Sunday, October 23, 2005

Intelligent Design

Paul Rudnick in The New Yorker:
Day No. 1:

And the Lord God said, “Let there be light,” and lo, there was light. But then the Lord God said,
“Wait, what if I make it a sort of rosy, sunset-at-the-beach, filtered half-light, so that everything
else I design will look younger?”

“I’m loving that,” said Buddha. “It’s new.”

“You should design a restaurant,” added Allah.

Day No. 2:

“Today,” the Lord God said, “let’s do land.” And lo, there was land.

“Well, it’s really not just land,” noted Vishnu. “You’ve got mountains and valleys and—is that

“It’s not a single statement,” said the Lord God. “I want it to say, ‘Yes, this is land, but it’s not
afraid to ooze.’ ”

“It’s really a backdrop, a sort of blank canvas,” put in Apollo. “It’s, like, minimalism, only with

“But—brown?” Buddha asked.

“Brown with infinite variations,” said the Lord God. “Taupe, ochre, burnt umber—they’re called
earth tones.”

“I wasn’t criticizing,” said Buddha. “I was just noticing.”
To read about what happened on days 3 to 7, go here. Such fun.

Link via: India Uncut.

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