February 10, 2005

Who you calling crazy?

For those of you who don't know, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. came out with a new teddy bear for Valentine's Day called Crazy for You bear. It came dressed in a straight jacket and a set of commitment papers.

Mental health advocates complained that it was disrespectful to the mentally ill and the insane. So the company stopped production of them (look on eBay to find them at inflated prices). If that wasn't crazy enough. Yesterday the president of the company has resigned from her post on the board of Fletcher Allen before the board tried to kick her out. Read about it here, if you like.

How silly is this world going to get? I'm crazy and it didn't offend me.

There's a word I'd like to see banned - offend.

What I don't understand is why the minority voices keep getting their way. Why in the heck should the majority keep having to kowtow to every knee jerk reaction from smaller groups? Why should we care about what they want?


  1. 'disrespectful to the mentally ill and insane'....... are they nuts ???????.Another thing when are the mentally ill not insane ? Why the two categories ? Being a little bit nuts is like being a little bit pregnant. We have to use "offend" against these totalitarion leftists so lets keep it . Good blog.

  2. Thanks for the compliment.


  3. HILARIOUS!! Every time I think it can't be topped...


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