Just letting you know I'm still alive and kicking. Still working on the 4th essay. Getting down to business has focused my attention. Since this is the last essay, I want to get things right.
It is a "special" day in Flatland — they're all special! — because today the "Insane Clown" begins his hostile take-over of the White House.
The Tweeter-In-Chief now speaks for the nation!
You would have thought, thinking counterfactually as you should always do in contemplating Flatland, that the irreducible absurdity of a former Reality-TV star leading the Earth's most powerful nation would have led to many voluntary retirements or suicides among the nation's political-types, elites and media as they came to realize with absolute finality that their lives have been and still are a cosmic joke.
That didn't happen. They will carry on. There will be business-as-usual and plenty of it!
Where are the space aliens when you need them?