Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sucking it up

Sometimes if you stop and look around you in a city street,
you might be struck by the remarkable number of people
who at any given moment are sucking on something.
Cigarettes, water bottles, juice drinks, cans of alcohol, soft
foods of many kinds from ice-cream to doughy buns—we
seem to need to have something in our mouths to get us
through the day. Thus consumerism keeps us ever-needy,
infantilized, taking it in and sucking it up.

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