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Saturday, December 06, 2003

Saturday December 6, 2003. From http://www.crookedtimber.org

Love is a many-legged thing
Posted by Kieran

Via my former RA Brayden King comes news that you can now Marry Your Pet if you feel that it’s, you know, the one. Matilda, who has been a “Pet and Partners Priest for longer than she’d care to remember” will marry you and your chosen pet in one of three sizes of wedding. Many happily married interspecies couples testify that it brought added depth and meaning to their lives. It was the disclaimer that convinced me the site was on the level. It helpfully points out that although you get a marriage certificate “You have no conjugal rights. You are not allowed to have sex with your pet.”

If you don’t want that kind of relationship with your dog, then perhaps you should consider sending it to Dog Island, where they may roam freely on one of the three constituent islands (for big, medium and small dogs, as appropriate), and feed on rabbits raised on wild carrots.

Incidentally, you may not wed if both you and your pet are gay, as this would desecrate the sanctity of marriage.
Thanks to Slate's "Today's Papers" column http://slate.msn.com/id/2092151/

Saturday, December 6, 2003; Page C03

Open Mouth, Insert Twinkie

Sen. Joe Lieberman's on a health food kick. Or, at least his presidential campaign is. The Connecticut Democrat vowed Thursday that if he wins the White House, he will "stand up to the companies that market junk food to kids."

So it's worth recalling the spectacle at the Iowa State Fair in August when Lieberman devoured a deep-fried Twinkie in front of about 20 photographers. He said at the time that his "vision for the future of America includes deep-fried Twinkies."

Is Lieberman guilty of gastronomic hypocrisy?

"Look, that was then," Lieberman spokesman Jano Cabrera told The Post's Mark Leibovich. He acknowledged that l'Affaire de Deep-Fried Twinkie is,in retrospect,unfortunate. "Lieberman was young. Mistakes were made."

Lieberman will "not be happy," Cabrera added, if deep-fried Twinkie vendors "use his visage to market their products to children."

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