TV Stupidity

I swear I am going to start a series about this. I was already done with my post for today and was in the process of having breakfast when I heard one of the stupidest things on TV, “So what are the dos and don’ts are around a cheetah?”

A Florida woman was mauled by two cheetahs, she was attacked in a sanctuary for big cats. Just like when Roy got attacked by his tiger I was not surprised that a wild animal attacked someone.

Wild animals have that little adjective attached to their name for a reason. To domesticate an animal it has to happen for many, many generations. Even now an Alaskan Malamute that has been trained its whole life to live around cats can switch to instinct mode the day it sees one dart by and it WILL kill it. That is what their DNA has programmed them to do, that is how they do not die of hunger… they have the instinct to kill to eat.

I was not even as annoyed when the zoo keeper that was being interviewed was saying that she felt very safe right next to a cheetah. If she wants to believe in her false of sense of security, that is cool by me. But when the stupid questions was asked I had to laugh. What are they doing for the viewers here, providing a service just in case you happen to walk into a cheetah cage? I am sure that would be the last thing in your mind if you happen to fall into a cheetah enclosure at the zoo.


  1. Couldn’t agree more!

    On a much smaller scale, I’ve always been annoyed by people who have an unreasonable tolerance of bees, wasps and other flying-stinging insects.

    “Just leave them alone. If you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you.”


    I don’t think that the cerebral cortex of a mud dobber is sufficiently complex and sophicticated to be able to make a rational determination as to whether or not I pose a threat that warrants a good stinging.

    The only sane, rational response to the presence of bees and wasps is to wave your arms, scream like a sissy and run away as fast as possible.

  2. Reminds me of the video of the shark “expert” standing in a lagoon of the critters and talking about how safe he was.

    Then one ate his leg!

  3. Not smart at all, but it’s probably something I would do just because I’m such an animal lover.

    Have a great day.

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