There’s an ad I pass when running errands that just bums me out every time I see it. It’s on the side of a bus stop, and it’s a three-panel comic depicting a person taking a new job in another country and being forced to give up their cat for adoption. The last panel is the cat behind bars (presumably in an adoption facility).
I can’t find a version of it online, but I wouldn’t really want to link to it, as it’s the saddest thing of all time.
Maybe it’s me, but I can’t imagine being in a position where I would give up my pets for a job – or for anything else, really. Just tossing your pets aside seems incredibly callous and cruel. All they want is to eat and be loved, and putting them up for adoption because they don’t exactly fit into your lifestyle is pretty mean. I would much rather turn down a job if it meant I had to give up my cats.
And just as a tangent, I really hate ads like that. Yes, they’re meant to pull at your heartstrings and get you to adopt, but it’s almost too much. If either my girlfriend or I are watching TV and one of those commercials with that Sarah McLachlan song comes on, the channel gets changed immediately.
Anyway.. yeah. Maybe I’ll make an actual post soon.
January 31st, 2011 - Posted in essays
So we had our company dinner tonight, and they held a white elephant gift exchange. You can read about it on Wiki if you like, but the gift of the year was most certainly the Shake Weight. Actually, it was so popular that three of them showed up from different people. Of the three, the best one was most definitely the one that came packaged with creme fraiche. So congratulations to the dude who brought that for winning this year’s unofficial best gift.
January 13th, 2011 - Posted in meta
Happy new year, everyone. And man, this year is already off to a good start!
Yes, it seems that Bill O’Reilly is trying to improve ratings on his show by appealing to a certain segment of today’s hip youth: ICP fans. Keen to play off of their lack of knowledge on how magnets work – and more importantly, their mistrust of scientists – BillO tried to prove God exists through logic:
I’ll tell you why [religion’s] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can explain why the tide goes in… #
Surely science cannot explain the tides! Except for that whole moon thing. But you can’t trust the scientists.