Thursday, March 14, 2019

Blind Item #5

This huge conglomerate which makes a kazillion products has a new bug spray product that sounds a lot like the Stevia based soda which tastes disgusting and is usually sold at Whole Foods. Anyway, the company, as part of its ad campaign wants to kill lots of different bugs live right on camera including useful kinds of spiders and other helpful bugs. They are doing it non union and want to kill the bugs separately from the rest of the commercial so the Humane society doesn't hear about it. They are throwing huge amounts of money to insect and animal handlers and all but one said no. So, when you see the finished commercial, make sure you spread the word far and wide what they did.

55 comments:

Brayson87 said...

I'm just shocked it's not a Netflix or Tesla blind ;)

kfitz said...

sc johnson?

kfitz said...

actually yeah idk lol

Sarton Bander said...

I'm doing my part!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_7FaWnlhS4

MontanaMarriott said...

Heyyyy the cream soda isn't bad. All the other flavors suck. It's called Zevia so not sure what rhymes with that.

KaySea said...

Proctor and Gamble - Zevo

affanattic said...

I had to have Google help me with a "bug spray z…e…v…"

Zevo? Probably?

B Demp said...

Nivea?

:| raven |: said...

remind me when we find out who it is to never buy another one of their products.

Jim said...

Can't believe they'd try and take on the powerful insect union like that

Becki said...

I love Zevia! It's the only soda/pop I drink!! it's not as sweet as the others. I have no idea for the bug spray though, too bad they want to kill useful bugs with it.

AkhaldanSolo said...

This blind HAS to be a contribution from the beautiful and sweet hearted bug handler and Entomologist Diana Terranova. Bless your heart sister!!!

Protect Our Bee's People!

Freckles said...

Zevia soda is great! As for the company filming dying bugs, we need the reveal ASAP!

Judy Meinhold said...

I love Zevia.

MeliticusBee said...

Seriously.... insect handlers? Is that a thing?
Who knew?

Zevo has a $hitload of video "testimonials" on youtube and they sell products for all types of insects so it's probably them - made by Procter & Gamble

I love it when companies who make stuff to rub on your body also make poison.

Brayson87 said...

Zevo has been around a bit, but maybe it's a new version of it. Interesting product in general, purportedly deadly for insects but safe around pets and humans, might need to try this out, thanks Enty! ;)

Unless the blind is that Zevia is actually pesticide, which would explain the taste. πŸ€”

Don't believe me, try using Zevia in a spray bottle, see how many things it kills πŸ˜…

Bluestar said...

There was a short-lived night time talk show where the host killed lobsters right there live on tv in hot sand! Like they were walking around cute as can be and then she and some chef smothered them right there, Killed them. I was so upset everytime I see her now I think of that creepy segment ... Her initials are CR.

Max Power said...

Huh? I'm supposed to care that they are killing bugs?

Or I'm supposed to care that they are doing it non-union?

Yawn.

Do Tell said...

This has to be Proctologist & Gamblers.

Scumsuckers.

Latresa Copes said...

You like vegetables and fruits? How do you think hevplants that grow them get pollinated? You’d better care. Educate yourself.

Max Power said...

Don't be an ass, of course I know how things get pollinated. In fact, I grow my own vegetables every year.

No one kills bugs right now? There are no insecticides used right now? You never swat a fly or squash a spider in your house? My point is, why am I supposed to be outraged about them killing bugs in an ad?

The Woodman said...


Don't get the Zevia hate. The cream soda IS great, as is the black cherry ...

DotDotDot said...

Yeah!

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

@Latresa, Nope don't particularly care about vegetables and fruits, meat is good. But I'm sure there's some great socialist alternative to pesticide ;)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Pests_Campaign

Wild guess said...

Ummm why should I care about bugs being killed? Millions of Human beings are being killed in the womb every day.

nancer said...

the ignorance. my god. it's all part of a chain, see? bugs get eaten by things that eat other things, that eat other things, that eat other things. we're breaking the chain all over the place. don't care now? you will. coming soon to a location near you---or it's already there and you're too fucking ignorant or stupid to see it.

J said...

Sounds like spa treatment for Lindsay Lohan or rosie.

cheesegrater15 said...

Jesus Christ

NateInSoCal said...

1975: “The killer bees are coming.”
2015: “The bee killers are coming.”

Anon Y Mous said...

@wild guess

And it's too bad you weren't one of them.

Vita said...

NateinSoCal-- πŸ‘

Low Key said...

Shit like this makes me think we need more bugs and fewer humans on this planet. Humans suck.

David Howes said...

Most bugs sprays are petroleum based products.

They are even harmful to people.

Yet, even household products can have the same type of chemicals derived from petroleum.

e.g.: Vaseline

Flashy Vic said...

On the crazy train of worthless causes to pretend to give a fuck about, this is right at the back between the caboose and the ISIS brides.

Fun fact that will be of no concern (like bugs rights) to most of you, is that Northern Ireland now has venomous spiders. Northern fucking Ireland! We don't even have any snakes for fucks sake! But now false widows and some other squished on sight critter whose name I can't remember, are rampant.

God bless bug spray in all its guises, otherwise guess who has to get up close and personal with the poisonous spracklin' fuckers armed only with a shoe and a quivering resolve while the house females cower trembling in a corner with our worthless cowardly gay dog?

:| raven |: said...

Vic - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! don't say that!!

i would never ever ever visit Australia because of their giant spiders and Ireland has always been one of the places on my bucket list that i have to visit.

now i can't!!! *sob sob*

i am absolutely terrified of spiders. to the point of panic attacks. ugh.

