Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grillin' on the Bay

Larger than a Brooklyn brownstone! Towering above hard-working wooden boats! Looming over churches! Bigger, even, than a common seagull. (?)

(Suicidefoodists have a well-known problem with scale.)

Class? Can anyone tell us what principle this image demonstrates?

Yes, the Submissive Dominant.

In brief: a Submissive Dominant is an animal powerful enough to resist—but which nevertheless consents to—its own subjugation. A classic example can be explored here.

Case in point, this pig. He could rampage through Sheepshead Bay kaiju-style, leaving carnage and bloodshed in his wake. He could fill the people with a fear so toxic it would haunt their hearts forever. Or, he could walk away from the monstrous grill constructed for him. But he doesn't.

He just hunkers down, a bemused smile on his face, comfortable in the knowledge that his cooked flesh will feed many.

(By the way, this is the actual, largest pig ever.)

Addendum: Sheepshead Bay is only the latest gruesomely apt place name we've come across, following in the tradition of Neuse River.


Anonymous said...


I live in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn...seriously. I live off Avenue Y. Google Maps it if you don't believe me. This place/thing/festival or whatever it is doesn't exist. Trust me, I would know.

We do however have a place called Chicken Masters that you should check out.

WhiteTrashBBQ said...


Ya gotta gert out of Vinnie's and explore the neighborhood once in a while.

April 4 - ask around for Brooklyn Q. I'll but you lunch

WhiteTrashBBQ said...

Sheepshead Bay is just a little bit west of Dead Horse Bay. It's a lovely area of Brooklyn.