Eat Your Vegetables: "Gulliver's Travels"

High-brow Cultural Vegetable of the Week: Gulliver’s TravelsVegetable Equivalent: Broccoli, a vegetable forced upon you as a child but returned to with enthusiasm as an adultNutritional Value: Improved eyesight; greater awareness of proportionRecommended Serving Size: Parts One and Four and a refusal to accept the 2010 Jack Black-vehicle adaptation as a substituteGreat satire makes unfamiliar the things we take for granted. Properly deployed, satire forces us to be both the observer a … [Read more...]