Forget wars and famine and disease.
Forget the upcoming elections which feel like a matter of life and death.
Forget, even, that the Republican party has so little regard for the American public that it nominated someone wholly unqualified (and as we get to know her better, it would seem completely unsuited) as its vice presidential candidate.
John Mellencamp and Stephen King are collaborating on a musical together.
If it gets any scarier than that, I don't want to know about it.