God is Dead and so is The American Sno-Cone: A Review of “Shaved Ice Island”

When Nietzsche wrote in the Gay Science in 1882 that “God is dead” he didn’t mean a deity had actually died or ceased to exist. He meant that the Abrahamic God had ceased to be a guiding force in our lives, a serious influence on our thoughts and actions. I assert that today in America, more or less the same catastrophe has occurred to The American Sno-Cone. Modern Sno-Cone stands pay lip service to “quality” and “refreshing flavor”, but seem to have forgotten or at least malignantly suppressed the original purpose of their…