Petey The Farting Dog

December 29, 2008 at 5:53 am (Humor, Words (Not Mine)) (, )

Watch Out For The Farting Dog

Watch Out For The Farting Dog

This was emailed to me, it was an actual posting on Craigslist.

I have a mastiff with a problem–I fear for my life

I have a male Cane Corso/English Mastiff who we will call “Petey” (this could damage his reputation). He will be 2 in March and, at 140 lbs, is still growing. He’s the best dog in the world–friendly, energetic (yet will take naps with me, his sleep-deprived mom), and he loves his brother, a Chihuahua. He’s never chewed on anything that I own (which is good, because I think he could fit my entire dresser in his mouth. Including the lamp.) But, we do have a serious problem.

Petey is…flatulent. To an extreme degree. Now, I know a lot of you out there are saying, “Hey, my dog (husband/boyfriend) farts all the time, so what’s the problem?” I don’t know how to explain it, but the best way to describe Petey’s gaseous expulsions is with this word: “heavy”. Like a dense fog settling on the mountains, Petey’s farts will settle in the lower 3′ of the room–about the altitude I inhabit while asleep. Thus, I fear that he may kill me (accidentally, I hope) in my sleep. Let me explain how the routine (when you go through this about 100 times a day, you make a routine) works:

-I’m in bed, innocently typing on the computer when I hear it: “FFFWWWWWPPPPPP”

-I look over at Petey, who was asleep next to my bed, and he is now fixated on his butt, with a look of confusion and wonder (“What was that!? Where did it go?”).

-Petey looks up at me (no doubt wondering if I saw the little creature that he thinks ran out of his butt while he wasn’t looking), and, after taking in my terrified gaze, thinks that he has done something HORRIFYING and he must move away from me before I yell at him.

-Petey jumps to his feet as I throw my comforter over my head to prevent my eyes from watering due to the noxious gas. In his attempt to slink out of the room unnoticed, he has shaken his intestines, which, in response, proceed to expel gas with his every step. In his mind, lots of little butt-dwelling critters are escaping, foiling his stealthy exit. I have yet to break it to him that he isn’t stealthy at all, with or without the butt-dwelling critters

-Hearing him exit the room, I crack the window behind my bed and shove my head out. 3 minutes later, I am in the clear. I shut the window and continue on with my work–shaken, but alive.

(At times I will get up to find him in another room, intently staring at his butt in hopes of catching one of
those pesky critters.)

I live in fear. These are SO BAD that I actually wake up in the middle of the night. Please, does anyone have any sort of home remedy? I’ve changed his food, stopped giving him rawhide, tried to eliminate tasty treats that I know cause gas in humans (cheese, anyone?)–everything I can think of, but my life is still on the line! I am a student, so money is tight, please keep this in mind! Thanks!

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Mean Ol’ SNL

December 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm (Humor, Politic) (, )

Saturday Night Live and controversy?! No way. Who would have ever considered the two in the same sentence?

Yahoo! News is reporting that a recent SNL skit involving an impersonation of New York Governor David Paterson is sparking controversy with certain groups:

“The National Federation of the Blind issued a statement calling the characterization “absolutely wrong” and criticized the show for playing up the stereotype that blind people are “incapable of simple tasks.””

“Really!?!” Was that the point of the skit? Were they mocking Paterson for being incompetent because he was blind or did SNL dig a smidge deeper and comment on his other indiscretions including his admitted taste for cocaine? Did blind people even watch the skit…oh, maybe that was a poor choice of words, but I think the comment is pretty ticky-tack.

Apparently Paterson himself found time out of his busy schedule to comment on the skit as well via a statement released by his office saying that SNL should, “Find a way to be funny without being offensive.”

Yeah and my office released a statement saying elected official should find a way to represent their constituents without being morally repugnant or evasive in regards to accountability.

So, you heard it here, comedy should never be offensive. We should really be careful about that America. Especially political satire, which of all comedic expression should only serve to build people up and gloss over ethical flaws.

A nationally televised skit based comedy show that has built its viewership on political satire and edgy humor should really take a deeper look at itself and ask whether in the midst of this economic turmoil, we should laugh at the expense of politicians who are corrupt or distinguished in their incompetence? Is that really what we want to do?

See for yourself, but I guess I should caution – it’s pretty offensive and controversial!

Saturday Night Live – Update: Gov. Paterson

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