05 July 2006

Wittgenstein + Crank Calls

I found a rather funny(ish) piece of fiction. It might not be very funny unless you've read a biography of Wittgensteins;e.g., Monk's The Duty of Genius.
Respondent: British Museum, Curator Pink speaking.
Wittgenstein: I have proof that England was created five minutes ago. Therefore, the contents of your museum are fakes.
Respondent: I didn’t quite get that.
Wittgenstein: I do not find a TRACE of humanity in you. (Thump of receiver.)