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.
[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:
- The fish are dead.
- The fish will be eaten when it's over.
- These are trained, professional fish flingers.
- 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!