This week The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is the long awaited sequel to the first conspiracy theories episode. Jeff talks to Patrick Cassels about their favorite pop culture conspiracy theories like Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” being a metaphor for the JFK assassination, an arcade game called Polybius being a psychological weapon, and Taylor Swift being an active member of 4chan.
“The reason I’m skeptical, is that the song’s popularity seems like such luck and a random occurrence. I’d be more impressed if they made Rebecca Black and Friday really popular than they got a codified message into a song. Even the Illuminati couldn’t have pulled that off.” - Jeff thoughts on the Rebecca Black conspiracy.
“Jeff, you seem like you’d join onto any theory, but you will also not care that much. If you were told that Lizard people run the world, you’d be like ‘Alright, how does that change my day to day? It doesn’t? Okay cool.’” - Patrick Cassels on Jeff’s attitude towards conspiracy theories.
“The rest of these theories are all about mind control, the government and satan, the biggest themes you can think about. This one is relatively very small scale. I think it speaks to a) how popular Taylor Swift is and b) how fascinating this would be if it was true.” - Patrick Cassels on the appeal of the Taylor Swift/4chan theory.
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