Envision, if you will, the most absurd thing you can.

Go on.

What did you come up with? Zebras playing poker, perhaps? Or is that too tame? How about a living, three-dimensional Picasso painting? Each person has their own unique concept of absurdity.

Your conception of absurdity—things so bizarre or out of place as to be almost meaningless—is intimately linked to your own personal experiences. That, in turn, causes you to see some things as beyond the pale of normal experience and therefore absurd. Another person with their own experiences would make a different observation.

But what if there existed something so far from the realm of what any person has experienced that it would induce in everyone—you, your neighbor, an Amazonian tribesman—that feeling? So far from the realm of what any person has experienced that there’s no way to process it, and the only response is an insane cackle?