Like Apocalypse Now', the audience is lead by narration to give a reflecting insight into the apocalyptic journey of young professional named Jack. Jack works a regular nine to five office job for an insurance company and suffers from insomnia. He finds his cure in attending support groups for the mortally afflicted. One of the first groups he attends is a testicular cancer group and discovers, through an exercise referred to as "pairing up" (to share brotherly emotion with your fellow mortally afflicted), that crying with and hugging these people makes him feel better. He, although he does not have testicular cancer, is spiritual impotent and this group allows him to fill that void in his life. He gets addicted to this, and begins attending different support groups everyday, his faking becomes his foma, he knows like the bokonist, that his new "religion" is lies. "I didn't say anything," he explains as he forges a series of diseases. "They always assumed the worst." Nonetheless, his search for tears and experiencing other people's pain gave meaning to his identity. "Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy (the books of Bokonon 1:5', Vonnegut, 1963)."
Jack has no trouble weeping in these strangers' arms until he meets another phony, Marla, a support-group "tourist" and a reflection of himself that he finds objectionable. She claims to like the emotional workout of being with these people, which... [continues]
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