18.5.06

Metaphors gone wild

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. But this post, from PunkAssBlog, definitely makes me want to do one or the other.
RM: Oh don’t get me wrong, you do get a chance to change you circumstances in this metaphor just like the working class do in their lives, you see, you’re butt naked and cold and wet, but you get the choice to wear this lovely thermal suit made entirely out of freshly killed meat, or not.

SD: Bu..WHAT!? I’m in a pit with some ferocious…

RM: …And really quite hungry…

SD: …tigers, and you ask me if I want to put on a meat suit!?

RM: Exactly, and the reason why is because the ferocious, quite hungry and highly territorial tigers represents both the class system itself and the upper classes who keep it maintained against outside influences.

3 Comments:

At 5/18/2006 12:48 PM, Anonymous serena said...

how succinctly put was that!

 
At 5/18/2006 5:11 PM, Blogger Priya said...

You know the game, the one with goats/sheep (we played with goats but presumably goats are not common everywhere) and tigers, where a goat could become a tiger after various moves in the game?

Just pointing out it's a possibility :-)

Yes, totally knackered but slogging away.

 
At 5/19/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yeah, not that kind of tiger metaphor.

 

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