Yesterday, on Kingshighway South, I spotted the following bumper sticker:
"I like children a lot; I just can't eat a whole one."
There were no other bumper stickers on the car, making it impossible for me to "gloss" the pronouncement against other sticker pronouncements on the car and thereby deduce the owner's politics or sensibilities. Alas. Is it supposed to be funny in the innocuous way cannibalism jokes always are, or is it more angry [i.e., "I really hate and despise children"], or more lamenting ["I love children so much I wish I could eat a whole one, but alas, that is beyond my frail capabilities"]? Just some food for thought on this beautiful first day of April. Also, we've talked on this blog a lot about JJC's children, green children, Edelman's "no children," the child-as-future, lost children, and cannibalism. So it just seemed apropos to share this.