Title text: The MythBusters are even more sinister.
Snopes is a popular website for checking the validity of urban legends. Snopes proves or disproves facts, but another urban legend is known that suggests Snopes runs a spam operations to create sources for their own benefit. The joke here is that Snopes disproves its own urban legend, creating a circular, invalid argument.
The title text suggests that MythBusters, another group which debunks myths, also participate in the practice of spreading misinformation for the opportunity to test it.
- Cueball: Another urban legend? You should check out Snopes before sending me this stuff.
- Friend: Oops; yeah.
- Cueball: Man, Snopes is really great--independent fact-checkers trawling our collective discourse, filtering out misinformation.
- Friend: Yeah, but they have their dark side. The couple that runs snopes.com also runs a network of spam servers that start many of those forwarded stories in the first place, ensuring they'll always have business.
- Cueball: That's absurd. Plus, it's definitely not true--it was debunked by...
- Friend: Yes?
- Cueball: ...Oh my God.