New Devo song ‘Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!’ mocks Mitt Romney dog incident
08.15.2012
05:44 pm

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DEVO’s new song ‘Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!  (Seamus Unleashed)’ hilariously mocks Mitt Romney for strapping his dog Seamus onto the roof of his car in 1983.

DEVO’s Gerald Casale, who has also spearheaded the “Remember Seamus” Facebook group and supports the popular Dogs Against Romney website, told Rolling Stone:

“This isn’t a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama,” he says. “But I think any animal lover that hears the story will learn so much about the character flaw of Romney. It’s just a deal-breaker about the man. My God, the world is a scary place with seven billion people. What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don’t feel that Mitt does.”

In 2008, Devo did a fundraising show for President Obama in their hometown of Akron. Does Casale approve of his job performance over the past three-and-a-half years? “No!” he says. “Absolutely not. Devo are not naive people. If anyone still thinks that the President of the United States of America runs things, they really live in the Wizard of Oz-land. My God, we’re a plutocracy. We’re owned and leveraged by global corporations.”

Dogs Against Romney have this one yard sign that I really like.

Listen to DEVO’s “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” below:

 

 
PS The GOP have a “Contact Us” form on their website. “Seamlus Taxdodger” (that would be uh… me, a “disgusted former GOP voter”) just left them a comment. Maybe you’d want to leave them a message, too?

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Masturbating man attacked by marauding mushroom feeder


 
It doesn’t say if the masturbator was also fed mushrooms. Or if he continued masturbating. Either way, it all sounds very John Waters.

Thanks Boag!
 

 

Written by Niall O'Conghaile | Discussion
A Dog dressed up as an Ewok
03.11.2012
06:55 pm

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Momo


 
Amusing photo of Redditor panpanpanda‘s dog, Momo, dressed as an Ewok.

It appears little Momo has been dipping into the “secret stash” if you catch my drift.

Click here to see larger image.

Via reddit

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Pet dog literally loses its face while saving two girls
02.20.2012
09:43 am

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Even though the above photo of Kabang the hero dog from the Phillipines is grotesque, this is actually a moving and heartwarming story of what our canine friends are willing to sacrifice for us when faced with danger. From Inquirer News:

Cousins Dina Bunggal, 11, and Princess Diansing, 3, were walking across Nuñez Extension on Dec. 14 not knowing that a speeding motorcycle was bearing down on them. At the crucial moment, Kabang, the Bunggal family’s dog, emerged from nowhere and jumped into the motorcycle’s path.

The cousins stumbled but were otherwise unharmed. The motorcycle driver, likewise unharmed, took them to hospital for treatment of their bruises.

Eyewitness Jovito Urpiano said Kabang (a Visayan term that means “spotty”) shielded the two girls from certain harm.

Urpiano was in an eatery on his noontime break from driving a tricycle and saw how Kabang stopped the motorcycle from hitting the girls. The dog’s head landed directly on the motorcycle’s front wheel, and as it rolled, her snout got stuck in it.

“I thought somebody threw the dog on the motorcycle, but I could not see anyone who might have done that,” Urpiano told the Inquirer. He said it later came to him that Kabang had intentionally blocked the motorcycle’s path to save the girls.

According to the article Kabang showed up at the family’s home two-weeks after the incident with a mutilated face. The Bunggal family say:

It does not matter if she’s ugly now. What is important to us is she saved our children and we cannot thank her enough for that.

Kabang is being treated with antibiotics, eats with her paws and is apparently back to her fun-loving old self. She is also expecting puppies. 

Via Arbroath

 

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Freaky dog shadows: Quick! Someone call Van Helsing
02.16.2012
11:01 am

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Animals
Art

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Dogs
Shadows


 
Redditor livejamie posted the above pic of his friend’s dog and noted how creepy its shadow looked. What followed was other Redditors posting photos of their dogs’ shadows and noticing the same freaky phenomenon.

There really needs to be a coffee table book dedicated to scary-ass dog shadows.
 

Photo by Redditor morriscode.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Photos of Dogs Underwater

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Photos of dogs underwater
02.10.2012
10:52 am

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Seth Casteel


 
Lifestyle pet photographer, Seth Casteel, captured these amazing images of dogs fetching their toys underwater. I can’t get over how the water transforms, what is probably a sweet pooch’s face, into something so ferocious and shark-like.

Seth should photograph our dog, Tong Tong in a parody of the Nirvana album cover…

Prints are available for purchase at Little Friends Lifestyle Pet Photography website. 
 

 
More after the jump…

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
You’re Never Alone With a Bad Dance Routine: Pan’s People Get Down

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For America, the misunderstanding was over the lyrics. Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Get Down” was assumed to be a nudge-nudge reference to oral sex, tied-in, perhaps, to the coincidental release of sex film, Deep Throat.

A surprised O’Sullivan explained his lyrics were:

‘...very British and to me the girl in “Get Down” is behaving like a dog - she’s jumping up on him, so “get down!”’

That’s his story, and he’s, you know. Though he did admit, if it had been about oral pleasures, then:

‘...we should sell 10 million and put it on the soundtrack of Deep Throat.’

