This new feature at Mental Floss is hysterical. This week the subject is Charlie Sheen.
Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Charlie Sheen)
by Stacy Conradt – March 17, 2011 – 4:55 PM
Even the dog world is talking about Charlie Sheen, though they’re unimpressed by his Tiger Blood.
Do you have a Beagle wearing a ball cap? A Schnauzer in a sombrero? A foxhound in a fedora? We want your puppies wearing hats! If you can get them eating bacon, even better. Send them here or via Twitter and you could see your pooch in a future edition of Puppies Wearing Hats.
Aflac Severs Ties with Gilbert Gottfried
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Aflac announced today that it has severed ties with comedian Gilbert Gottfried.
“Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac,” Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna said. “Aflac Japan – and, by extension, Japan itself – is part of the Aflac family, and there is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times.”
Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck. It should be noted that Gilbert Gottfried is not the voice of the Aflac Duck in Japan.
Last week Aflac announced that the company was donating 100 million yen to the International Red Cross for disaster assistance.
Gilbert Gottfreid has never been known for his taste. He’s been an offensive comic his entire career and I cannot believe that AFLAC is so short-sighted. Can the new duck sound like him? I’d hope not. Gilbert’s ‘voice’ is very unique and it’s Gilbert’s voice, not AFLAC’s.
Here’s a Tweet that describes how I feel:
owengood Regarding Gilbert Gottfried‘s firing, without defending him or his remarks, who the hell did Aflac think it was employing?