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Lobstergate

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 05, 2004

Lobstergate: David Foster Wallace and his Gourmet article about the Maine Lobster Festival. Wallace’s article is fantastic.

Reader comments

MattAug 05, 2004 at 6:12PM

Only in the modern world would we give two hoots if our dinner felt pain.

jkottkeAug 05, 2004 at 6:35PM

Well, when we’re mass-producing our dinner like Model-Ts, we can probably afford to give a couple of hoots.

Tom DolanAug 06, 2004 at 12:11AM

Brilliant article — read before you rant.

MattAug 06, 2004 at 12:54AM

Don’t mistake my comment for a proto-rant. It was more of an expression of my disgust with myself for actually thinking about and feeling pangs of guilt for the lobster’s suffering. My mind is weak.

wchAug 06, 2004 at 3:19PM

I read this article this past weekend and was surprised that Gourmet even ran it!
Yet, at the same time I’ve never enjoyed an article in Gourmet magazine more than I did this one.
What a fabulous writer!

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.