Via, as usual, EMD, Michael Pollan or Michel Foucault* -- the game that's sweeping the nation. Bald dudes kind of all look alike -- just ask Avery Brooks -- so this game is pretty hard. As a warmup, The Gurgling Cod presents Pollan or Foucault -- prose edition:
A) "Speeches and books were assigned real authors, other than mythical or important religious figures, only when the author became subject to punishment and to the extent that his discourse was considered transgressive. In our culture and undoubtably in others as well discourse was not originally a thing, a product, or a possession, but an action situated in a bipolar field of sacred and profane, lawful and unlawful, religious and blasphemous."
B) "Complicating matters is the fact that the price and abundance of food are not the only problems we face; if they were, you could simply follow Nixon’s example, appoint a latter-day Earl Butz as your secretary of agriculture and instruct him or her to do whatever it takes to boost production. But there are reasons to think that the old approach won’t work this time around; for one thing, it depends on cheap energy that we can no longer count on."
Take your best shot, and leave your guesses below!
*MF is pretty important for my day job, and responsible for possibly my favorite TGC post. He also spent a lot of time in the Bay Area in the 70s. I wonder if he ever got over to Panisse. Michel and Alice is a meeting I would like to see -- come to think of it, some of Alice's cookbook collaborators have also asked, "what is an author"?