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    PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    They want the band "Pet Shop Boys" to change their names

    PETA to Pet Shop Boys: Rescue Shelter Boys, perhaps? - CNN.com



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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Do they even realize that the outside world laughs at them?


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Do they even realize that the outside world laughs at them?
    I'm going to go with no.



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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    When I think of PETA I think of...




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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    That is exactly the point. They want to try and do something so bizarre that people are talking about. Kind of like that annoying song that get's stuck in your head, or that really annoying commercial that people hate, but can't forget. It's all advertising in one form or another.



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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Still bothers me that CNN felt it necessary to put this headline on the frontpage.


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    That is exactly the point. They want to try and do something so bizarre that people are talking about. Kind of like that annoying song that get's stuck in your head, or that really annoying commercial that people hate, but can't forget. It's all advertising in one form or another.
    Yeah - I get that.

    But when trying to institute social change - I'm not sure the best way to go about it is making yourselves a laughing stock that people go out of their way to ridicule and do the opposite of.

    Take for instance the last line about "sea kittens". That just went to remind me that I was hoping to go fishing this weekend. I may use two hooks as well.....



    Makes you wonder if the original founders of PETA, who I'm guessing had very noble and serious intentions, aren't looking at what's become of this and thinking "what the ****?"


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    PETA - Wasting everyone's time since 1980


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    That is exactly the point. They want to try and do something so bizarre that people are talking about. Kind of like that annoying song that get's stuck in your head, or that really annoying commercial that people hate, but can't forget. It's all advertising in one form or another.
    You better watch out, djcubby. PETA people will be coming after you with that photo of that dog wearing the bunny ears and slippers. If that's not animal abuse I don't know what is!

    You too, SouthernHawk. Shame on you for posting that "creepy" dog photo.


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    This is the exactly what PETA wants. Pull enough crazy stunts to get people talking about you, a small percentage of those people are going to agree with you and bam, new members.


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    That is exactly the point. They want to try and do something so bizarre that people are talking about. Kind of like that annoying song that get's stuck in your head, or that really annoying commercial that people hate, but can't forget. It's all advertising in one form or another.
    It might work when trying to sell me Quizno's sandwiches, but not when trying to bring about serious social change.

    I am all for fighting cruelty to animals, but PETA just makes all animal rights activists look like a bunch of whack-jobs....not a good way to get something done.



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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Is PETA real? Do they sit around a think tank and estimate what it takes to get on CNN?


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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    I'm having Sea Kitten for lunch



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    Re: PETA - another attempt to make themselves irrelevant

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I'm having Sea Kitten for lunch
    I having baby tuna fish and baby dolphin burger that I beat fresh this morning!

    Meat taste like murder and murder taste pretty (bleeping) good!



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