Archive for August 9, 2008

Currently Posting From Guam (or was it Mongolia?)

It’s the weekend – an obscenely busy weekend.  Monday the manly-men come to gut my kitchen and laundry room in preparation for a major rehaul.  I’m so overwhelmed with the stuff I need to do that this comic from xkcd pretty much sums up what each morning feels like:

So, instead of torturing you with the kind of junk I’m currently capable of writing I’ll post some of the more interesting links I wasted time on came across surfing the web today.

Topping our list is a post that could have been taken from News of the Weird; Pet Connection’s story on the dog cloning woman’s possible past history as a beauty queen and rapist/kidnapper.  Yes Gina, you’re right; you really could not make this stuff up!

Next an ironic and, unfortunately, timely post from Pat the Terrierman on how to Get Rich Quick in the Puppy Rental Business.  With FlexPetz expanding their business across the country (now coming to Lincoln, NE according to my friend Jill) – I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.  Actually I do know – I weep for the merchandise dogs involved in this mess.

From McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: the FAQ For Dogs.  I want the T-shirt!

Forwarded from a friend in the UK, youtube video featuring what I *hope* is the Worst Police Dog in the World:

Considering this dog’s performance, perhaps we humans need to take over vital search operations?  After all, we can track smells “just like dogs do.”  From Neurophilosophy an interesting post and video clip about a study conducted at UC Berkeley (where else) on the chocolate tracking abilities of college students. 

The sad, slow and frankly pathetic performance these college students displayed would embarass even the most uninspired lap dog.  Searching for chocoloate? Someone should have recruited a pack of premenstrual middle-aged women for this – THEY would have excelled.

Happy Saturday!

August 9, 2008 at 3:02 am 3 comments

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