I'm not sure which is worse, so I thought I would share both stories and have you guys pick.
First, I love me some puppies. My inner puppy wants to have puppies (as in birth them - an impossibility since I was born into a human body). But when a beloved puppy dog dies, even I know that mourning the loss and moving on is important. Sometimes finding another puppy can help...only if you realize that you are not going to get the same puppy.
Well, a woman in California was hoping for more of the same. In fact, before her beloved puppy dog, Booger, died, she took some cells and set about getting him cloned. She sold her house to pay for this (did her family never seek help?). And now, thanks to a company in Korea, she has 5 little Boogers.
This is not right.
The second story...well, I got an e-mail on the fat studies listserv I'm on about yesterday's episode of No Reservations on the travel channel. Go to Travel Channel's website and look for Anthony Bourdain's clip discussing obesity with Ted Nugent. Or don't (if you want to save Sanity Points).
I have never heard such virilent bigotry spewed on a television show before (well, except for something scripted into a fictional piece). To realize that these 2 men feel no remorse or shame for using words such as "sperm whale" and "pig" to describe others is patently horrifying.
And yet it isn't. Unfortunately, as angry as I am, I also know that this hatred exists out there...this is why I fight (even just with words).
So two horrors. Which is the worse.