Here I sit, reading the headlines, and I realize that on a personal level, things are going pretty well . . . while on an international level, the economy and culture of the entire world is going to hell in a handbasket. It’s a bit surreal, actually but there you have it.
The only thing that would really be a bit unusual these days is a shooting war in the USA. Aside from that, go back in time twenty years and ask someone to invent a ridiculous headline and you can find it reported in the last week.