Mondo Bizarro: ‘Human Meat Burger’

Vector cartoon stick figure drawing conceptual illustration of native cannibal man salivating, while looking at European or Western Traveler cooked in big cauldron on the fireplace.

A Swedish company called “Oomph!” has developed a novel way to promote the eating of plant-based foods–a “Human Meat Burger” (https://www.adweek.com/creativity/this-brand-made-a-human-meat-burger-for-halloween-but-its-not-as-creepy-as-it-seems/).

They say they did a lot of, um, “research” to create a plant-based pseudo-meat that would taste exactly like human flesh made into hamburger.

What research? I mean, who did they ask, “What does human meat taste like?” Where’s Hannibal Lecter when you need him? Are there cannibals in Sweden, or did they have to go farther afield to find well-informed experts on this subject? And what kind of sales pitch can they use–“Feel like a cannibal”? Meanwhile, they’re calling it “exciting.”

Can we say yet that our civilization is melting down? How is this supposed to appeal to anyone who isn’t nuts?

Yeahbut, yeahbut! A plant-based diet will Save The Planet!

We seem to be running out of sane people we can listen to.

 

10 comments on “Mondo Bizarro: ‘Human Meat Burger’

  1. Did we not know that until after satan’s last day there would be worsening horrors? He is not kidding, he wants to destroy all humans and take them down with him, and he wants to hurt the Almighty Father as much as he can. I can’t understand why any human would listen to him, but we can see that they do.

  2. I went to the link, here is one sentence from the article. “While human meat won’t be to most people’s taste, the campaign is a creative way to prove the brand’s point.” It won’t be to most people’s taste, an insane person must have written this. I just ate breakfast, I think I am going to throw-up.

  3. Chesterton once pointed out that cannibal societies tended not to be very primitive ones but to be once-highly civilized ones that had become decadent. (He said it a lot better than I just did.)

    And don’t forget how many people in our own society saw Hannibal Lecter as a kind of folk hero.

    1. This opens a huge area. People have a natural distaste of arbitrary authority. That’s why anti-heroes are popular. When actors thwart corrupt authority figures in a movie or TV show, that sells well with the masses. In the ‘60s, the Vietnam war was a major polarizing event and a lot of people took exception to the fact that young men were being drafted into a war that was not supported by many Americans. (I’m not seeking to start a discussion about the need for, or legitimacy of, the Vietnam war. I’ll leave that question open for the moment.) But that war stirred up a lot of people to stand up to authority and made anti-heroes very popular.

      Some people want to flaunt their disdain for all authority and I assume that is why Hannibal Lecter is seen as an anti-hero in some circles. In my opinion, that is bizarre and wrong on many levels. What I see around me now is almost a reversal, where complying with arbitrary authority is seen as a good thing, but forms of authority that actually work for the greater good are seen as being targets for defiance. Ultimately, our civilization is gravely ill an heading, inexorably, to its death.

    2. Actually, it seems to me that liberals crave and love arbitrary authority–the more, the better. They want Big Brother to order their lives for them.

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