Archive for the ‘pets’ Category
I don’t have anything interesting to say today, so here are some pictures of my dog being strangled by Sandy Paws.
Blogging every day has decimated my creativity. While I await the return of last year’s burning inspiration, I’ve hotwired the wayback machine, in search of things I wrote before RationReality.
In ’02, I began playing on HalfBakery.com – a site where you present your ideas that could almost (but not quite) solve important problems — under the name Skyloo. You might also recognize the nick from pre-y2k Undernet. I mostly lurked on HB, but I did write a few things. This was my fave: Read the rest of this entry »
My bedroom doesn’t smell badly enough. I’d really like it if you could find time to defecate next to my bed more often. Also, please be sure to scratch in the litter real loud while I’m sleeping, if you’d be so kind. To facilitate this, I’ve bought you a lovely nightstand-cum-litterbox.
Your loyal servant,
January 17, Somewhere in Michigan:
Jean Mansel says her husband “got a phone call in a real graspy voice, over the phone, saying check your mailbox.”
Naturally, she ran right out and opened the mailbox, where she didn’t find a bomb– that wouldn’t be nearly as funny as the letter she did find :
We are holding Jesus ransom until you clean up the poopie from your wieners and trust us we see you take your wieners for long walks w/out picking up their poopie in our yards. This has upset us dearly so please clean up all the weiner poopie, if you want to see Jesus unharmed.
Lindy Lane Residents
Let’s play a game, shall we?
I’ve gathered some photos of toys available for purchase around the web. You guess which are dog toys and which are sex toys. Read the rest of this entry »
Two Surfers showed great skill and bravery on Sep. 11 when they rescued a beloved pet swept into Lake Michigan from a stationary pier. Matt Smolenski and Joe Riopelle witnessed a huge wave break onto the South Pier at Grand Haven, MI, knocking Joe Badgero off of his feet and carrying his medium-sized dog back into the lake.
Smolenski paddled toward the struggling dog and braced her on his surfboard. After paddling against the strong rip current for some time, Riopelle helped his friend and the dog the rest of the way. The dog, described by the Muskegon Chronicle as an “older, mixed-breed” named Shell-B, accompanied Badgero to the pier regularly and is said to enjoy barking at the waves. Read the rest of this entry »
The horrible collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis this August highlights the aging highway infrastructure in our motoring society. One can only hope that it will underscore the need to pay closer attention to the roads and bridges that are in urgent need of repair all over the United States. One thing is certain, though. It has alerted us to a major threat to our standing structures:
Pigeons. Read the rest of this entry »