Tuesday, December 30, 2008


There is a single block of broadway (in somerville, you new york-centric dolts) that contains Woody's Liquors, Pini's Pizza, and Wang's chinese. It is known to a few acquaintances as "the cock block."

This is the second amazing confluence of stores in greater boston. As you drive south down the lynnway into Revere, you encounter the Wonderland Dog track (soon to be closed by fiat of the people), then a veterinarian, then a chinese restaurant. In the sustainability world, we call this "downcycling."

We gotta make our own fun up here.

(N.B. This post is not meant to imply that all chinese restaurants serve dog, all chinese people eat dog, or, frankly, that either of the previous concepts is a problem. They are made of meat, afterall)


Jake said...

I think you buried the lede there with the animal processing flowchart.

Also, I'd be cautious about the "made of meat" argument--follow it to its logical conclusion and you're in Soylent Green territory.

8yearoldsdude said...

you're right about soylent green, but years of thinking from an evolutionary perspective have made me badly amoral when it comes to the theories of consumption and reproduction

Wade Garrett said...

Love the "cock block" thing - I've just added it to my list of things to see the next time I'm in Boston, right up there with Quincy Market and the Old North Church.

Wade Garrett said...

"'Badly amoral' when it comes to reproduction" takes on a whole new meaning when you consider the backgrounds of some of the contributors (and readers?) of this site.