luka

Well-known member
the sort of people youd expect to see in an off-planet prison colony, doing forced labour in the uranium mines.
and here they are loitering on the street corners, in the sterile plazas of canary wharf, in a city where everyone
moisturises and has a personal brow technician
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Deliveroo and Michelin have not just taken the production, delivery and presentation of food in different directions, but have made the concept of food unmoored and extreme in itself.
 

luka

Well-known member
i bet diners there dont have to put up with a constant procession of grizzled banditos in motorcycle helmets crashing through the door and letting the draft in
 

luka

Well-known member
Deliveroo and Michelin have not just taken the production, delivery and presentation of food in different directions, but have made the concept of food unmoored and extreme in itself.
corpsey not only is hooked on deliveroo but on its drug market equivalent. the same menu on screen, same instant-delivery courier
 

craner

Beast of Burden
You’re an apocalyptic Luddite, today: you take great intellectual pleasure in the worst aspects and effects of Deliveroo, while also maintaining a fastidious moral disdain for the entire enterprise.

It’s actually a very fruitful poetic stance.
 

Leo

Well-known member
I can see the occasional delivery, but why would anyone want everything delivered all the time? what's the point of living if you never leave your house for anything? what's everyone so busy doing that they can't fry their own burger or make their own cup of coffee? stunted life, masquerading as a petty privilege. get up off the couch and go get your own damn burger, ya lazy bastards.
 
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john eden

male pale and stale
There are reasons why getting lots of things delivered might be good - if you are disabled or self-isolating or stuck at home with young kids etc.

But all of those beg the question about the lack of wider support systems / community too.

And there is something democratic and inclusive about nipping out to the corner shop for some onions or tinned tomatoes or a beer or cigarette papers or whatever.

For better or worse we’re all in the same boat there. Not sure if that is sustainable now.

we went round a mates house and drank all their beer and they ordered some and it was there in six minutes. Mad.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Deliveroo is a shit name for a start. Sounds like a stoned teenage marketing gimmick

”Can’t be fucking ersed? Deliveroo has all your answers”

Another reason to resist being bought a decent pers phone. Apps, apps, apps. So what? It’s hot as fuck and I can walk/bike/drive, in fact I need the exercise working from home

@john eden the self isolation plot is a killer, been lucky there and don’t want to hex anythinig
 

Leo

Well-known member
I totally get both of those examples, John: the people who are disabled or house-bound, and the occasional "party emergency". it's the young, healthy, able bodied folk who get lunch and dinner delivered almost daily who I don't get.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I totally get both of those examples, John: the people who are disabled or house-bound, and the occasional "party emergency". it's the young, healthy, able bodied folk who get lunch and dinner delivered almost daily who I don't get.
Exactly Leo and it just seems like they are intended audience… that’s who is in the adverts not single parents at the end of their tether.
 
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