Monday, October 15, 2007

Jell-O & Cultural Infidels

The Onion:

In what is being called the first conceptual terrorist attack on American soil, the landmark Sears Tower was encased in 18 million tons of strawberry gelatin early Monday morning, leaving thousands shocked, angry, and seriously confused.

"Your outdated ideas of what terrorism is have been challenged," an unidentified, disembodied voice announces following the video's first 45 minutes of random imagery set to minimalist techno music. "It is not your simple bourgeois notion of destructive explosions and weaponized biochemical agents. True terror lies in the futility of human existence."

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Why do you think The Onion chose to write this story?
-What is the idea behind publishing such a story as this?
-Would you eat it?

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