James Kirkland’s very funny and tightly written piece might not make you agree with his (once held?) Flat Earth theories, but you just might come to understand where some accepted truths can come into question when other lies are found close by. One could even say that if one had been involved in a sex cult that involved magic mushroom hallucinogens, becoming a flat-earther might not be a far climb. A true strength in the piece is that, among everything, at the heart of Kirkland’s pursuit of the truth is also a sincere search for real companionship. I’d see this show again because I feel like I’d catch a real nugget of wisdom I might have missed the first go around. Or perhaps to get the name of that mushroom again.
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With mass information coming at us through our devices and from all sides—presidents shouting “Fake news!,” Tsunami triggered nuclear meltdowns, magic bullet theories, and a daily deluge of other potential (and actual) conspiracies (“My Internet’s down! I’m blocked out my emails! Am I hacked? Is it the Russians?” ) it’s no wonder that were don’t already believe that up is down, right is left, or right is wrong.