The truth is finally known!

Barney seems innocent and sweet but in fact he is Satan.

It’s all very simple:
1. Start with the given: CUTE PURPLE DINOSAUR.
2. Change all U’s to V’s (which is proper Latin anyway):
3. Extract all Roman Numerals: C V V L D I V
4. Convert into Arabic values: 100 5 5 50 500 1 5
5. Add all the numbers: 666

Thus, Barney is Satan.

What is a madtheory anyway?

It is based on facts, events, people and places that exist or have existed. You, the inventive theorist, has subsequently drawn conclusions from the data available to formulate a theory, however absurd.

It can be about anything: historical events, unsolved mysterys, aliens, nature, religion, the origin of man, science, politics, murders, ghosts, the supernatural, conspiracys, the Titanic, the moon landing, corruption or Padraig Flynn, to name just a few.

•Did man actually step on the moon or was it all an elaborate hoax?

•Is Elvis really dead?

•Have we been visited by aliens?

•Is Sophie Ellis Bextor one of them???

Here, we gather evidence for some of the wildest theories out there: the bizarre to the hilarious; the strangely believable.

We present the evidence…
you decide if you believe it or not.

New Gallery

madtheory press release

M.A.D. theory or Mutual Assured Destruction was a cold war theory stating that should one superpower attack the other, both would be annihilated. It ensured that a peaceful balance was maintained.

Do we feel that this reflects the two members of the band? Two sine waves wildly out of sync, merging to form one harmonious line; each element of their personalities bringing something new and different to the other, bringing order to chaos?

No, we just thought it was a cool name, but it does evoke our formative years- the late seventies and early eighties, when nuclear war was a cloud that hung over our heads. As kids back then, we tried to imagine the future: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Leon Theremin, Kraftwerk, Moog synths, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, the Linn LM1 drum computer, Thomas Dolby, The Buggles, Tron, the BBC Acorn, Pong, 2000ad Futureshock.

madtheory recreates that futuristic vision from the past. The sound is retro futurism: music that acknowledges the past and moves forward into the future.

Personnel: Ken Hayes, Tomás Mulcahy.

Making Love

You all know the old saying that home cooked food tastes better, because it’s created with love.
To test this theory, scientists contracted a chef to cook two separate meals with the same ingredients. While cooking the first one, he thought only about negative things and all the stuff that makes him angry, and cursed and sweared at the food. While cooking the second meal, he thought about positive things and all the stuff that makes him happy, and whispered sweet nothings to the food. As a control, a second chef also cooked a meal with the same ingredients.

These three meals were then served to three separate groups, A B and a control group C.

group A:
80% thought the meal tasted “off”.
10% thought it was OK.
10% thought it was excellent.
Group B:
79% thought the meal was fabulous.
12% thought it was very good.
9% said it was fine.
Group C (control):
45% thought it was good.
50% thought it was OK.
5% excellent.

These results show that the old saying is now a viable scientific theory.

Scientists now believe that, by having the chef cook two meals in the same manner and carrying out a molecular measurement on each one, the molecular difference will be love in the form of matter. They are hoping that they will be able to duplicate this difference molecule in large quantities and then spread the love across the globe.