There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
Terry Eagleton by any chance?
yeah he just states the obvious nothing very interesting there
^ what do you call it when a statement is the exact thing it is disparging, like "All comments are useless" aargh... I... know it it's just there....fuck it...
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Does that mean we have transcended our cultures? Are we still culturally poor?
But I think this is getting away from my original point: poverty may be a collection of learned and transmitted behaviors, but it is not unique to any one group of people and can easily be found everywhere on Earth. This is not what most travelers think they are seeing. Take the food stalls in SEA, for example, since they're commonly praised as a bit of local culture. That's not unique or specific to SEA--food stalls can and do exist anywhere where there is a lack of jobs, substantial poverty, and insufficient government aid--the three of these combine to create small-time entrepreneurs and sole-proprietors.
The food stall isn't part of southeast Asian culture; it's a consequence of a society that doesn't provide jobs and/or welfare for its poorest, and that activity can be found just about everywhere on Earth. Even North Korea, which tried to ban the market economy, has had to turn a blind eye to these kinds of markets in recent years.
The only reason why the small stall culture is revered by the backpacking hippie twentysomething traveler is because they come from a suburb of Wisconsin or Ottawa that is too wealthy to have such things. This isn't SEA culture--it's a different level of wealth. South Korea and Japan both demonstrate these; both nations had widespread streetside food stalls, but they were removed as the countries got rich (in Japan in the 70's and in South Korea quite recently--I think they banned them in 2010).
Try responding to his response to your post, JD... c'mon, you can do it. Get out that dog-eared Anthro 101 text and come back with something more than a reeky fart.
Sorry, I couldn't get past his first sentence. Don't you ever do that with literature? You read the first chapter and it's shit so you move on to something else.
Poor baby, went from son of white trash to a PhD and has the passion to tell it to a public forum of loggon joes day in and day out. Awesome!
it sounds as though the goal of evolution is to become a middle class american. nice empty streets, atomized, demented, sedated society, random massacres to break the monotony, lots of shit at the piggly wiggly to buy. sounds like heaven.