Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

For those of you who haven’t read it, novelist J.S.F.’s article in the New York times “Against Meat” is pretty interesting.  Here are a couple snippets I found especially thought-provoking:

“To give up the taste of sushi, turkey or chicken is a loss that extends beyond giving up a pleasurable eating experience. Changing what we eat and letting tastes fade from memory create a kind of cultural loss, a forgetting. But perhaps this kind of forgetfulness is worth accepting — even worth cultivating (forgetting, too, can be cultivated). To remember my values, I need to lose certain tastes and find other handles for the memories that they once helped me carry.”

“Eating factory-farmed animals — which is to say virtually every piece of meat sold in supermarkets and prepared in restaurants — is almost certainly the single worst thing that humans do to the environment.”

“Try to imagine any end other than taste for which it would be justifiable to do what we do to farmed animals.”



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And so it begins!

“It” meaning blogging.

Caitlin and I are taking the next logical step toward our cafe and wasting more time on the internet by starting a blog to list ideas, recipes, mix tapes, comics, general whimsy, and other cafes we plan to copy. If you’re thinking, “Neat! Another blog for me to tweet about all the time!” you might have your hopes set a little high as I think this is the third blog that Caitlin and I have started together. But being that we’re doing above things anyway, and hope to build both a client and supporter base (all we want is your money, not your dreams), we thought it best to blog.*

I should tell you now that we have no idea where or when this cafe will happen, only that it seems inevitable. Especially now that we have settled on a name: The Dark Horse. Probably more on that later. Like below where you can consider yourself polled. Gotcha!

*A livejournal didn’t seem appropriate.

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