It's 2186. You wake up and jack your brain into the holoverse work portal while your android catgirl wife prepares you a breakfast of plain bran flakes and genetically modified oat milk. It is the day once known as Thanksgiving in the former United States of America, which of course was abolished after colonization by the Empire of Canada. You pay 20 PodTokens, the equivalent of $428.25 CAD, to access your podcatcher of choice, and another 50 to open the newest episode in your feed. The voice of Charlie McElroy III blasts directly into your mind through your neural podlink. Xe says, "Welcome to Til Death Do Us Blart, the eternal podcast our forefathers cursed us to endure as repentance for our comedy sins. Us five, the eternal council, will now commence our yearly ritual to praise the shadow man." The sound of screams echoing through an office building can be heard for about 15 minutes, and then an ad for Roblox 5 plays. You smile to yourself and nod. This was a good year.