Surrealism in the news

Amid the backdrop of so much fake, zero-evidence, conspiracy-theory news (like 3 million people voting illegally in the election), sometimes it’s the real news that’s strangest of all.

Here’s a real, completely factual quote from an actual news story this morning:

President-elect Donald Trump picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department on Wednesday, seeking to put the former Texas governor in control of an agency whose name he forgot during a presidential debate even as he vowed to abolish it.

It’s one of those rare sentences that isn’t just bizarre, but gets steadily more bizarre the further into it you get.

Like a fine wine, you can’t just gulp this down all at once. Take a moment to savor the exquisite escalation of craziness, bit by bit:

President-elect Donald Trump

(pause and reflect)

picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department on Wednesday

(pause and reflect)

seeking to put the former Texas governor in control of an agency whose name he forgot during a presidential debate

(pause and reflect)

even as he vowed to abolish it.

(pause and reflect)

That is all.

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2 responses to “Surrealism in the news

  1. Perry wants to work himself out of a job.

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