Top of the Pops resident dance troupe, Pan’s People understood the song perfectly and reflected it in their innocent interpretation. With such a literal approach, the mind boggles how the girls would have choreographed the song if it had been about blow jobs.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Pan’s People interpret Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’ from 1973


Pan’s People: ‘Top of the Pops’ Legendary Dance Troupe


 
With thanks to Alison Wallace
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
The Dogs of OWS
11.05.2011
02:05 pm

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The Dogs of OWS.
 
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More campaigning canines, after the jump…
 
Via Damn Cool Pictures
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Interesting People and their Pets

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In The Cat Inside William Burroughs paid a great compliment to his favorite animals:

“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”

Now, isn’t that a true thing? That our relationship with animals can have such a benevolent influence. I’m spending the week looking after a friend’s dog (a cute, wee strawberry-blonde, Lakeland Terrier), who has, over the years, taught me much about myself, for which I will always be grateful.

In thanks for that, here is a small selection of some interesting people and their lovely animal companions.
 
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James Dean and his cat, Marcus, a gift from Elizabeth Taylor, who took custody of Marcus after Dean’s death.
 
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Frank Sinatra and Ringo.
 
More animal pics, after the jump…
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
‘Your dog’s been shittin’ in our yard’
06.20.2011
09:22 am

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The money shot comes at the very end.

 
(via Arbroath)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
A dog with attitude
04.25.2011
01:30 pm

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Goodfellas

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Dogfellas...?

“In a world that’s powered by violence, on the streets where the violent have power, a new generation carries on an old tradition.”

 
Via Blackadder
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
GOOD: Are You Raising a Furkid?
10.31.2009
02:22 pm

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Dogs
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Hilarious article from GOOD Magazine on people and their dog-obsession:

Kids chase fewer squirrels and postal workers than dogs, but the way we pamper our poodles and great danes and mutts has a lot in common with how we treat our toddlers and teens.

Though I try not to over-kid-ify my canine, the bounds of sane dog owner behavior are blurry. I frequently arrange playdates for my rat terrier Monkey, and, I hate to admit, once shoved him into a Dracula costume and took him to a dog party, which included dog cake, dog champagne, and a doggie masseuse (who terrified my pooch?

Written by Jason Louv | Discussion
The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind
09.17.2009
10:16 pm

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Science/Tech

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Jude Law
Paul

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The dog “standing in the corner” in the Charlie Brown sweater is our beloved little Chihuahua/Dachshund mutt, Paul aka “Jude Law” (don’t ask). Isn’t he cute? I took this picture about five years ago. He had done something “bad”—peed on the floor—and I made him stand in the corner. And stay there. He’d make to move away—“GET BACK”—and back he’d go. And so he stayed. For a long time. I was cooking and I just let him stay there. He kept his back straight and his nose right in the corner. Later, Tara came home and asked “WHAT is going on here?” and we had a rather good laugh about this. It was such an absurd thing.

The following day we saw him run into the kitchen, approach the corner, straighten his back and press his nose to the spot where he’d been punished the day before. We were in hysterics. It was this totally weird-sad-funny-pathetic canine thing: He was —or so it seemed to us—trying to simultaneously please us and yet still do his penance at the same time. That’s when the above picture was taken.

Not to just bore you with a story about our dog, there is a point. He obviously knew he’d done something wrong (he peed on the floor again) but he also thought—in a cause and effect kinda way—that we expected him to stand in the corner because he had done something wrong. That’s a fairly complicated thought for a two year old child, let alone a pooch, I think you’ll agree. Dig the doggie logic: he was punishing himself.

All pet owners have funny stories they can tell. Every dog and every cat, once you know them, can be seen to have a unique and quirky personality. I’m always saying “I wish I could be inside his head for one hour and know what he’s thinking” which is Tara’s cue to answer back “Circles. Squares. Triangles. Food. Mommy. Love. Circles. Squares. Triangles…”

I’m a sucker for anything that purports to explain canine and feline behavior to me. One cutting edge theory is that dogs are four-legged con artists who’ve connived their way into our homes and beds with their big innocent, brown eyes and wagging tails. Ditto for cats. but they’re more honest (apparently!).

If, like me, you enjoy pondering your dog’s IQ, you’ll probably like this article, The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind by Carl Zimmer:

We’ve all seen guilty dogs slinking away with lowered tails, for example. Horowitz wondered if they behave this way because they truly recognize they’ve done something wrong, so she devised an experiment. First she observed how dogs behaved when they did something they weren’t supposed to do and were scolded by their owners. Then she tricked the owners into believing the dogs had misbehaved when they hadn’t. When the humans scolded the dogs, the dogs were just as likely to look guilty, even though they were innocent of any misbehavior. What’s at play here, she concluded, is not some inner sense of right and wrong but a learned ability to act submissive when an owner gets angry. “It’s a white-flag response,” Horowitz says.

While this kind of manipulation may be unsettling to us, it reveals how carefully dogs pay attention to humans and learn from what they observe. That same attentiveness also gives dogs—or at least certain dogs—a skill with words that seems eerily human.


The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

 

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
Babies Understand Dogs, Bark-matching Study Finds
07.21.2009
10:22 pm

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Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
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