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  • Presumably you're Mr Red, but where's Mr Brown these days? Tony...

    Presumably you're Mr Red, but where's Mr Brown these days? Tony...

    Presumably you're 'Mr Red', but where's Mr Brown these days? Tony Blair evokes Tarantino classic Reservoir Dogs as he takes THREE bodyguards on afternoon stroll through Manhattan The former British Prime Minister went for an afternoon stroll through New York City flanked by three besuited bodyguards in scenes reminiscent of the film Reservoir Dogs. Wearing a dark suit and white shirt, he strode the sidewalk with purpose, protected on all sides by a detail of hired muscle.

  • Wine Press: How much do you tip for a bottle of wine at a restaurant?

    Wine Press: How much do you tip for a bottle of wine at a restaurant?

    If you ask most Americans, most of us would say 15 to 20 percent - although even here I think there can be some debate, since some people tip based on the bill including the tax and others exclude the tax from their tip calculations. And don't even get me started on Europeans, especially Brits, speaking as someone who used to work in a restaurant that often had a lot of British visitors.

  • Tarantino sticks to retirement plans

    Tarantino sticks to retirement plans

    Bowing out ... film director Quentin Tarantino says he stands by plans to retire when he finishes work on his tenth film. Picture: AP CELEBRATED film director Quentin Tarantino has vowed to stick by his surprise plan to retire when he finishes his tenth film.

  • Stockholm Festival Kicks Off 25th Edition

    Stockholm Festival Kicks Off 25th Edition

    Some 201 films from 60 countries make the 25th edition of Stockholm Film Festival the biggest so far. Unspooling through Nov. 16, the festival is honoring Uma Thurman, Mike Leigh and recent Golden Lion winner Roy Andersson.

  • First book of Tarantino interviews published in Korea

    First book of Tarantino interviews published in Korea

    First book of Tarantino interviews published in Korea . NOVEMBER 01, 2014 03:25.

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  • Miley Cyrus? Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee

    Miley Cyrus? Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee
    Miley Cyrus Gets a Prison-Quality Tattoo of her dog – That crazy Miley is at it again with another questionable decision, this time getting a poor-quality tattoo of her late dog, Floyd under her left arm. (Floyd was unfortunately killed by a coyote a few weeks ago) Yes, it says, “With a little help from […]
  • Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia

    Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia
    Lady Gaga’s Dog: A French Bulldog Named, Asia: “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up ’cause you were born this way, baby” - Lady Gaga, Born This Way Not sure if Lady Gaga was inspired by her female French Bulldog puppy, Asia, when she wrote that song, […]
  • Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records

    Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records
    The Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever occurred last year between Baby Hope Diamond (a Coton de Tulear, right) and Chilly Pasternak (a poodle, left) to take the Guiness Book of World Records spot for the most expensive pet wedding ever at over $250k. The dog wedding took place at the Jumeriah Essex House Hotel in […]
  • Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)

    Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)
    Dog Dynasty? With all of the controversy swirling around Duck Dynasty, (Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks) it’s nice to get a happy distraction. Jep Robertson, and his wife Jessica introduced a new member of the family this month; a puppy named, “Gizmo.” (Maybe named after that fuzzy Gremlin?) From this photo, it looks like Gizmo is […]
  • Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn

    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn
    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried’s Dog, Finn – Amanda Seyfried and boyfriend Justin Long were first spotted as an item over the summer, but now it looks like things have heated up between Justin and…. her dog, Finn. Well, good for the three of them. Looks like they are all happy. Here’s a photo that […]
 
 
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  • University of Tennessee mascot makes a chilly fashion statement

    University of Tennessee mascot makes a chilly fashion statement
    Temperatures dipped into the low 30?s last Saturday afternoon, too cold for all but the most devoted college football fans. In Kentucky, Tennessee crushed Kentucky 50-16, but there was more interest in Smokey, the Tennessee mascot, than in the game. Smokey was wearing an orange blanket over his usual orange and white checkered vest and was looking totally adorable. A tradition for 61 years, the current Smokey X is one of the few doggie athletic...
  • Golden Retriever obedience competition?

    Golden Retriever obedience competition?
    FAIL A Golden Retriever from Finland clearly has set his priorities, but they have little do with his training. He is supposed to wait patiently until he is called and run to his owner, ignoring the toys and treats. The Border Collie and German Shepherd dog perform flawlessly, but the Golden Retriever has his own ideas. He is adorable though and I can?t stop laughing. If you don?t LOL, you should check to see if...
  • Frida the Chihuahua named Mayor of San Francisco?

