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Ugh... Hippies... I hate them
, ...I hate them sooo much
Member No.: 44
Joined: 8-June 04
| Gus Van Horn found a real gem
while... shall we say... "picking through" the news.
|Almost every week, [Adam] Weissman organizes an event commonly referred to as "dumpster diving," where he leads an open tour among the various trash heaps and dumpsters of Manhattan to gather discarded food. The activity is part of a larger social movement known as freeganism, which views capitalism as the primary force in destroying the environment and avoids the capitalist structure through such practices as eating discarded food, squatting in abandoned buildings instead of paying rent and refusing to hold a job. Just as vegans are vegetarians who avoid animal products, freegans subsist only on free food found in the garbage as consumer waste. In Manhattan, there is plenty to go around. [bold added]|
I think I'll pull out a section of Trey Givens'
blog for this one:
|Well, last night at the humor discussion, Dr. Mayhew cited Ayn Rand as saying that there are some topics that are so ridiculous that they cannot be discussed without making fun of them. The specific example given was that of hippies.|
Hippies are ridiculous. If you attempt to describe a hippie, with the scent of patchouli, the dirty hands, rumpled clothing, unkempt hair, and the personal conduct of one of the lesser apes, the result, even in basic factual reporting is a portrait of absurdity.
As a result, when one discusses things like hippies, one finds that the discussion is either flatly absurd or hysterically sarcastic.
I'd like to make fun of them; I really would. But when confronted with something like this:
Just what can I add? What absurdity could I bring to light that isn't patently obvious at even a cursory glance? What cutting remark could I make about them that they haven't already used to self-describe?
Okay, fine. I'll give it a shot.You are what you eat
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