"The things you think are a big deal are not so big. I’ve won the Nobel Prize. And so?”"--"Blindness" author Jose Saramago, speaking in the New York Times Magazine.
If only the scribe were the next guest judge on Top Chef. Talk about injecting a little necessary existential inquiry into the ultimate postmodern competition. And yet, sadly, I also learned from this interview that: "Five years ago, [Saramago] managed to create a worldwide scandal when, on a tour of the West Bank, he compared the situation in the Palestinian territories with 'Auschwitz.'"
And you thought only Stockhausen was among the international genius-artists with strikingly immature political vision. Maybe, then, for all of his allegorical brilliance, Saramago knows a lot more about blindness than even his sought-after book makes clear. Gael Garcia Bernal, you genius development exec, you were definitely onto something, even if after your unsuccessful attempts at purchasing the rights to the book, you'll just be acting in the adaptation.
Why Glass Shallot?
Because commas can serve as periods (just ask Jose).