    Frida the Chihuahua named Mayor of San Francisco?
    Photo by Josh Norem She won the office the old fashioned way, by paying for it. Her owner (or ?guardian? as some terribly PC San Franciscans insist on saying) is Dean Clark, chief executive officer of For the Love of Dog USA, a non-profit group that raises awareness and funds for animals in need. He won a bidding war with other pet owners (or as some terribly PC San Franciscans say ?companion animal guardians?) to...
  • NY Giants present service dog to veteran

    NY Giants present service dog to veteran
    Continuing the NFL?s ?Salute to Service? campaign, the Giants organization welcomed Army veteran Miguel Torres, a Brooklyn native and a Giants fan, on the field for a special ceremony in between the first and second quarters. There, he was presented with a service dog named Stryker to assist him throughout his daily life. From the Giants website As in any large group of people, the miscreants and sociopaths in the NFL get far more attention...
  • PETA refuses to comment on the report they stole and killed a beloved family pet

    PETA refuses to comment on the report they stole and killed a beloved family pet
    Normally the world?s biggest media whore, PETA has remained silent on the accusation that two workers came onto private property to steal a Chihuahua named Maya. They were caught on a video surveillance camera. Three days later they returned to the home with a fruit basket and the sad news that Maya had been euthanized. Repeated calls to PETA headquarters have not been returned. The family?s six-year-old girl is heartbroken. Maya had been given as...
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  • London Council Has a Plan for Dog Poop: Paint It Pink

    London Council Has a Plan for Dog Poop: Paint It Pink

    Communities are always trying new things to address the problem of dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets. Some of the more extreme reactions include the cities of Ipswich, Massachussetts, and Boulder, Colorado, who actually considered going all CSI and creating DNA databases of the local dogs.

    The borough council of Camden in London has chosen a more low-tech, but more colorful, approach: They're going to paint the poop pink. According to Sally Gimson, Camden's council member for the environment, the idea is to embarrass those who don't clean up their dog poop by letting them know that their neighbors are watching.

    "It's about embarrassing the people who aren't picking up the poo after their dogs," she told the Evening Standard. "The whole point is really to embarrass dog owners who are doing it to say, 'we have noticed you've done it, and you shouldn't be doing it'."

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    Would people be more likely to pick this up if it were painted pink? Dog Poop by Shutterstock.

    That's all well and good, but in the end all the Council is doing is publicizing the fact that there's a problem with poop in the neighborhood. They're not actually going to clean up the poop, just hand out cans of paint to the local residents and let them spray away. Ultimately, there will still be poop, but now it will be... pink.

    Strangely, this isn't a unique or new solution. It's been tried in several towns and apartment complexes in Europe. Earlier this year, the St. Michel apartments in Arras, France, started handing out paint cans to their security guards. In 2012, the council in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, implemented a similar plan. In 2010, it was also tried by the council in Staffordshire and a volunteer group in Warminster.

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    There's no word on how successful any of these pink poo campaigns have been. However, they all have one thing in common: Whether or not the culprits are actually embarrassed by seeing their dog's feces painted a bright, fluorescent pink, everyone else in the community still has to see piles of excrement lying around. If anything, pink poo looks prettier than the usual brown variety. In the United States, this would be a hipster art project making some kind of nebulous statement about materialistic capitalism.

    What do you think? Does painting poo pink help solve the problem, or does it just make it cuter?

    Via London Evening Standard

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  • Vid We Love: Watch This Little Yorkie Terrify a Big, Bad Burglar

    Vid We Love: Watch This Little Yorkie Terrify a Big, Bad Burglar

    It's common thinking that big dogs make the best guard dogs, a fact that burns little dogs to no end. You see them staring at big dogs, sizing them up, looking for weaknesses, thinking, "You ain't all that, Bluto. My teeth are daggers. My bark is fierce." Little dogs know that the most important thing in being a good guard dog is not size but ferocity, a quality little dogs hone to perfection. 

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    A man up to no good.

    Take the little dog in this video, a Yorkie named Scamp. Never have we seen a more effective guard dog. Look how Criminal comes swaying into the backyard, lumbering like he has just eaten at Outback Steakhouse and is looking for a bed to steal. Scamp remains off-screen -- he's probably in the house, watching the intruder, outlining his plan. "I'm going to flip," he thinks. "Criminal won't know what hit him. My bark will be heard in Johannesburg!" 

    Forgot to say: This video comes from South Africa. 

