Monday, March 10, 2008

Bumper stickers are to philosophy as television is to the news...

I think Richard Nixon said that. Here's some other quotes I like.

"Camus rightly argues that to commit to a just cause against overwhelming odds is absurd. He further argues that not to commit is equally absurd. Only one choice, however, offers the slightest chance for dignity. And dignity matters." - that's from David Simon

"Isn't man an amazing Animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes, and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed.
Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer.
So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures to those diseases.
Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.
Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and violently, and once a year sends out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."
- from Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coats (in turn, the excerpt was printed in The Peaceful Palate, a nice cookbook from Jennifer Raymond)

This blog used to be, and will be again, about recipes.

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