Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Newspaper: Manhattanites Refrained from Cannibalism with Large Doses of Food

"A tightening of the waistband hardly counts as a crisis in a region where so many have endured actual devastation…. Still, the extra pounds provided evidence of a disaster-psychology mind-set that took hold during Sandy: in times of crisis, New Yorkers discovered, food fills an emotional need, not just a physical one."
Next time, there will be people eating people. Seems reasonable.

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Dave Bry (#422)

Oh, totally makes sense. The evolutionary psychology take: In times of crisis, we are programmed to feel okay about eating in ways that at other times would disgust us. Even, something triggers to make us WANT to eat in these ways. We are ravenous for it. As practice, maybe, preparation, for when we have to start eating insect larvae, our pets, and, eventually, other humans.

I thought we agreed not to talk about this?

(Beer. It was all of the beer.)

BadUncle (#153)

I thought it was the self-tightening waste bands that Levis uses.

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