The New York Times recently published a piece by Alex Beggs titled "A Taste for Cannibalism?" in its Style section. (Where else would you put it?) The piece noted cannibalism’s growing relevance in pop culture and even pondered whether cannibalism’s “time is now.”
You know how gruesome the article was when Twitter users thought it beyond the pale, and savaged the piece for apparently claiming there could be a "time and a place" for cannibalism. Apparently, even many denizens of the Twitter-verse are not comfortable with the seeming normalization of eating other humans’ flesh. Perhaps The Times should have cannibalized the article.
The piece Beggs one to question the paper’s “All the News That’s Fit to Print” motto. If that’s fit to print…what isn’t?
It may henceforth behoove us all to use caution before imploring anyone to “eat me!” And I am sure there are those who will now modify other phrases, as well.
“Save a horse, eat a cowboy!”
“Beefcake…it’s what’s for dinner.”
“Eat, drink, and pee Mary?”
The old “Gray Lady” ain’t what she used to be.
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