Thomas Sowell

 "Well, architecture is itself an art, as well as a science. But I also paint pictures, if that is what you mean."

 "Yes, I remember a famous painting of yours showing a Rolex sitting on a half-eaten piece of watermelon."

 "Yes, I called it 'Watch on the Rind.'"

 "You are really on the cutting edge. Are all the people in your set like that?"

 "No, actually. My uncle's wife, for example, is the most conservative person I know."


 "Yes, I call her my status quo auntie."

 "How conservative is she?"

 "Once I asked her if she believed in gun control and she said: 'Yes! You've got to control those things or else the shot will go wild and miss the guy you are trying to blast!'"

 "Over here is the famous weatherman, Cole Winter. He's usually pretty well informed, since he is on the same program as the news. Cole, what's the latest news?"

 "A leopard was spotted in midtown Manhattan today!"

 "That's not news. Leopards are spotted everywhere. Anyhow, it is time to return you to the studio. Happy April Fools' Day!"

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of The Housing Boom and Bust.

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