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Book: Nigel

When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on May 29, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

At a time when it looks like we may be here to experience a real post-apocalyptic world, this richly realized picture of earth about a century after the fall of humanity is a compelling setting for what is ultimately a hopeful and uplifting novel. [more inside]
posted by COD on May 14, 2019 - 2 comments

Book: A History of Dogs in the Early Americas

For more than 12,000 years the dog has coexisted with humans in the Americas, following pathways much different from those of dogs in Europe and Asia. New World dogs have been viewed as sacred and profane, as deities, as eaters of excrement, and as valued food. This entertaining and enlightening book examines the fluctuating status of dogs in Native America from prehistory to the present. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 29, 2019 - 2 comments

Book: Rabid

The most fatal virus known to science, rabies-a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans-kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. In this critically acclaimed exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years of the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh and often wildly entertaining look at one of humankind's oldest and most fearsome foes.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 23, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: A Dog's Way Home

A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Jan 12, 2019 - 7 comments

Book: Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

A young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North. Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.
posted by dinty_moore on Jan 2, 2019 - 6 comments

The Bachelorette: Week 2  Season 13, Ep 2

Love & Basketball. Suggested drinking games: Spot the Doll. Spot the Bromantic Looks. Spot The Number of Times Rachel Is Sick Of Someone's Shit But Is Too Gracious To Say So. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on May 29, 2017 - 19 comments

Longmire: Dogs, Horses and Indians   Season 1, Ep 9

The Sheriffs office is pulled into tribal politics while investigating the murder of the president of the Reservation Tribal Council during which Mathias is uncharacteristically co-operative. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Sep 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PAINTED HILLS  Season 5, Ep 10

"Packed with thrills!" Prospector Jonathan is murdered by his partner in an attempt to jump his claim, but the scoundrel didn't count on the valor of Jon's faithful collie, who is driven by VENGENCE! Vengence, and SNAUSAGES! With short Body Care and Grooming: A narrator reminds college students of the shame of not adjusting your appearance to social norms. Another good short, and the first Western MST did -- and the second is the very next episode. (No, I'm not counting the "space western" MOON ZERO TWO.) Furthermore, this is actually a Lassie movie; they took the famous meta-collie's name off the movie for some releases, which is just as well as the dog's name in the movie is actually Shep. Daddy-O informs us that Paul Kelly, the actor who played Jonathan, the victim in the movie, spent two years in prison for manslaughter! This episode contains the last short Joel riffed for MST3K, and there are only two other Joel episodes left.... YouTube (1h31m Premiered September 26, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Dogs on the Inside

Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, Dogs on the Inside follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance. [more inside]
posted by meese on Aug 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Hannibal: ...And the Woman Clothed With the Sun  Season 3, Ep 9

The Great Red Dragon eats some pie. Hannibal and Will definitely don't eyefuck each other into oblivion. Freddie says what we were all thinking. Jack, you fucker! Hannibal, you fucker! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jul 30, 2015 - 287 comments

Inside Amy Schumer: Babies & Bustiers  Season 3, Ep 5

Amy gets an opportunity to participate in a beauty pageant, breast-feeds her dog and enjoys her new "bla-dow".
posted by bq on May 21, 2015 - 4 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Plight of Chicken Farmers  Season 2, Ep 14

This week: The House passes the "USA Freedom Act," which might ultimately curtail of the NSA's phone record collection. FIFA elects a new president, and is somehow expected to reƫlect scandal-prone Sepp Blatter. Johnny Depp illegally brought two dogs to Australia, and its government threatened to kill them unless he took them away. LWT produces a short piece demanding Australia remove Australian things from the US. Main story: chicken farmers (YouTube 18m), and the systems of contract farming, gladiator payouts and vindictive secrecy that keeps them impoverished and the chickens mistreated.
posted by JHarris on May 18, 2015 - 9 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Translators in Afghanistan, Livening Up Supreme Court Reporting  Season 1, Ep 21

Ebola Freakout. Vladimir Putin has a full day. McDonalds hires a former Mythbuster to promote their food. Main story: the plight of military translators (16m), with guest "Fnu" Mohammad. And Now: People in Congress Reminding you Exactly How Long They've Been In Congress. How to liven up Supreme Court proceedings (6m): take a cue from Keyboard Cat and replace courtroom drawings with dogs. Presented with raw footage of dogs (and a duck and a chicken) (11m) that news agencies (and you, the viewer at home) can use to make your own backing footage of Supreme Court audio.
posted by JHarris on Oct 20, 2014 - 5 comments

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