Monday, March 24, 2008

The humor tip-off...

Consider this comic:

[More of Dan Piraro's work]

Now before some of you get all righteously indignant, ponder what happens to ideas in our culture today. Even the most powerful concepts and noble ideals sooner or later become the target for humor. And for trends, it's a sign that the edge is slipping off the public fascination with the idea.

Humor is how we sort out what we think about uncomfortable idea. It is also how we can drill down the the key thought at the center of those ideas.

Bottom line: adding some humor to the food war is one good step toward starting the hard work of finding some common ground.

And we will.

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