You’ll enjoy this more if you don’t know the background and take it as is, but since the sheer deakiness is bound to spark some curiosity, see Dave Weigel for answers. In a nutshell: You can do a lot with audio editing software, a trippy imagination, and six hours of Obama reading “Dreams From My Father” on tape.

There are nine chapters but only these two are on YouTube so far. In case you’re having trouble following the story, it’s about the birth of a demigod who somehow … brings about the apocalypse. Yeah. Have a drink, you’ll need it. Exit quotation: “It could be seen as commentary on Obama’s story… People did think he was going to remake the world. I thought he was going to remake the world!”