In Donald Trump‘s 2017, we’ve long past left the surreal behind, and now are trapped in some Dadaist dream sequence, where both life and art exist on a Mobius strip of influence, with no one sure who is imitating what anymore, or whether it even matters.
Case in point: Donald Trump’s orb incident yesterday.
When the president placed his hands on a glowing sphere in Saudi Arabia, no one was sure if this was business as usual, or if the world had entered some sort of Captain America-Twin Peaks crossover episode. It’s something no one could have seen coming, and yet, one person did predict it a week ago.
TRUMP: the pulsing orb is fantastic. my brain hums as i stroke its oily black surface, my enemies will die in rivers of blood. terrific orb!— mustard (@nice_mustard) May 12, 2017
That was tweeted over a week before the orb incident.
@Nice_mustard was bemused as hell this weekend.
how tf did this end up becoming relevant to actual events— mustard (@nice_mustard) May 21, 2017
How indeed? Twitter was perhaps even more uncomfortable about it.
THIS INSIGHT HAS UNLOCKED THE PORTAL pic.twitter.com/9Rw1tB0kYX— Chris Labarthe (@chris_labarthe) May 22, 2017
mustard what the fuck— bog person (@bromanconsul) May 22, 2017
Perhaps mustard put it best.
it's been a weird day— mustard (@nice_mustard) May 22, 2017
In a long line of them.