Saturday, June 1, 2013

Well, as Long as They're Already Dead, I Guess It's Okay . . .

If you’re too incompetent to keep them alive, then burying them
is, technically, part of the job description.

The above photograph of the office of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Bury, Greater Manchester, England, has been making the rounds of the Internet lately, even though the photograph dates from 2005, practically an eternity in terms of pointless and stupid internet fads. 

Mere months after the photo was taken, the sign in question was replaced with the more sensible “Helping Local Animals,” leaving a pun-starved public to hope, probably fruitlessly, that the RSPCA’s stateside counterpart, the ASPCA, happens to open similar offices in, say, Fishkill, Slaughter Beach, or French Lick.1


1. We thought about naming our all-time favorite Austrian town here, but the verb tense just didn’t quite click.


  1. Well, the thing about burying critters isn't whether they're alive or dead, but rather if you're planting the critter in an ancient Micmac burying ground. That's where your troubles really start.

    1. We never got around to watching Pet Sematary, because it sounded sad. Animals dying is sad.

      We'd rather watch something fun and upbeat, like The Shining. Who doesn't like things that are shiny? We wonder what it is that's shining. I bet it's treasure.