Friday, December 6, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
While I don’t believe in heaven or hell, I do find the following story from Rabbi Haim of Romshishok quite relevant all the same. It’s called “Allegory of the Long Spoons” and it underscores the value of collaborative approach to survival…
I once ascended to the firmaments. I first went to see Hell and the sight was horrifying. Row after row of tables were laden with platters of sumptuous food, yet the people seated around the tables were pale and emaciated, moaning in hunger. As I came closer, I understood their predicament.
Every person held a full spoon, but both arms were splinted with wooden slats so he could not bend either elbow to bring the food to his mouth. It broke my heart to hear the tortured groans of these poor people as they held their food so near but could not consume it.
Next I went to visit Heaven. I was surprised to see the same setting I had witnessed in Hell—row after row of long tables laden with food. But in contrast to Hell, the people here in Heaven were sitting contentedly talking with each other, obviously sated from their sumptuous meal.
As I came closer, I was amazed to discover that here, too, each person had his arms splinted on wooden slats that prevented him from bending his elbows. How, then, did they manage to eat?
As I watched, a man picked up his spoon and dug it into the dish before him. Then he stretched across the table and fed the person across from him! The recipient of this kindness thanked him and returned the favor by leaning across the table to feed his benefactor.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Artist Sam Spratt puts forth his rebuttal to Norman Rockwell’s classic America with his African American version of America. The series called “American Royalty” was commissioned by Childish Gambigo and it’s quite unique. I love it.
“When two enemies are talking, they’re not fighting.”—Daryl Davis
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Shaking hands is one thing. Conversation and a round of drinks is another.
Last night Bunker stopped off at the Thirsty Lion for some drinks with a client, and who do we run into? Portland Timbers head coach, Caleb Porter. Awesome. Then we spent some time talking with him and he shared some ideas about where the Timbers are going in the coming couple years. Awesomer. Then he bought us a round of drinks. Awesomest.
Thanks, Caleb. You made our night.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Directory, designer, and animator, Adam Patch, was fortunate enough to record audio of his wife, Morgan Patch, telling a joke when she was drunk. We, average people, are fortunate enough to be able to watch this animation that he created to accompany Morgan’s drunken pun fest. And because it was been shared far and wide, he has put together a website called Two Chips Animation Co. where people can submit comparable videos.