October 16th, 2015

pissed

Plate shaming

Farah Mendlesohn on another stupid way to mind other people's business:
Saying that people are faking food allergies/sensitivities/intolerances because you see them eat something they shouldn't is no different to calling a wheelchair user a fake because they walk a hundred yards in your presence
Thanx to Farah, via andrewducker (Unlike Facebook I know what "via" means.)
long coyote

Fiction

I see that Niall Ferguson has begun a multivolume fellation of Henry Kissinger; Donald Trump might have enough money to pay me to read it. He once condescended to Jane Smiley for admitting that she writes historical fiction. She tells us about it.

Thanx to Metafilter
wile4

A & P

For many years I have watched the stores and businesses of my youth fall prey to the antisocial Darwinism by which corporations thrive. A & P was old when I was born, and it survived as many of its grocery brethren fell, but now it too is on the way out. Around here the chain that it is replacing many of its stores is called Acme. The Church of the SuperGenius views with alarm.