[lit-ideas] Re: How's this for a conversation starter?

  • From: Carol Kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:37:26 -0700

>SELFISH gene?  All this time I thought they were saying shellfish >gene.  
>Shit. I have to rethink everything.

  ck: I don't know of any shellfish that's selfish. Those shellfish with which 
I've been acquainted gave of themselves wholly, withholding nothing. You get 
the shellfish gene by ingesting shellfish, and as a Southerner, you're 
commanded to ingest and imbibe whatever's delicious and can't crawl away from 

  As for the so-called selfish gene, it's a wacky theory that doesn't go down 
easy. Pass the crawfish, mister. I'm in the mood for suckin' heads.


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