Thursday, June 18, 2009

Animal Lefts

Oh, PETA, you silly set of idle hands.

Yesterday, when every news headline and video outlet on the Innernet was doing play-by-play, replay, colour commentary and recap on President Obama's battle with a pesky fly...

...I said, "I'm surprised we haven't heard from PETA yet."

I was *joking*.

Because I think I'm funny.

Y'know... hyperbole?

[SUMMARY: This is the definition of comic irony.]

Now, in tracking down a news account of PETA's involvement, I ran across another PETA cause that will undoubtedly be buried behind the shiny, media-friendly fly story: Pike Place fish flingers are doing a fish-tossing demonstration for some veterinary association gathering.

Important to note:

  1. The fish are dead.
  2. The fish will be eaten when it's over.
  3. These are trained, professional fish flingers.
  4. This is all done under veterinary supervision.

We all know how PETA feels about fishing.

Apparently fish flinging is just as bad. Live or dead, fish are our friends.

[SUMMARY: It's all very fishy.§]

The Muppets are in SUCH trouble.

FOOTNOTE (crossed): Hint: there are LOTS of them.

FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): Moscagate!

§FOOTNOTE (swerved): See? This is the comedic genius that quipped that PETA would have something to say about fly-swatting. PETA is in SUCH trouble.

FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): And don't get me started on you, Leslie Uggams!

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