Friday, April 11, 2014

I Shouldn't Make Fun of the Feeble-Minded...

...but it's so damn easy...

PETA drops restaurant proposal for Dahmer house
A national animal welfare group says it has abandoned the idea of turning serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Ohio into a vegan restaurant.
Moira Colley, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tells The Akron Beacon Journal the group "won't be able to move forward" with the proposal to convert the large northeast Ohio house into a restaurant called Eat For Life: Home Cooking.
Translated: They got laughed out of every single bank and venture company they showed this moronic business plan to... I know that a good part of PETA's plans involve doing things to shock people. I grok that. In that vein, I think this is an excellent idea - it's certainly going to get them talked about, that's for sure. But turning the childhood home of the most notorious serial killer and cannibal into a vegan restaurant? Brother, that's fail with a capital "F"...

The big problem is, you need to get people thinking about your organization in a thoughtful manner. You need to make them think. You can't just do something moronic to get your name in the headlines and expect people to take you seriously. Westboro Baptist got a lot of press time, but it didn't convert people to their line of thinking. Paris Hilton made a sex tape, and it didn't exactly further her career (why she even *has* a career is the subject of another blog post: "100 reasons Jay thinks we're doomed as a species")

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)

7 comments:

Dave H said...

I'd heard that Dahmer's house was up for sale, but I hadn't heard about PETA's plans. Frankly I'm surprised there's a working PETA chapter in Ohio. It's a very carnivorous state.

threecollie said...

They know they are not going to get what they are asking for. It's all about publicity and they know just how to get that.

Anonymous said...

What were they going to name it?

The Alferd Packer Cafe?

Joseph in IL

Jay G said...

And you go in and ask for a table for 8.

Use "Donner Party" for the name...

DOuglas2 said...

That and the fact that is is plunk in the middle of a zoned "residential only area", with the town and neighbors not keen on business use except for perhaps a B&B.

As you said, they knew from the start that this was a non-starter.

Stretch said...

Menu Items:
Moo Goo Guy in a pan.
"Chuck" roast.

Jim said...

I think they'd have to pay an arm and a leg to buy that place.

Seems though, that they bit off more than they could chew?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX