Wednesday, July 25, 2007

And You Thought Vick Supporters were Morons....

Apparently Michael Vick is accused of serial dog neutering.

I don't want to get too heavily into semantics or the definition of "clever" here, but are you kidding me with the "neuter Vick" line (there are countless others that utilize the same phrase. Some even rhyme "Vick" with "Sick.")? This doesn't even make sense. Shouldn't the purpose of this kind of shirt be to cleverly suggest that you do the same thing to the person that the person did to the dog? The line makes about as much sense as some tree hugger showing up in the Pacific Northwest to prevent deforestation in an effort to protect the Spotted Owl with a shirt that says, "Eat Loggers, Not Owls!" In Vick's case, he didn't neuter anything. He actually bred dogs. He had a friggin dog rape apparatus for cripe's sake. The only way that this shirt is in anyway clever is if the "neuter" is meant to symbolize what would happen to Vick were he to lose his sponsorhips, career in the NFL and therefore his primary sources of income (his secondary source of income is what got him into trouble in the first place). This lack of funds would effectively "neuter" Mike Vick's livelihood and... well, you probably get it. But that's probably not what they meant. Instead they probably found it clever that they were able to utilize a term generally associated with canine medical procedure and spun it right on its head to apply to Vick. They probably thought it was clever because the verb has something to do with dogs and because Vick wouldn't want to be neutered in the same way the dogs probably didn't want to be electrocuted. Well I'm here to say it's not clever. It's not clever at all. It's only clever if Vick's acts had anything to do with neutering or if the greater problem was neutering dogs against their will. If you think that neutering animals is a crisis that needs to be addressed and that those that advocate neutering (or neuter animals themselves) should be subject to human neutering, shouldn't you focus on this guy?

2 comments:

The Double-U Show said...

thank you for outing the PETA people. Yes, Michael Vick is an idiot, but we still don't know if he's guilty or not. It's obvious he is, but we don't know for sure. I'm not defending him under any circumstances, but I'm also not calling for his neutering either. He'll be found guilty one way or another so these people need to chill

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Victoria said...

I believe this came from the original shirt which stated "Ignorance breeds ignorance -- neuter Mike Vick.”