Video: The obligatory yet pathetic Alicia Silverstone ad for PETA

posted at 8:48 pm on September 21, 2007 by Allahpundit

Just sad. Twelve years ago, during her Aerosmith vixen heyday, this might have been big news. Today? Zzzzzz.

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Clueless.

Sorry – someone had to.

nailinmyeye on September 21, 2007 at 8:51 PM

vegetarianism worked for her!

http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/silverstone.jpg

lorien1973 on September 21, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Almost a 24 hour delay, but….thanks AP

Wind Rider on September 21, 2007 at 8:54 PM

THANKS FOR THE FLASH, GRANDMA.

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Alicia is hot. But I won’t be giving up meat. Sorry.

SoulGlo on September 21, 2007 at 8:56 PM

Alicia or the iPhone? Twelve years ago: ALICIA. Today: IPHONE,

Admittedly, that has more to do with my own aging than Alicia’s.

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Yawn.

2Brave2Bscared on September 21, 2007 at 9:00 PM

As If!

kiakjones on September 21, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Alicia or the iPhone? Twelve years ago: ALICIA. Today: IPHONE,

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 8:58 PM

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar iPhone is a smoke revolution. -Rudyard Kipling

MB4 on September 21, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Alicia or the iPhone? Twelve years ago: ALICIA. Today: IPHONE,

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Or – And twelve years from now: OLD FOLKS HOME!

MB4 on September 21, 2007 at 9:07 PM

Hitler was a vegetarian… never trust a vegetarian.

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 9:08 PM

I watched it with the sound off. I think most of us would probably still hit it as long as we didn’t have to listen to her crap.

No way I’m giving up meat, though. Hell, when they tried to check my cholesterol, bacon came out.

ReubenJCogburn on September 21, 2007 at 9:09 PM

Hitler was a vegetarian… never trust a vegetarian.

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 9:08 PM

I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I enjoyed it a lot more than that stupid video.

BadgerHawk on September 21, 2007 at 9:13 PM

That’s nice. Now I’ll go grill 3 steaks for myself.

Frozen Tex on September 21, 2007 at 9:14 PM

Obligatory?

Warner Todd Huston on September 21, 2007 at 9:16 PM

Pass the green beans please.

Limerick on September 21, 2007 at 9:20 PM

Obligatory because she is hot and the big A has an eye for hot. — I guess this means she isn’t interested in eating the dogs and cats PETA killed and left in dumpsters here in NC.

JEFF_IN_NC on September 21, 2007 at 9:22 PM

Hitler was a vegetarian… never trust a vegetarian.

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 9:08 PM

Stalin was a meat eater… never trust a meat eater.

Looks like the only people we can trust are those who don’t eat.

MB4 on September 21, 2007 at 9:22 PM

Mmmm…Peta is gooood…animals have righ-gah, what happened to me???

Damn temptress.

MadisonConservative on September 21, 2007 at 9:33 PM

Meat rocks.

infidel4life on September 21, 2007 at 9:38 PM

I’d offer to take her wild boar hunting, but she’d probably just hang around the lodge naked all weekend. Women are so useless.

RedWinged Blackbird on September 21, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Alicia or the iPhone? Twelve years ago: ALICIA. Today: IPHONE,

Admittedly, that has more to do with my own aging than Alicia’s.

Alas AP, at almost twice your age, I have neither the girl nor an IPhone … my younger wife has an IPhone ‘tho … now
if I could get her Alicia … oops … better not go there

Paul

pbary on September 21, 2007 at 9:41 PM

Absolute B.S. She feels better because she’s not consuming as much fat and other junk food, not the meat specifically. Plus, it looks as though she exercises regularly. Eating with common sense–using the food pyramid (save your B.S. on that too, vegan friends)–and regular exercise is the key to feeling better, but facts never did get in the way of the food nannies.

I love fruits and vegetables, but I’m not giving up meat–lean beef is nutritious as well, despite what PETA says. It’s high in amino acids, iron, zinc B6/B12 selenium, phosphorus, niacin and riboflavin. Then there’s fowl and fish they’re leaving for us as well. Good!

To each his own. If you want to go vegan, go ahead, more yummy, nutritious meat for me and the rest of us meat lovers. I’m never going to try to push meat on vegans, and I’d love it if they stop trying to push a vegan diet on me, but I know it’ll never happen.

