In response to the wildly addictive Draw Something (aka smartphone Pictionary) app, McSweeney’s writer Scott Balzak whipped up some genius hypothetical reactions to the game as recorded by some of art history’s biggest stars. One imagined letter, from Henri Matisse to George Braques, reads as such:
If Dali asks you to play a game with him, don’t. He claims he can’t figure out any of my drawings, but I think he’s lying to undermine my confidence. His forms are functional, I’ll grant that, but he avoids true chances and sticks to one-coin words. How can you say you aspire to greatness and then choose the word “bowtie”? And how pretentious the way he signs each of his drawings! Perhaps he’s smart, though. Did you hear that the Magritte’s scribble of “cigarette holder” sold for two thousand Francs? I had to play Angry Birds for an hour just to calm down. Anyway, do you know if there’s an Apple Store in Bahrain?
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