April 11, 2008

Laughing At Myself

The Onion had a couple of articles today that made me actually laugh out loud as I read them. First off, environmentalists seem to have figured out how to get it into the heads of Aussies and Kiwis everywhere that there really is an environmental crisis:

Yes. Beer production. This is an actual news-worthy event that the Onion commented on. Moving on, I'm moderately ashamed to say that I understood this guy's rants on deconstruction of lingual categories. A sample:
"I can't help it," Rosenblatt said. "Even when I close my eyes at night, I feel myself deconstructing things in my dreams—random stuff like that two-hour Dukes Of Hazzard reunion special or the Andy Warhol postage stamp or commercials for that new squeezable gel deodorant. I'd say I'm going crazy, but that presupposes an artificial barrier between societally preexisting concepts of 'sanity' and 'insanity' which themselves represent another false dichotomy maintained for the preservation of certain entrenched elements of the status quo and... Oh, God. I'm doing it again."
Need I say more?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes beer production is threatened by climate change, and beer production is in competition with many peoples capacity even to survive.

Where is all the good quality water (and land) going to come from both to grow the grain (and hops) and then to make the beer.

And as the world demand for beer keeps rising, the demand for wheat and barley (etc) keeps rising too.

And the price.

So many people will (and are already) starving to death because the grains are being used to make beer instead of feeding people---and people cant even afford to pay for that which is available.

Throw another shrimp on the barbie!!