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So much of the news cycle today is dominated by stories of doom and gloom, whether it’s an autocratic, geriatric president hell-bent on the decimation of our institutions or the rapid melting of our ice caps due to global warming. Sometimes it’s nice to kick back with some news that’s a little easier on the stomach, if only as a necessary counterbalance to all that negativity. Take, for example, the story of former Hills star Spencer Pratt coming across Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones while on vacation in Hawaii—and wouldn’t you know it, they became fast friends!

It all began when Pratt issued a tweet that would inspire terror if received as a text message from a friend or loved one:

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Pratt, who in the past decade has cycled through the traditional D-list celebrity routine of announcing bankruptcy, getting really into healing crystals, and appearing on Celebrity Big Brother multiple times, has staked out a name for himself as a uniquely self-aware Hollywood bottom-feeder, even inviting critical members of the press to befriend him and his wife, Hills costar Heidi Pratt. And so there’s a sense of puckish glee in his pursuit of Jones throughout the resort; in the videos below, you can see both him and Jones simultaneously talking to their separate social audiences.

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Pratt did god’s work and continued to surreptitiously film the conspiracy theorist throughout his vacation, all in the name of journalism:

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Things reached their climax at an apparently very hot buffet, where Alex Jones could be seen seeping sweat over a plate of eggs and bacon, and, honestly, maybe finally becoming a little creeped out by Pratt:

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Today, their long-teased beachside interview took place. Watch as Pratt cajoles Jones into an amped-up vision-quest about how much he hates the Clintons:

Of course, it was just 2009 when these two first met, and the Pratts informed Jones on his show that 9/11 was inside job as well as Spencer’s intentions to release a rap album called Infowars. All of which might’ve been sarcastic, or might not be. It doesn’t matter. Nothing does. What matters is that they finally linked up again amidst the verdant, magic-hour skies of Hawaii, rekindling their paused friendship like the Parisian lovebirds of Richard Linklater’s Midnight series. We look forward to seeing their 2028 tete-a-tete, where they can toast humanity’s successful defeat of the lizard people.

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