    In any case, Criminal does try to make it into the house, Scamp does flip, and Criminal flees like he's in a Looney Tunes cartoon. He almost runs in mid-air and scales not one but two fences in his panicked escape. This dog nailed his duties, and he is one proud Yorkie. Watch:

    Don't you love the way Scamp turns a little 360 at the end? 

    The video was first posted on Reddit, where it went nuts, and then on YouTube, where it swept past 500,000 views after just two days. One commenter says the man was arrested later while committing another burglary and told police he has cynophobia -- fear of dogs.

    Fear of Scamp, more like.

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    Do you feel lucky, punk? Photo via Shutterstock.

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  • Uber Driver Leaves Blind Woman With Service Dog Stranded

    Uber Driver Leaves Blind Woman With Service Dog Stranded

    A few months ago, we told you how the California chapter of the National Federation of the Blind was suing ride-sharing service Uber for discriminating against passengers with service dogs. The suit cited a number of incidences. In one, California UberX driver put a blind woman's service dog in the trunk without her knowledge. In another, a driver sped off after slowing to pick up a man and his service dog, shouting "No dogs!" All told, the National Federation of the Blind said it knew of more than 30 instances where blind passengers were denied service.

    Now, we have another. A blind woman told NBC New York that a Uber driver refused to pick her up, leaving her and her service dog Elvis stranded on the street. It happened on Tuesday night in Darien, Connecticut, when Amy Dixon called the service for a ride.  

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    Amy Dixon

    "I can see a little bit out of my right eye; I've got one percent left of my vision. So I'm standing there with my guide dog on the curb, and a car pulls up, and it's him," she told NBC New York. 

    But when the driver saw her dog, he sped off. Dixon said her hand was on the handle when the driver bolted. 

    "I couldn't believe it. I was flabbergasted," she said. "He took off, and I'm screaming at him, waving at him, waving my arms like crazy thinking maybe he made a mistake because I was hoping it wasn't what I thought it was." 

    Then, 10 seconds later, she received a message saying her ride was cancelled. 

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    Dixon said she has relied on taxis and, more recently, Uber since losing her vision seven years ago.  

    "My dog is how I get from point A to point B, and a car is what enables us to get where we need to go," she said.

    To its credit, Uber fired the driver. The company said in a statement: "The Uber app is built to expand access to transportation options for all, including users with visual impairments and other disabilities. It is Uber's policy that any driver partner that refuses to transport a service animal will be deactivated from the Uber platform, which has been done in this case."

    It's a good policy. Are all of the company's drivers aware of it?  

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    Dixon wasn't stranded for long -- she got right back on Uber and another driver picked her up with no issues. Still, it burns her. 

    "It breaks my heart that people aren't educated on the ADA law," she told NBC New York.

    Via NBC New York 

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  • A Golden Retriever Fails an Obedience Contest in a Glorious Way

    A Golden Retriever Fails an Obedience Contest in a Glorious Way

    Sometimes it's just not worth acting like you're supposed to. Life just puts a whole bunch of treats in front of you, there for the taking, and it's a lot more rewarding to grab them in a mad frenzy than it is to obey the rules.

    I'm not being metaphorical here. This is exactly what happened at a dog obedience contest in Finland. The object was that each dog was supposed to sit at one end of a strip, then run directly to their trainer, completely ignoring the tempting meat snacks and toys lined up along the sides. In the video below, you can see the first two dogs execute the course perfectly: They come when called, acting as if there weren't tasty sausages and squeak toys sitting mere inches away.

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    The third dog, a beautiful Golden Retriever, had a completely different philosophy toward the contest. It starts out well: He approaches the starting line and sits with calm dignity, but then when his trainer calls him, well... there are all those treats. They're just sitting there. And he decides to go for them.

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    The dog's young owner watches in horror as he has a great time.

    The best thing about this video is how the dog goes for all the treats with such unashamed abandon. He can't even really decide which one he wants. He just tries to grab everything within reach: first a stuffed toy, then some sausage, then back to another toy. The Huffington Post's writeup of the video describes it as a "delightful rampage," and it's really hard to come up with two words that describe it better. I know that the dog's owner is probably mortified right now, but in a way, this dog is my hero today. Sometimes you just have to go for the treats, especially when someone's already lined them up in neat rows for you.

    Via YouTube

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  • Watch This Pit Bull Face His Fears Butt First

    Watch This Pit Bull Face His Fears Butt First

    A lot of people are still scared of Pit Bulls. Despite the efforts of their human admirers to debunk myths and half-truths about the breed, "pit bull" is still common shorthand for a dog that's vicious, mean, and violent.

