Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Five Years: an announcement

Hello, everyone. (Anyone?) It has now been just over five years since our first post—written on December 20, 2006—and since then we've logged and chronicled more (way more!) than a thousand images of animals delighted to be killed, and sometimes despoiled and tortured, for you.

Our goal when we started the Suicide Food blog was to reveal just how horrifyingly absurd (and repetitive!) meat culture is, and just how much it depends on bizarre beliefs for its legitimacy. We envisioned an endless catalog of marketing strategies, an eternally unspooling record of a subculture's tastes, dreams, and drives. We have now amassed the Internet's foremost clearinghouse of suicidefoodist imagery, not that the competition was exactly fierce.

But we've reached our limit. Oh, there are more shills out there. The world will never run out of animals living for their chance to die, animals who find their highest calling in the mad dash for death. Our files are stuffed with literally hundreds of unused images, with more uncovered or emailed to us all the time. But we're done. We're hanging up our scolding cape.

We can't say whether this is a permanent retirement or just a sabbatical. We might be back in a week. Or a month. Maybe we'll adopt a lackluster once-a-week posting schedule. We might pop in from time to time with especially vile specimens from suicidefoodism's wretched workshop. Or we might just slink off to embark on another grand/stupid obsession.

We still invite your contributions.

If you'd like to explore the archives, click on the "suicidal tendencies" in the list to the right. The "5 noosers" are always good for a cringe. And the link below "from the case files" directs you to a randomly selected post with every click.

Until we see each other again, keep looking to the stars suicidal animals.






68 comments:

JL goes Vegan said...

I will miss your posts but hope perhaps you find another way to write and share your thoughts with us on veganism. Your wicked sense of humor and activism spirit is an important voice in the community. If you start writing something, or somewhere, else, please let us know!

KJ said...

Thank you for all the lulz/cringes!

David said...

Consistently great for so long.
Look forward to whatever comes next.

Edanator said...

Thanks for putting in all this time!

Anonymous said...

I've been following along these last 3 or 4 years. I'll be honest, I was quite amazed you were still at it.

Whether your hiatus is short or indefinite, I'm sure the internet will appreciate the legacy you've left.

All the best,
E

Desdemona said...

But...but...you HAVE A BLOG!!! In all seriousness, though, this has been an amazing enterprise, and I feel sure it has opened (and will continue to open) some eyes to the inherent, cruel absurdity at the heart of carnivorous culture. Thanks so much! <3

Tim said...

Do use doc if I
Do die, I focus.

If I cue dodos
I dice us food.

Thank you for writing.

Ben said...

Cry, eel! Woo emu!

veganchai said...

very sad to see the blog go, but thanks for all the memories. ;)

Becci said...

I'll be sad to see the blog go too, but thanks, Ben, for all the years of disturbing fun! :)

Bea Elliott said...

My fingers and toes are crossed that this is a sabbatical. Your biting wit and keen perceptions will be sadly missed if not...

Whatever the course - Thanks for the timeless material and observations you've left behind. Exposing the myths for what they are: Job well done!

Jason said...

Look forward to your return. Thank you for your dedication.

Katie said...

Does this mean you'll finally join facebook?

Ben said...

No!

Well, probably not.

Lorien said...

Damn. This has been a wild ride, and my number one spot for proving that vegans have a (wicked) sense of humor Good luck on whatever you do next!

Cavall de Quer said...

Oh, no! Sad news indeed! I've been following for so long now it's part of life! Many, many thanks for all you've published - these items have really hit home to many people. Keep us posted somehow for the next move and all the very best for the future.

Rita

Anonymous said...

Excellent work! I hope you come back but I understand if you don't. You've made an impact here for sure. Glad I could help, on one post, with the Preston Blair research. Thank you for 5 years of enlightenment.

17 said...

I understand taking a break, but don't ever stop. 5 years is a long time though. I implore you not to permanently stop.

Frogulous said...

Been reading you off and on for a few years. I will never go vegetarian, but you have changed how I look at and think about many products. Hope you came back some time and keep challenging us carnivores to think about where the food comes from.

Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Aww, Ben. Sorry to see you go. If you embark on another project, maybe post it here so we can support your new endeavors.

Cheers,
Randi Fair

Nicole said...

Damn I only just discovered you for the first time today after hearing about you on an older "Our Hen House" podcast just to find out it's over:(

Anonymous said...

Thanks

thebookishstudio said...

I will miss you! My (omnivore) husband now can spot a suicide food sign. One small step to awareness I guess. Thanks for fighting the good fight.

Transport Szczecin said...

Poprzedni wpis był lepszy.

Ben said...

You really think it was?

Imanes neodimio said...

Nie mogę nie skomentować tej treści, super

Ben said...

Then why comment?

IML этикетки польша said...

Nie mogę cały czas być online, więc zostawiam komentarz. Super blog

Biuro rachunkowe Częstochowa said...

Ten wpis warto przeczytać

Ben said...

Zgadzam się z tobą.

Tworzenie aplikacji internetowych said...

Dobrze powiedziane!

Anonymous said...

Dobra puenta.

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