Friday, October 07, 2005

a good concept

honda has built a car fit for a dog. in a car expo in tokyo, they showed a new concept car called the WOW (wonderfully openhearted wagon) that is fitted with special travel features for dogs including a doggy space in the glove compartment! nice. those with keen eyes will note that one of the dogs trying out the wow is a corgi, clearly recognized globally as the greatest dog on earth (other than the corgador, of course).

out in the blogosphere

for those who think i've been lazy (or lazier) this week on my blog, i've been quite busy over at my onkel eric's blog posting comments. i had to defend him against the attack of someone who thinks he is unethical for posting things for his students on his blogs next to political commentary (like "dog pees on bush") because onkel eric teaches impressionable young chicago college students. how funny of him to think that anyone listens to literature professors!

also irresponsible of onkel eric: posting warnings against gluttony (evidence of his anti-capitalist, red tendencies--i even hear my autie ira is not even american!), extended discussions of obscurantist literature like beckett that are surely meant to lull his audience into a sleepy but suggestible state, and support for poet sharon olds who has declined an invitation to a white house dinner in an act of treason that will surely bring down the republic. for shame, onkel eric.

i have posted, for comparison purposes, a picture of onkel eric and of a certain communist agitator. to gitmo with him! and by him i mean my onkel eric, not leon trotsky who already got an ice pick to the head and really ought to be commended for inspiring the grooming choices of disaffected young graduate students around the world.

also, i was giving my granny, who is a fitness fanatic in hopes of keeping up with her favorite (ie, me), some yoga tips that i found here.

the new stealth justice

the internets have scooped a new story. it appears that the real supreme court nominee is barney, the dog. the president looked into his heart, and then his pockets for milk bones, and found the nominee he believes is best for the job. trust him. he scoured the halls for at least five minutes to find someone--or something--to nominate.

while i believe i am the better dog for the job, i do think barney is better than ole harriet, the other lap dog that was noinated. he has a longer paper trail (rumor has it he was paper trained during his potty training), they will not need to buy him a black robe since he already has a fancy black coat, and his frequent tail-chasing and running in circles indicates that his judicial philosophy may be close to sandra day o'connor 's whom he is replacing. (justice scalia will get that joke. but i'd still pee on him).

for those on the right who are concerned about barney's lack of conservative cred, don't worry. he has assured me that he is "no david souter." that is, he is not mild-mannered and will not hesitate to bite counsel that annoy him nor is he above clinging to the pantlegs of justices with whom he disagrees, humping their legs until they sign on to his opinions. plus, all dogs go to heaven (wink wink).

and to the left--you need more attack dogs on your side. barney is firmly pro-choice (we dogs make all the choices. you naked apes shut up). dogs will never let you down. can you say the same for naked apes?