And right here -- in just the fifth paragraph! -- you already have the overwhelming desire to take him by the collar and shout: Max!!! Buddy!!! SNAP OUT OF IT!!! Abort, abort! Entire human beings have disappeared in Dealey Plaza!! It's the Bermuda Triangle of pop culture!
I'll go you one better, between JFK rehashes and UFO stories, there seems to be an awful lot of DISTRACTIONS in the American media all of a sudden!