Who had the last
life laugh now?
Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.
“Hemlock,” Bourdain simply replied when asked by TMZ what he would serve Trump and the North Korean dictator.
Hemlock is a poisonous plant that has been used as a method of execution. The video was published by TMZ last week, but is just now gaining attention.
When reached by Fox News, Bourdain, apparently joking, said that he meant to say “kale” instead of hemlock.
Seems that in today’s luxurious world of cultural sedation, everyone is trying to travel and live out wilderness fantasies. We sit behind desks and screens all day. If we get lost (in more ways than the physical), there is always an app to take care of us.
The more exotic and unprecedented the journey or adventure, the better.
Travel as an ostentatious display, as a band-aid. And Food, the great moral anesthetic of our day. We are empty souls seeking fulfillment in hollow displays of life.
Alas, we can never fill the void from without but we are sorely equipped, in today’s world, to sate the void from within. We have no spirit, no soul, just torment.
So we run and run and run. Into the gloom.