Friday, July 31, 2015

the Lion Sleeps Tonight

I got nothing.

Well - technically that is not true. But there is so little I can write about Cecil, the lion, that hasn't been done in the last 48 hours.  Sure I signed petitions and I noted my outrage on various sites.

I was mildly amused at people's outrage at the outrage. How dare we care more about a dead lion than we do about lives cut down in movie theaters or during routine arrests, they say.

A. It's not one or the other we have to be enraged about. As humans, we can operate at multiple levels. Honest.

B. It's Facebook. Give it 36 hours - people will move on from Cecil, just like they have already moved on about the theater shootings, police killings, SCOTUS decisions and Caitlyn Jenner. Whether you agree or not, that's how social media works. We might not be at Andy Warhol's 15 minute time parameter, but we're getting closer. We, like Mr. Mike, have short attention spans.

C. The lion had better PR. That's all there is to it. And we had a common enemy that people hate: no one likes the dentist (or the idea of the dentist) and it turns out, no one likes a dentist who hunts and hunts dirty.

Since I just had my check-up a month ago, I can't even crack-wise with my dentist about this. By the time December rolls around, no one is even going to remember this incident. Well except that Minnesota dentist - who might have to look for a Greeter job at Wal*Mart.

I have to believe, the DDS never saw this coming - certainly to this degree. I'd say "how horrid to be so vilified in such a short time frame", but it's not horrid. He is a horrible person - for this and the other illegal hunting he has done. It's not horrid, it's deserved.

Allegedly he voted for Romney - which is great. It proves that Mitt was a jobs creator. Just think of all the O.T. going into the police force of Bloomington, MN - protecting the dentist's business and neighborhood. Round the clock security - even though he isn't even there {allegedly}. That is economic stimulation!

Well, I guess that's it for today.

Song by: the Tokens


Ur-spo said...

No privacy on the internet; if you do a vile thing people are going to know it and condemn you and there is nothing to remedy it. Best to keep on good behavior and ask 'if this got onto the web, how would I feel" before doing anything.

Raybeard said...

So, this odious specimen (the dentist, I mean, certainly not Cecil) supports the Republican Party? Now THERE'S a surprise! As I said on another blog, I shouldn't be at all astonished also to find that he's a 'committed Christian' who cites as justification for his unconscionable act(s) the Bible in "God giving man dominion over animals" (So that's all right then!) Utter shame on him, with his false grin of pearly-whites. I hope his clients withdraw their patronage of his business and he's reduced to playing alone with toothpicks.

anne marie in philly said...

the perp needs to be strung up by the balls! NOW!

Fearsome Beard said...

I have to go with Jimmy Fallon's opinion that the man must have erection issues and needs to start using a pill instead of hunting to resolve his little problem.

Dith said...

I'm surprised Cecil didn't see those neon white teeth coming after him.