At the recent Believer release party, Eames Demetrios gave a power point presentation and lecture on (the? I don't know if it takes the definite article) Kcymaerxthere, an "alternative universe largely consistent with our linear world but with different points of contact: different stories, peoples, creatures, laws of physics—just for starters." In addition to his day job/s, he travels around the world installing plaques and making markers about various events from this other and somehow overlapping world. I was enjoying myself too much to take proper notes (who else takes notes at art gallery openings and magazine release parties? Send yourself my way), but I did manage to jot down an aside about "the god of directionality – some people say he's behind wikipedia, the euro, and Starbucks." I especially love the sites he's commemorated in Germany and Poland. At the end of his presentation, we all sang a song together. He liked my singing and I told him to keep me in mind if he ever started a choir. Then I bought a travel guide.
This is the kind of nonsense – delivered in utmost earnestness and beautiful seriousness – that I could really get behind.