We had a business meeting this morning, really just a phone call, but Harry’s place is a dead zone. So, I decided that we would take this call in Gallup Park. It was a beautiful day in May and Gallup is a great place for a walk. Exiting the car, I spied a sticker that announced, “Birds Aren’t Real.” Being a birder, I was intrigued. Google explained that this is a Gen Z conspiracy theory that holds that birds are really little government drones that have been deployed to spy on people. What Birds Aren’t Real truly is a parody social movement with a purpose. In a post-truth world dominated by online conspiracy theories, young people have coalesced around the effort to thumb their nose at, fight and poke fun at misinformation. It’s Gen Z’s attempt to upend the rabbit hole with absurdism. Further research off the internet, but still in the park revealed that at least some birds aren’t real.