What did you have for dinner? I like David Byrne because he says that frozen food, Dilly Bars, TV, prefab houses, Appleby’s and shopping malls—all the things we take as evidence of Man’s Fall from his Intended, Natural State—are in fact the pinnacles of civilization.
What have been doing with ourselves for the last 10,000 years? Well, through trial and error, we figured out how to raise, kill and fry chickens; how to grow apples and bake them into little pies; how to collect the milk from cows and churn it for eternity until it turns into creamy butter; and how to slap that on a boiled, mashed vegetable that we found buried in the ground. Then we figured out how to manipulate aluminum, put food into aluminum (these days into plastic) and froze it. There's a million little steps in the process involving advanced knowledge of biology, chemistry, horticulture, agriculture, metalurgy and zoology. We packaged it (psychology), and now we can eat all that wonderful food, anytime we want, in less that 10 minutes.