Monday, April 12, 2004

Citecheck Funnies

For some fun reading check out Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World (Routledge 1992). You can find the book by looking for its cover: it shows some sad-looking native people standing in the jungle holding a sign (no doubt provided by the photographer; I mean, if they're so native, where'd they get the sharpie?) which says: "TIMBER COMPANY: YOU ARE SELLING OUR HOME." One could imagine an addendum to the sign: "TIMBER COMPANY: YOU ARE SELLING OUR HOME TO MAKE THE PAGES FOR THIS BOOK."

Merchant (great last name, huh?) then dedicates the book to, who else, "the Earth." I'm sure the Earth appreciates that. Next, under "Acknowledgments," Merchant notes that "Many people, as well as other organisms and the entire planet, have made this book possible." Where the hell is my cut then?

You get the idea.

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