September 15, 2011

Nope. They’re not. They’re dead.

If you watch one local cable television taxidermy commercial today, let it be this one.

(via @jasonfried, via @coudal)

comments

  1. Jamie on September 15th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Well, I have a new catchphrase…

  2. Sheila Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Chuck Testa does not taxidermize pets.

  3. Deron Bauman on September 15th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    That rhino was my pet.

  4. Sheila Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, but . . . MGS? It’s okay. They’re just sleeping.

  5. Dave Vogt on September 15th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I swear I shot this uhh… coyote on a huntin’ trip in Montana three years back.

  6. Andrew Simone on September 15th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Dammit, Deron.

  7. Andrew Simone on September 15th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Also, I went to college around the corner from Ojai, so this commercial makes complete sense to me.

  8. Sheila Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    There are no dead animals in or near Ojai.

  9. Erica on September 15th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I wish there was a leopard sitting out on an Impala on my deck.

  10. Sheila Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Erica! Thanks to you, I’m thinking about cats again.

  11. Michael Grant Smith on September 15th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Sheila, it’s like the animals are dreaming about immortality. So beautiful.

  12. Erica on September 15th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Shelia, I want to open a retirement home for elderly cats. Lord knows I won’t be getting married and having babies anytime soon, so I dream of my home for wayward cats instead.

  13. Sheila Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    M. G. S.: Damn.

  14. Rich Marotti on September 16th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Sheila? Are you joking? Ojai is 50% redneck. The other 50% is largely composed of celebrities and people who believe rocks have special powers –yes, there is some overlap there. (Went to undergrad the same place as Andrew, lived in Ojai for ~2yrs after.)

  15. Sheila Ryan on September 16th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Shows you how much I know, Rich! I only lived in California intermittently for the better part of a year, and that in the vast desert east of San Diego. I thought Ojai was all the Beautiful People!

  16. Sheila Ryan on September 16th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Also, I’m 50% redneck myself, although rednecks don’t always recognize me as such. But the cool rednecks do.

  17. Deron Bauman on September 16th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Sheila, I think Rich was referring to your comment about there being no dead animals.

  18. Sheila Ryan on September 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Oh, yeah, Deron! I completely got that!

  19. Sheila Ryan on September 16th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I was trying to mock myself for my ignorance of the Ojai dead animal/redneck quotient!

  20. Deron Bauman on September 16th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I think Rich just has a hard time with written sarcasm.

  21. Sheila Ryan on September 16th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    It might be that I have a hard time with my own attempted jests.

  22. Andrew Simone on September 16th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I can’t tell you how often I misunderstood a message from Rich because I couldn’t read the sarcasm. It’s good to know it works on the other side of the fence occasionally.

  23. Deron Bauman on September 16th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Maybe he was taxidermied?

  24. Joel Bernstein on November 6th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
  25. Deron Bauman on November 6th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Chuck. Testa.

  26. Erica Braverman on November 6th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Some of you choose to watch Jian Sword Dancing incessantly; I watch Chuck Testa multiple times in a week.