I was at a Chinese restaurant earlier this summer and I kept the chopstick sheath because it was so amusing. Printed on the front were the words exactly in this fashion:
Welcome to Chinese Restaurant.Hehe. Hm, been a while since I had Chinese...
please try your nice Chinese Food with Chopsticks
the traditional and typical of Chinese glorious history.
I'm still reading the Saki (H.H. Munro) volume, haven't touched the Freud in a while, and yesterday in the Tube I started on blink by Malcolm Gladwell, the newish book about following your intuition, which is often more reliable than empirical research or constant questioning - which is our modern habit.
The first example given was very appealing to me: a supposed 6th century BC Greek kouros acquired on loan by the Getty prior to purchase. Over a year of intensive testing and research is carried out. All the specialists brought in to evaluate it, within two seconds of seeing it, had an "intuitive repulsion".
The original researchers wanted the kouros to be authentic.
Further testing in Athens proved the statue to be a fake - surface oxidisation by potato mold.
In every situation, we all experience the initial two-second impression. Usually it is right, but rarely do we listen.
This next section demands a little patience, but if you want to see something you have never seen before, go to this website. Keep clicking on the red seals. Then click on the Boutique link in the drop-down menu.
Check out ALL the pics especially number 10, and try not to fall over in your seat. I nearly did! And yes, that is what it really is like.
I'd love to know what you think :)