In response to a question from Anne: You can submit as many names as you want. Each one will be considered separately. And thanks for humoring me in this - I am so excited, it's ridiculous.
Our Saturday night fun comes from laughing about this article from the Chicago Tribune. Tell me this is a joke...PLEASE let this be a joke. Continue reading after the article...
In a highly unusual break from the normally sane and practical modus operandi of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animals' rights organization has petitioned the successful and highly visible ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's to replace the cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk.
PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves. PETA officials say a move to human breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health.
"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
It's hard to argue that 'the breast is best,' so I polled the office for some ideas for flavors that Ben & Jerry's might make with human breast milk.
How would you like to wrap your lips around a scoop of: 'Titty Tiramisu' or maybe, 'Mammary Macadamia Nut.' If that doesn't titillate you, you might want to try, 'Fudgie Juggs', 'Nippley Neapolitan', or 'Racky Road?'
I'm just going to zip my lips about all the unethical practices PETA suggests imposing on human mothers, because it is quite obvious none of the members of PETA have ever produced milk themselves. Otherwise, they would never even dream of petitioning Ben & Jerry's for such a thing. But what I am going to open up for is...a blog contest. I have secretly always wanted to do a blog contest. So here it is. Whoever can come up with the best name (Andrew and I will be the judges) for an ice cream made of breast milk will win: 5 ready-to-use Christmas cards, handmade with love by none other than moi. I know it's a small, insignificant prize, but humor me. It will be fun. The contest will close on Friday, October 17th at 9pm Pacific Time. So, as my elementary teachers always used to say, put your thinking caps on! Contest starts NOW!