I Am Such a Premium Dancer

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Posted October 24, 2005 by Rachelle Owen

This weekend I saw the new movie Everything is Illuminated, and I must say, it’s one of the best things to go in my eyes since birth. The movie is based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, a Jewish American who discovers a great deal about himself and his family through a “rigid search” with a quirky Ukranian named Alex. Alex, played by Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, is so funny I nearly peed my pants. Combined with Elijah Wood as “Jonfen,” who just so happens to be vegetarian in the movie, and a hilarious grandfather who claims to be blind, their journey across the Ukranian countryside is wacky to say the very least. Do yourself a favor and go see the movie this very second.
P!nk is making news once again for animals. This piece was featured on MTV News:

Pink wants Chicago circuses to pack their trunks – the city is already considering an elephant-protection ordinance, after the sudden death of three elephants at a local zoo. So the singer wrote a letter to Chicago mayor Richard Daley on the behalf of PETA, telling him that the big tops use bullhooks and electric prods. “Elephants need many acres to roam and suffer a great deal when chained or kept in cramped spaces for extended periods,” she wrote. The ordinance will be discussed at an upcoming committee hearing before going to a full city-council vote.

I think this is a “you go girl” moment. No? Ok.

If you live near a Food Lion grocery store, here’s a simple way you can help PETA raise money for our important animal-saving campaigns. Each time you shop at Food Lion and use an “MVP card,” a portion of your total grocery purchase will be donated to PETA. Signing up for an MVP card is 100% free of charge – all you need to do is fill out a short form the next time you go shopping or online, then register your card to make sure that it benefits PETA at this link (tip: select “VA” for state, then “Norfolk” for city).
If you don’t do the grocery shopping for your home, ask your parents to sign up and use the card each time they go to Food Lion. Also, be sure to encourage your friends and family to register their MVP cards to benefit PETA as well.

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