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Cutout Dissection.com:

CNN reports:

You can call her Cutout Dissection.com, or Cutout for short, but just don't call her Jennifer.

The former Jennifer Thornburg -- whose driver's license now reads Dissection.com, Cutout -- wanted to do something to protest animal dissections in schools.

The 19-year-old's new name is also the Web address for an anti-dissection page of the site for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, where she is interning.

"Despite her legally changing the name, she said most of her family members still call her Jennifer." Ya think?

csm:
I wonder if she enjoys breast milk ice cream.
10.14.2008 5:33pm
Houston Lawyer:
We only knew my sister-in-law by her father's last name, which she took for her first name after he died. (She'd been married a couple of times before marrying my brother, so she didn't have the same first and last names.) Needless to say, her biological family didn't go along with that.

Your own family is usually the best BS detector.
10.14.2008 5:36pm
Xanthippas (mail) (www):
Silly girl. If she had really wanted to be noticed (and lauded) for her political expression, she should've changed her name to "Nobama, Terrorist."
10.14.2008 5:56pm
Hoosier:
LOVE the name. LOVE to use it for a daughter.

But we're Catholic. So unless there's a St. Cutout somewhere in the Hagiography, I'm gonna hafta give it a miss.

But I don't know much about the lives of saints. My boys are in parochial school. So I'll have to ask them to check. They're a couple of bright lads, so I'm certain that Vivisection Jr. and little Anal-Electrocution will come up with an answer.
10.14.2008 5:57pm
Mike& (mail):
If I were her father, I'd call her: Cut Off Financially, or Cut Off for short.
10.14.2008 5:58pm
Hoosier:
(By the way: How does Jennifer Cutout expect to train the next generation of vets?)
10.14.2008 5:58pm
wfjag:
"Nobama"

How would you pronounce that? As "NoBama", as rhyming with "Alabama", or as "NoBoma", as rhyming with "Yo Mama"?
10.14.2008 6:01pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
Now if she'd only stand in front of a sleeping bull.
10.14.2008 6:03pm
therut (mail):
She is anti-scientific. Better not go into biology or Medical School. But who knows cutting up a human would probably be O:K. It is just the lesser animals she cares so much for. Another misguided over -indulged nutty teenager.
10.14.2008 6:08pm
Todd I. (mail):
I wonder if she knows that Dissection.com is the website for a heavy metal band.
10.14.2008 6:11pm
anon.:
therut,

Not to defend a nut, but presumably medical-school cadavers aren't raised and killed for the purpose of being medical-school cadavers. I can see why a person might distinguish between the two.
10.14.2008 6:12pm
Mike& (mail):
(By the way: How does Jennifer Cutout expect to train the next generation of vets?)

Lame.

Tens-of-thousands of kids who have no interest or desire in cutting up animals are forced to. I was. In my high school biology class, there was no one who wanted to cut up anything.

There are hard ethical issues and easy ones. Saying that kids need who have no desire to do so, need not cut up animals is an easy ethical issue to resolve. It a pointless killing of animals.. Saying whether adults training to save the lives of animals should dissent animals is a harder issue one.

But simple minds often lead one to think there is no difference between easy issues and hard ones. They are all easy, and they are all resolved vis-a-vis a knee jerk.
10.14.2008 6:13pm
Hoosier:
Mike&

I really don't see any reason to reply to a comment like yours. When you can be reasonable, come back and we'll talk.
10.14.2008 6:17pm
Matt_T:
Well, I just changed her name to "Unemployed", so I await the inevitable follow-up post.
10.14.2008 6:42pm
Michael Drake (mail) (www):
"Thornburg...wanted to do something to protest animal dissections in schools"

Well, then how about protesting dissections in schools?
10.14.2008 6:44pm
Orlando Twi'Night (mail):
Hoosier:
Mike&

I really don't see any reason to reply to a comment like yours. When you can be reasonable, come back and we'll talk.


Hoosier, you don't know reasonable when you see it.

Mike. Coherent and respectful. Atta boy.

I think the kid's a goof. Good for her. In smaller and smaller areas, it's still a free country.
10.14.2008 6:47pm
RobinGoodfellow:
Mike&

"Tens-of-thousands of kids who have no interest or desire in cutting up animals are forced to. I was. In my high school biology class, there was no one who wanted to cut up anything."

Tens-of-thousands of kids who have no interest or desire in learning algebra are forced to. I was. In my high school algebra class, there was no one who wanted to learn how to factor polynomials.

Forcing teenagers to learn math and science! The horror!
10.14.2008 6:47pm
zippypinhead:
Sheesh... and I thought worrying about whether your kids get a tatoo or piercing in some sensitive place was bad... I soooo feel sorry for her parents.

Then again, if I had a wacko kid like that, it would undoubtedly mean there would be more white meat turkey available for me at the family Thanksgiving dinner! Yum!!!
10.14.2008 6:51pm
scote (mail):
I have to say that changing your name to URL is pretty odd, but changing your name to a URL that you don't own or control the content on is pretty stupid.

