June 28, 2019

I don't think I'd ever seen a commercial where a white person tells off a black person.

But in the world of straw-phobia, new things are happening....

81 comments:

Chris said...

Ah mersplaining - nice. She's obviously specist too.

Leland said...

Maybe if the mermaid would pay reparations, the lady could afford a fancy portable straw.

MountainMan said...

This is real? Looks like a parody ad from SNL.

michaele said...

Fairly entertaining... although what does she think is going to happen to the little scold card that gets put in with paying the bill. Hope it's made of a biodegradable material because it's going into the trash.

rehajm said...

She’s like a fish.

Shouting Thomas said...

Now, how about a man telling a Marxist feminist harridan to shut up?

n.n said...
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n.n said...

Straws often end up in the ocean as they are transported to exotic destinations, ostensibly for recycling, in order to exploit environmental and labor arbitrage.

That said, diversity is so yesteryear. An archaic artifact of color judgments and social progress.

Amadeus 48 said...

That girl better watch out for the guy that bought a Popeil Pocket Fisherman. But wait, there’s more. He might also have a Chop-O-Matic and a Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ.

This could turn ugly fast.

My name goes here. said...

Or it could turn slowly at 350 degrees until the chicken is golden brown.

Ann Althouse said...

I was just waiting to see how you're supposed to clean it.

It's much easier to learn to drink without a straw, but I know people like those take-out cups with lids and they need straws. How about just not buying that kind of drink. Carry a reusable water bottle, the kind that doesn't need a straw.

Anyway, it would be cute/funny/annoying gift for a heavy straw user.

I love the idea that everyone carries around a hefty key ring and it's no trouble to add one more thing to it.

anti-de Sitter space said...

That guy w/ the black and red shorts doesn't look fat.

Amadeus 48 said...

Next up in the line of fire: the sippy-cup lids that they give you at Starbucks.

Someone think of the children!

dreams said...

I never use a straw so as far I'm concerned the liberals can suck on my you know what.

The Godfather said...

It’s not a white person. It’s a white fish.

Fen said...

Oh good. An Idiot Tag for people who believe the latest "study"

"Just as with the city’s coming ban on Styrofoam, this isn’t about science, but sentiment. Activists figure they can win on the issue (or at least use it to build their fund-raising lists) because it sounds environmentally responsible."

https://nypost.com/2018/07/02/banning-plastic-straws-is-more-scam-than-science/

Bob Boyd said...

Why not? There's a sucker born every minute and they all need something to suck.

whitney said...

Anyone that has ever worked in a restaurant knows that black people love their straws. 'Can I have a scraw' is heard over and over again

SeanF said...

The Godfather: It’s not a white person. It’s a white fish.

From Coney Island?

Darrell said...

They only get in the ocean because your sleazy politicians sell it to the Chinese-- instead of recycling them like you paid them to do-- and they dump it overboard.

Wince said...

...but I know people like those take-out cups with lids and they need straws.

It looks like the diameter of the Final Straw she's hawking wouldn't fit the hole in those cup lids, and the ad does nothing to answer whether it would.

Fen said...

Ah mersplaining - nice. She's obviously specist too.

Did you just assume it's gender?!

n.n said...

I was just waiting to see how you're supposed to clean it.

Watch from the 1 minute mark. They use a pipe cleaner... squeegee, rinse, repeat.

Shouting Thomas said...

Mermaid and princess are the favorite childhood white girl fantasies.

Something kind of revealing about that ad. The pampered white girl lording it over the fat, unhip, matronly black woman.

Pampered white women hijacked the quota system to benefit themselves.

Darrell said...

Also great as a catheter.
So be careful when borrowing them or taking them from strangers.

Bob Boyd said...

I wonder how many Dem candidates will flaunt one of these.
Maybe Klovenhoof was ahead of the game choosing her comb over a single-use plastic fork.

Bob Boyd said...

The beauty of Final Straw is when you throw it in the ocean it sinks out of sight.

n.n said...

"Ah mersplaining - nice. She's obviously specist too."

Did you just assume it's gender?!


It has feminine gender attributes of Nature's choice. The probability of choosing the wrong sex, and therefore using the wrong pronoun, is low. Gender is normally distributed with a small standard deviation, with sex. That said, a fish-human hybrid is strictly a novelty, so it's possible, likely, that a human or fish characterization would not be applicable to this new species.

gilbar said...

every time i think we've reached Peak Stupidity, i see we're just getting started.

