Give a Hoot, Burn the Owl
As television taught us in the 1970s, God gave America two icons that we are to honor and protect at all costs: the U.S. flag and Woodsy Owl.
But as the Iraq War teaches us even today, sometimes you have to kill something and incinerate the corpse to make it truly "alive."
Luckily, the U.S. Forest Service has provided incredibly detailed instructions for the Washington-approved procedure for Woodsy Owl burning, and it's after the jump.
We'll paste the whole thing right here, because as soon as Bill Frist learns about this he's going to introduce a constitutional amendment to ban both Woodsy Incineration and web pages about the procedure:
Destroying Old Woodsy Owl Costumes - GuidelinesJesus, what do they think people are going to do with an old Woodsy Owl costume, use it in a porn video? (Actually, that would be awesome ....)
1. Incinerate the complete costume with the oversight of an official USDA Forest Service law enforcement officer*.
2. The entire Woodsy Owl costume including each of the separate pieces is to be destroyed beyond recognition.
* If you do not have access to an official USDA Forest Service law enforcement representative, arrangements will be made for dealing with your costume by contacting the USDA-FS Washington Office at:
C/o National Symbols Program
And it's great to find out Washington has an entire bureaucracy dealing with "national symbols" of the Forest Service! Because if any "national symbol" needed a team of lawyers and bureaucrats to protect its image, it's that lying sack of shit Smokey Bear.
And the whole idea of a criminal organization like the Forest Service operating behind the guise of a semi-retarded friendly bear is outrageous. Which is why so many hippie environmentalist groups have used a bummed-out Smokey Bear in their anti-Forest Service print ads.
Take a look at the Symbols.gov home page. The slogan is actually "Advertising Builds Character."
Destroying Old Woodsy Owl Costumes - Guidelines [Symbols.gov]
-- KEN LAYNE