Tom Blogical on September 21, 2007 at 9:41 PM

Alicia, protein will set you free…

tele64 on September 21, 2007 at 9:42 PM

THANKS FOR THE FLASH, GRANDMA.

Age-ist!

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?

Michelle on September 21, 2007 at 9:51 PM

Meat rocks.

Meat rocks? I think you’re cooking it too long…

MamaAJ on September 21, 2007 at 9:55 PM

I’m Alicia Silverstone and I’m a vegetarian.

Isn’t that the sort of thing they say at AA meetings, albeit without the “Silverstone” part?

Buy Danish on September 21, 2007 at 9:58 PM

Michelle on September 21, 2007 at 9:51 PM

It makes you married and taken tigermom. Move over Silverstone, make way for Hudgens!

ThackerAgency on September 21, 2007 at 10:00 PM

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?

But you look ten years younger than your actual age, boss.

Now, about that iPhone…

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 10:03 PM

I’m a vegitarian but have never felt the need to show the world by butt.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 21, 2007 at 10:06 PM

The message of PETA:

Treat women like meat. But don’t you dare eat it.

Professor Blather on September 21, 2007 at 10:08 PM

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?

Michelle on September 21, 2007 at 9:51 PM

Granny got it goin on!

- The Cat

MirCat on September 21, 2007 at 10:08 PM

Absolute B.S. She feels better because she’s not consuming as much fat and other junk food, not the meat specifically. Plus, it looks as though she exercises regularly. Eating with common sense–using the food pyramid (save your B.S. on that too, vegan friends)–and regular exercise is the key to feeling better, but facts never did get in the way of the food nannies.

Tom Blogical on September 21, 2007 at 9:41 PM

You are so right. She’s about 32yrs old now? Eventually (if she isn’t now) she will have to hit the weights hard to keep her metabolism up. Which in turn (typically) means lots of supplements. I doubt she is simply eating veggies. The average person financially can’t afford the level of high-quality supplements that she uses.

But maybe there are a few exceptions (late 30′s and up) that can maintain super bodies with ONLY veggies and water. I bet she’ll be dying for a filet/fish/etc.. when she’s in her 40′s and working out 3 hrs a day for her next gig.

nottakingsides on September 21, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Eat Alicia?

*slaps self*

JinxMcHue on September 21, 2007 at 10:15 PM

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me?

Michelle

A cougar!

BDavis on September 21, 2007 at 10:22 PM

Carnivores (and Omnivores) are typically much more intelligent then Herbivores.

After all – how much intelligence does it take to sneak up on a blade of grass?

CrazyFool on September 21, 2007 at 10:23 PM

After all – how much intelligence does it take to sneak up on a blade of grass?

CrazyFool on September 21, 2007 at 10:23 PM

If there is a pride of Lions near by, it’s not as easy as one might think.

MB4 on September 21, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Note to Alicia:

Red meat isn’t bad for you….

GREEN meat is bad for you.

Kowboy on September 21, 2007 at 10:36 PM

Person Eating Tasty Animals, yes that’s me!

kevcad on September 21, 2007 at 10:37 PM

The one shot of her bending forward towards the camera with an out-of-focus body behind her is suggestive of anal sex. I’m not complaining but if PETA’s cause is so obviously just then why do they need pornography to convince people?

aengus on September 21, 2007 at 10:39 PM

If she had her way, and the entire population turned vegitarian, and we ate up all the grass and stuff, would the animals be ok with that?? would there be enough for all??

Legions on September 21, 2007 at 10:40 PM

I’m a vegetarian. Yes, that’s right. This hardcore arch conservative, bigoted, fascist right wing Christian anti-muslim warmonger is a …. vegetarian.

So you can’t trust a vegetarian. But only because you don’t know who we are. Until we sneak up on you.

jihadwatcher on September 21, 2007 at 10:43 PM

Eloi are mighty tasty after all.

BDavis on September 21, 2007 at 10:43 PM

But you look ten years younger than your actual age, boss.

Now, about that iPhone…

Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 10:03 PM

Gotta give you credit Allah…you’re persistent.

Bad Candy on September 21, 2007 at 10:57 PM

I’m vegetarian,yes that’s right….
JihadWatcher on September 21,2007 at 10:43PM.

Ooooh really,better put you under surveillance.
ha ha just kidding.

canopfor on September 21, 2007 at 10:59 PM

MoonBat Girl

I’m a vegetarian, with a side of New York Strip Steak!

Best of both worlds.

Kini on September 21, 2007 at 11:05 PM

vegetarianism worked for her!

http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/silverstone.jpg

lorien1973 on September 21, 2007 at 8:54 PM

No, losing weight worked for her. You can lose weight eating meat. I did.

Helloyawl on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

bending forward towards the camera with an out-of-focus body behind her is suggestive of anal sex.

Er…I didn’t get much of an a-sex vibe from that video. Annoying b-list liberal tart with too much time on her hands vibe, but..no a-sex. Maybe you want to try eating more carrots, roughage…something. Flush out that mind. :)

austinnelly on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

BadgerHawk on September 21, 2007 at 9:13 PM

Yep, according to this book it was true. Not only was he a vegetarian but a nonsmoker and nondrinker as well.

The lung ailment which Hitler suffered as he was nearing sixteen necessitated his dropping out of school for at least a year. He was sent for a time to the family village of Spital, where he recuperated at the home of his mother’s sister, Theresa Schmidt, a peasant woman. On his recovery he returned briefly to the state high school at Steyr. His last report, dated September 16, 1905, shows marks of ”adequate” in German, chemistry, physics, geometry and geometrical drawing. In geography and history he was ”satisfactory”; in free-hand drawing, ”excellent.” He felt so excited at the prospect of leaving school for good that for the first and last time in his life he got drunk. As he remembered it in later years he was picked up at dawn, lying on a country road outside of Steyr, by a milkmaid and helped back to town, swearing he would never do it again*.

———————————————————-
*In this matter, at least, he was as good as his word, for he became a teetotaler, a nonsmoker and a vegetarian to boot, at first out of necessity as a penniless vagabond in Vienna and Munich, and later out of conviction.

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH
by William L. Shirer — footnote page 13

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Well, yeah, but his Dr. had him on some wild ‘health tonic’ drug cocktail that probably would have put at least 2 full grown and 1 teenage Kennedy into rehab.

austinnelly on September 21, 2007 at 11:32 PM

Ms. Silverstone looked absolutely gorgeous in this ad. I know it, you know it, and PETA knows it. What gives me a tingle, however, is knowing how much money PETA has/is squandering on this nuanced bit of activism.

RushBaby on September 21, 2007 at 11:36 PM

So you can’t trust a vegetarian. But only because you don’t know who we are. Until we sneak up on you.

jihadwatcher on September 21, 2007 at 10:43 PM

Eating only vegetables generally gives one gas, and plenty of it. Something to do with lacking an enzyme I hear. I can usually smell y’all comin’ from downwind.

El Cazador on September 21, 2007 at 11:40 PM

Isn’t Madeline Albright a vegetarian?…

Just sayin’……

Limerick on September 21, 2007 at 11:54 PM

This ad has as much effect on me as those giant inflatable Gorillas sitting on top of car dealerships.

Meric1837 on September 21, 2007 at 11:58 PM

This ad has as much effect on me as those giant inflatable Gorillas sitting on top of car dealerships.

Meric1837 on September 21, 2007 at 11:58 PM

Good analogy. Lots of looking, rarely buying.

RushBaby on September 22, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Sorry, but these days, Alicia Silverstone in the nude is about as enticing as a slab of ice cold pastrami on white bread smeared with butter. Bland, dull, and uninteresting to say the least.

pilamaye on September 22, 2007 at 12:13 AM

I feel so much better and have so much more energy…

Now for me it was WeightWatchers that did the trick. You would, however, NOT want to see me get out a pool naked in slow mo. *shudder*

She should do another take of that in the Batgirl costume. Then we might have something.

Mojave Mark on September 22, 2007 at 12:19 AM

First, give PETA it’s due — this is far better than groups like Breasts Not Bombs.

Second, if we all went vegan, PETA would stop doing variations on this stunt, and we would be stuck with stuff like Breasts Not Bombs.

The lesson here is to keep eating meat and letting PETA try to convince you otherwise.

Karl on September 22, 2007 at 12:23 AM

Meat rocks.

infidel4life on September 21, 2007 at 9:38 PM

Meat rocks ? … I’ve never had meat rocks, they sound delicious, do they taste like chicken ?

Maxx on September 22, 2007 at 12:55 AM

Three things:
Militant veg-heads are hypocrites…Just because a plant doesn’t have a face, doesn’t mean it’s not screaming.

