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You thought AAA's Fear Factor event at Night Market was bad? Take a look at this: "The Six Most Terrifying Foods in the World" (Warning: Some of these foods are legitimately disgusting!)

Some choice quotations from the article and why they're fucked up... all the reasons related to xenophobia, cultural demonization, and basic hate. Every food is examined with the "Danger of this turning up in America". That's right, protect your homeland - from food. But read the below quotations.

About an Iraqi goat head dish: "Its hollow eye sockets stare back at you with a look of grim damnation. 'Burp while ye may," the sockets say, "for the same fate will happen to you--and all too soon.' ... We wonder why the Iraqis keep blowing themselves up? Wouldn't you, if every evening meal was a festival of death?"

About a Filipino and Cambodian egg delicacy: "They are enjoyed in Cambodia, Philippines and the fifth and seventh levels of hell. They are typically sold by street vendors at night, out of buckets of warm sand. You can spot the vendors because of their glowing red eyes, and the faint, otherworldly sound of children screaming."

The lesson here? There's more to the stigmatization of food and culture than making people eat disgusting shit on Low Plaza, and the equally disgusting comments you see above illustrate this perfectly. I hope that seeing us have fun with something like Fear Factor encouraged you to think about some of these issues!


  1. tr3x said...

    haha the comments on the site are fricken hilarious  

  2. Cortney said...

    As with so many of these things I think that the comment are far worse than the actual article. How horrific.  


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