Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Return of the Lilliputians

I have been naïve and gullible here and there, but generally think of myself as a pretty level-headed person able to distinguish truth from fantasy. Until recently. 


Remember my daughter’s piece about Marriage Counseling yesterday? I was shaking my head in disbelief that someone would charge so much money and that people would pay so much money just to think that they were right and their spouse was wrong. I passed it on to a friend complaining about the state of the world and she gently tugged my sleeve and alerted me: “Um, I think it was a satire.” Which my daughter confirmed. 


But hey, given the news these days, it certainly could have been true. I mean someone just sold an invisible sculpture for $18,000, a visual art equivalent of John Cage’s “4’33”, that piece where the pianist sits for 4 minutes and 33 seconds without touching the piano and whatever sounds are in the auditorium are the music. With the difference that this would just be one piece in the concert and the ticket probably didn’t cost more than $50. The invisible sculpture is simply a pedestal and wherever you put it, well, the view over the pedestal is the sculpture. Had I bought it, I would have written the number $18,000 on a piece of paper and told the artist, “Now imagine the check.”


In these days of Jewish space lasers and satanic Democrat child-devourers, the satirical, unimaginable and just plain insane has become the norm. Today there is no difference between Fox News and the satirical Onion newspaper. What to believe?


PS: By the way, have you heard that the Republican Party is worried about dwindling numbers and has recruited an army of Lilliputians to cross the border from Mexico to join forces? Be prepared.


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