

Why I Will Not Be Addressing George Floyd Conspiracy Theories On This Blog

It has been two weeks since the death of George Floyd. Floyd was a 46-year-old man apprehended by police outside a Minneapolis store because he had offered a cashier in the store a counterfeit $20 bill. Officer Derek Chauvin, against all common sense and standard police procedure, decided to kneel on Floyd's neck as Floyd... Continue Reading →

The Pillow Prophet, the Poop Shaman and the Rise of Faith-Based Marketing

If you've listened to talk radio at all in the last 10 years, you've heard ads and plugs for MyPillow®. This is a pillow that is said to be so supportive and so sleep-friendly that it might be the most comfortable pillow on the market. Radio hosts hype this thing like it's going to end... Continue Reading →

The OTHER Guy Who Accused Joe Scarborough of Murder

Remember that time Joe Scarborough killed an intern and we all forgot about it? Yeah, neither did I. When Donald Trump started tweeting some very strange things about the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe earlier this month, my response was the usual What the hell is he even talking about? It's not the first time... Continue Reading →

Checking in with Alex Jones During COVID-19: Bougie Edition

The Tyranny of Bringing Your Own Balls to the Tennis Court Things were a little weird the last time we peeped in on the infowars scene. I hope somebody has checked on Alex Jones's neighbours since then. Karen and Steve, if you're reading this, just let us know you're okay. Today, the mood was more... Continue Reading →

The Skeptical Cinephile: Waco and the Memory Hole

The Paramount Network series Waco (currently on Netflix) boasts solid acting and makes you feel like you're actually inside the Branch Davidian compound during the infamous 1993 FBI standoff, bombarded with bright lights and dying-animal noises every night while your food supply dwindles and mysteriously hostile federal agents destroy your property just for funsies. The... Continue Reading →

Checking In with Alex Jones During COVID-19 Again

It's been a week since I peeked into Infowars to see how things are going. Jones was kind of blathering on about the same old same old at that time. He thought The Simpsons episode where little Üter possibly gets ground up into sausages was a dark hint of what the globalists plan to do... Continue Reading →

The Top 10 Most Annoying Conspiranoid Ideas Related to COVID-19 and How to Deal with Them

This is not an easy time for anyone, and you know what makes it infinitely worse? Idiotic theories and ideas that cannot and will not be supported by any sort of valid evidence, ever. You can't escape them. They're all over social media, alt media, YouTube. Co-workers reel with them out with little to no... Continue Reading →

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