April 20, 2018 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Drunk Education, previously Drunk TED Talks presents a lecture by MeFi's own John Leavitt: The Only Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism [via mefi projects]
posted by Artw (13 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
that was delightful
posted by supermedusa at 3:43 PM on April 20


I would also accept "the only ethical food waste under capitalism" as a valid answer
posted by ragtag at 4:41 PM on April 20

really though tuberculosis is the only ethical form of consumption under capitalism
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 4:47 PM on April 20 [17 favorites]

Doh my delight was for mr leavitt,s video, not the main link..
posted by supermedusa at 5:45 PM on April 20

Sometimes the main link is at the end.
posted by Artw at 5:46 PM on April 20

One thing that helped convince me where to go to college was running across this piece of graffiti in one of the bathrooms:

"Eat the rich. The poor are tough and stringy."

I will admit this is the remarks of a connoisseur, not an ethicist, I do think it is a valid point. These days, I'd say that the poor are not tough and stringy, but given the phenomena of biomagnification and what is in the food that the poor get, you're better off eating the rich.
posted by Hactar at 6:29 PM on April 20 [1 favorite]

My favorite bit:

"Blood pudding.... He started it."

Magnificent timing.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:42 PM on April 20

I spy a Janice Poon drawing!
posted by fancyoats at 7:12 PM on April 20

Apparently they have to rebrand Drunk TED talks after a cease and desist. I'd suggest Trunk Ded Talks. or perhaps IntebriaTed Talks.
posted by gryftir at 7:41 PM on April 20 [3 favorites]

Mad props for the use of ribbon diagrams. A+++, would structural biology again.
posted by Quietgal at 8:47 AM on April 21

And now I know what a whelk sounds like!
posted by Samizdata at 10:14 AM on April 21 [1 favorite]

no no, eating ass is the only ethical consumption under capitalism
posted by clavicle at 10:51 AM on April 21 [2 favorites]

> clavicle:
"no no, eating ass is the only ethical consumption under capitalism"

Not really, as it requires two people, and that hints of possible incorporation, and all that can entail. (Unless I am COMPLETELY out of date with medical science).
posted by Samizdata at 3:50 PM on April 21

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