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 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 →

The U.S. Religious Leaders Who Are Curing COVID-19

I've already written about Jim Bakker's attempt to pass off an ordinary colloidal silver solution as a cure for COVID-19. Alex Jones made similar claims for a silver toothpaste. Those claims are absurd. Colloidal silver has been around forever, and it hasn't been shown to cure much of anything. These guys are stooping to old-timey... Continue Reading →

Jim Bakker’s Endtimes Buckets o’ Stuff and Coronavirus Cure

Hoarding food and supplies for the apocalypse could be a psychological artifact of the Cold War, consumerism gone haywire or some form of collective insanity. But whatever the root cause of this squirrel-like behaviour, there's no denying it has become a great American pasttime. For thousands of Americans, there is nothing quite so satisfying as... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Slow News Week

As the U.S. seethes with racial tension, protestors swarm the streets of Hong Kong, and missiles gut Syria, a few intrepid journos have somehow managed to ferret out the real stories... Say, does anyone remember the absurdly disappointing mystery of those invisible flying creatures known as "rods"? No? Well, let Oklahoma City's News 9 take... Continue Reading →

Alex Jones Explains Ebola

  This "special report" on Ebola in the U.S. by Alex Jones was uploaded on Saturday. It's clearly just a teaser for Sunday's radio broadcast, but it's worth examining here because it contains several of the absurd disease factoids that Jones repeats ad nauseum on his show - and we all know what can happen... Continue Reading →

The Health Ranger Might Want to Kill You

             Mike "Health Ranger" Adams is on the warpath. The frequent guest host of The Alex Jones Show has enjoyed an unprecedented amount of mainstream attention this year, even appearing on Dr. Oz's TV show in May to discuss his shiny new "food lab" (where he diligently searches for trace... Continue Reading →

The Top 5 Silliest Chicken Franchise Myths

Now that the heartbreaking/enraging viral story about a disfigured 3-year-old being turfed from a KFC for "scaring the other customers" has turned out to be a likely sham, let's review some of the other kooky hoaxes and urban myths involving fast food chicken joints... 5. Clones and Chickenblobs/KFC name change Beginning in the late '90s,... Continue Reading →

Following the Chemtrails IV: A Timeline of Significant Chemtrail Events

Part IV of Following the Chemtrails Where did it all begin? In researching chemtrail sightings and theories, I was stunned to learn that this phenomenon didn't begin with people noticing persistent contrails in the sky, wondering what they could be, and searching for explanations. Chemtrail theories actually began as a horror story about deliberate world... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Satan, Satan Everywhere

Think Satanic panic disappeared along with Geraldo and acid-washed jeans? Well, not quite. Welcome to the world of Jordanian Satanists conducting ceremonies in college bathrooms, panty-stealing gremlins, demonic mermaids - and the deeply misguided authorities who persecute them.    We'll get to Satan, but first: Yet another alien body has surfaced, this time in China.... Continue Reading →

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