The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 April 2006

Paging Dr. Payne

Once in a very blue moon, someone ends up in exactly the right job.

There was an ad calling attention to this campaign in Harper's, with a modestly clever tagline:

If you shoot wolves to save moose and then you shoot the moose, you're either out of your mind — or in Alaska.

What struck me, though, was not the boycott of the Last Frontier per se, but the identity of the contact person at Friends of Animals, organizer of the boycott: President Priscilla Feral.

I will be so crushed if it turns out she was originally Priscilla Farrell, and changed the spelling to match the cause.

Posted at 5:46 PM to Dyssynergy


I appreciate that the tagline appears to accept that Alaskans are not out of their minds. A lot of folks in the Bush depend on being able to get a moose. And politically, if it comes down to a question of feeding wolves or feeding voters...

Posted by: McGehee at 11:12 PM on 14 April 2006

Oh, and Mizzzzzzzzzzz Feral is quite infamous in the 49th state. Many are the fantasies that she might venture up there some fall wearing antlers as part of a protest.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:13 PM on 14 April 2006