Attack of the Yuppies...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

"...hide in your fine homes and eat vegetables; put a greenpeace or naacp bumper sticker on your beemer if it makes you feel better. save the rainforest-by all means-so maybe you can visit it someday, on an ecotour, wearing comfortable shoes made by twelve-year-olds in forced labor. save a whale while millions are still sold into slavery, starved, f*cked to death, shot, tortured, forgotten. when you see cute little kids crying in rubble next to Sally Struthers somewhere, be sure to send a few dollars..."

yup·pie [yuhp-ee] noun - a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle. [Origin: 1980–85, Americanism; y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional)] [www.dictionary.com]


i came across this passage while re-reading anthony bourdain's 'a cook's tour.' he seems to reference california yuppies as natives. i find it interesting as i learn about the true differences between east coast and west cost living; night & day really. oddly enough, most recently i noticed some major opposites of coastal living while reading a survey bulletin posted on myspace by a friend of mine out in the seattle area. one of many noticable differences is margot's ideal sandwich consisting of turkey, avocado & wheat bread; while mine was a juiced up italian 'sub.' i also appreciated, as i always do, the discussion that i had with her and many others about what color american cheese should be. (yellow as far as i'm concerned.) i enjoy celebrating diversity, especially where food is concerned...

EXPERIENCE+CHANGE=2008

1 comments:

Margot,  9:12 PM  

I love food diversity and cultural differences.

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