How does People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) expect to be taken seriously when they make a stink about somebody swatting a fly?

I was talking to a guy who owns a barbecue joint in Azle — we were discussing various rib rubs, brisket cooking techniques, sauces, and whatnot — and he mentioned PETA.

I suggested he print up some T-shirts for his restaurant that say, “Gimme another PETA ‘dat barbecue brisket!”

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Of course, stuff like that’s always funnier after a few beers – and pork ribs. But he might do it. I guess I should have copyrighted the phrase first, like Paris Hilton copyrighted “That’s hot” and “That’s huuuge.” And then I’ll do a sex video and have a contest to find my new BFF.


  1. I seriously doubt PETA is even mad about the whole Obama swatting the fly thing. They even stated themselves that the media is blowing the whole thing out of proportion. What I do think PETA is doing is gaining some free publicity. Dozens of media outlets contacted PETA following Obama’s swatting of the fly, and they merely used the opportunity to gain some free publicity, which they love. It’s actually genius marketing in my opinion…

  2. When did PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) become PETI (People for the Ethical Treatment of Insects). Last time I knew a female fly will lay 300 eggs which maybe 250 become Larvae and grow into Flies. (Lifespan of a Fly is 28 days.) That’s 1 female. I don’t think we are going to have a severe shortage of flies because President Obama killed one.

  3. I’m proud of the President for having the good sense to kill that germ carrying fly! Me and everyone I know kill flies when they are indoors!!! YOU PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BE A LITTLE BIT NUTS TO ATTACK THE PRESIDENT OVER KILLING A FLY!!! WELL YOU CERTAINLY DID NOT MAKE ANY NEW FRIENDS!!! ME AND MY FRIENDS WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY DONATIONS TO PETA!!! YOU ARE PETTY!!!

  4. Well, I think PETA accomplished exactly what they wanted out of that letter by the simple fact you and lots of others are talking about it. They don’t actually care about the President swatting a fly but they knew naysayers would jump all over it and spread their name all over. Remember: there’s no bad publicity!