Jeff and Diamon’, Chattanooga, TN
I’m an honorably discharged 3rd generation veteran-and I vote!
I am a “pit bull” dog owner
I am the majority
Who Doesn’t Love Aaron Paul? of the Day: Best.
Not me. Meaning I don’t not love him. You know what I mean.
WHOA Nellie! Last week she was stacking cups adorably and brilliantly as only an otter could. This week? She is talking in this little baby voice and making cute faces all while swimming.
Nellie is at the Point Defiance Zoo in Washington State. Where I am moving if there is one more video that is this cute. Please don’t tell anyone I said this right away in case Nellie goes “missing” I will need time to make get a head start. On the case I mean! What?! I am not an otternapper !!! (yet)
I got to sit down with Scott Aukerman to talk about his new IFC show, and with Jason Mantzoukas to watch him make fun of Scott a lot.
Farley: As far as the IFC show goes, do you feel like it’s been a long time coming?
Scott: Too long! Like, what the fuck took it so long?!
Jason: Woah, woah, woah. Be humble, Scott.
Scott: Shut up Jason. Who are you to think that I shouldn’t have a TV show?!
Jason: This interview is not going to turn out the way you want it to.
Scott: Honestly though, it’s crazy to me that I have a TV show. It’s weird. I don’t deserve it.
Jason: I agree. Everybody agrees.
Scott: When I first started and I got into comedy and I got onto “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” I assumed that I would be starring in my own show the very next year.
Jason: That’s the whole thing. I remember starting in 1998 and thinking that I’d be on SNL in a couple of years. Not the case. At all.
Read more here.
Love everything about this.
I love these guys. And their shows. So much funny.
I wrote an essay about running and why I do it, even though it sucks, a lot, sometimes.
This is nearly my exact experience. From the not being a runner, to starting late and slow, then it being pretty necessary. The almost ancillary but welcomed weight loss, then the fear and panic of injury, the freelancing, the pain, the exhilaration. All of it. I’ve always liked Doree as a writer, but as a runner too? Not sure I could have said any of this better.
Sage Advice of the Day: Henry Rollins, the relentlessly outspoken hardcore music icon — the Black Flag bearer of modern punk, if you will — recently participated in a “Letters to a Young American” project. What follows is an excerpt from Part 1 and Part 2.
“You’ll find in your life that sometimes your great ambitions will be momentarily stymied, thwarted, marginalized by those who were perhaps luckier; come from money; had more doors opened; where college was a given, not a student loan; it was something that dad paid for; where an ease and confidence in life was almost a birthright. Where for you, it was a very hard climb. … That happens all the time.
Just because you come from nothing, you must not let that be something that holds you back.”
Poignant, and more relevant than ever.
I love Henry Rollins so much. Best.
PIT BULL USED AS WEAPON BY ROBBER TURNS OUT TO BE GENTLE - “From the very beginning, she just needed a chance to be a dog.”
A female pit bull named Scooter was once used by a robber to threaten a man and his child. The robber made it look like Scooter was tugging at the leash. However, Scooter was later rescued by a shelter and determined to be non-agressive. To everyone’s surprise Scooter turned out to be so personable that she trained for the Canine Good Citizen test. Please read the story from msnbc.com:
Scooter never did anything wrong. But last July when a father and his teenage son strolled with their bikes along the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., a robber used the gray and white pit bull to mug them. It worked.
Scooter proved to be extraordinarily loyal, never wanting to leave her foster mom’s side and even assisting as other dogs got groomed. It appeared she hadn’t played with kids before — but before long she was rolling over to welcome a belly rub from…children.
“Scooter’s story is important because it highlights a lot of dogs who are misaligned because of what they are, what their breed is,” said Collingsworth…“From the very beginning, she just needed a chance to be a dog.”
The 4-year-old pit bull seemed perfect to Kris Beattie, a retired nurse who wanted a therapy dog to help cheer up nursing-home patients. So, she adopted Scooter and brought her home. Beattie said she loves the way Scooter follows her around, gazes at her soulfully and intently watches her cook.
Scooter is an example of how some dogs just need to be given a chance to shine. Click here for the full story, and click here to see Scooter on YouTube. Also, click here to learn about a rescue organization called Born Again Pit Bull Rescue, which helped with Scooter’s rehabilitation.
I love Scooter, from robber’s weapon to therapy dog because people gave her a chance. Also, I love everyone in this story (except the robber, obvs). Monday love, that’s hard to come by for real. Awesome story. PEOPLE, stop judging dogs by what they look like. There are so many of these stories. Just stop.