Articles by Matthew Thomas Farrell

Matthew Thomas Farrell started off as a science fiction novelist but ultimately realized the wisdom of Thomas Haliburton’s adage, “truth is stranger than fiction.” Since the late 1990s, he has been the chief scribe for, a subtle parody website devoted to lateral thinking and bad taste that exposes or debunks various religious and historical conspiracies. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and can be contacted at

Escaping the Event Horizon (a rebuttal to John Judge’s The Black Hole of Guyana) (2018)

Marked for Death: A (jumping over the) Cliffs Notes review (2016)

Exit Lane (2016)

Morbidabilia (aka Plundering Peoples Temple for Profit) (2015)

Jonestown as a novel (aka Raping Jim Jones for Royalties) (2015)

No Changing Lanes: The Reissue of The Strongest Poison (2014)

The Sacrament: Art Imitates Life, Part 665 (2014)

Peoples Temple as Plot Device (2012)

Bungle in the Jungle: A Review of Citizen Lane (2012)

Joneswear For Sale (2011)

Jim Jones: Live From Guyana, 1978 (2010)

David Conn’s Dilemma (2008)

Shredding the Suspect List on Q 875 (2004)

Debunking a Disturbing Myth: An Analysis of the Jonestown Video (2003)