At the very least the girls should have changed her name to a URL that she owned and could link to a site of her choosing. This name change may well be like those foolish people who get the names of their high school sweethearts tattooed on them, what to do when the love affair ends?
10.14.2008 6:58pm
Michael Drake (mail) (www):
"Tens-of-thousands of kids who have no interest or desire in learning algebra are forced to."

I'm pretty sure 'algebra' is an invalid variable substitution here.
10.14.2008 6:58pm
scote (mail):
RobinGoodfellow wrote:


Tens-of-thousands of kids who have no interest or desire in learning algebra are forced to. I was. In my high school algebra class, there was no one who wanted to learn how to factor polynomials.

Forcing teenagers to learn math and science! The horror!


Yet somehow I don't remember mandatory animal sacrifice being a part of math class, so it is a false equivalency.
10.14.2008 7:01pm
John Burgess (mail) (www):
I don't recall being called upon to kill animals in biology class, either... They always came neatly packaged in cans or plastic wrap bags. The dissections always involved cutting up dead animals.

Far more blood was shed in math classes.
10.14.2008 7:07pm
scote (mail):
John Burgess wrote:


Far more blood was shed in math classes.


Sweat, maybe, blood? Not so much...unless you went to some sort of Thunderdome math prep class, where two students enter and one student leaves.
10.14.2008 7:15pm
R Gould-Saltman (mail):
That, and the possibility that she may (legally) have it tatooed across her forehead, would seem to be good arguments for raising the age of majority back to 21.
10.14.2008 7:19pm
New Pseudonym:
I can't wait until ACORN registers her to vote and her name is instantly purged.

Also, she didn't change her name to vivisection, she changed it to disection. As I understand it, vivisection under the proper conditions is protected First Amendment activity.
10.14.2008 7:25pm
Fub:
scote wrote at 10.14.2008 6:01pm:
Yet somehow I don't remember mandatory animal sacrifice being a part of math class, so it is a false equivalency.
How about this mathematical sacrifice? It's not just animal, but it appears very egalitarian on its face.
10.14.2008 7:32pm
JB:
One hopes she will look back on this in some years and laugh.
10.14.2008 7:38pm
R Gould-Saltman (mail):
. . . and another thought: assuming that, as per the above posts, ol' C.O.D. DOTCOM, (as her buddies presumably now call her) not only doesn't own that URL, but that someone else does, and that it's a registered trademark. Can they object, and sue for infringement, any time she uses her new name to promote any sort of financially remunerative business? How about if she uses her name to promote her new heavy metal band, if an existing heavy metal band already has the TM rights to "Cutout Dissection.com"?
10.14.2008 7:39pm
Dave N (mail):
Back in my day (and maybe I am showing my age), we dissected fetal pigs in Biology. That is, a sow went to a slaughterhouse and the slaughterhouse folks found an use for the piglets being carried in utero.

In other words, mom was being killed so we non-Kosher types could eat her and the now-dead pig fetuses were also being put to use rather than discarded.
10.14.2008 7:53pm
John425:
"Pussy Galore" she is not.
10.14.2008 7:54pm
Bob from Ohio (mail):
Sadly, she is very sane as PETA members go.
10.14.2008 7:56pm
Cornellian (mail):
Actually, if she had picked "Cuthout" instead of "Cutout" she'd have a semi-plausible excuse that it was an old Saxon name, kinda like Cuthbert.
10.14.2008 8:04pm
Barbara Skolaut (mail):
"One hopes she will look back on this in some years and laugh."

Hope so, JB - since nearly everyone else is laughing now.

I think Matt T nailed it, though it's probably "unemployable." I know I'd never hire anyone that dingy lacking in common sense and good judgment.
10.14.2008 8:46pm
LM (mail):
Mike&and Orlando Twi'Night,

He happens to be a vegetarian for reasons of conscience, so you managed to be both politically correct and wrong -- not that there's anything unusual about those two going together.
10.14.2008 9:34pm
John Burgess (mail) (www):
Scote: I guess you're unfamiliar with the Christian Brothers, eh?
10.14.2008 11:14pm
Hoosier:
LM--Wow! Good memory. And thanks for the good word.


Orlando says: "Mike. Coherent and respectful."

Mike says: "Lame."

Anyone see a problem here?

Final super-duper irony of the month: In high school biology classes, students often dissect *fetal* pigs. Which appear to have a right to life?
10.15.2008 7:15am
cheesemonkey (mail) (www):
PETA kills tens of thousands of animals every year (petakillsanimals.com) but I guess she should of registered a few domains before he name change

http://www.cutout-dissection.com
10.15.2008 9:36am
LM (mail):
Hoosier,

Don't mention it. As for my good memory, I wish. That was just a sticky factoid inasmuch as I spent seven years doing likewise for the same reason.

(Then it dawned on me that thanks to the long abstinence if I started eating meat again it would be too jarring to take for granted for a while, so I could use that window to ritualize taking conscious responsibility for what I ate, as opposed to participating in the killing directly. That's worked for me ever since (>20 yrs), but I realize YMMV.)
10.16.2008 3:31am
NickM (mail) (www):
I propose that she be called "The Twit Formerly Known As Jennifer".

Nick
10.16.2008 4:37pm