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toukokuu 8, 2012, 12:14 pm

I was sure this group would have a dedicated thread, but couldn't see one. Here's the Smithsonian's take on the topic as in the use of corpses in medicine.

toukokuu 8, 2012, 12:21 pm

Madsen's Confessions of a Flesh-Eater is a fine treatment of the matter.

toukokuu 8, 2012, 12:58 pm

toukokuu 8, 2012, 1:35 pm

If you'd like to include the practice of autophagy, you should read the daftly conceived satire, The Committee. James Preston's The Cobra Event provides a colorful exposition of Lesch-Nyhan's disease.

toukokuu 8, 2012, 8:03 pm

At least it isn't condoned by the British Navy:

toukokuu 9, 2012, 1:55 am

It's actually surprising, considering how widespread cannibalism has been, in so many different societies, that it doesn't show up more in literature. I guess authors just found it distasteful (no pun intended).

toukokuu 9, 2012, 1:54 pm

7: Does transubstantiation count? Because then it could be considered a phenomenon a lot more widespread. Leave it to John Calvin's "symbolism and penance" to take the fun out of everything. What do you expect, he was a French lawyer.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 2012, 2:09 pm

Well, personally I do think christians practice some form of ritual cannibalism (this is my flesh, this is my blood - come on). But I fear practicing christians are unlikely to agree.

But, ultimately, it's just a piece of bread and a sip of wine. So I don't think it counts a real cannibalism.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 2012, 5:11 pm

It's actually surprising, considering how widespread cannibalism has been, in so many different societies, that it doesn't show up more in literature. I guess authors just found it distasteful (no pun intended).

William Albert Robinson, Deep water and shoal, would go with the pun, having inadverently eaten human flesh on Malakula in Vanuatu (then the New Hebrides) in 1930:

> What did it taste like? you ask. Like veal, as one of our well-known African explorers
> has stated? Or even like pork, which another has had the temerity to claim?
> If you'd like me to be absolutely truthful - which I know you don't, for it is awfully
> prosaic - I'd have to answer that the darn meat was so burnt and covered in ashes
> that it could have been almost anything. So if you must know what it tastes like to
> be a cannibal you will have to go there yourself.

toukokuu 9, 2012, 5:09 pm

9: Then they should practice harder, like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein, proving that Wisconsin has its share of cosmopolitan and rural practitioners of this culinary affectation.

In the Introduction to the Cremaster Cycle, Wakefield calls Barney's 5-film cycle "autophagous," self-eating, since it creates a new biosexual mythos and then continually references itself.

toukokuu 9, 2012, 5:46 pm

Christ did enjoin his disciples (and by rite of initiation, the gang which bears his name) to practice cannibalism. It's right there in the book.

toukokuu 9, 2012, 6:39 pm

Stranger in a Strange Land did its bit to literalize symbolic sacramental anthropophagy.

toukokuu 9, 2012, 8:07 pm

And one can't forget the performance art/films of Paul McCarthy:

And the ritualized violence of the Viennese Actionists like Hermann Nitsch

toukokuu 9, 2012, 9:16 pm

Which leads to one of my favorite punch lines: "Peter, EAT MY ASS!"

toukokuu 9, 2012, 9:53 pm

That bit wasn't in there, was it? (re-read pile, Bible).

toukokuu 10, 2012, 8:55 am

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 10, 2012, 9:02 am

A skilled player, by that account (those urns at Naj Hammadi must have been the BCE equivalent of a bedside bottom-drawer).

toukokuu 10, 2012, 9:08 am

Actually those Nag Hammadi texts are early CE ( Nitpicking - I know.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 11, 2012, 6:37 pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

toukokuu 10, 2012, 10:05 am

Quibbler! Shall mere facts taint my otherwise sound and orthodox scholarship?

toukokuu 10, 2012, 10:22 am

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 10, 2012, 3:42 pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

toukokuu 14, 2012, 2:28 pm

This thread just came in handy in a dispute with a co-worker.

toukokuu 14, 2012, 11:59 pm

How so? Did you hit him/her over the head with it?

toukokuu 15, 2012, 8:05 am

If a jowly cubicle quartered type (the bipedal equivalent of a crated veal calf), I have heard that human face makes for excellent guanciale (a sort of aggrandized fatback, but ever so much more flavorful and expensive) - indispensable in bucatini all' amatriciana.

toukokuu 15, 2012, 9:27 am

toukokuu 15, 2012, 10:21 am

toukokuu 28, 2012, 3:18 pm

toukokuu 28, 2012, 3:30 pm

Who is talking about fiction? Sure, there must be several false statements of such things. But that doesn't mean there are no true statements.

toukokuu 28, 2012, 10:22 pm

30: I think Ludwig Wittgenstein just facepalmed himself.

kesäkuu 10, 2012, 10:22 pm

Luckily Andy Samberg has a useful PSA on this pressing topic:

kesäkuu 13, 2012, 6:58 pm

Who knew Rachel Ray, middlebrow doyenne of Food Network and daytime TV, is a fan of cannibalism, bestiality, and incest:

kesäkuu 13, 2012, 7:31 pm

And I didn't think it possible she could turn me on any more intensely....

kesäkuu 15, 2012, 5:02 pm

35: Then there's this:

Her notorious FHM photoshoot. How fitting that a discussion thread focusing on cannibalism would end up on pin-up shots of Rachel Ray

Somewhere the ghost of Ben Hecht is smiling.

elokuu 5, 2014, 3:05 pm

Quondam Aleister Crowley associate Willie Seabrook elucidated on the consumption of "long pig" in Jungle Ways. Apparently the mention of a single anthropophagous meal in West Africa led to him being ostracized from "polite society" in the 1920s/30s. This supposedly acerbated his alcoholism, and combined with a failing third marriage, may have led to his suicide in the 1940s.

joulukuu 24, 2014, 4:51 pm

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 16, 2016, 7:33 am

Of course, there's the cannibalism in Satyricon.
Here's the film version for a glance (1:58:08) of "pure chewing satisfaction" as the used to say on an old gum commercial.

lokakuu 19, 2018, 6:26 pm

Not sure which is more horrific: Nazis reduced to cannibalism in the Battle of Stalingrad or The Daily Mail as an organ of "journalism"? Both are pretty grotesque.

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