Is everybody saying that they think Lec _isn't_ referring to deeply
suntanned cannibals who live in primitive societies outside the ken of
us civilised types? Ie, that it's totally incongruous, and therefore
very funny, to imagine Hannibal Lecter with a knife and fork? What's
the point about "progress", then?
Just curious. Like I said, I don't know the context of the quote.
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Kenneth Wolman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Alison Croggon wrote:
>> ...The only white cannibals I can think of are Sawney
>> Bean and his family, and they're considered gruesome freaks, not the
>> emblematic image of the Scots (or that gay German cannibal who
>> advertised for his dinner). If it's funny, it's because of the
>> assumed impossibility of a "cannibal" (complete with skull necklace
>> and bodypaint) eating with a knife and fork. It doesn't work with a
>> Scot or a German.
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