Your Stupid Pet Card
Your Stupid Pet Card by Shellie Lewis, collage on illustration board, 11″ x 17″
I seriously relate to why Takashi Murikami has angst. I wish people would stop the anthropomorphism of animals and our food, and the anthropomorphism food is particularly ridiculous. At least animals are alive. We have a gecko selling us car insurance, hamsters selling us cars and a duck selling us bridge insurance simultaneously on television. Screw the cute animals; I’m holding out for something being sold by a rattlesnake or ferocious predator. If a talking wolf pitches a brand of vodka, I’m going out to buy it.
I’m not sure if the advertising world thinks we are all children or if I am stuck in an Aesop story. At least I figured out how to get rid of the dopey cards I get in the mail. The macaw was particularly annoying for yelling at me with a word balloon that I was overdue to make an appointment for an eye exam. Hey stupid bird, I don’t have money or insurance right now, so get off my back!