Friday, March 10, 2006

think less, act more

Good advice, but maybe easier said than done for those of us who tend to overanalyze things somewhat.

Brilliant sculpture ... bad example? Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, in the courtyard of the superb Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California (2005). Gorgeously situated in Lincoln Park (complete with views of the Golden Gate Bridge), the Legion of Honor is one of the best art museums on the Pacific Coast. If you go, stop by the museum café on the basement floor to pick up a really great sandwich for lunch. I took this photo on a late afternoon with my Olympus Stylus 35mm.

A question for the masses (haha, right) who read starfish and waffles: on Sesame Street, when Cookie Monster madly munches down on a plate of cookies but it's obvious that he isn't actually eating the cookies but just making the crumbs fly out of his mouth, is Cookie Monster, therefore, eating cookies or isn't he? This is the type of question I've been grappling with for 20+ years. And maybe that's the problem. Somebody tell me it isn't too late to change.


  1. You ponder quite the polemic question here... Well, first we must ask: does Cookie monster in fact exist? let's say he does. Do cookies in fact exist? let's say they do. Now does our big cuddly blue monster have Decartes-ian thoughts about himself and cookies? And, do cookies have....
    Aww, heck, I'm the last one to get you out of your 20+ year rut of silly ponderings...
    Of COURSE he's munching the choco-chips! Why else would he make all that noise?

  2. But what if my TV is on mute, I've lost my remote, and I'm too lazy to get up and manually turn the volume back on? Is Cookie Monster, therefore, really munching on his chocolate chips? And what if there are no chocolate chips - only oatmeal? Answer that, -c, answer that!

    As you can see, I am a very, very confused soul.

  3. Perhaps the real question is: does Cookie Monster have an eating disorder? We all know those people who look like they are eating, but just push the food around on their plate... Maybe Cookie Monster pretends to eat the cookie but is really spitting it out all over the place. Could this be?

  4. You know, Moi, that could entirely be possible. Cookie Monster is a bit of fat-ass compared to some of the other characters on Sesame Street. Maybe the peer pressure has gotten to him?