I didn’t claw my way to the top of the freakin food chain to eat veggies.

Idiots like her only make me more steadfast in my meat-eating by preaching at me.

F off Alicia, you moron.

tickleddragon on September 22, 2007 at 12:57 AM

Dragon claws…much more compelling image, I must say.

RushBaby on September 22, 2007 at 1:16 AM

…I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me?…

Michelle on September 21, 2007 at 9:51 PM

I guess that pretty much makes you the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Relax, you’re still wet behind the ears (compared to me).

My collie says:

Michelle, if it makes you feel any better, at your age, you’d only be about 5 years old — if you were a dog like me, that is.

CyberCipher on September 22, 2007 at 1:22 AM

Alicia S. has done some good work, and if she’s vegan, fine. I know PETA people who aren’t at all militant.I can’t work up great animus against her. Yes, I’m smiling.

Doug on September 22, 2007 at 1:32 AM

Person Eating Tasty Animals, yes that’s me!

kevcad on September 21, 2007 at 10:37 PM

Beat me to it but yes, I’m a part of that club too!

Yakko77 on September 22, 2007 at 1:44 AM

I have so much more energy…

It’s all that extra methane you’re producing, Alicia!

bikermailman on September 22, 2007 at 2:13 AM

Me? I’m unimpressed.

EDITING 101:
Quick flashes of a naked body +
Filmed using strategically-placed camera angles +
Flattering makeup and lighting +
Immediately followed by shots of an actress’ face =
Body double for the actress

It would’ve showed more courage if Silverstone agreed to a 30-city live tour where she met people in mall food courts wearing a bikini and no makeup to talk up the benefits of being a vegetarian. If she looked young, taut, and didn’t speak about the subject with the intelligence of a third-grader, THEN she might get some converts.

ScottMcC on September 22, 2007 at 2:16 AM

Regarding Hitler:

Yep, according to this book it was true. Not only was he a vegetarian but a nonsmoker and nondrinker as well.

A simple Google search would reveal this to be untrue. He was a “purity” freak a la Wagner, so there were things he didn’t eat, but sausage, squab, liver dumplings, ham, and caviar were among his favored dishes. As usual, Wikipedia has an article. Although it says Hitler “practiced some form of vegetarianism,” most vegetarians wouldn’t call it “vegetarianism,” even if they didn’t know Hitler was the sausage-gnawer in question.

calbear on September 22, 2007 at 2:24 AM

If animals weren’t meant to be eaten they wouldn’t have evolved to be so tasty.

BKennedy on September 22, 2007 at 4:27 AM

Nothing makes veggies taste better than cooking them up with a hunk of either bacon or fatback in them. Mm mm.

Buford on September 22, 2007 at 5:45 AM

I knew a vegetarian Doberman.More nervous than a chihuahua after his first cup of AM double espresso.

Regney on September 22, 2007 at 7:43 AM

Vegetarians exacerbate climate change by eating O2 producing plants.

Paraphrasing Ron White: I’m helping prevent global warming by eating the flatulent cows.

Wingo on September 22, 2007 at 8:22 AM

I’m cooking steaks tonight. If PETA was this tame most of the time, I wouldn’t have a problem with them. I still wouldn’t choose their lifestlye, but its there usual extremism that I have a problem with.

Jay on September 22, 2007 at 8:48 AM

The one shot of her bending forward towards the camera with an out-of-focus body behind her is suggestive of anal sex.

aengus on September 21, 2007 at 10:39 PM

Uh … WHAT?

Yep, according to this book it was true. Not only was he a vegetarian but a nonsmoker and nondrinker as well.

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

No wonder he was so grumpy.

As usual, Wikipedia has an article.

calbear on September 22, 2007 at 2:24 AM

Important cyber note for future cyber reference: never, ever use the phrase “Wikipedia has an article” while arguing a factual matter. If you need to ask why, you haven’t spent much time on Wikipedia.

I can’t work up great animus against her. Yes, I’m smiling.

Doug on September 22, 2007 at 1:32 AM

I could definitely work up great animus against her.

Wait. What does animus mean again?

Professor Blather on September 22, 2007 at 10:43 AM

You can’t let politics get in the way of appreciating a beautiful woman. The ad is pathetic, but there’s no denying that Alicia is cute.

But I don’t think it’s all that newsworthy. Now, if Alicia Silverstone’s former co-star, Liv Tyler, decides to shoot such an ad —- THEN give me the screaming headlines in 32-point type.

