Sarah McLachlan is a dick.

21 Jun


Have you ever been sitting on your couch, watching TV, having a grand old time when suddenly your heart races because you hear “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan and you look up to see the sad face of a mistreated animal so you begin to sob and panic while wildly scrambling for the remote because you just can’t handle the heartbreak? Have you turned the channel and waited for what felt like 5 minutes, but the commercial was still on when you turned it back? Have you ever called Sarah McLachlan a dick?

Do you remember the first time you saw the commercial and watched the whole thing and it made you cry uncontrollably in front of your family, friends, or a 3rd date? What about that time it came on in the middle of the night while you were having great sex and your boyfriend couldn’t find the remote so he covered you with the blanket and put his hands over your ears, but it didn’t matter because you knew what was happening on that TV so you cried anyway?

I remember, Sarah McLachlan. I remember. That 3rd date and ex-boyfriend both remember. We all wish we didn’t remember.

For those of you who don’t know said SPCA commercial, this is the link. It’s heartbreaking, so don’t watch it. It will ruin your whole fucking day.

My treasure of a puppy dog was rescued from the SPCA and he approves this message.




43 Responses to “Sarah McLachlan is a dick.”

  1. What I Desired To Say June 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    That association TOTALLY ruined that song for me…

  2. Bob June 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I know the commercial that you speak of and even I a hardened grumpy man am forced to change the channel.

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      If it makes a grumpy man turn the channel, I know it’s not just because I’m a girl.

  3. pivoine68 June 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    La La, you are The Funniest! Thanks. I was needing that today!

    Biz (French teenager text language kiss)

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Thank you, you’re too kind :-)

  4. Pete Armetta June 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    HAH! Well I know the commercial and am sorry about your “Angel experience”. haha the funny thing is I can’t stand her either!

  5. crubin June 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Yep. Can’t watch that one either. But it’s never broken up my husband and my…um…shall we say…relations…(and if that word doesn’t make me sound old, I don’t know what will…)

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      I use “relations” on a regular basis!

      • crubin June 22, 2012 at 11:17 am #

        Then that’s probably where I heard it…

  6. Maggie O'C June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I panic when I hear that to get the remote and change the channel or turn it off asap! There’s a Willy Nelson one too, You Were Always On My MInd…which makes me cry under the best of circumstances.

  7. Madame Weebles June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I fucking hate that commercial. Or any of those ASPCA/Humane Society ads. And it really does seem that Sarah McLachlan was put on earth for the sole purpose of providing the soundtrack for those things. Count me as a +1 as someone who scrambles for the remote when I hear her voice or get a glimpse of a limping dog. I can’t handle it. I’d rather see footage of people getting their heads lopped off than sit through those commercials.

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Thank you! 3-legged dog and cat without eye are the worst part of the whole thing.

  8. Gillian Colbert June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Wendy Malick has recently joined the “dick” ranks with Sarah!

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      Aaaaahhhhhh, I can’t take it!

  9. RFL June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I’ve never called her a dick for that commercial but I probably will from now on. It makes me cry every time too!

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      You should. We should all call her a dick.

  10. Maggie O'C June 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    LaLa did you make that meme up at the top? I posted it on my Facebook so I should credit you if you made it.

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      No I didn’t, no worries! I got it from someone on facebook and that person didn’t know where it came from either.

  11. Pigeon Heart June 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    yessssss. this song made me do crazy things in stock yards. no joke. well, it certainly fueled and complimented my “vegan warrior” stage. at least I don’t have a record.

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Hahaha, it’s cool, we all have stages.

  12. Lori DiNardi June 22, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t get to the remote fast enough for that one. It pisses me off, because it only proves we can’t save them all. Yep, it then ruins the day. :-(

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      I know…it makes me feel bad.

  13. Frivolous Monsters June 22, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    We don’t have that advert, but so many similar from pets, to African kids, to donkey homes, to obscure Asian animals living at the top of mountains… And I do have to turn over (which makes me feel bad, putting my head in the sand to make the problem go away) but I assumed I was alone in doing this. Although I can’t say I’ve ever been having so much fun whilst doing so!

    • La La June 22, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      You aren’t alone. Poor Asian animals living at the top of mountains…I’m sorry I can’t watch you suffer.

      • Frivolous Monsters August 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

        Well if only I could get a webcam that works I could suffer publically for your viewing pleasure.

        • La La August 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

          Oh I’d quite like that!

  14. Carolina Courtland June 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I rescue animals so I think the commericial is okay, except the song. BUT, it’s played it over and over, It will be on every break. That does get depressing, so I agree with you.

  15. junelikethemonth June 24, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    ok, one, i already cry when i hear that damned song because of “city of angels”, and now i am doubly sad when i hear it…so, yeah, sarah mclachlan is a total dick lol

  16. becca3416 June 25, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    I used to get so annoyed with my mother for sobbing so obnoxiously during this commercial. Now I bawl my eyes out even harder than her. Sarah and the SPCA – 1 Me – 0.

  17. Joseph Hyde June 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    The cause is good. The ad raised millions. And all you can do is complain? I don’t understand you.
    I love Sarah’s music and politics. The ad makes me puke, but Sarah’s not a dick. The people that abuse animals are, right?
    A retraction would be appreciated.

    • La La June 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Hi Joseph, it was sarcasm–a joke about the fact that the song/commercial automatically makes us cry when we watch it.

      • Joseph Hyde June 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

        So you’re feeling manipulated emotionally? What is TV for?

        • La La June 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

          Well, right–exactly.

          • Joseph Hyde June 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

            Sorry, I’m touchy about this. When I see chicks slamming Sarah for do-gooding, again and again, cheeky sarcasm takes on the spector of bullying, perhaps unintentionally.
            Particularly galling in light of the millions Sarah’s, Lilith Fair raised for women’s causes in the US and Canada, which you are not too young to remember.
            I understand snarky, this crosses MY line.

        • La La June 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

          You will see this as you would like to see it, and that’s fine. I am positive that she is a lovely, good person in real life, and it is not something against her or the SPCA. :)

          Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Brigitte June 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Lauren, I know this one and I cry every time, every freakin’ time. Just like I do when I watch Marley and me while clutching my two poochies. The close up of their little faces, the shivering and that song…OMG. Makes me want to buy a little ranch somewhere with a big space and start my own farm with all these babies. Stoopid Sarah.

  19. Simon June 26, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    I think the real take home message here is that Joseph is a dick. Great stuff as always La La

    • La La June 26, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      hahahahaha ♥

  20. Andrew June 26, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I wish I had trans-dimensional gloves that allowed me to enter the tv from my living room, and cover her mouth. The one eyed dog part is the worse.

    • La La June 26, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Oh my gosh, I know!!! Terrible!

      • Andrew June 26, 2012 at 10:29 am #

        Great post by the way. The second paragraph almost made me spit out my coffee.

  21. Kourtney Heintz June 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    That commercial always makes me cry. My mom leaves the room when it airs. And it’s so painful each and every time.

  22. ladymiryaa July 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Those commercials make me want to kick the ASPCA and Sarah in the taint. Just saying.

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