Zen is often - and incorrectly - perceived as nonsense, as absurd riddles and stories designed to confuse rather than to clarify. The epitome of this attitude appears at the end of most episodes of The Daily Show, where host Jon Stewart announces, "and now for your moment of Zen," followed by some short, hard-to-believe or non sequitur film clip.
This is probably an understandable reaction to Zen koans like the sound of one hand clapping or Joshu's Mu, but Zen is not about the nonsensical at all. But rather than explain what Zen actually is, I'll instead throw a few more logs on the fire and provide some bizarre and non-linear videos for a Sunday installment of Friday night videos.
And now, for your moment of "zen":