September 2, 2010

"Red meat, white meat, blue meat, meat-o-f**king-rama. You will eat it. Because not eating meat is a decision."

"Eating meat is an instinct! Yeah! And I know what it’s about. 'I don’t want to eat the meat because I love the animals. I love the animals.' Hey, I love the animals too. I love my doggy. He’s so cute. My fluffy little dog... He’s so cute — There’s the problem. We only want to save the cute animals, don’t we? Yeah. Why don’t we just have animal auditions. Line ‘em up one by one and interview them individually. 'What are you?' 'I’m an otter.' 'And what do you do?' 'I swim around on my back and do cute little human things with my hands.' 'You’re free to go.' 'And what are you?' 'I’m a cow.' 'Get in the f**king truck, ok pal!' 'But I’m an animal.' 'You’re a baseball glove! Get on that truck!'"

Denis Leary, quoted a propos of the James Lee, the now-dead manifesto guy.


Anonymous said...

So, "destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures...”

You've been “... wrecking what's left of the planet with [your] false morals and breeding culture.”

What have you got to say for yourself?


wv: Swear to God: upent.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and you could eat at Otarian.


You could be earning Carbon Karma Credits. 100 Carbon Karma Credits earns you a free menu item!

miller said...

Sometimes a nutjob is just a nutjob.

But what a waste of a human life. To do this, to go crazy, and then to be front page news for being a whack-a-doodle.

The Crack Emcee said...

I miss that Dennis Leary. Fucking chain-smoking genius.

Scott M said...

Leary will be making a comeback, mark my words. Nobody dosh angry Irish like he does.

sunsong said...

Somewhere in between the extremes there are solutions, I believe. Not necessarily a mid-point between - but somewhere in between.

I like to eat cows. They are delicious :-) However, I don't like to see cows or chickens or pigs raised as *products* - stuffed into tiny, filthy spaces and fed hormones or cement or who knows what.

There are not simple answers, I don't think. And each individual is responsible for their own choices and decisions. I was surprised to learn recently that 30% of placebos work! Three out of ten times - a person gets better because they *believe* whatever they are taking will work.

What that means to me is that belief - which is individual - has a lot to do with what one *ought* to eat. You can find *data* for anything. If you want to find evidence that vegetarianism is better - it's out there. If you want to find evidence that eating meat is better - it's out there. If you want to find evidence for or against the Atkins diet or the blood type diet or whatever else - it's out there.

So, to me, it's so important to know yourself and what you believe and take responsiblity for what you eat and drink etc.

Scott M said...

dosh = does + whiskey

garage mahal said...

There's plenty of room for all of God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes.

DADvocate said...

I heard a guy complaining on the radio this morning. He had gone to a high school with "Beavers" as their mascot. At sporting events, the opposing fans would chant:

What do we eat?
What do we eat?

Beaver meat!
Beaver meat!

How do we eat it?
How do we eat it?

Rah! Rah! Rah!

DaveW said...

...cows aren't cute?

traditionalguy said...

The cow meat eaters are the target. Just eat your soybeans and take a shower and you will no longer be filthy.

traditionalguy said...

The extremes are called freedom. Living half way between two argument is called slavery to the biggest fool that speaks carefully nuanced propaganda.

Scott M said...

....cows aren't cute?

They most certainly are, especially in a "come devour me" sort of way.

Is there any evidence about which areas of the brain are active when hungry viewing a juicy steak versus when horney viewing a juicy blonde?

I'm Full of Soup said...

"Next to the mashed potatoes"

Good one Garage!

Robin said...

Leary's rant in the otherwise dreadful "Demolition Man" was the first time I saw him work.

Can never get that one out of my mind.

Leary's rant - NSFW language

Unknown said...

God did not give us canines to chew boiled asparagus.

Clyde said...

@ Robin

"...otherwise dreadful Demolition Man..."

:-O I have to disagree. What that movie had to say about what wimpy liberals would do to society if they had the chance was spot on! Right down to fines for cursing, forbidding any kind of food that wasn't good for you, etc. And it had my favorite line, when John Spartan learns that Lenina Huxley had found most of her forbidden violent imagery at the Schwarzenneger Presidential Library... At a time when Ahnold hadn't even gotten into politics yet! Prescient!

Sofa King said...

Don't forget this on-topic Denis Leary musical number (even mentions the Discovery Channel!):

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sunsong said...

I would say that extremists are often correct when they point out what is wrong with the other side - but they are generally clueless as to their own failings.

deleted said...

@miller-- "Sometimes a nutjob is just a nutjob."

Is Lee a nutjob, though? (Sorry, "was he?")

His behavior followed logically from his beliefs.

We can say his beliefs were nutty, but I've heard plenty of people utter them. Humans are a cancer, the planet needs to heal itself, yada yada yada. I recall watching Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher back in the 90s, around the time Independence Day came out, and one of the guests on it declared the aliens to be heroes -- AND THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED!

I don't think he's crazy. Ignorant and prejudiced by his environment/ideology, certainly. But shouldn't we be addressing the issue of the ideology instead of just chopping it up to mental illness?

Lucien said...

If we label this guy as an eco-terrorist, does that mean we get to demand that Al Gore must immediately denounce him and refudiate his actions?

Big Mike said...

Just don't eat meat if it's green.

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Texan99 said...

Sure he was a nutjob. He was just more intellectually consistent about his nutjob beliefs than most nutjobs are. Instead of prattling about them while acting differently, he took them to their logical extremes.

But I have to admit I have a hard time understanding why people who believe people are a cancer on the planet don't go ahead and kill themselves quietly at home.

I agree with sunsong about how meat animals are raised. I'm a carnivore, but that doesn't mean I don't find all kinds of things to object to about CAFOs.

halojones-fan said...

I always like George Carlin's take on it...

I mean, let's think about the stuff we kill.

Rats and bugs? Because they're pests.

Lions and bears? Because it's fun!

Cows and chickens? Because we're hungry.

Deer and ducks? Because it's fun! And we're hungry.


Because they're pests!

...and it's fun!

blake said...

And we're hungry!

mherzog said...

Here is a good video on meat: