Friday, September 16, 2011

One Person Out of Billions

The best cartoon ideas are so obvious, yet only one person out of billions thinks of it.

Charles Addams —New Yorker — 1986


M. D. Jackson said...

That's funny but sad at the same time. It reminds me of my daughter's friends who when they are in spectacular places like the one depicted, use their cell phones to take pictures of themselves.

That simple cartoon really says something profound about ourselves in a very subversive way. I guess all the best cartoons do.

ToB said...

I'm one of these people who mainly takes pictures of surroundings while traveling, and almost no photos of myself. So, for a moment all I saw was the landscape and didn't get the cartoon. But most people, yes, would have 90 percent of a picture being their face, with a tiny corner of the Garden of Eden in the background.