from the peta-files
I just love when a militant activist group makes an appeal to the kiddies.
Until MasterCard stops helping Ringling abuse animals, ask Mom and Dad to cut up their MasterCards and use other credit cards instead. PETA wants to hear from you, in your own words, what you'll say to your parents to convince them that MasterCard is a "NastyCard." We'll send the best essay entries a fun kit that includes a NastyCard spoof credit card, PETA elephant T-shirt, bumper sticker, pin, comic book, poster, and coloring book. Please submit your entries before August 15, 2003.
I imagine this converstation:
Mom! Dad! Cut up your credit cards before you make the elephants cry!
But honey, if I cut up my credit card, how will we get you those Abercrombie & Fitch shirts you love so much?
That logo up there gives one the impression that PETA is imploring the kids to go cut up the credit cards without even asking the parents.
No amount of oppressed elephants can make a child go from consumer whore to animal activist in just one essay.
I think I'm going to send in a fake essay. In fact, I think we should all send in fake essays. You know you want that pack of PETA goodies.
Speaking of PETA, a die-hard vegan changed her name to GoVeg.com
The-vegan-formerly-known-as Karin Robertson changed her name to the same as that of a vegetarian information website to encourage meat-eaters to become vegetarians.23-year-old GoVeg.com, a Youth Project Specialist for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says her new name is a great conversation starter.
I suppose most of those conversations start out with "Are you an idiot?"
..GoVeg.com says she couldn't imagine changing her name back saying, "To be named after the number one website for vegetarian information -- what could be better?"
I could think of about six million things.
In fact, I'm going to change my name to Redmeat.com and challenge her to a steel-cage match.
PETA-philes. Can't live with 'em, can't eat 'em.