Ellen Degeneres has added another job to her extensive resume: United States Postal Service spokesperson. Check out her new ad:
"Licking Stamps isn't so bad. Trust me, I KNOW about licking."
"Stamps? I've licked worse.."
All kidding aside, Ellen is speaking on behalf of the Stamps to the Rescue, a project to help feed and care for shelter animals until they can be adopted. When you purchase stamps, Halo pet food provides meals to shelters. According to the website, here is how it works:
In celebration of the new Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps, the Postal Service™, together with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets, is giving shelter pets around the country a First-Class Meal.
During the launch of the stamps, Halo will be donating a million meals to animal shelters around the country.
Waaaaay back in 2007, Nancy Pelosi sat upon her mighty throne and declared that we were wrong for referring to her party as the Democrat Party. You remember, she emphasized the ick, "don't forget the ick," she would say.
For two and a half years, I have wanted to comment on Nancy Pelosi and her "ick" factor. I know, two years is a long time. Nevertheless, I am finally posting my Pelosi/ick image. Given the healthcare debacle, I think a little ick reminder is appropriate.
You see, I finally figured out how to tie it together visually--the ick is a parasitic disease for fish. It looks like white spots on their skin. My Pelosi/Ick is a fish-like visage, complete with white spots.
The first in my series of animal hybrids (the previous hybrid post is not quite animal) is inspired by high school classmates with a fascination for both Gerbils and Squid. I present, the Squirbil.
The Squerbil is a bizzare and disturbing creature that lives in the depths of the ocean. It is one of the only underwater species known to carry the Hantavirus. Able to squirm into small places to hide, few squerbil have ever been captured and none have survived in captivity. Those that had been captured were immediately destroyed by their disgusted captor. When frightented, the squerbil emits a dark liquid, but we are not sure if we should actually call it ink.
Sometimes, an idea comes along that transcends the mind from which it originates. Take, for instance, the new Fish Empathy project from PETA. The great minds of PETA have embarked on a campaign to help people "feel" like a fish. No, they are not pushing scaly clothing. They want people to think fish thoughts and feel fish feelings. They want YOU to know the pain of the modern fish. Essentially, fish are people too and if you eat them, your a freaky cannibal.
To help you empathize, 100 PETA members got together and made a "Fish Empathy Quilt". If anything can evoke fish feelings in me, it is looking at a 300 sq ft fish quilt. I feel fishy already. My new found fish feelings have enabled me to come up with a list to help other people empathize as well. Do you want to feel fishy too? Here is how:
Swim. Fish spend their lives in water. Spend extra time in the bath. You want to feel like a fish, not smell like one.
I see a lot of strange things on the road. I have seen drivers do things that would make you blush and I have seen drivers do things that would make you learn sign language. Occasionally, I see something funny.
Today, when I left for lunch, I pulled away from a parked car with the license plate: Poodlvr. The funny thing about the car is that you could tell that the driver loves poodles. The hair-do, the expression, this one was a real poodle lover. I took some pictures with my cell phone.
Disclaimer: The following photos were NOT re-touched in any way. You can tell from my other posts that I like photoshop. If I wanted to, I could make a picture like these, but a lot clearer.
It is ironic how pets come to resemble their owners, isn't it?