Black Bellamy said...

OH MAN I WOULD LOVE TO CARRY A GIANT METAL STRAW WITH ME EVERYWHERE I GO BECAUSE I'M FROM THE 1980s MAN AND I STILL HAVE POCKETS FULL OF COCAINE OH MY GOD WHERE IS MY STRAW DID YOU TAKE MY STRAW YOU SONONOFABITCH I WILL CHOKE YOU OH HERE IT IS SORRY MAN IM NOT SORRY I'LL KILL YOU SNORT SNORT AAAAAAHHH THIS STRAW IS THE BEST

tim maguire said...

That may be the most ridiculous non-environmentally friendly "environmental solution" I've seen since the introduction of wind farms.

Tank said...

Do real mermaids wear bikini tops?

Lance said...

500,000 straws discarded in less than two minutes? If it's not a parody, it should be.

Tank said...

Straws are for girls.

Learned at the School of Althouse.

tim maguire said...

n.n said...
Straws often end up in the ocean as they are transported to exotic destinations, ostensibly for recycling, in order to exploit environmental and labor arbitrage.


Yes, the fake outrage against straws would be much less effective if the fake outrage against landfills hadn't convinced first-world nations to send their garbage to the third world, where it gets dumped into the ocean.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

No.

Just no.

I'll switch to compostable straw - no prob.
A re-usable straw would get grodie after a while. Single use items are created to help stop the spread of disease.

Nick said...

Living large in the the Epoch of Imbecility.

rehajm said...

I was just waiting to see how you're supposed to clean it.

With your filet knife start at the anus, then...oh, I think you meant the straw.

rehajm said...

Do real mermaids wear bikini tops?

Yes, with C shells.

David Docetad said...

The straw hysteria is something to behold. I can't get over the speed with which the hysteria spread. At my local organic food joint, they give out paper straws for the smoothies, which of course disintegrate after a few sips. Guess what the smoothies come in? Right, a big plastic cup, with a big plastic top. There is sign that says please don't take a straw (a paper one!) if you don't really need it. I stock up on large plastic straws from McDonalds, which still has the common sense (for now) to give out a solid plastic straw and a paper cup for a shake. I put a big handful in the dispenser at the organic food joint when no is looking. Hilarity ensues.

john said...

I hate straws. Never use them except for the occasions when I am prepping for a colonoscopy.

tcrosse said...

Every time somebody uses one of these, the Chinese shut down another coal-fired power plant. And an angel gets its wings.

Nancy said...

Sorry, I need a straw for drinking. Small scar on my lip from a bicycle accident prevents me from puckering. So sue me.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

“Straws are for girls.”

Well, they are. Except for milkshakes. Or while you’re driving.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Black Bellamy, you made me spit out my coffee.

I like how my local Alamo Drafthouse runs a hip and scoldy straws r bad reel before the movies and claims that you must beg and plead for one if you absolutely must insist on killing a poor turtle - but then the servers just plop them down without asking. I love when normal people just do what works and serenely ignore preaching from our betters.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

How much of the environment was destroyed in the manufacturing process?

Fen said...

Every time some nazi denies me a straw, I burn a tire.

dbp said...

Not really a straw user, though I purchase them for my kids--they like the really fat ones that allow them to suck-up the smoothies they make all the time.

After use, they can be thrown away or put into the recycle bin. If they end up in the ocean, well that is a problem downstream of me. I am not going to a lot of hassle to minimize the damage of people who are not doing their jobs correctly. That's just enabling the incompetence of the people who mandate and mis-manage the recycling programs.

Rory said...

"500,000 straws discarded in less than two minutes? If it's not a parody, it should be."

465 million per day. It's pretty close to the number that's often quoted, based on a survey that was done by a 9-year old kid.

MadisonMan said...

I love the idea that everyone carries around a hefty key ring and it's no trouble to add one more thing to it.

That struck me. My key chain has three keys on it: House, Office Building, Office. Not even a car key (If I drive, I throw that in my pocket).

No way would I carry a straw around "just in case". The only time I need a straw is with milkshakes, anyway, and that's not an everyday thing.

JaimeRoberto said...

