Albert Einstein meets Charlie Chaplin. 1931.

ImageDuring that same visit to California, Einstein was asked to appear alongside the comic actor Charlie Chaplin during the Hollywood debut of the film City Lights. When they were mobbed by thousands, Chaplin remarked, “The people applaud me because everybody understands me, and they applaud you because no one understands you.” Einstein asked Chaplin, “What does it all mean?” Chaplin replied, “Nothing.”

What do you think?

Human history i…

Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963)

A novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (Painting)

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection

When I first saw the painting during an Easter ceremony in my church, I was startled. You can see John and Peter running to witness Jesus rising from His tomb on Easter morning. Look at the gestures, posture and facial expressions that masterfully express complex emotions of their hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. John is younger than Peter as he ran faster than Peter, who is older.

I know that the artist must have had more stories to be told through the painting, that’s why one can stare at a painting for hours. Because thousands of words can be described only with a single painting, that’s the true.

The painting was portrayed by a Swiss painter, Eugene Burnand (1850 – 1921). This nuanced artwork was his most famous piece. It is displayed in Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. I hope I can visit that place oneday. 🙂

Mr. Bean vs. Einstein

Einstein and Mr. Bean sitting next to each other on a long flight. Einstein says, “Let’s play a game. I will ask you a question, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me only $5 and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”

Einstein asks the first question: What’s the distance from the Earth to the Moon?

Mr. Bean doesn’t say a word, reaches his pocket, pulls out a $5.

Now, it’s Mr. Bean’s turn.

He asks Einstein: What goes up a hill with 3 legs and comes down on 4 legs?

Einstein searches the net and asks all his smart friends. After an hour he gives Mr. Bean $500.

Einstein going nuts and asks: Well, so what goes up a hill with 3 legs and come down with four?

Mr. Bean reaches his pocket and give Einstein $5.