A Sad Day Indeed
One day the last portrait of Rembrandt and the last bar of Mozart will have ceased to be — though possibly a colored canvas and a sheet of notes will remain — because the last eye and the last ear accessible to their message will have gone.
- Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)
The butt of a joke is a five-finger discount, a theft of cheekiness counterpointed with the cleverness of the next mass extinction. Do you think I'm joking? Rembrandt, Mozart and the curators of culture will end, not with a sudden bang but with a silent whimper.
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