arcana imperii :: the book of j


headline of the day

«witnesses report seeing nothing unusual...»

at first glance one is tempted to scream, wondering whether the journalist responsible finds himself on a peaceful and deserted beach somewhere, but even then he could surely report on the weather, the scenery or his state of mind! i mean, with much taking place all round us meriting our attention, this headline's almost offensive... at first glance...

the fact is that not only did it catch my attention and peeked my interest, but it even prompted me to tell you about it.

the story refers to four armed men who stole several famous paintings friday, including a Picasso and a Monet, from a Rio de Janeiro museum and then slipped away in a crowd of carnival revellers... who, allegedly, did not see anything unusual...