Friday, April 13, 2012

Dali Patriarch

In case you haven't heard (and you probably haven't), head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill was caught lying last week.
First, Kirill told television host Vladimir Solovyov that despite what Ukrainian journalists wrote in 2009, he never wore a Breguet watch that is estimated to cost more than $30,000. Then, without much effort, journalist Andrei Malgin found an official photograph on the site of the patriarchate that had the watch neatly photoshopped out. The only problem is that they forgot to airbrush the reflection of the watch on the table.

The patriarchate quickly explained that the photograph had been doctored by an inexperienced 24-year-old employee — a "lay woman," the statement emphasized — without permission. [one does wonder: would a nun have not done it - or done a better job? (me)] (English article at The Moscow Times)
Now you can enjoy the picture a Russian friend sent me:

the patriarch and his missing watch shopped into Dali's Persistence of Memory

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At 3:12 PM, April 13, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

"...the photograph had been doctored by an inexperienced 24-year-old employee — a 'lay woman...'"

I interpreted it as him implying that a lay MAN would have done a better job. Guess I tend to look for a male chauvinist under every bed ;-)

At 3:20 PM, April 13, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Huh. You're absolutely right. I read the emphasis on "lay" - but it could easily (likely, actually, given that this IS the Patriarchate) have been on "woman".


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