Friday, January 16, 2009

A Cheap Shot


Okay, no one else has gone there, that i've read, and it's such low hanging fruit for making fun of that i can no longer resist.

Did you all hear about
PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaign to get fish re-positioned as "Sea Kittens" to get us all to stop eating them?




I am not making this up.




Who knew that fish were just cuddly little love pets with bad PR?




Okay, seriously, i respect vegetarians, and i understand why they don't eat meat. And that's cool. But this is just a really stupid idea. Can you imagine the meeting where they thought this up?




Gloomy Earnest Person in Charge: "We need a do-over on the anti-fin food lobby."




Earnest Person #1: "Oh, hey, let's try calling fish 'Ocean babies,' no one wants to eat babies!!"




Earnest Person #2: "Yeah, that's a great idea!"




Earnest Person #3: "I know i know! let's call them 'Ocean dogs.' That'll work!




Earnest Person #1: " How about 'Scaly Puppies.'"




Earnest Person #2: "That's good, really good"




Earnest Person #4: "Fluffy Sea Bunnies!"




Earnest Person #2: "No, no, "Sea Fairies."




Earnest Person #5: "Ocean Pandas!"




Earnest Person #3: "Sea Kittens!"




...stunned silence....




Gloomy Earnest Person in charge: "That's brilliant Earnest Person #4! Just fuckin' brilliant! Sea Kittens. It's so simple, so elegant. I'm convinced. Let the campaign begin."






Tonight The Mister and i are going out for raw Sea Kitten on rice with just a hint of wasabi.

27 comments:

luckyzmom said...

What do you think you'll have for dessert.

Daisy said...

I think the Sea Monkey lobby is going to be pissed.

Maggie said...

I've had kitten, and it tastes nothing like fish! Or chicken for that matter.

Irrelephant said...

Dangit, Daisy beat me to the sea monkeys joke! *chalking up a point for Daisy*

Mmmmm, I love yellow fin kitten sashimi. GOOD stuff, especially if they leave a little bit of the fur on.

Magpie said...

That is so ridiculous. How can they think that people will fall for it?

I wish I liked fish, so I could call it that.

TTQ said...

tastes like chicken

flutter said...

oh, wait so if I am reading this right...we're NOT supposed to eat cats?

crap.

meno said...

luckyzmom, fluffy bunny ice cream?

daisy, :) funnyt. There might even be a law suit.

maggie, that's what i thought!

irrelephant, you gotta be fast around here. I had some yellow fin sea kitten for dinner. Yum.

magpie, i have no idea WHAT they were thinking. None whatsoever.

ttq, kitten or sea kitten! :)

flutter, i know, right! Who knew??? *picks fur out of teeth*

tt said...

ya know....that's just plain ol stupid! Seriously stupid. Just when I think things can't get any dumber.......

Cheesy said...

I had kit's and chips yesterday!

patches said...

Fresh frozen sea kitten anyone? Two more days of freezing temperatures and I'll have a pair a of lovely specimens to offer on craigslist. I would recommend pairing them with a nice white wine...and a shot of whatever burns the back of your throat.

Cagey said...

All this talk of kittens has made me hungry. YUM. Personally, my favorite part is the tail.

Gordo said...

Hmmm. I wonder they think of my aquarium? I have a dozen african cichlids confined! The horror!

SUEB0B said...

PETA are the masters of the silly PR stunt. They do it on purpose, knowing they will get massive publicity.

It worked LOL!

furiousBall said...

is PETA going to get women to go topless for this? if so, i still disagree, but i am pro-boobies

fiwa said...

Oh my god... Fluffy Sea Bunnies is my favorite. I had raw sea kitten yesterday too - but with a LOT of wasabi. It's my favorite.

And hey, if you ever want to join us Seattle bloggers for lunch in downtown, let me know.

TTQ said...

here kitty kitty...

jen said...

wasabi keeps the babies warm, right? it's like a little blanket in your mouth. where the little babies are.

deb said...

If God hadn't wanted us to eat animals/fish, he wouldn't have made them out of meat:)

Vanessa said...

The creativity of the ad people never ceases to amaze.

meno said...

tt, oh, things can always get dumber.

cheesy, ha ha! i like it.

patches, koi sea kittens anyone?

cagey, i keep the tail and hang it off the fender of my banana bike.

gordo, there will be a sign carrying protest later this week. "Free the african sea kittens."

suebob, is that what they are doing? I wonder at it's effectiveness, but it's good to know that they are not in earnest.

furious, no boobies for you eaters of sea kittens!

fiwa, i may ask to join you. It would be fun to meet you in person.

ttq, that's what i said.

jen, i quite agree. The only decent thing to do is to blanket them in wasabi.

deb, is that George Carlin? If not, it sounds like him.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Haha you made their meeting sounded fun. In real life it would probably be a bunch of morons playing Barbie dolls and suddenly a cat of Barbie dies and they all mourn and then decide to rename all the ocean creatures.

Nancy Dancehall said...

Mmmm mmmm...Kitten of the Sea!

Brad said...

And I used to send them money...

Talk about your good intentions gone bad...

meno said...

mother hen, are you dissing barbie?

nancy, :) you're funny!

brad, i am all for ethical treatment for animals, but for me that doesn't exclude eating them.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You're sure it wasn't SEX kittens?

What a difference an "A" makes.

egan said...

Are you coming out of retirement anytime soon? I think some PR firms could use your help.