Friday, January 25, 2008

Oh, the Delicious Disconnect

It's not easy being credulous. You'll believe any story anyone tells you.

If you're President Bush, you think this painting is about a rough and ready missionary off to serve his deity. And you like to think it is a good depiction of what you're up to.

If you're the artist, W.H.D. Koerner, "A Charge to Keep" is a horse thief being chased by an angry lynch mob.

It just goes to show you that reality can be whatever you want it to be. As long as you get a good head-start...

(Thanks to Pharyngula for the heads up, and to Harpers for the story.)

1 comment:

Peter said...

Ooh! I read this in Harpers. I had to suppress the giggles at work.