Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Meowers and Ellen Minus Snap
We Funny Farmers would like to thank Meowers from Missouri for their funny post on Jan yesterday. We were kind of hoping Ed was calling Jan "Foghorn Leghorn" so she doesn't get a swelled head, but, alas, Ed was talking to Igmu.
We are all astounded that Ellen Degeneres, an animal lover, will be launching vegan pet food. Although a vegan diet might be healthy for Ellen, dogs and cats are carnivores and require meat protein. Unfortunately, because of her popularity, many pet owners will buy into this.
UPDATE from Jan: We're getting comments that Halo, the pet food company Ellen has dealings with, has denied they will be introducing vegan pet food. but this is a post of vegan pet food from the Halo blog. We totally disagree with the idea! Just because dogs will eat anything does not mean anything is good for them.
We mention this because we think the subject is important, but you can do a web search and find lots of information on Ellen's new pet food, so we're going in a different direction. Facebook.
How do we get from vegan diet to Facebook? That's easy. We don't have a GPS so we can wander anywhere we want.
We don't have a Facebook account. We share Jan's. Only Jan won't let us post much personal information. Or her photo. Well, she did post the Mexican hat and sunglasses birthday photo, but she hates to have her picture taken, so we can't find any fun ones to post on her. But the same can't be said for some folks.
Are you starting to see where we're going with this? You guessed it. Facebook photos from the Ellen Degeneres Show. Not Facebook photos of Ellen, but embarrassing Facebook photos of a few of the audience. So we suggest you check your privacy settings and consider whether you'd like to see your photo on national television before you post it.
If the video doesn't play, click here.
Oh, if any of you have anything on your blog from snap DOT com (we don't want to advertise them so we're using DOT), you might want to take a closer look at them. They are not (yet) classed as spyware, but companies can and do change policies.
It opens a little box when you try to click on a link, a photo and even comments. It wants you to use their search box, to use the link in their box to visit the link in the post, to use them to view the photos on the blog. And by this they track you and your visitors not only around the site but around the web.
We had never heard of it before yesterday, and it's a long story, but Jan was very unhappy with what she found when she was helping a blogger who used snap DOT com. The blogger found the program annoying so was happy to be rid of it. You might be too.
Have a good day.