When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

When the world changes and becomes strange, those who were previously outside the standards of normality will have an opportunity to become successful. Coined by Hunter S. Thompson in his 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A: "Why do you think your chaotic style of music is resonating with people so much right now?" B: "Because we're living in chaotic times. What can I say, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Conspiracy theories always thrive in times of political upheaval or instability. When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
See also: get, going, turn, weird
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