Everyone needs a laugh on Friday

*Updated (scroll down)

Air Canada's map of Canada
(originally on The Newfoundland Experiment, but I read about it on Feltham Rambles)

The pretty weapon every girl wants: shoes with a built-in stun gun (via Shiny Shiny)

'Sir Paul' & the seal hunt:

Grrrl Meets World wants you to caption this picture:

The American Answer (via insanitycase)

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: It was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping thirty tons of nerve gas on it.

Other interesting news:

And in weird, disturbing, sick news: PETA has officially gone insane.

They've released a comic for kids, to scare them into thinking their parents are murderers. Teaching kids to care about animals is all well and good, but this crosses the line. The artwork is disturbing, and I think it would give kids nightmares!

It's called:

Your Daddy KILLS Animals!

Ask your Daddy why he's hooked on killing!

The end of the comic warns children:
"Until your daddy learns it's not fun to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals, they could be next."

* Update: Tony commented that there's another PETA comic. Not to be accused of unfairly discriminating against men, PETA has also published a comic warning children:

Your Mommy KILLS Animals!

Ask your Mommy how many animals she killed to make her fur coat?

To me, one of the most disturbing things about these comics is the language. By using the words "Mommy" and "Daddy", it's clear that PETA is marketing them to very young children.

We live in a violent enough society as it is. Kids should feel safe and secure in their homes, but these comics teach young children to think of their parents as cold blooded killers. That's gotta do damage to a kid's psyche.

Here's a video of a PETA spokesman trying (badly) to defend the ad campaign.

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  1. So according to that map, when I go to work in the morning -- in Halifax -- I'm fine, but when I go home in the evening -- to Dartmouth -- I'm nesting with the big lizards.


  2. Yup. So be sure to keep your dragon slaying gear with you. Or at least some dragon treats so you don't look so tempting to them.

    We must take all precautions in these dangerous times.

  3. That comic book is fucking hilarious! It's also going to completely backfire because it's sick...not exactly the best fundraiser they ever came up with.

  4. I object to Nunavut being included in the world view of Air Canada. I assure you, AC has no idea we exist up here.

    Then again, it is entirely too cold for dragons to exist up here. Maybe Yetis, though...

    Oh, and as for the PETA thing...I collect comics and that disturbs the hell out of me.

  5. Its not just dad the Peta thinks is a killer. Just in time for mothers day they released this little gem.


  6. Wow... animal welfare is all well & good, but I really wonder if some of the decision makers in PETA are crazy!?

    Thanks for the link Tony, I've added the image to the post.

  7. Thanks for the comment/tip Skylark. Hard to believe they could equal the "Daddy Kills Fish" comic...or whatever it was called. That post of mine was from a few months ago, but I've just added another here

    Cool blog. I'll be back!