Monday, January 3
Why Do Cephalopods Hate America?
I am politically and personally conflictedover this report: should I support a] the anticapitalists, or b] the octopus? Hmmm, how to choose?
"Armed with a high-pressure hose and a bucket of octopi, hundreds of protestors in this Mediterranean town pelted a McDonalds restaurant due to open this week with the slimy seafood.
Between 300 and 500 people gathered on the banks of the Sete canal, across from the fast-food outlet, playing music and yelling anti-junk-food slogans across the water, as police barred them from reaching the restaurant itself.
Aiming the hose across the water, they catapulted fresh octopi -- a local delicacy, known here as the "pouffre" -- towards the town's first McDonalds, which had been set to open on Saturday." Tsk, tsk. Octopus aren't slimy, for a start.
If they wanted slime, they shoulda used hagfish. Also I have no warm feelings towards hagfish, unlike cephalopods, who are quietly taking over the world. And the galaxy, and the universe. Just ask Ken McLeod.
11/28/2004 - 12/05/2004