Just because you could not see the thread does not mean there is no thread. What are the commonalities between the sheep herder rejecting the new way of life portended by the domestication of plants and the pugilist who knocks out teeth for a living upset that the society he lives in that just inscribed laws about “a tooth for a tooth”?
Functionally speaking, this essay is the equivalent of:A sheep herder in Mesopotamia looking at his friend’s new wheat garden and saying “But you have to live in one place, water this thing, pull it out of the ground, and grind it up before you can eat it? Seems like a big waste of time.”A courtier in Hammurabi’s court looking at his legal documentation and exclaiming: “But writing all this stuff down is only useful for sending muggers to the dentist!
@joshelman@liveink@JoeFernandez Hey Josh, I am very interested in your brain and would love to pick it over coffee and maybe while I’m poking around in there, you will think of ways you can help me for free.
20 minutes tops. Coffee on me, of course, but we’re bootstrapped, so drip only if that’s ok.
Who among us has never considered taping Japanese edged weapons to our beds and using them on our sleeping lovers after finding hair in the shower drain?
Let those without samurai revenge fantasies cast the fist stone, I say.
Amirite, @MoniqueWoodard? @browndamon? https://t.co/43REQKahkS
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