I Wink, You Decide

Lots of emails about the blogs on the Pam Anderson's banned PETA ad and Winkers Jeans, our secret weapon of mass distraction.

Tom J.'s take on the PETA campaign:"I think the video is fine, so long as it was meant to run in airports as PETA said it would. Kids are everywhere. You can't keep them from being exposed to the occasional car accident on the side of a highway when driving to grandma's house. You can't keep them from being exposed to violence if it happens when a child brings a gun to school and accidentally shoots themselves or others. For those who think it is offensive, I say get over it. There's plenty of offense to go around; the economic collapse, wars, hijackings and the bare knuckle politics of healthcare reform. Looking at the backsides of two people has to rank pretty low on the list."

From MM:"It's simple! PETA is nothing more than an excuse for women to get naked. You should know that Ms. Wells." (I should?)

Jeff J. commented on both PETA and the Winkers Jeans: "Can we loyal readers help get Erin to free up two minutes for you to cover Winkers jeans on 'Street Signs'(imagine Erin’s reaction)? ...As for Pamela’s PETA video, well, she was among the few to keep all of her clothes on (sigh). I saw the video several times just to make sure...But did the naked couple properly store their bathroom liquids and gels in the 1-qt. plastic bag thingy?" (Note from Jane: we did get Winkers AND Pam on Street Signs today!)

Important clarification from my sister, Beth, in response to my comments about the model used to show off Winkers jeans: "The jeans won't 'wink' on a flat butt, which may be why the video shows a 'real person' instead of a model."

Gary L. praises my efforts to use the jeans' hypnotic effect to disarm bad guys around the world: "Jane Wells needs to be nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. She should receive the award for her creative use of Winkers jeans to improve the world!"

Finally, a couple more 'toons from Doug Pikewho likes to express his thoughts about the economy through art!

Cartoon by Doug Pike
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Cartoon by Doug Pike
Cartoon by Doug Pike
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Cartoon by Doug Pike

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