Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday








20 comments:

mom said...

Huh?

JD at I Do Things said...

Sorry, Charlie.

(Can't believe I got here early enough to be the first to say it!)

Jeff said...

mom - Hang in there... somebody will explain it soon enough.

JD - That should pretty much take care of the comments for this post. I can't imagine what else there is to say about this.

Bill said...

Think about the long fishing nets that break loose and snag fish for about 10 years because they do not rot, and the Japanese that kill whales for "research".

Mooselet said...

JD stole my line! Dammit....

Jeff said...

mom - The point is that they go to great lengths to try to make sure no dolphins are hurt, which is great for the dolphins...
but not so great for the tuna.

Get it?

Sandy said...

Yeah, because tuna AREN'T cute like dolphins...

Dennis Leary actually did a funny bit along these lines about animals and their "cuteness" factor vs. how they were treated.

Bunny = CUTE and cuddly, family pet

COW = a hamburger

Elizabeth said...

I don't think dolphins are all as cute and cuddley as they look. In fact I think they're kinda devious and mean. They kinda scare me.

yellojkt said...

Sorry, Charlie, we only want tunas that taste good.

Michelle said...

Wait. Tuna don't rot? I'm stuck on that one...

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I actually have a Charlie the Tuna doll. He's good friends with my Pillsbury Dough Boy.

Roger said...

JD also stole my line - dangit!

Now I have nothing.

Mom Thumb said...

JD stole my line, Mooselet stole my dammit, Roger stole my dangit AND my I got nothin'. @#$#%&*!

Jeff said...

sandy - Exactly. And who deemed dolphins less expendable than tuna in the first place? Is it because they can breath air? I think it's a lot more impressive that tuna can breath underwater.

elizabeth - You probably have a lot more exposure to them than we do. The only dolphins we ever see are at the zoo.

yellojkt - I've always wondered why that was something to apologize to Charlie about. Did they think he wanted to be selected for canning?

michelle - Uh... I think Bill was referring to the nets. The nets don't rot. You gotta know how to read Bill.

prefers her fantasy life - And together they make a great sandwich!

roger - Well, at least you have that.

mom thumb - Quite frankly I'm surprised there are this many comments. I didn't give you people much to work with here.

rick said...

Happy thought for the day: I saw on PBS that over 90% of the big fish in the ocean are gone because of overfishing. As far as dolphins go, when people go to those places where they "swim with the dolphins" they are warned that the males sometimes become aroused and have actually molested people. Creepy.

Babs (Beetle) said...

I take it that this refers to an ad? Sometimes I'm left on a UK limb with seeing the humour until I read all the comments :O)

Sorry, Charlie....er...I mean Jeff!

yellojkt said...

Jeff,
Charlie did want to get picked. Every commercial was him showing how classy he was and that he had good taste. But they wanted tuna that taste good. Very different.

Jeff said...

rick - Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the term blowhole huh?

babs - You poor Brits... always in the dark ;-)

yellojkt - You're absolutely right on that. Still, doesn't the ad imply that Charlie wanted to be picked by Starkist for something? So what would that have been?

rick said...

Maybe Charlie was suicidal and just needed some therapy.

Michelle said...

The worst part about that is that I totally wasn't trying to be funny. Duh... nets. I need more sleep.