Nobody Can Eat Just One

To Serve Man.Title: “An Intellectual History of Cannibalism”

Author: Catalin Avramescu; translated by Alistair Ian Blyth

Rank: 103,316

Blurb: “The cannibal — perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation — has haunted the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property.”

Review: “Wanna go to the dark side of your head, this is your ticket.”

Customers Also Bought: “Borges: Collected Fictions”

Footnote: “Food for thought! Four Zombies!!!” – Stinque (In case Princeton needs a blurb for the paperback.)

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Dateline – Colorado Springs, CO (Aug. 15, SNS) – Sounds like another joke set up: “A multiracial family meets a gay Hispanic reporter at the IHOP . . .

@redmanlaw: I once dated a girl who was a waitress at an IHOP. Food was awful, but there was a lot of it.

@redmanlaw: How was the concert? Did you get pulled up on stage?

@Dodgerblue: Are you using the word “food” metaphorically?

Insert “nice chianti/liver” joke here.

Speaking of cannibalism, what happened to jawja?

After reading “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” it appears that there are no physiological limits on the human body’s will to survive. All of the rational thought processes disappear well before we reach this stage. If survival means eating the emaciated bodies of the dead and finally choosing a living person to execute for food then so be it. I personally intend to get off this ride long before society ever reaches that point. If my dad could manage the deed to end his confinement to a nursing home I’m sure I can find a way, too. After that, bon appétit!

@Dave H: I think jawja ran out of invectives.

Still can’t figure out how he found us. It’s not like we’re one of the higher-profile socialist-atheist-cannibalist sites.

@SanFranLefty: Green Day fuckkin rocked, dude. Did not get pulled up on stage, although two teenage girls and a couple of dudes about 15 and 10 were chosen ones. We were just off the floor at the far end of the arena and not on the floor up against the stage. Home now and just chillin’.

@SanFranLefty: Pigs In A Blanket! More powdered sugar on top, please.

I just ordered it at Amazon. I’ve been wanting to read it for some time. Did you know that ‘Eat me’ doesn’t necessarily mean eat me? Oh and…

@Dave H: I need to read that book.

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