Thursday, June 05, 2008


Indulging the old pattern seeking brain today, I noticed a man in my plaster.

Who is he?!

Suspecting some hoary old philosopher, I decided to check some pics at Wiki. Imagine my surprise to find a possible candidate right there as a featured article: Emile Lemoine

Look at that beard. A mathematician on my walls?

And curiouser and curiouser, he was born in Quimper and I once went on a school exchange trip there. Whooo!

But I have other suspects too:

Plato, Socrates, Lemoine, the Green Man and, last but not least, er, God.

Or could it be the Venerable Bede?

I only wish it was the Virgin Mary, and then I could chip it off and sell it on Ebay.

I don't know if there's a market for philosophers, mathematicians or Bedes of the non-threadable variety.


ellie said...

That is seriously good, more suggestions... Albus Dumbledore, grandpa Broon.
Far more impressive than my potato with a bottom the other day.

Mephitis said...

Haha! I bet Esther Rantzen would've loved it.

I can't believe I didn't think of Dumbledore :).

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I wondered what you meant about a man in your plaster, now the penny drops! Sorry, don't come here often enough. Abster X