I’ll be back…with a nice merlot!
Hey Blog Guy, I know you have a background in philosophy, and I’m struggling with my mid-term. I can’t get my mind around the concept of surrealism.
Keep trying, because there’s good money in professional philosophy. Let’s say you bring together two unrelated people, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, at a computer fair. That would be unusual.
But it wouldn’t be surreal?
No. But if you threw in a robot and had Schwarzenegger – who played The Terminator – take an orange from it, then you’d have a big juicy batch of surrealism!
Ah, now I get it. But then what if you added a bottle of wine the size of a rocket-propelled grenade, and got them to grin for no apparent reason?
That’s beyond surreal. Professional politicians would never do that.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes an orange from robot ‘Marvin’ as German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on during the opening ceremony of the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover, Germany, March 2, 2009.
Merkel receives a bottle of wine from Schwarzenegger.
REUTERS photos by Fabrizio Bensch