A lot of blogs and various news agencies got hold of an amusing snippet of news today. Williams-Sonoma is pulling their pressure cookers off the shelves out of respect following the Boston Marathon Bombing. I myself cannot imagine a more pointless act. It sounds like someone in the PR department just had a slow day, pitched this crazy idea, and for reasons unknown got some traction without someone in that company saying, “Hey, wait a minute. Isn’t this just a tad ridiculous? Are we really going to waste our time with this?” And so here I am wasting more of our collective time talking about it.
But it occurred to me that the NRA would have a very different take on this. I’m sure Wayne LaPierre’s opinion on this is that we do not need fewer pressure cookers on the market, but that in fact we need more. Because the only way to fight pressure cooker bombs are with other pressure cooker bombs, right? So with that in mind I present to you the Freedom Cooker.
Gomerville will soon be selling this new line of self defense cookware sanctioned by the NRA.
As a side note, in order to make this goofy picture I had to troll a few patriotic sites and was completely blown away by the shear hate that I was exposed to over the course of about 5 minutes of sifting through pictures. I was wanting to put together a quick little comedic jab at the right and came away feeling very creepy and unnerved. The websites I saw over the last 5 minutes are filled with people so uneducated and hateful that they can’t even be bothered to spell their racial slurs correctly or even employ enough grammar to make it coherent. I fully realize that not all conservatives are like that, but whoa…you guys are in good company let me tell you. Both sides have their fringe components, and liberals are no exception. I truly hate it when back-to-mother-earth-holistic-medicine-loving-hippy-types stand on my side of the fence stinking up the place with patchouli. But when they muddle a left sided argument with misinformed rhetoric, the worst that can be said about them is that they are spacey and naive. The message is still one of peace and love. The dim witted hangers-on of right minded ideology are some angry, spooky, hateful dudes. *Shudder*. I need to go take a bath.