*sigh*

Flashy Vic said...

@Raven, Yep we got them now. Never used to have but, somehow they've arrived. They think on holiday makers luggage or food imports. Usually if anything tropical and nasty gets through like that, the cold wet weather sorts them out pretty damn quickly, but these are beasties from similar temperate climes.


There's also now scorpions in parts of the south of England.


Over the past four or five years there have been five or six people bitten by false widows in Norn Iron.
No fatalities, though I don't think they usually are anyway.
But the two nastiest was a wee girl from Carrickfergus (about six miles as the crow flies from here) who was rushed to hospital after her arm swoll up three to es it's size, and a woman in Downpatrick, thirty miles away, who was bitten on the leg by one in her bed and almost lost it....the leg, that is, the bed was thankfully unharmed.

All that said there's hadn't been one death from any imported venomous creature in the UK. There's a death once in a blue moon from adders that have always been around on the mainland UK but not Ireland. And far far more people are killed by bees, dogs and cows than anything else.


Shite biology lesson over.

Brayson87 said...

Oh no, not Ireland too! I've heard New Zealand inspects everything like crazy to try to keep that kind of sh!t from coming over from Asia or The Spider Kingdom (Australia).

Brayson87 said...

Hey humans didn't make it to the top of the food chain by being one with nature, they got there by killing everything in sight. F*ckin' doomsayers for everything. Well two real dooms throughout history, not theoretical or imaginary, are plague and famine, often created by insects.

M said...

I like Zevia, but I like Bai Bubbles Gimbi Pink Grapefruit more

Brayson87 said...

Sioux City Sarsaparilla is the t!ts, but good luck finding it.

Flashy Vic said...

Maybe I could try Sioux City?πŸ˜„

Flashy Vic said...

By the way an of you ever visiting Ireland and fancy a trip to Northern Ireland, let me know. I'd be more than happy to give advice or even show you about some places. I'll even fight off the terrifying bug life....the even more prevalent and really terrifyingly human life? You're on your own with that, sorry. Okay, I might holler for the police as I rapidly flee the scene. If you're lucky. How that?

astra worthington said...

Omg Raven don’t ever come here. In summer we get these massive orb spiders, they’re under every tree. I take a stick with me when mowing, and just wave it under the trees to knock them down. And banana spiders, if you have banana plants. Don’t get me started on the snakes. So many snakes. There were three in our garage in one week. Horrible!! I usually mostly leave things alone but I see a snake I kill it. I don’t care if it’s venomous or not. If it’s on my land or in my house or garages, it’s gotta go.

Of course we also have brown recluses, black widows (had one in my garage once), and probably the false widows too. And lots of those wolf spiders. They like to crawl out on the floor and just wait until you almost step on them. And palmetto bugs (just giant roaches tbh) and mosquitoes and gnats and biting flies and asian roaches (they are outside roaches but still gross), and regular flies and and and!

HeatherBee said...

I’m one of those ninnies that really doesn’t like to kill bugs. I even try to help them out if I notice one is struggling, spazzing out the entire time. It’s a sick compulsion, I know.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

How come scientists haven’t cooked-up something that only kills a very, very, very specific like sub-species with a very specific DNA profile or something that excludes bugs and spiders that are helpful/useful to the ecosystem? 🌝

Oh, that’s right. Because “scientists” are too damn bad yay but being famewhores on TV, sexually-harassing grad students, and attacking people for their spiritual beliefs. 🌚

🀷🏻‍♀️

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yeah, I wouldn’t go there, either. They kill stray cats in Australia (look it up on Vice—graphic imagery/footage).

They also claim to care about “animal rights” but have no problem “joking” about harpooning Japanese whalers (hello, Homo sapiens are part of the animal kingdom).

If that doesn’t give you a glimpse of the anti-Asian racism in moder-day Australia, I don’t know what does.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

*modern

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I love how autocorrect change “busy” to “bad yay but”. Autocorrect knows what’s up.

Tango16 said...

Love Zevia

Vita said...

Scandi-- Flashy is battling with an increasingly sentient (and sadistically sabotaging) Autocorrect...keep an eye on yours, lol!

Astra-- what region do you live in? It's sounds like every fear that sucks the charm out of outdoorsy concepts like "camping" and "hiking" plopped into one locale. No offense, just based on that description you just wrote, a job at the tourism bureau might not be for you!

FlashyV-- I'd blame those ships from the Iron IslandsπŸ˜‰



Doodlegirl said...

The comments on this post are cracking me right up. I'm sure Australia is an amazing place, but the multitudes of plants & critters that can kill you on contact keep me away. Maybe that's why Australians always seem so casual and blase about anything that would terrify any other nationality. Death could be lurking at any time inside one's shoe or fuzzy slipper, so party it up!

We've always had ugly wolf spiders roaming in my part of the world, but lately scorpions have been mysteriously showing up in the rainy drizzly Pacific Northwest and biting people.

Zevia is absolutely foul tasting. It might actually be highly effective as a bug spray.

sadi porter said...

If you want to get pregnant don't consume stevia, apparently it temporarily harms your fertility.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yeah it just keeps getting screwier and screwiered-up with each iOS update.

I sense something sinister.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

They’re only domestic cats, tho.

You’re not the first one to say “oh it’s just their blase, casually-dark sense of humour” (actually that’s the “standard company answer” I get from Australians). And I’m not having it.

If an American said the same thing about another nationality, it would’ve been different, wouldn’t it?

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