Seinfeld’s Forks are Funny

Seinfeld’s comment that forks are funny and salt shakers are not remind us of the simple reality that things, no matter how small or mundane, have agency. Objects compel us, move us, make us think, laugh, feel. Of course, someone could dispute his comment and insist that salt shakers are funnier than forks. But, that’s not the point.  Forks, spoons, or salt shakers, there is inspiration everywhere. Seinfeld’s comment is consistent with his insight that: When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it.

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