May 20, 2005

Food for thought



The senior class having enjoyed a festive night of lobster and drink tonight, I thought it apposite to link to this David Foster Wallace article on mass lobster consumption, "Consider the Lobster" (PDF), which was published in Gourmet magazine. Among other things, DFW informs us how lobsters were considered disgusting fare, unfit even for prisoners, until the 19th century, and he poses the great moral question, "Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?"

Enjoy.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    "Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?"

    Yes. And as a proud PETA member (People Eating Tasty Animals, not that other whacko group), I think I may go have some seafood for lunch.

    And before you respond, George, I'll go ahead and say it for you - fucking con.

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  2. "And before you respond, George, I'll go ahead and say it for you - fucking con."

    I like seafood.

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