Now This Is Just Stupid

January 22, 2015

Moronic might be a better word.

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

Two grisly sightings of the head and skin of a dead wild boar dumped near a pair of vegetarian restaurants in Berkeley are raising questions about how the remains came to be there and what, if any, message was intended.

So someone left a “message”?  Here’s the message I get.  “Hi!  I’m a moronic asshole who really thought it would a.) be funny or b.) make a profound statement by leaving my hog carcasses on the street to freak out the vegans.”

If the cops are looking for links, they should probably start by linking this to alcohol consumption.  It’s a factually baseless assumption on my part, of course, but no matter how I piece this together in my mind, it involves the line, “here, hold my beer.”

I mean, look, I get it.

It’s “Berserkely,” California.

There are vegans there.

Somewhere in that mix are some people who will probably have a strong, adverse reaction to the sight of a bloody, dismembered carcass right out in the street… especially in such close proximity to vegan restaurants.  Whatever idiot(s) did this probably imagined no end of hilarity at these reactions, even though it’s highly unlikely that the perpetrator(s) had the cojones to stick around and watch.

As far as reactions go, by the way, I also expect there’s at least one person there who probably thought that cape would make a kick-ass costume for next year’s Burning Man. 

In the big picture of the modern world, this isn’t that big a deal.  It’s just stupid.



9 Responses to “Now This Is Just Stupid”

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  2. Kat on January 22nd, 2015 07:37

    My first reaction is that someone is letting their idiot show in public. Lord knows there are enough people out there that this is bound to happen.

    But on further reflection, I remember having to listen to someone at work throw a big stink about how none of us should eat the dinner we had for our department holiday dinner because he couldn’t eat it since the tomato soup had beef broth in it. I get that some people don’t want to eat animal products and I am ok with that. I fully support their right to make that choice. However, I draw the line when someone who has made that choice starts telling me how I should eat. And this is not a one time thing. Having lived and worked in the Bay Area for many, many years, this sort of thing happens often. With that in mine, I have to wonder if this is someone that got the vegan lecture one too many times and decided to respond in an equally in-your-face kind of way.

    That said, leaving pig carcasses out in public is still a stupid act and I hope the person is caught and prosecuted in a humiliating sort of way.

  3. Holly Heyser on January 22nd, 2015 08:48

    Reminds me of something that happened at Yolo Bypass last year: A hunter leaving the check station pulled into a bird watching parking lot, flipped everyone off and peeled out, leaving an enormous cloud of dust. Way to prove you’re “right,” asshole.

  4. Holly Heyser on January 22nd, 2015 08:48

    Oh, and BTW, they’ve now changed the exit for hunters to route them away from birders as much as possible.

  5. JAC on January 22nd, 2015 10:12

    I am perhaps (undoubtedly) the world’s most idiotic drunk, but even I wouldn’t be such a douchenozzle. Not by half.

  6. David on January 22nd, 2015 12:20

    Phillip – I could not agree more. I posted a similar commentary on my Facebook page. Complete idiots.

    Holly – I hate hearing stories like that. I know a good number of birders and vegetarians (even a few vegans). All of whom support hunting and conservation. It really irks me that other hunters would do something so stupid.

  7. Phillip on January 22nd, 2015 15:30

    Thanks for chiming in, all.

    Kat, I’ve experienced my own share of that holier-than-thou preaching from a couple of folks, but there’s no excuse for this foolishness… no matter how fed up they get. I also feel like you’re giving these yo-yos too much credit. It has the feel of something done with a little less consideration… unfortunately reminiscent of something I might have done at a certain dark time in my own youth.

    Holly, I figured with all the potential at Sac, there must be at least a couple of asshats who’d do something like that. Pisses me off. At least, I don’t see much fallout on hunters from this foolishness in Berkeley. I mean, seriously, what can they do?

    John, you’re an entertaining drunk, but I don’t think I can see you doing something like this… even after a night of box wine chased by good scotch..

  8. ian on January 23rd, 2015 16:56

    I saw this. Crazy. And it was NOT me!!! (Nor anyone I know)

  9. Phillip on January 23rd, 2015 22:15

    Glad to know it wasn’t you, Ian.