Sometimes blog postings spin out of control.
Last year I wrote three posts about the Donner Party and the way that their history had been captured in Wikipedia. My ruminations about the Donners, who might or might not have gotten eaten in their camp, and the nature of historical knowledge online have, been some of the more popular posts I’ve written in this blog.
Too popular it seems.
Today I learned that those posts inspired the Cannibal Rights Association in, where else, Berkeley, California, to produce a cookbook (see image below).
All kidding aside, this is gross. If I had any idea this group would read what I’d written and be inspired by it to write their cookbook, I never would have taken such a joking tone in my post.
Fortunately, this particular news item is a perfect example of something I wrote about in another post I wrote in this blog back in November 2005. For more information on this cookbook, please read the full news story.