Monday, March 14, 2005

A Goldfish a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

How I hate organisations that tries to stop me from having FUN FUN FUN!!!

One of the reasons for staying alive, except whisky, is to have fun. A lot of stupid organisations (like Swedish socialdemocrats) are doing their best to make people like you and me miserable. Take a look at the latest news release from PETA.

Bennigan’s restaurant in Arvada has canceled a St. Patrick’s Day goldfish-swallowing contest that was scheduled for Thursday, March 17. The decision to scuttle the event was made after PETA contacted the Arvada Police Department’s animal care division, which determined that swallowing live goldfish would be in violation of the city’s anti-cruelty ordinance.
"Hats off to the Arvada police and Metromedia for stepping in and stopping this stupid, pointless, and cruel event," says PETA Director Debbie Leahy.

Stupid, pointless, cruel!?! If it's true that a goldfish's short term memory is about 3 seconds it will soon forget about the traumatic experience of being swallowed. The human audience on the other hand will happily remember the contest for hours, maybe even longer. Reason, purpose and entertainment is what it is.

BTW: Picture above from the book titled "The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish".

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