Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The raw and the cooked......and the passing of Claude Levi Strauss

Ok, so I haven't been keeping up with my resolve to post daily.  Partly because at this point, it doesn't look like anybody has yet discovered my blog.....but perhaps I flatter myself.  Maybe they have....and that's the problem!

In any event, I think the observation of the day comes from renown French anthropologist,  Claude Levi Strauss, who passed this week at 100 years of age.  Levi Strauss studied primitive peoples around the world, including cannibal tribes in the South Pacific.  After studying numerous cannibal clans, he observed that for some reason, cannibals tend to boil their friends, while they roast their enemies.  Make of it what you will.......

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