Everyday Ironies*: It’s Alive!

January 27th, 2011 1:03 pm by Kelly Garbato

New photo series, y’all! (And by “series,” I mean that I have two entries in the queue, with nothing necessarily planned beyond that. So don’t get too excited, mkay.)

Earlier this month, while flipping through the DISH menu, I came upon the following listing:

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Some disgusting, bullshit speciesist programming called the “Northern Livestock Video Auction,” running on channel 219. The channel’s alphabetic code? “ALIVE.”

Apparently 219 is a shopping channel, described by DISH thusly: “American Auction Network-Live Shopping, Live Cattle Auctions, Informerical.”

How they chose the code “ALIVE” in relation to this channel – and its content – I know not; but the dissonance is so thick, I could cut it with…a steak knife.

* Updated to add: Yeah, so I decided to change the name of this series from “Everyday Aberrations” to “Everyday Ironies,” the latter being my first choice. Granted, I may not always use the term properly, but…the universe will not implode. Plus, it makes for a catchier title…don’t you think?

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One Response to “Everyday Ironies*: It’s Alive!”

  1. Bea Ⓥ Elliott Says:

    Ghastly! Bull Sperm sales online… And slave auctions on t.v. There is no end to their greed, or their abuse to life. Totally speciesists… Totally off the mark. :(

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