Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Inside the Talamasca
Just in time for St Paddy's Day
At the National Art Gallery in Dublin , a husband and wife
were staring at a portrait that had them completely
confused. The painting depicted three black men totally
naked sitting on a park bench. Two of the figures had black
willies, but the one in the middle had a pink willie.
The curator of the gallery realized that they were having
trouble interpreting the painting and offered his
assessment. He went on for over half an hour explaining how
it depicted the sexual emasculation of black men in a
predominately white, patriarchal society.
'In fact,' he pointed out, 'some serious
critics believe that the pink willie also reflects the
cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men
in contemporary society.
After the curator left, an Irishman, approached the couple
and said, 'Would you like to know what the painting is
'Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than
the curator of the gallery?' asked the couple.
'Because I'm the guy who painted it,' he
replied. 'In fact, there are no black men depicted at
all. They're just three Irish coal miners. The guy in
the middle went home for lunch.'