Monday, November 20, 2006

Deer Hunting, Killing Cats, and Blowing up Frogs

If ya can't laugh at yourself, poke fun of other people! That's what a guy used to tell me and that's what I'm going to do today.

Deer Hunting...

Age 79, suffering from dementia, search party finds hunter lost since Saturday. What's an old fart like that doing with a loaded gun? Would you like to meet him in the woods? Might he be a WWII vet who could possibly suffer from a flashback? Maybe we could pair this fellow with Vice Chancellor Dick 'Lon' Cheney for an afternoon in the woods after a light lunch and a few martoonies. Can you imagine trying to follow them around with a video camera?

Kittens 'Just Psycho'...

There's no byline on this item in the Oshkosh Northwestern. The article could run as-is in The Onion. Congrats' to the reporter. It takes special talent to write for The Onion and you may have a future there. I'm not sure exactly what 'good writing' is, but I know it when I see it.

Saw a couple of letters about these kittens in the Northwestern last week, good letters I might add. They brought out good points: recognizing the link between violence against animals and violence against humans, which brings me to the next story...

Blowing up Frogs...

It works like this. You put the firecracker in the mouth or any other orifice you happen to find, light it, and toss that frog as high as you can in the air. This is what George Dubya Bush did as a child in Texas. He didn't do it once. He and his friends did it many times. I've linked one for your viewing enjoyment. The other 25,000 mentions of this activity can be found here.
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As a child of 11 or 12, maybe younger, I took a Scouts NRA safety course, wandered down the street with my new BB-gun and about three blocks from home started shooting at songbirds sitting on the telephone wire. One of the neighbors down that way called my parents. My dad, very calmly and in a pleasant way, taught me about the morality of killing anything. I never shot another bird and learned to respect and enjoy all animals.

Peace.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I personally think that if adults or children harm an animal or reptile at that they have mental issues and need help! They are suffering from nonparent attention if you understand that or they just don't have the personality to gain friends and need to kill something to be "cool"! I love all living things and my children will be respectful to all thank you for reading! Melissa of Oshkosh