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In another example of why conspiracy theories aren’t just harmless fun, a man threatened a pizza place with an assault rifle yesterday because of “pizzagate.”

In case you aren’t on Reddit or 4chan or Twitter, according to Know Your Meme, “pizzagate" is an absolutely insane conspiracy theory, “regarding a series of emails hacked from former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account, which some supporters of Donald Trump claimed were coded messages discussing an underground pedophile ring operated at the Comet Ping Pong Pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C.”

Obviously, using the the powers of reason and critical thinking that still so many people on this planet are either suppressing or just do not have, this theory is bunk. But that wasn’t enough to stop a North Carolina man from “self-investigating” the pedophile ring with an assault rifle. 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch discharged the rifle but did not shoot anyone when he enterted Comet Ping Pong Pizza yesterday. Police arrested Welch 45 minutes later and seized a Colt .38 caliber handgun and shotgun. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

via Reaction Gifs

According to The Washington Post, “The popular family restaurant, near Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, was swept up in the onslaught of fake news and conspiracy theories that were prevalent during the presidential campaign. The restaurant, its owner, staff and nearby businesses have been attacked on social media and received death threats.”

Reddit has since banned the “Pizzagate” topic, but it didn’t stop harassment.

That’s the American Dream in 2016, open a small business and gain notoriety through a disgusting conspiracy theory that leads to being threatened by an assault rifle. If anyone needs me, I'll be cowering under my desk in the fetal position until the end of time. 

via The Washington Post

Via Sethward
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The Muppets are so lovable and innocent… until they kill us all and use our lifeless bodies as playthings.

Here's what it might be like if the roles were reversed in the intro to "The Muppet Show," with them putting their furry little paws inside us instead and controlling our every move.

Or as the uploader describes it:

The Muppets, after years of oppression, invite you to a night filled with song dance and vengeance.

You will never look at Kermit the same way again.

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Lights Out: Theme Park Review rides an "It's a Small World" knockoff at Suzhou Amusement Land in China, accidentally discovers cure for sleep.

[thedisneyblog.]

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Lights Out: We got OJ, purple stuff, soda, NIGHTMARES FOREVER.

[thanks bumboy!]

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Lights Out: Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby, to get ourselves NIGHTMARES FOREVER.

[mk12 / d_a_n.]

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Lights Out: Leave it to Peter Serafinowicz to produce a KFC commercial that renders its viewer incapable of eating anything ever again.

[robertpopper.]

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Animated Short of the Day: Cyriak returns to thrillify and terrorate with a brand new abomination simply titled "Baaa."

[b3ta.]

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Slo-Mo Thing of the Day: Take one already creepy infomercial for The Original Baby Bullet; slow it down by 200%; add a pinch of backmasked music; get baked; and you've got yourself a fresh batch of Hell.

[tit.]

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Untoon of the Day: Silicone sculpture of a life-like Bert by Effects Lab member Nacho.

Somehow I doubt Sesame Street would be the beloved children's show it is today if its characters looked like this.

[sirmitchell.]

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After Hours: Cake maker Dan Gentle made a delicious marshmallow buttercream and fondant-covered mixed berry jam-filled vanilla cake for his co-worker Colleen's baby shower, but for some strange reason people found it unpalatable.

[thanks roymustang9!]

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Single Topic-Tumblr of the Day: "Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes" ensures you will never again get a decent night's sleep by terrorizing your immortal soul and then nudging you every five minutes to make sure you're awake.

[chickswithstevebuscemeyes.]

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