Thursday, February 10, 2011

Diogenes and the Bones

Diogenes was a philosopher in ancient Greece and the source of several memorable stories. He was an irreverent iconoclast who clearly saw the absurdity in human nature & society.

He publicly ridiculed that pretentious fool Plato, and also mocked the mighty conqueror, Alexander the Great. These are both supremely admirable achievements.

On, I saw this cool little cartoon by John Porcellino that illustrates the encounter with Alexander- a sarcastic meditation on our unavoidable mortality:

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