Animal rights group PETA is hoping its latest stunt, the purchase of a 100th anniversary brick at Fenway Park, will help convince Bostonians to stop eating lobsters.
The organization said on its website that it managed to sneak a subliminal message into the brick it purchased.
The brick reads “Lead Our Bo Sox To Early Runs! Late Inning Blasts! Easy Routs! A Trophy In Our Name!
The acronym is “LOBSTER LIBERATION.”
In addition to the no-lobster campaign, PETA said it hopes Red Sox fans will choose to enjoy the many vegetarian choices Fenway Park has to offer.
A.B. I don’t know what happened in my life to make me look at PETA favorably, but I do. Maybe it was the 3 stray cats (plus a dog) my parents took in as I was growing up?
But I’m no vegetarian. I’ve probably eaten more cheeseburgers, steak & chicken than most normal 28-year olds. I used to have the metabolism of a humpback whale and ate without regard.
But with PETA and animal rights groups I never understood the hate. Ya, they are crazy – but isn’t that obvious and part of the shtick? Have you not seen the cat lady in your town? Ya she’s crazy, but it’s a good crazy – a helpful, well meaning crazy – and that’s the type of crazy I’m okay with. The James Holmes type of crazy – I’ll pass.
So while PETA gets a pass with me, this brick has to be the stupidest freaking thing I have ever seen in my life. And not because of wanting to save bottom dwelling shellfish. But because they spent $200 on font size 8 text that people will literally walk over on their way to buy a hot dog. And even if they read the message, I’m guessing 1 out of 1,000 would decipher the riddle.
So what aggravates me is wasted time and money. Go save a dog from a shelter or pull Snowflake from Dolphins Stadium. Leave the bricks to The Fenway