Conspiracy Theories

Fnord Has a Better Idea


Adam Gorightly, author of the Kerry Thornley biography The Prankster and the Conspiracy, has established an online archive for the original Discordian Society. In a series of aging clippings, broadsheets, and Lazlo Toth-style crank letters, Thornley, Greg Hill, Robert Anton Wilson, and others create a currency backed by flax, prove the world is flat (rumors to the contrary having been created to "reap huge insurance profits from deluding merchant shippers into sailing off the edge"), and reveal the horrible truth about the conspirators behind the JFK assassination: each one lacks a left nipple.