Trailer park conspiracy theories (Drive Day 98 minus 14 years)

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Our neighbors at the Belen trailer park are American expats of an unusual age. Christian is a twenty-something, one-time vet student and his girlfriend Killian (like the beer) dropped out of a graduate program in astronomy. All to escape big brother. These two have conspiracy theories about everything from 9/11 to cell phones and after a few shots of guaro — the local moonshine — it all seems plausible. And that’s before we stumble on a giant green head near the Ford dealership in San Jose memorializing JFK. If this isn’t alien art I don’t know what is….


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