Tuesday, April 25, 2006

"That's like comparing apples and oranges!"

The fruitist subtext in this metaphor is absolutely overbearing.

I dream of a society where fruit is not compared on the basis of the color of its skin--or even the texture of its rind--but on the oh-so-sweet flavor of its deliciously juicy innards.

Just like with people--it's a holdover from the days of racism and white supremacy to think you can tell how a person tastes just by color of their skin.

4 Comments:

Anonymous j said...

funny yet gross

11:05 PM  
Blogger Grant said...

really? actually I was going for "gross yet funny"

once again i fail as a writer, as a person, and as a father.

no wait. not that last one.

this post is not my fault, though. its the nature of the thing: cannibalism jokes always come out a little ham-fisted. (i'm quite aware of what i just wrote. quite.)

12:32 AM  
Anonymous j said...

"funny yet gross" as well as "gross yet funny." quite.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

no, no...not "quite."

"quite"

You have to say it with just the right amount of pretentious, nasal inflection.

We're litterateurs here people. Litterateurs.

1:06 PM  

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