Baseball player and steroid user Sammy Sosa appears to now be hiding from his crimes against the game by changing his Race. The dark-skinned Sosa is now the bright white Sammy. Say it ain’t so, Sammy, say it ain’t so:
We live in a world where answers are given more value than the questions being asked. We want results, not idle inquiry. We reward the definite and the concrete while dismissing the unanswerable and the curious. Today, I argue, the best of us really rests in the questions we ask and not in the answers we provide. When Albert Einstein was a teenager, he asked this question: “What would happen if I could imprison a ray of light?” Nobody had the answer to his question. For the rest of his life, he honored his own childhood wondering and brought the rest of us into his light.
Sometimes it takes a criminal act to set us free from the Panopticonic Eye of our government watchers.
Who knew you could “turn on” Jesus with the flick of your finger? I can’t decide if this Jesus-Light-Switch-With-Children semiotic is more or less offensive than our previous winner, The Unholy Blow Job.
The San Francisco Chronicle asks a fine question about the legitimacy of art meeting science as we ponder the image of an electrograph of a brass wire gauge in the year 1900:
Should we consider “Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible,
1840-1900” an art exhibition just because the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art has organized it?