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Clive Palmer Maybe Had An Existential Crisis Over Fake News And Tim Tams Last Night

Things have taken a turn.

There are few things in life as pure and baffling and joyful as Clive Palmer on social media.

In recent times, the mining mogul, ex-MP and modern day Aristotle has used Facebook and Twitter to ponder the mysteries of the universe, compose poems for his former colleagues, and bring rays of sunshine into the lives of all who follow him.

But the thing about genius is that it often comes at a cost. Clive is clearly a sensitive soul, and last night he appears to have been gripped by a full blown existential crisis.

The first sign that something was wrong came with this stanza on fake news. At least I think that’s what it was about.

Bit grim there Clive, but then again who isn’t worried about the rise of misinformation?

Clive then posted the following about prostate testing and beer.

Followed by this heartbreaking message about a Tim Tam.

Perhaps sensing that something was the matter, Clive’s followers on Facebook chimed in with a flurry of supportive messages.

But Clive was already well and truly down the rabbit hole.

Devastating. All the money in the world and not a Tim Tam to be had. Really makes you think.

Fortunately, Clive appears to be back to his usual self this morning, tweeting the following just after 7am.

Oh, and in case you were wondering…

Feature image via Clive Frederick Palmer/Facebook