Baby Cakes

Mar. 19th, 2019 09:44 am
cyberghostface: (Doom)
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This is an adaptation of a short story by Neil Gaiman illustrated by Katy Riddell.

The rest can be read here.

Date: 2019-03-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
angelophile: (Daffy Duck shotgun)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
I guess someone was away on the day they were handing out subtlety.

Date: 2019-03-19 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Well, PETA apparently sponsored this story. They’re not exactly big friends of subtlety. Or logic. Or animals, really.

Date: 2019-03-20 12:46 am (UTC)
angelophile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
Ah. That explains a lot.

Date: 2019-03-20 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
well, there is always lawyers.
apparently at one point medical schools were thinking about using lawyers as test subjects rather than rats, because researchers didn't get emotionally attached to them, like they do to the rats.

Date: 2019-03-20 02:13 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
So basically its "A Modest Proposal" for the modern age.

Date: 2019-03-20 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Babies can be a delicacy, but they’re simply an inefficient food source

Date: 2019-03-20 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Per Neil's intro to the story in (whichever collection I first read it in, found the quote but not the attribution)

"For the record, I wear a leather jacket and eat meat, but I am quite good with babies." I get the impression that this one was really just for the money. I think the money went to PETA, rather than Neil, so parse that as you will.

Date: 2019-03-21 02:25 am (UTC)
tripodeca113: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
Johnathan Swift already did back this in 1729.

Date: 2019-03-21 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Yes, yes, "Nothing new under the sun." (For example, Crinos already made that observation only three comments up).


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