    The next time you want to show someone that Pit Bulls can be just as vulnerable and loving as any other dog, share this video of Rhiannon Hamam's dog, Queso. According to Hamam, Queso is scared of just about everything: the kitchen floor, the printer, and doorways.

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    That's a lot of things to be scared of, especially the last. Doorways are everywhere. It's almost like they're some kind of sinister alien race that's infiltrated every single household, business, theater, and house of worship in the world.

    We don't know how Queso deals with his fear of the kitchen floor or printers, but he has come up with a charming way of dealing with the fear of doors. He turns around and goes through butt first, in a canine equivalent of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk."

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    Queso's housemate Denver, who is apparently NOT afraid to go through doors.

    It's interesting to speculate on what could have caused such a fear. To my knowledge, there's no equivalent phobia in humans. The closest I can think of is the anxiety some people feel when they're all alone and there's a closed door leading to a closet or a basement. If you stare long enough, you can imagine anything behind that door, especially if you've watched enough horror movies. There's also agoraphobia, which is a fear of open spaces that can be so disabling that those who suffer from it become trapped in their own homes, but even that is a fear of what's beyond the door, rather than the act of walking through it.

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    Queso prepares for a butt-first entry.

    On Reddit, Hamam went into more detail about Queso and his fear of doors. It seems that some doors are scarier than others:

    Queso is a rescue, but we got him when he was about 10 weeks old. So we don't think there was anything too traumatic about going through a doorway that could've messed him up this badly, although that's a possibility. He will go through the front and back doors of the house (to go outside or to come in), and moves around the downstairs (where there's more of an open floor plan--no literal doorways to go through) freely. Upstairs, our bedroom is the only doorway he'll go through. He flat refuses to enter other rooms. We think he forces himself to enter our bedroom because we spend a lot of time there and he wants to join the party--the other rooms are only temporarily occupied so he just lets the fear dominate haha. We don't use invisible fences or any type of shock/vibrating collar. He's just a total weirdo.

    In some ways, it's a very human reaction. Sometimes people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are triggered by things that seem very mundane to others. The stereotypical triggers are things like graphic depictions of violence and loud noises, but they can just as often be things like the smell of a certain kind of fabric or soap. We'll probably never know if Queso suffered from some kind of trauma at a puppy mill or something, but it looks like he's found his own ways of living happily with his human family.

    Via YouTube and Reddit

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  • Naughty Dog Releasing Collectible Precursor Orb - IGN News

    Naughty Dog Releasing Collectible Precursor Orb - IGN News
    To commemorate three decades of gaming, Naughty Dog is releasing the 30th Anniversary Jak and Daxter Precursor Orb. The artifact originated in the Jak and Daxter series, "left by the Precursors to serve an unknown purpose." Since then, it has become an icon of the studio, appearing as an Easter Egg in numerous games.
  • Cranston man kills a small dog using a cane - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

    Cranston man kills a small dog using a cane - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
    Cranston Police tell NBC 10 a man was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly beat a dog with a cane, causing the dog to die. Police responded just before 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon to a Cranston apartment complex for reports of a dog being beaten.
  • Dog Treats Used To Maliciously Poison Dog

    Dog Treats Used To Maliciously Poison Dog
    An 11-year-old miniature schnauzer was treated for poisoning last week after he ate some tainted dog treats he found in his backyard. Popo, the dog in question, is blind and diabetic. When he was let out into his backyard by owner, Hiro Oshida, he found a couple of the dog treats scattered around the area. Dog Treats Used To Maliciously Poison Dog is an article from: The Inquisitr News
  • CNN Hero Of The Year Pen Farthing Receives American Dog Rescue Foundation Humanitarian Award At Humane Society Of The ...

    CNN Hero Of The Year Pen Farthing Receives American Dog Rescue Foundation Humanitarian Award At Humane Society Of The ...
    NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Farthing, Founder of Nowzad Dog Rescue in Afghanistan and recipient of the 2014 CNN "Hero of the Year Award" received American Dog Rescue Foundation's 2014 Humanitarian Award Friday night while attending the Humane Society of The United States' To the Rescue! New York in New York City, Nov. 21. Proceeds from the event, which was held at Cipriani on ...
  • Whakatane cop shoots dog with arrow

    Whakatane cop shoots dog with arrow
    A Whakatane police officer is under investigation after confessing to shooting an arrow through the chest of a dog that strayed onto his property.