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October 24, 2004 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Wolfpacks for truth. They thought they were shooting a Greenpeace commercial!
posted by clevershark (23 comments total)

Wow, that's lame!
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:44 AM on October 24, 2004

Okay, we get it. Swift Boat parody. These brooms for truth, you say they vibrate?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:48 AM on October 24, 2004

"Kerry's the One" - American Conservative Magazine
posted by specialk420 at 9:19 AM on October 24, 2004

I wondered how long it would take for this to get here. I have a special place in my heart for that particular frame of the ad (up in the left corner). Otherwise, yeah, kinda lightweight.
posted by soyjoy at 9:36 AM on October 24, 2004

For those that don't follow these things obsessively, the site is referring to a Bush ad that equates the terrorist threat to a looming pack of wolves.
posted by gwint at 9:44 AM on October 24, 2004

posted by homunculus at 10:31 AM on October 24, 2004

posted by Space Coyote at 10:35 AM on October 24, 2004

I saw the Bush ad and thought it was a really dumb move. More than anything else it reminds me of the environment and who has a better record.
posted by terrortubby at 10:44 AM on October 24, 2004

I think that "xxxxx for truth" will become the most memorable meme of this election... see also Pleasure boat captains for truth, Texans for truth, etc.
posted by clevershark at 10:45 AM on October 24, 2004

Liars for truth?
posted by eriko at 11:32 AM on October 24, 2004

specialk420: Funny, most people are saying the opposite - that if Bush wins it will allow for a conflict within the Republican party.
posted by abcde at 1:13 PM on October 24, 2004

Cute and cuddly puppies!!
posted by nofundy at 1:22 PM on October 24, 2004

Dear Sirs:

I and writing to voice my objection, in the strongest terms available, to your casting of wolves as "evil-doers". We in the the community of wolves recognise that we are often considered threatening but we feel this is a false representation of our core values.

Very truly yours,

Farley Mowat /pythonesque letter
posted by Dick Paris at 1:22 PM on October 24, 2004

Wolves are just the beginning.
posted by grouse at 3:05 PM on October 24, 2004

I sure hope the democrats are working on a "boy who cried wolf" commercial.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:50 PM on October 24, 2004

wonderchickens aren't for truth as much as they're for gettin' down.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:50 PM on October 24, 2004

There is a mention out there of Concerned Kittens for Truth.
posted by clevershark at 7:05 PM on October 24, 2004

The wolf in all of us
posted by homunculus at 10:08 PM on October 24, 2004

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
posted by josephtate at 1:30 AM on October 25, 2004

I'm late to the party, but this is an excellent thread. Too bad the comments started off with no one reading far enough to figure out that this is not just a "lame ... Swift Boat parody," it is a response to Bush's ad that equates the terrorist threat to a looming pack of wolves, as gwint points out, but it also links to articles that point out the immensely misleading fallacy in Bush's ad:
In an increasingly dangerous world, even after the first terrorist attack on America, John Kerry and the liberals in Congress voted to slash America's intelligence operations. By $6 billion. Cuts so deep, they would have weakened America's defenses. And weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.
The key phrase here is "after the first terrorist attack on America." At first viewing, I took this as a reference to the aftermath of 9/11. (Millions of other viewers probably did, too; no doubt the scriptwriters meant us to make the connection.) This puzzled me, because nobody proposed cutting intelligence after 9/11. On second viewing, though, I realized that the phrase was a veiled reference to the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.
The "lame parody" also links to, where you can adopt a wolf or wolf pack.

At least someone mentioned Farley Mowat.
posted by Shane at 8:53 AM on October 25, 2004

Last week was Wolf Awareness Week. Perfect.
posted by homunculus at 8:25 PM on October 25, 2004

Can Bush protect us?
posted by homunculus at 10:35 AM on October 26, 2004

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
posted by homunculus at 12:41 AM on October 30, 2004

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