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(Fark and Schnitt)   On the Fark and Schnitt podcast: An interview with Brooke Binkowski from TruthOrFiction.com, formerly of Snopes. She's a conspiracy theory connoisseur and she has an interesting observation about what might be driving the current crop of Covid-related dumbassery   (podcasts.apple.com) divider line
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2020-04-22 12:34:03 PM  
She has inhaled too many chemtrails.
 
2020-04-22 12:35:57 PM  
Too many SyFy movies?
 
2020-04-22 12:38:43 PM  
People want to believe
 
2020-04-22 12:39:51 PM  
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2020-04-22 12:41:05 PM  
It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?
 
2020-04-22 12:42:41 PM  
So how long is this one going to last?
 
2020-04-22 12:42:52 PM  
Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.
 
2020-04-22 12:43:18 PM  

TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?


Dr. Who found evil in the Wi Fi so its only a small step from there to 5G.
 
2020-04-22 12:48:56 PM  
Brooke Binkowski!!!

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/got nothin'
 
2020-04-22 12:51:57 PM  

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Stay inside everyone!  It's not safe to go out until we have a vaccine!!!!!
 
2020-04-22 12:52:26 PM  
Is there anywhere to get transcripts of the podcasts?
 
2020-04-22 12:56:02 PM  

Sin'sHero: She has inhaled too many chemtrails.


I blame her many years of close contact with cat liter.
 
2020-04-22 12:58:11 PM  
Did you mean Betty Jo Bialosky?  Everyone knew her as Nancy...
 
2020-04-22 1:03:56 PM  

TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?


I really wonder sometimes whether this kind of idiocy existed when commercial broadcast radio became widespread 100 years ago.
 
2020-04-22 1:05:19 PM  
Because people want to believe that things happen for a reason...reasons that make some kind of sense.   Most people can't face the reality of the universe as a place where things happen at random..for no reason at all.  Viruses mutate continuously, at random, as does all life.   The president is an incompetent, lying farkwit.  The world is a ship without a captain.  That reality terrifies most people so they invent stories to deny the randomness of reality.
 
2020-04-22 1:07:04 PM  

TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?


Yes. It's about thinking you have control.
 
2020-04-22 1:12:56 PM  

pdieten: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

I really wonder sometimes whether this kind of idiocy existed when commercial broadcast radio became widespread 100 years ago.


Ask the Jews of Europe in the 14th century about that.   Or any century, for that matter.
 
2020-04-22 1:14:46 PM  

Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.


And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!
 
2020-04-22 1:22:51 PM  

Alwysadydrmr: Is there anywhere to get transcripts of the podcasts?


Another vote for this.

Not a podcast buy.
 
2020-04-22 1:23:25 PM  

devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!


That wasn't a thread shiat, that was a tongue in cheek dig at the thread shaitters that do that.   The headline posed a question.  It used to be that the answer was always C, but these days the reason for everything is trump/republicans.
 
2020-04-22 1:24:56 PM  

pdieten: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

I really wonder sometimes whether this kind of idiocy existed when commercial broadcast radio became widespread 100 years ago.


Sure. Crops would fail or there would be bad weather and next thing you know the town has a witch to burn.

Once you get more than three people together they get real stupid real quick.
 
2020-04-22 1:26:48 PM  

devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!


I mean... I'm not wrong.
 
2020-04-22 1:38:07 PM  
When you have Farkers who think you're typing from China because you've outlined the failures of the Trump administration, you know there are a lot of mental issues with the Trumpers of America.
 
2020-04-22 1:38:47 PM  

pdieten: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

I really wonder sometimes whether this kind of idiocy existed when commercial broadcast radio became widespread 100 years ago.


People were concerned about electrical "vapors" emanating from wall outlets when that was a new thing.
 
2020-04-22 1:50:17 PM  

dv-ous: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

Yes. It's about thinking you have control.


^^^This

People want to find a cause that they can control rather than admit that there are things that happen that we can't prevent.

We can respond to natural disasters but we can't prevent them.

That's assuming that Covid-19 doesn't turn out to be man-made.
 
2020-04-22 1:52:13 PM  

Kubo: devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!

I mean... I'm not wrong.


I don't think he has anything to do with any conspiracy theories.  But he's starting or contributing to other dumbassery.
 
2020-04-22 1:53:26 PM  

Callous: Kubo: devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!

I mean... I'm not wrong.

I don't think he has anything to do with any conspiracy theories.  But he's starting or contributing to other dumbassery.


Birtherism?   Illegal immigrants voting by the millions?
 
2020-04-22 1:58:38 PM  
 
2020-04-22 2:13:50 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Callous: Kubo: devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!

I mean... I'm not wrong.

I don't think he has anything to do with any conspiracy theories.  But he's starting or contributing to other dumbassery.

Birtherism?   Illegal immigrants voting by the millions?



Encouraging the people participating in these anti-lockdown protests for one.
 
