Thursday, March 19, 2009

Suicide Food

Suicide Food isn't for everyone. The blog examines depictions in the media and advertising of animals who behave as if they truly want to be consumed. Cartoon pigs beckon you to come hither to chow down on some barbecue; chickens wink enticingly while holding out buckets of their kin's deep-fried body parts. It's eerily fascinating and so commonplace that I think that most people don't even give it a second thought -- that is, until they become aware of the ethical issues inherent in consuming animal products and start noticing how it is that the consumption of those animals is portrayed in society. It's worth checking out if you can appreciate absurdity or if you're a pop culture fetishist like me.

2 comments:

Edanator said...

Wow! This blog was new to me. I see a lot of this, but never thought of blogging about it. I should take some photos of suicidal food here in Asia and send to them.

M of the Maritimes said...

It's the strangest thing, isn't it? Some of the photos are just downright bizarre.

Is there a lot of this sort of imagery used in Asia?