The Corner

Brave, Brave Artistic Iconoclasts

Mark Steyn is hilarious and brilliant today, as always. He talks about Larry David’s pissing-on-Christ shtick. “Oh, those brave transgressive artists!” he says. They just love to scandalize the Christers. But what if they were “to start urinating in a more Mecca-ly direction”? Reminded me of something I wrote in Impromptus, way back in 2002 (here). This may seem like ancient history – you may have forgotten the movie – but here goes: “How much money would you pay to see the makers of The Last Temptation of Christ make a similar film about the Prophet Muhammad? How long would they be alive? An hour? An hour and fifteen minutes?”

Plus ça change, plus ça doesn’t change at all.