At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at
a portrait that had them completely confused.
The painting depicted three black men totally naked sitting on a park bench.
Two of the figures had black willies, but the one in the middle had a pink willie.
The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble
interpreting the painting and offered his assessment. He went on for over
half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of black men
in a predominately white, patriarchal society. "In fact,"he pointed
"some serious critics believe that the pink willie also reflects the
cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men
in contemporary society."
After the curator left, an Irishman, approached the couple and said,
"Would you like to know what the painting is really about?"
"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of
the gallery?" asked the couple.
"Because I'm the guy who painted it," he replied. "In fact, there are no
black men depicted at all.None whatsoever.
They're just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went
home for lunch."