Even though a lot about recent years has been terrifying for us, it's somehow still often the case that even the scary parts of modern life can be completely ridiculous.
With that in mind, I suppose that brief period when people decided to dress as clowns and terrorize everyone with knives seems like a bizarre warning about the future now.
After all, it's hard to know whether to scream or nervously laugh when things go sideways now. And while that's a vibe that many of us aren't comfortable in, it's always fascinating to find someone who is.
So whether the wacky things we're about to see are making us laugh or just preparing us for the future, they're pretty likely to make us see the world as one big joke.