I don't often use straws, but when I do, I want it to be plastic.

gilbar said...

a modest proposal:
Mergirl makes valid points about how BAD it is to have straws and plastic and stuff in the ocean
I have a modest proposal to address this serious problem.
WHAT IF
what if, instead of selling our plastic stuff to the asians (who, apparently, then through it into the ocean; KILLING INNOCENT MERPEOPLE!), we did something RADICAL with it?
What if, in order to protect the merpeople; we designated certain parts of OUR country as containment sites for plastics and stuff? We could fence off this areas, and then cover them with rocks and dirt; then plant grasses and flowers on the top.

I Know, it sounds Horrible! the idea of filling our precious earth with straws and stuff; and i'm Not saying that it isn't Gross... BUT
Which world would you rather live in?
One where mergirls and merboys are crippled by soda straws??
Or one where a small part of our land is filled with plastics and stuff; and then grassed over?

This solution, that i call 'landfilling' is not without costs; but if it will Save ONE mergirl...

bagoh20 said...

Do you smell that?

CJinPA said...

"I don't think I'd ever seen a commercial where a white person tells off a black person."

Bigots call it "punching down," and it determines almost every stance taken and opinion uttered by modern left-of-center humans. You simply don't "punch down" at people who, you know, can't...they just don't have the ability to...in contrast to us, they...You just don't do it, for reasons.

iowan2 said...

We are at war with straws because of a 9 year olds science project. Also 80%+ of the platics in the oceans come from SE Asia

The recycling you set out ever (other)week? More than half of it goes into the landfill. Sometimes 100% of it goes to the landfill. In the Des Moines Metro area, for the better part of a year all of the recycle went to the landfill. There was no place taking it. It was all sorted and baled...then landfilled. The fee on your monthly bill stayed in effect. But hey! The Green Leap Forward, is 100% reality.Because past performance is no indication of future results, or shutup.

Ice Nine said...

"LastStraw" was the obvious name for this foolish contraption.

That aside, here's some high-powered personal financial planning advice: Don't buy FinalStraw stock.

bagoh20 said...

Nice product, but I think it's going nowhere. Straws are too much of an afterthought and non-necessity to carry one of those around with you. Maybe some women will, but a guy sure isn't, not a real one anyway. Besides the foldable reusable straw has been around for decades. It's called a "Benjamin".

How much energy use and pollution result from making this product, its case, accessories, and packaging, and then add in the water and energy to clean it over and over compared to how many plastic straws? I bet it's thousands and probably more than a lifetime of plastic straws. But, the signalling is priceless, and worth whatever it takes.

Michael K said...

Reason #563 I left California

bagoh20 said...

This belongs under the leftist goal of "destroy whatever works".

wild chicken said...

'that everyone carries around a hefty key ring and it's no trouble to add one more thing to it."

That's hard on your starter. Or at least used to be.

Anyway, just straws? What about all the other plastic shit?

bagoh20 said...

What we need are reusable syringes. I don't need one, but apparently there are a lot of Democrat constituents in large Dem-run cities who do. You can't even safely landfill those.

Then reusable, tampons, condoms, toilet paper and band-aids.

bagoh20 said...

That thing is gonna get dirty, and you will not clean it everytime, so you will be sucking dirt, bacteria, and pocket fuzz, but it will probably build your immune system.

Unknown said...

I love the idea that everyone carries around a hefty key ring and it's no trouble to add one more thing to it.

I'm going to design a pair of folding reading glasses that is hollow all the way through the frame. Straw glasses.

The Vault Dweller said...

Capitalism is so powerful, it can sell you a straw and assuage your moral inferiority complex at the same time.

bleh said...

Most trash floating in the ocean comes from commercial fishing. Nearly half of all trash in the ocean is fishing nets. So if you really want to save the ocean don't eat fish. If you quit eating fish, you have done a lot to save the ocean. You can sleep well at night even if you continue using plastic straws.

bleh said...

But I don't see any propaganda out there lecturing us not to eat fish. Sure, there are some nods to "sustainable" seafood, but does anyone know what that means? As far as I know, the fish-loving public still values "wild caught" fish, which means you're paying for wasteful commercial fishing boats that use fuel and dump their nets and other trash into the ocean.

For whatever reason, culturally, eating fish and seafood instead of meat or chicken is still considered enlightened, healthy, progressive, etc. There's just this assumption that it's both good for your body and good for the planet, when the truth is quite different.

gilbar said...

so, i watched a review on this; and guess what!
Inside the 'stainless steel' tube, is a plastic liner tube (that's how it reassembles itself)
They 'say' that the plastic liner tube should be 'good for up to 12,000 uses'
THEN they 'say' "and that will last 'a long time', considering how often you actually use a straw"

And WHEN the liner tube wears out; the Whole Thing goes into the landfill! (saving merpeople!)
BUT, Wait! Landfill? Stainless Steel tube? plastic liner tube? This seems the opposite of green

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I despise straw-mermaid arguments for fallacious reasons of course.

