Save the Sea Kittens!

Fish Are People- I Mean Fish Are Kittens Too!

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6 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  January 17, 2009

    That is very cute. I wonder what the cat found down there that was worth a “meow” at the 1:46 mark.

  2. acilius

     /  January 17, 2009

    As for the PETA campaign, my first reaction was the same as that of the last person they quoted- “I think I may eat some sea kittens tonight.” I was a bit concerned that such a campaign might backfire, and get people wondering whether kittens wouldn’t really be tasty if you fried them in butter. The only part of the article that made me want to back PETA was the fisherman saying that attempts to stop “people buying our product… strike me as unpatriotic.” Heil fisheries, I suppose.

  3. cymast

     /  January 17, 2009

    This video makes me smile and laugh every time I watch it! The first time I watched it, I was standing, and I had to sit down I was laughing so hard . . plus I had immediately beforehand enjoyed a drink or three, so that may have contributed . .

    Yeah that “unpatriotic” remark- give me a friggin break on this patriositic crap already. He is unpatriotic for not supporting PETA. After all, animals live in the USA God Bless ’em!

    I have no beef with PETA calling fish “sea kittens.” I also would have no beef if PETA were to call kittens “land fish.” IMO PETA is just demonstrating the disconnect most people have when it comes to which animals they eat, and which animals they save from natural disaster or keep as pets.

  4. acilius

     /  January 17, 2009

    One of the reasons I laughed was that it reminded me of the astronauts in their space suits. As an American boy in the 70s, I grew up with a conflicted attitude towards astronauts. On the one hand, people older than me thought of them as the ultimate macho heroes and symbols of the future. On the other hand, the Apollo program was over when I was a kid and the Space Shuttle wasn’t yet up. So I couldn’t help thinking of them as relics of a dead past. That’s also why always laugh when I see the FAR SIDE cartoon where a fish wearing a space suit ventures onto land.

  5. cymast

     /  January 17, 2009

    I find it a bit difficult to support the space program when there are so many starving children in the world.

  6. acilius

     /  January 20, 2009

    If eliminating the space program meant that those funds would be spent on feeding the starving children of the world, then sure, it would be insane to support the space program. But they wouldn’t be. The companies that get most of NASA’s budget also make bombers, missiles, etc. If they weren’t collecting their money as payment for spacecraft to explore outer space, they’d be collecting it as payment for weapons of war.

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