Thursday, May 11, 2006

Funky monkey

With all due respect to multiculturalism, after seeing a picture of a boy eating an eerily human-looking roast monkey head as if it were an apple, and another of a whole roast monkey (same deal re: human-like appearance) the question is whether I am now a vegan or whether I will never eat again, period. Those Granny Smiths I bought today will for sure not look good for a couple days. Meat is meat, and if presented, unidentified, in a stir-fry presumably monkey meat would be no less horrifying than any other. But that's not what's going on here. Time to shudder, once more...

For what it's worth, my mother and I both suspect that the whole story--wild, monkey-eating natives show up in society for no apparent reason, pose for the camera eating monkey heads like apples, are shocked to learn of airplanes, money, and property--might be a fake. If that turns out to be the case, you heard it here first.

1 comment:

Machine said...

Multiculturalism is over-rated. The world is becoming one giant space ghetto as philosophized by Anton LaVey some 30-40 years ago. The more we try becoming "One World One People" the more we lose ethnic identities and become the lowest common denominator as a whole. If it means wearing my pants around my ass and eating monkey-brains, count me out.