Slavoj Zizek has been giving some new lectures at Birkbeck, London – including telling some new jokes (or at least, new to me.)
One features a man in a coffee shop who asks the waiter for a coffee without milk. We don’t have any milk today, the waiter replies, but we do have cream. Would a coffee without cream be alright?
It’s a Lacanian point. Lack shapes our lives as profoundly as anything we have.