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Dropping kittens

2006-03-31 19:56:54.89789+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Felix at BoingBoing proposes a "Kittens not Bombs" t-shirt

It's nice to think of what would happen if we chose to drop kittens, not bombs. People would too happy, too joyful to send their crazy young men at us with airplanes and exploding shoes.

Uhm. Yeah. Two things. First, despite that myth about "always land on their feet" and stuff, I'm guessing that sack full of kittens dropped from a B52 at thirty thousand feet, or even an F-15 at a hundred feet off the deck (but 600 miles per hour), would probably about equal cluster bombs for negative media impact. And second... well... Ya see, we have two cats. If anything would drive me to exploding shoes, that's it.

[ related topics: Aviation Journalism and Media Shoes War ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-01 00:33:27.095065+00 by: aiworks

...and then, the guy over at xenisucks.com says that it's a "borrowed" idea on top of all of it.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-01 13:52:22.178032+00 by: DaveP

Being allergic to cats, if someone were to drop kittens on me, I'm pretty sure exploding shoes wouldn't be my response. Mixing up some putrescine or methyl mercaptan and hitting 'em with it seems like a more appropriately measured response.

Or if I happened to already be out shooting trap, I'd probably just exclaim "Ooh! Free targets!" with glee.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-02 22:18:48.235568+00 by: polly

there is a commercial on TV floating around with stuffed cats and dogs falling from the sky implying "it's raining cats & dogs". don't remember who the commercial is for, the the stuffed animals made a big impression. SOOOOOooooo, instead of dropping a bag full of LIVE cats, why not STUFFED CRITTERS? a lot less messy.

daveP, i really hope you don't shoot cats or dogs! i had a husband who killed one of my cats. i don't have that husband anymore, come to think of it, haven't heard anything of him...maybe the cats in the neighborhood ganged up on him and killed HIM?