Please.

Anton on September 22, 2007 at 11:13 AM

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?

Michelle on September 21, 2007 at 9:51 PM

I call BS. I don’t believe you for a minute.

Seriously, I wouldn’t have guessed much more than early thirties (and only that high based upon your writing career, not you looks). And I don’t have an I-phone riding on such sentiments!

Anton on September 22, 2007 at 11:17 AM

A simple Google search would reveal this to be untrue.

calbear on September 22, 2007 at 2:24 AM

Your source “Wiki” agrees with my source that he was a vegetarian. And then you say a simple Google search would show my source as untrue. What ? That’s some real nuance you’ve got going on there. Besides, Rise and Fall is a much more reliable source than the web.

Maxx on September 22, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Maxx on September 21, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Pack the beer, put in a chew, grab the bow … it’s deer season.

AZ_Redneck on September 22, 2007 at 11:58 AM

PETA had a campaign that said that God would never harm an animal. Jane, you ignorant slut! God demand the sacrifice of innocent sheep as an offering. Also, He sent His own Son to die on a cross.

saved on September 22, 2007 at 12:04 PM

I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?
But you look ten years younger than your actual age, boss.
Now, about that iPhone…
Allahpundit on September 21, 2007 at 10:03 PM

.

Michelle is a PANTHER, much hotter than Alicia, much smarter, writes better, amazing mom, can leap tall buildings…..
.
I’m just goin for an autograph.

shooter on September 22, 2007 at 12:06 PM

PETA’s moral center is rather screwed to put it mildly. Save/Don’t eat the animals, but killing an innocent child in the womb or half way out is ok.

Irenaeus on September 22, 2007 at 12:09 PM

She feels so much better and has so much more energy… a shame she has no career.

D2Boston on September 22, 2007 at 1:07 PM

If MoveOn would run ads like this, then I might watch more of them.

petefrt on September 22, 2007 at 1:29 PM

Pack the beer, put in a chew, grab the bow … it’s deer season.

AZ_Redneck on September 22, 2007 at 11:58 AM

That all sounds good to me, except the chew, I’ll just bring my cigarettes if you don’t mind. But actually I’m not a hunter, not out of any regard for Bambi, in my mind Bambi was put on this earth for only three reasons, which are … breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A lot of the guys at work are hunters, I’m not sure if they hunt by bow or rifle but I do know that the deer sausage they occasionally bring in to work is de-lici-ous. They slice it up like pepperoni, put it on a cracker with a little cream cheese and it’s very yummy. The bottom line on why I don’t hunt is that I’m just too darn lazy, I find it easier to just go to the meat counter at the local grocery store. But you can’t get deer there and that’s a shame because it’s very tasty.

Maxx on September 22, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Jamie Eason eats meat.

Our team wins.

spec_ops_mateo on September 22, 2007 at 4:31 PM

Not too many vegans over 30 with half their hair left. Not too many vegans over 30. Hmmmmm….

keep preaching to the choir Alicia!

Coronagold on September 22, 2007 at 7:14 PM

I didn’t cite the Wikipedia article as a source, I merely pointed out that they had an article. I suppose I should have said that, if you want a printed source, that article has references for reliable sources on the topic. These show that “vegetarian” must be used in a very loose sense in order to call Hitler vegetarian, one which ignores its actual meaning. And, appropriately, the article has a link to the phrase “Reductio ad Hitlerum,” the argument that anything Hitler ever did must be an evil action – invading a country, getting elected, breathing, etc.

Curiously, though, this page (http://hotair.com/archives/2007/09/21/video-the-obligatory-yet-pathetic-alicia-silverstone-ad-for-peta/) comes up on a Google search for “Hitler” and “vegetarian” well before the Wikipedia article….

calbear on September 22, 2007 at 11:15 PM

The IQ of a rock.Get naked all you want. I’m eating meat!!

build the wall on September 23, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Pass the veal.

thejackal on September 23, 2007 at 6:34 PM

Follow Allahpundit’s comments in here to monitor him slowly getting off his meds!!

Too funny!

Mcguyver on September 28, 2007 at 2:26 PM

From this:

thejackal on September 23, 2007 at 6:34 PM

to this:

Mcguyver on September 28, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Damn, I must be on meds!

Mcguyver on September 28, 2007 at 2:34 PM