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Ah, the good 'ol conspiracy theory. The stuff of many a living room quarrel, inebriated spat, and left field thought piece. You'd think we'd get frustrated, but somehow, entertaining the idea that the Illuminati is consistently pulling one on us is...strangely enjoyable. Fox predicted 9/11?! Gilligan's Island was an allegory for hell?! The Fresh Prince was dead the whole time?! We've been duped! And yet, we invest in them like they're a proper TV show.
How meta is the aforementioned idea, because television is riddled with as many conspiracy theories as the music industry is with Illuminati symbols. Government set-ups are the Jay Z diamond hand sign to television. Flavorwire's list of the most bizarre television conspiracy theories is a mixed bag of feelings.
There's bound to be a mid-life TV crisis lurking between the Saved By The Bell fantasy idea and the SNL x JFK theory, right? Skepticism sets in as you begin to casually read about SNL and the JFK assassination. Then comes shock — the "I really can't believe I missed this" feeling. You panic as you continue to get suckered into the author's well-documented thesis — that "I've been living a lie" feeling. Then, something pulls you out of the k-hole of theory (most likely a cat video), and you go on living with a looming suspicion that everything you've come to love has been part of a larger, more sinister plan. It's a tangled web of emotions, but one no less fascinating and, for lack of a better term, mind-blowing. Click though and try not to question your relative reality. (Flavorwire)