Friday, May 20, 2005

The Picture of Everything

When I heard that someone claimed to have A Picture of Everything on the web, I knew that I had to check it out.

The simple hubris that entails this project is awe-inspiring. Who can claim to produce a picture that encompasses everything?

I give the artist credit, however, for doing a good job of cramming stuff in there and for providing a useful web design that allows you to appreciate the myriad of people, objects, etc.

But, the philosophical conundrum remains.

It can't be a picture of EVERYTHING. Sure, it has the members of TLC. It has Pokemon (even identified by correct number!).

It's got Beck and Count Chocula and Roger Ebert; its got the Village People and the Mona Lisa.

It's got the pyramids.

It's got Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. living in Gangsta' rap heaven.

It's got the Partridge Family bus, Voltron, and Jim Morrison.

But is it constantly being updated?

Does it have anything besides pop culture icons and other boringly famous stuff?

I doubt it, but I haven't examined it all--certainly not.

All I can say is keep working, but hold off on claiming EVERYTHING . . . at least until you have a picture of good ole Burb typing a new post for Why Won't You Grow?!

Then, you'll have it all--or at least everything you'll ever need.

Go down the rabbit hole here. Happy hunting.

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