Sunday, May 22, 2005


Hufu, the healthy human flesh alternative

Originally uploaded by Alison Bechdel.
I thought an old college chum had rounded the bend when he told me he was going to start marketing a human-flavored meat substitute. But if there were an award for the most compelling realization of the most repugnant concept, would definitely be on the short list.

Wow. How revoltingly fascinating, or fascinatingly revolting. As a kid I was transfixed by tales of the Donner Party, but this experiment is something I would never have dreamed of, and I can't stop thinking about it. Most disturbing.
Um.... and also racist, in its use of Pacific Islander-esque 'happy cannibal' imagery. I can't decide whether I'm more disturbed, annoyed, or pissed off by this.

Seriously, why did he have to go and mess up a perfectly good 'human flesh alternative' idea with a stupid set of racist jokes about supposedly cannibalistic culture?
This looks a bit suspicious. It reminds me of old Joey Skaggs Doug Meat Soup hoax (See You sure this is serious?
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