Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? What came first, the chicken or the egg? They’re similar questions that perhaps require no answer, or the answer’s irrelevant, or there is no answer. Both processes represent self-reinforcing feedback loops and one part of the equation not only feeds the other part of the equation, but it also requires the other part of the equation to propagate it. So it’s both; art imitates life and life imitates art and the case of The State vs Adnan Syed is perfect proof of this maxim. In fact, the case of The State vs Adnan Syed underscores that we’ve approached, and are fully immersed in, The Singularity where satire and that which satire was meant to satirize have merged and it’s no longer possible to tell the difference. A famous musician once lyrically quipped, “there are many here among us, who feel that life is but a joke.” I suppose I’m one of them — but I not only feel it, I now know it. Everyone’s an unwitting satirist these days serendipitously sowing satire with reckless, unwitting abandon. No wonder Robin Williams took his life. There is no longer any use for his services. We are all Robin Williams now in this mainstream satirical Shit Parade — and as we know, everyone loves a parade.