Metaphor of the Day

Matthew Baldwin is reading Dracula (the original Bram Stoker novel):
Like all parasites, vampires are unable to “live” without siphoning off the energy of others. [... They] don’t kill their victims outright, they feed from time and time, dropping in for a snack whenever the mood strikes. They don’t prey on humans so much as farm them.


In a funny way, the Lucy chapters struck me as a extended allegory of the current Wall Street bailout, as every day taxpayers are asked to roll up their sleeves and give blood, and every night their contributions are handed over to disreputable individuals, many of whom probably also live in castles.
Click on the link to read infinitedetox's idea on how this thought could be extended into a kind of new American Psycho, only more entertaining.

No comments: