Saturday, May 17, 2008

Meg Frost Masters the Art of Irony

But not in a good way. Not like Stephen Colbert. The irony is more akin to a convicted sex offender working as a preschool teacher. Yes, Meg's is a depressing and destructive irony. On the one hand, she runs a blog called "Cute Overload," where she posts pictures of adorable animals -- many of them cats and dogs, kittens and puppies. On the other hand, she accepts money from Hartz in exchange for promoting a product that does this to those animals.

Cute Overload has managed to embody all of the classic attributes of an evil corporation. We don't know for sure, but we're guessing that Meg's a big fan of movies like Michael Clayton, The Insider, Erin Brockovich, and of course Soylent Green. We have it on good authority that she never watches the endings -- she makes up her own!

I don't know about you, but if I knew that Soylent Green was made out of people -- or that Hartz was made out of deadly toxins -- I wouldn't advertise it on my blog. For any amount of money. Ever. (And neither would Stephen Colbert.)