Friday, November 25, 2011

The Invention of Paint

Maker-of-Things was trying to present his latest creation to the elders of the tribe. “You say this stuff will protect,” said Thrower-of-Stones. “Will it protect us in battle against the Lowbrows from the Valley?”
     “That’s not what I meant,” said Maker. “This paint is simply a mixture of ochre and tallow—although I suppose we could use other pigments—and we can use it to decorate our wooden structures and protect them from rotting so fast.”
     “Decorate?” asked Thrower. “Does that mean I could use it to make a paint from the time I saw that Lowbrow fucking a bison?”

Image: The Sciolist.

5 comments:

  1. Posted to Sunday Scribblings #302—Tribe.

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  2. It's like the 'Planet of the Apes'.. red hair Orangutans are philosophers.. makers are monkeys.. and apes are police and military.. so sure.. it takes a full zoo of primates.. to make the paint of culture work now and then.. AND monkey business is pArt of play of life too.. in all essence and form as human well..:)

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  3. Ha.. I think humans have not changed a lot.

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  4. Oops, I forgot to mention that I posted this to dVerse Poetics—Carved in Stone.

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