Christy said...

I have 4 steel straws, two with a bend, that I use all the time. They came with the insulated cup handles that were too big for my off-brand yeti. I recycled the handles but found I really like the straws. You, too, can order metal straws through the Althouse portal.

They suit my sense of humor as it looks like virtue signaling from someone with great contempt for the environmental movement.

mikee said...

I am old enough to recall using PAPER straws, which worked for about 3 minutes then usually got so soggy as to clamp shut. Not only were they environmentally biodegradable, they were useful dietary tools to limit consumption of high calory milkshakes.

Modern problems oft need old fashioned solutions, to murder a cliche.

Rosalyn C. said...

Call it the law of Inclusivity: seems to me almost all the ads I see these days have to show an affluent black person/couple. It's part of our subliminal re-education program. (At the same time "progressives" are telling us blacks deserve and require reparations.) This ad shows the prerequisite affluent black customer. Two black women in bikinis washing a car would have been much more interesting, but that would be a no-no. Have you noticed that black women aren't cast as sex symbols? And of course, no blacks are ever shown in media doing manual labor. Strange manipulations of our perceptions which completely contradict reality. That's what you can call systemic racism.

gerry said...

Thanks for the Correctness update. EcoAnxiety now rates above racial pandering.

THAT's a relief.

n.n said...

Strange manipulations of our perceptions which completely contradict reality. That's what you can call systemic racism.

They are willfully ignorant of their diversity, which has been progressive and retarded human relationships. It's so much better without color judgments (e.g. racism, sexism).

Biff said...

Coincidentally, I just heard a radio news story about Jersey City banning single-use plastic grocery bags. During the "man on the street interview" section of the piece, one fellow said, forlornly, "I guess it's just another thing we have to adjust to." There's that American spirit! Just in time for "Independence Day!"

PM said...

Cool peashooter. Pull that out and flip it open the way that Nazi opened his hangar in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

reader said...

I need to drink more water and to try to do this I got a glass water bottle to carry around with me. But I don't like the narrow glass opening occasionally hitting my teeth so I bought extra long metal straws with silicone tips. So far it has worked for me. The straws come with a tiny bottle brush but I toss them in the dishwasher in the utensil stand with the grid down.

I found both on Amazon...but I don't think I shop in a portal appropriate manner (I look at it over a few days, move it into my cart for a few days, and then finally commit).

purifyou Premium Glass Water Bottle with Non-Slip Silicone Sleeve and Stainless Steel Lid Insert, 12 / 22 / 32 oz

Big Drinking Straws Reusable 13" Extra Long 8mm Extra Wide Food-Grade 18/8 Stainless Steel Silicone Elbows Tips Covers for Smoothie Milkshake Cocktail Juice Hot Drinks - Set of 4 + 2 Cleaning Brushes

Ignorance is Bliss said...

rehajm quoted...

I was just waiting to see how you're supposed to clean it.

then replied...

With your filet knife start at the anus...

LMAO

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

They suit my sense of humor as it looks like virtue signaling from someone with great contempt for the environmental movement.

My husband and I get a kick out of doing this too. He was recently in New York and walking from one meeting to another with a big time SJW type colleague. They walked past the Chick fil A in midtown which had a line around the block of course, and the colleague said "Ugh, I hate even looking at that place," and Mr. Pants said with a straight face, "Yeah, my wife and I always call that hate chicken," to the approval of the colleague. We do call it hate chicken, but do so ironically when we go there once a month or so to enjoy a wonderful experience at the Jesus Restaurant :)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

that sucked

"For the Environmentally Responsible felcher!!"



@rejamn 8:24 -- busted out laffin', bra!!

Char Char Binks said...

She didn't really tell off the black woman. She was helping her, and besides, the ad is directed at Becky, not Precious.

Anyway, any harm done was offset by the Environmentalism of it all, and by showing the fat-white-guy bikini car wash.

Still, the ad is entertaining. I especially like the sea turtle.

Char Char Binks said...

Just order your drink without ice. It's still cold without it, you get more of what you pay for in the cup, and you don't have to worry about splashing ice and soda all over your face when you drink it.

Or you can just sip, but sometimes I like to chug.