Thursday, November 20, 2008

Post No. 100

from "Comic Strip" by Chris Ware, The New Yorker, Nov. 24, 2008. The character has been thinking about how she hates to talk about food, and then breaks out into intelligent thought, ruining the dinner party.
PERSONALLY I think aestheticizing the sense of taste is a classist, morally indefensible notion, a function of privilege rather than of necessity, especially when it comes at such expense . . .

Isn't the economy collapsing precisely because the means of human subsistence have metastasized into abstract, tradable commodities, removed from the reality of daily life except as tools of finance?
Why, yes.

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