Category Archives: conspiracy

Viral Link Top Ten: The Mad Hatter Edition

10. Secret iPhone Factory Photos!

A woman finds her new iPhone has some top-secret pics on it…

9. “Why So Serious?” Dollar Bill

I’m tempted to do this to my own money, but isn’t it illegal???

8. The Six Worst Comic Book Husbands

Sure, they can fight crime…but what about their skills as a hubby?

7. Princess Chunk The Cat

We are looking for the owner of a 44-pound cat. LOL.

6. Paranoia Sweater

Come out, come out of your deceitful yarn paradise…

5. Johnny Depp To Play Mad Hatter In Tim Burton Alice Flick

I always thought Tim looked like the Mad Hatter, actually…

4. Viper-Flavored Ice-Cream

Dairy that bites…

3. The Night Owls

The best webcomic you’re not reading yet.

2. Keira Knightley Refuses Digital Boob Jobs

…and becomes icon for smaller-breasted women everywhere.

1. George W. Bush as The Joker…

…by Drew Friedman in Vanity Fair!


Conspiracy Theory: Did Diet Coke Kill George Carlin?

The Disinter blog reports on a theory that too much Diet Coke interfered with the late comic George Carlin’s heart condition/medication, leading to his death. Specifically, the alleged culprit is the aspartame in the Diet Coke:

“If Carlin’s death was related to aspartame then Carlin killed himself, not the other way around, by choosing to ingest the poison.”

This is based on a report by a Dr. Betty Martini which claims that the comedian was “addicted” to Diet Coke.

Aspartame has been blamed for a bunch of negative health conditions, including heart problems, cancer, and multiple sclerosis. As you can imagine, these claims are controversial.

So the question remains: did Diet Coke “kill” George Carlin?

First, we would have to have proof that Carlin indeed had a Diet Coke “addiction.”

Second, we’d have to see if there was any other substances that Carlin had ingested that might also have played a role.

Then, we’d have to look at the coroner’s report as well as the evidence supporting aspartame as a “poison.”

Me personally, I don’t like aspartame, don’t like artificial sweeteners. They make me nervous & headachey. So I’m definitely not pro-aspartame.

That said, we’d need a bit more proof to back up this particular conspiracy theory.