How to save the world.

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First things first.

This to me seems the first positive step that we all should focus on if we seriously want  to improve the state of the world.

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Fruity selfishness

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Bananas have never struck me of being altruistic.

Whenever I buy a bunch of bananas and I try to eat one straight away it starts to accuse the others of all sins under the sun in order to save its skin, or rather its pulp.

“Don’t eat me please! “It cries, “I’m the well behaved one of this bunch, all the others are baddies. Eat them instead. They deserve to be eaten,.”

Its not only bananas that behave in such a selfish way. Cherries and figs for instance have the same trait but with a higher degree of selfishness.

And so do blueberries, plums and persimmons. The sweeter they are the worse they are.

In the end I get so fed up with their total disregard for their own kin that when I buy them I end up by eating them all.

Have you, dear bloggers,  by any chance noticed the same egotistic behaviour with some fruits? And if so which one are they?

Animal Art

images Would you invest one hundred pounds, euro or dollars in a picture painted by an anteater? I bet that you wouldn’t want to part with that useful amount of cash because in your view it would be a waste of money and a daft investment as there can be. Well, if that is what you think consider the following case: In February 1964 a gallery put on an exhibition of an unknown painter called Pierre Brassau. On the opening day the critics and the media went to see it and after having assessed it they wrote convincing articles that poured bucketsful of praise on the merits of the paintings envisaging a great future for the talented artist who had made them.

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Chimpanzee artist.

Weeks later the gallery publicly admitted that the artist who had made the pictures was a chimpanzee called Peter. In spite of having been a hoax made at the expenses of the art world it was taken very well with the result that Peters’ paintings were sold out for big sums of money. Since that episode many more animals were given brushes and paints in order to produce art works, among these were several more chimpanzee, one of which called Congo who became very famous selling its pictures at higher prices than a guy called Andy Warhol who was displaying his artworks in the same exhibition, as well as elephants, gorilla, cats, pigs dogs etceteras earning good dividends for their owners and those art collectors who invested in them.

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Pig artist at work

This shows that the modern art business is really a crazy and unpredictable one. Having said all this being an artist myself I had a good look at paintings done by some of the above mentioned animal artists and I must say that they often look much better than a lot of paintings done by famous human artists that are hanged nowadays  in modern art museums and galleries and sold for millions and even hundreds of millions.