2020-04-22 2:14:18 PM  
The very last word in subbies title says it all.
 
2020-04-22 2:27:44 PM  

Kubo: devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!

I mean... I'm not wrong.


It's funny you get called a thread-shiatter by someone who takes a dump in every WaPo or NYT thread whining about paywalls.
 
2020-04-22 2:39:29 PM  
Just this am I was thinking about websites I used to visit all the time that I haven't visited in a long time, and I didn't even think about Snopes, when did they change their name?
 
2020-04-22 2:46:32 PM  
Is it stupidity, partisanship, and paranoia? Because I don't need to be a "conspiracy connoisseur" to figure that shiat out.
 
2020-04-22 2:57:05 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Callous: Kubo: devine: Kubo: Trump? Is it Trump? I bet it's Trump.

And here is the Thread-shiatter, claim your prize!

I mean... I'm not wrong.

I don't think he has anything to do with any conspiracy theories.  But he's starting or contributing to other dumbassery.

Birtherism?   Illegal immigrants voting by the millions?


That's the thing. More rational conservatives hate conspiracy theorists too, don't they? Yet they happily voted for the loudest voice among the "Obama faked his birth certificate" nut jobs.
 
2020-04-22 3:00:04 PM  

dv-ous: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

Yes. It's about thinking you have control.


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2020-04-22 3:03:42 PM  
This was the first F&S podcast I listened to. It was surprisingly good! I dunno, this being Fark, I was expecting more poop jokes. Good job, Drew and, uh, the other guy!
 
2020-04-22 3:03:47 PM  

Mikey1969: Is it stupidity, partisanship, and paranoia? Because I don't need to be a "conspiracy connoisseur" to figure that shiat out.


I know a couple serious conspiracy theorists, and one thing they have in common is that they are very smart, and will tell you that at every opportunity.  Like, you would not BELIEVE how smart they are.  One of them is writing a book on quantum mechanics in metaphysics.  There's no math, of course, or physics, but it does make your brain hurt to read it.

The other thing they have in common is that they always believe in a lot more than one conspiracy.  The ones with radio waves are highly appealing, since they's obviously controlled by wizards.
 
2020-04-22 3:25:02 PM  

Fissile: Because people want to believe that things happen for a reason...reasons that make some kind of sense.   Most people can't face the reality of the universe as a place where things happen at random..for no reason at all.  Viruses mutate continuously, at random, as does all life.   The president is an incompetent, lying farkwit.  The world is a ship without a captain.  That reality terrifies most people so they invent stories to deny the randomness of reality.


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2020-04-22 3:40:40 PM  
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2020-04-22 4:10:08 PM  

spongeboob: Just this am I was thinking about websites I used to visit all the time that I haven't visited in a long time, and I didn't even think about Snopes, when did they change their name?


Snopes is still Snopes. There was a divorce.
 
2020-04-22 4:11:24 PM  

pxlboy: dv-ous: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

Yes. It's about thinking you have control.

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The thing about that is, people really do get in groups and they really do conspire together and that is called a conspiracy. They are real and they do exist. There are those in charge of companies in Big Pharma alone that might as well be the "elite"...they are. It's not "Jewish Bankers"....it's the farking rich, period.
 
2020-04-22 4:28:48 PM  

Kirablue42: pxlboy: dv-ous: TheCenturion: It's existentially horrifying to realize that a virus might just randomly mutate and wipe out a large chunk of humanity, but somehow comforting to think that you've cracked the code and can protect yourself by burning down a 5G tower?

Yes. It's about thinking you have control.

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The thing about that is, people really do get in groups and they really do conspire together and that is called a conspiracy. They are real and they do exist. There are those in charge of companies in Big Pharma alone that might as well be the "elite"...they are. It's not "Jewish Bankers"....it's the farking rich, period.


Exactly. I think it's less complex than it looks, but that's just my perspective.
 
2020-04-22 10:57:30 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: This was the first F&S podcast I listened to. It was surprisingly good! I dunno, this being Fark, I was expecting more poop jokes. Good job, Drew and, uh, the other guy!


This was also my first fark podcast listen, and in my opinion it was truly a waste of 35 minutes of my life that I'll never get back.

-making fun of a mentally ill person
-defending cops who were telling the mentally ill man to fark off and suck a fat one
-the co-host's voice is like some over the top parody of an early 90's no-talent radio shock jock
-a totally pointless interview with a non-expert who didn't cite a single source, despite claiming to be a journalist and researcher
-and finally, the shock jock speculating on conspiracy theories for the virus, despite the entire message of the podcast being "don't do that!"

That was a straight train wreck and I'll definitely never be listening again. This was almost as bad as fark tv. Maybe Drew should stick to the news.
 
2020-04-23 5:21:31 AM  

Mencius: When you have Farkers who think you're typing from China because you've outlined the failures of the Trump administration, you know there are a lot of mental issues with the Trumpers of America.


It's that  stupid, self-confident manner they have about them that's so inspiring.
 
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