Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sunnyside Deli

Please, calm down! It's not what you think!

It only appears to be a crazed (and wristless) gym teacher putting a chokehold on a cow, as a cleaver lurks with all the patience of death's grim inevitability.

It's an honest mistake for one uninitiated into the dystopian cabal of suicidefoodism. But see there? The cow's Mona Lisa smile? She's a willing and satisfied participant in this wince-making pas de deux. (But you were right about the butcher's wristlessness.)

Which makes this just another walk in the suicide food park. In fact, it's practically an archetype, the butcher and his cheerful charge. (Remember this blissful trio?)

Even more than a pig and his spit, the "food" animal and its butcher represents the basis of suicidefoodist society, the symbiosis that serves as a foundation for the entire enterprise. Yes, yes, of course, self-murdering animals always have been—and always will be!—a crucial component of suicidefoodism. But it is the butcher-butchered duality that forms the central fact of our beloved (and despised) Movement.

(Thanks to Dr. Dan for the referral and the photo.)


Francois Tremblay said...

Surprisingly, your sissy post-modernist analysis there made a lot of sense. For a vegan, you still seem to have enough energy left to fuel your brain. Good work!

Ben said...

Even when he's nice, he's still Francois!

Anonymous said...

I saw you advertised in The Guide this week! I liked it and paraded it around the room to show my friends.

- A Fan

Ben said...

Which Guide is that? The guide to Abundant Umbrage?

No, really: what guide? I'd love to know!

Becky said...

I believe "what comes around goes around" so maybe that is why the cow is smiling? Bessie's Revenge?
Eating meat gives you cancer/heart attacks and is actually a slow form of suicide.
By the way, great blog!

Erin said...

I was so excited to see this post. This sign is a fixture in my old neighborhood (Sunnyside) and I moved 90 miles away before discovering Suicide Food. I am so glad someone else sent it in!