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Dogs

Collie Nose

Generally, one should not scribble on one's dog with a black felt tip pen, nor tattoo the animal. However...





Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 03, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Medicine, Dogs, Tattoos

Envy



Wikipedia page says:

Envy received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 8% based on 117 reviews with an average rating of 3.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Jack Black and Ben Stiller fail to wring laughs from a script that's essentially one extended poop joke."[3] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 31 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D" on an A+ to F scale.[5]

The film had been shot almost two years before its release, and was in danger of going straight-to-video in the US due to poor audience response during test screenings. It was only due to the success of 2003's School of Rock starring Jack Black that it finally got a theatrical release. Nevertheless, the film performed poorly in US theaters, so much so that it was released straight-to-video in several European countries and Australia.[6]

The film was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor (Stiller), but lost to Fahrenheit 9/11 (George W. Bush). At the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, during a press conference for Shark Tale (2004), both Black and DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg publicly apologized for Envy.[6]


Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Scatology, Dogs, Twenty-first Century

Let the Dog Drive






Original story here.




Original story here.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES for November 7, 1916.


Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 20, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Dogs, 1910s, Cars

Jumpy the Dog Artist

I recently posted about DogVinci the Dog Artist, but I think Jumpy is actually a better artist.

Jumpy's owner is dog trainer Omar von Muller.



Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 11, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Art, Dogs

Mystery Gadget 35

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Electronics + dog = ???

Answer is here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 02, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Technology, Dogs, 1950s

The Dogs’ Dinner at Newport

One of the more infamous excesses of the Gilded Age at Newport, Rhode Island, was the "Dogs' Dinner."

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Original article here.

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Original page here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 01, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Dogs, 1900s

Bus Driver Asks Kids If He Should Hit Dog, Then Does

January 1994: A school bus driver in Port Washington, Wisconsin insisted he was only joking when he shouted out "Should I hit the dog?" seconds before he hit a dog on the road. The animal belonged to two of the children on the bus. It often came up to the road to meet them. The driver, who later resigned, blamed the accident on icy conditions.

The Journal Times - Feb 4, 1994



Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 03, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Accidents, Animals, Dogs, 1990s

Tanuki

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The adorable little guy above is not what you may think. He's a Tanuki, a raccoon dog. They are indigenous to Japan and while they are a bit different than other canines they are still in that family. They exist in the wild, but are also kept as pets like the one in the story at the link. I'd have sworn the little guy was an actual raccoon.

Posted By: patty - Tue Jan 26, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Animals, Dogs, Asia

All Aboard The Doggy Train


Those dogs are lucky to have such great humans taking care of them!

Posted By: patty - Fri Oct 02, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Elderly and Seniors, Engineering and Construction, Dogs

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