Lost in the sauce once again

Jay Friedman says that salt and pepper are for sexual squares:

Describing store customers who are “repulsed” by more exotic spice combinations, Friedman argues that people who stick to salt and pepper “have a strict recipe for life … believe in sex for procreation only” and live their lives “in fear of falling off the edge.” Hence they seek “refuge in rules and regulations.”

He continues with the theme, saying people who keep their spices simple are the driving forces behind “anti-gay, anti-birth control, anti-sex education sentiment.”

They are “anti-sex and anti-pleasure, with such sentiment sometimes turning hostile,” Friedman writes. Never missing a chance to mention that he’s a sex educator, he continues that “I’ve endured angry confrontation, received hate mail, and faced vitriol that’s escalated to the level of death threats.”

Well, we certainly don’t have to traffic in vitriol. How about this: Friedman leaves me alone about my steak au poivre, and I don’t suggest that he find an anal application for sriracha.

(Via Weasel Zippers.)


  1. McG »

    8 July 2016 · 7:50 am

    It’s amazing how often you can scratch a wild-living weirdo and find a fascist.

  2. fillyjonk »

    8 July 2016 · 8:01 am

    This is rather filled with wtf.

    Whatever happened to “De gustibus non est disputandum”?

    (The pessimistic side of me says: yet two MORE factions to fight it out in the coming civil war)

  3. fillyjonk »

    8 July 2016 · 8:27 am

    On second thought: I bet this is one of those “Emperor’s New Clothes” situations, where the individual is saying crazy stuff in order to get attention and make money. (A skill I kind of wish I had. Oh, I can say crazy stuff but it’s never made me any money)

    Alternative: some kind of universe shift has happened and we’ve all been dumped into the reality that The Onion describes.

  4. ETat »

    9 July 2016 · 9:45 am

    FJ: I vote with both hands for your last-paragraph proposition

  5. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    10 July 2016 · 1:11 am

    According to another scholar, spices are analogous to guns.

    A debate between the two sides may be of interest.

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