October 17, 2003 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Meat or Accident Friday flash ... fun? A disturbing, pointless look at meat and, well, accidents. (link contains sound and flash)
posted by BrodieShadeTree (13 comments total)
Ugh. Not safe for work. Also not safe for anyone with taste. Wretched loud music and pointless, graphic images of, well, damaged humans.

Why would anyone spend time creating something like this?
posted by anastasiav at 10:09 AM on October 17, 2003

Heh. Yeah, it is kinda pointless, 'cause it's all meat. (Please god let's not have another link to that Terry Bisson story, OK? - but this re-makes that point, if something so pointless could be called a point.)

OTOH, if it gets anyone to look at meat-eating as the repulsive act that it is (which I kinda doubt it will) then: You go, game!
posted by soyjoy at 10:09 AM on October 17, 2003

did you find this through stile project, by any chance?
posted by pxe2000 at 10:13 AM on October 17, 2003

OTOH, if it gets anyone to look at meat-eating as the repulsive act that it is...

*rolls eyes, eats burger*
posted by bondcliff at 10:15 AM on October 17, 2003

Its easy to distinguish between the dead animals and the live people by the sking shade, its when they sneak some dead people in there that it gets difficult.
posted by biffa at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2003

posted by leapfrog at 10:42 AM on October 17, 2003

Clever, if crude, bit of anti-carnivore propaganda, methinks. *shrug* I've seen worse, but then I have a morbid obsession with Rotten and Ogrish from time to time.

And I just got back from Fuddruckers. Mmm... beef!
posted by jammer at 10:44 AM on October 17, 2003

Y'see? Y'see??

posted by soyjoy at 11:16 AM on October 17, 2003

Metafilter, IMHO, is far too much NewsFilter, and too much LEFTYFILTER, and simply not enough of what-it-used-to-be (tm) . I wish there were more posts where you just finish up and say either "Wow, I love the stupid net" or "Man, I hate the stupid net", either way just something that evokes more than "Oh another conspiratorial view of todays news..sigh.." ... so I posted this.
No, its not from stiles.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 11:19 AM on October 17, 2003

Wow, this site is grouse, yet some have a stomach for it, thanks. Think I'll have a "T-bone" tonight, hopefully not with my car though.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:42 PM on October 17, 2003

I love the stupid net, but as I've said before - the internet must be destroyed before it's too late.

posted by elwoodwiles at 3:06 PM on October 17, 2003

Cool, fun game!

I learned that anything that isn't green or orange is tasty meat. Everything that *is* green or orange is rotten and should be discarded immediately.

I guess that still leaves soyjoy's soy!


[ BTW: Parents, don't forget to introduce your child to a butcher early in their lives. That way when they see stuff like this they can be entertained like BrodieShadeTree, rather than horribly offended like anastasiav! ]
posted by shepd at 5:30 PM on October 17, 2003

Hey, I grew up in farm country ... meat in and of itself doesn't shock me, its just ... more -- how do I explain?

I have this funny idea that all humans have value (yep, all of them. even the evil ones.) and that when we use images of damage or violence as entertainment ... as a "fun game" ... not only do we lose a sliver of our perception of the value of the individual, but we also swirl deeper and deeper into a culture of violence that ultimately gets sons and brothers killed in empty, trackless sands while thousands at home cheer and indulge in emotional masturbation, because we have ceased to view physical pain as "sacrifice" or "tragedy" and have started to classify it as "entertainment".

My grandfather killed chickens and hogs while I watched (and then plucked or brushed, from a time before I could read), but he always had great respect for them and it showed in the way he treated them - and in the way he treated all the humans he met, as well. Killing was a job that needed done, something to be approached with reverence and an understanding that we were destroying something we ourselves could not create.

Also, the flashing butcher eyes creeped me out.
posted by anastasiav at 9:22 PM on October 17, 2003

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