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INTERESTING STUFF: 29 September 2012

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EDITORIAL NOTE: You guys send me so many good ideas for Interesting Stuff that I'm way behind in posting them and there is lately an abundance on one topic that apparently engages us all – animals.

So today is almost all animals except for a short political interlude in the middle.


AMAZING ELEE THE SHIBA INU
I had never heard of the Shiba Inu breed of dog before. If they have a tricks repertoire as large a Elee's, they are astonishing.

THE BIRTH OF A DOLPHIN
It happened on 17 September at Dolphin Quest in Hawaii that a baby girl dolphin was born to her 12-year-old mother, Keo. Trainers were in the water during the birth.

A GOOSE LOVE STORY
Claire Jean sent this video. I saw it a long time ago and don't remember if I posted it them. If I did, it doesn't matter. It's still an odd and sweet love story.

MUDD THE TRAMPOLINE DOG
Sometimes people get hooked on repetitive bahavior. Do you suppose animals do too? But Mudd is clearly enjoying himself. (Hat tip to Norma Hall.)

A MITT RAP
87-year-old World War II veteran, Stuart Hodes wrote and delivers this rap – a short history of Mitt Romney from his British grandfather to presidential candidate.

Mr. Hodes blogs at Reality Check where you can read the lyrics. (Hat tip to Naomi Dagen Bloom of A Little Red Hen.)

SARAH SILVERMAN ON VOTER ID LAWS
It's Sarah Silverman so you know this is not safe for work or possibly the grandchildren. But it's really good, so watch and then visit Let My People Vote 2012. (Hat tip to Larry Beck of Woodgate's View.)

I COULD PEE ON THIS
said the cat. Sorry the text is so small. You can see a larger version of the photo and text here.

Cat-pee-poem-2

And another:

Lick-cat-poem

These are from a book titled, I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francisco Marciuliano. You can find out more about it here and see more of the photos and poems. (Hat tip to reader Tony Sarmiento.)

MARU THE JUMPING CAT
In three years, this video has been viewed more than 8 million times. It doesn't seem like much but it grows on you.

PROOF THAT CATS ARE SUPERIOR TO DOGS
Pam Gallagher of Costa de la Luz Gardening sent this video. I hope it doesn't set dog and cat owners against one another. Whether or not it does, it's really funny (or maybe I think so because I'm a cat owner.)


Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.

You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” in the upper left corner of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I probably won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog if you have one.

Comments

Glad to see Sarah's video popping up all over the place!

Oh my goodness! So much interesting stuff today! The Stuart Hodes rap on Mitt Romney is absolutely brilliant!! I had to share it on FB and a friend has already reshared it. I loved the evidence of cat superiority,also; but, really, was there ever any doubt? I always enjoy Sarah Silverman, I just wish she was a little less of a potty-mouth; it inhibits who I can share her clever videos with. And last, but not least, I am always a sucker for a sweet inter-species love story and today's of Maria the goose strongly tugged at my heartstrings.

Great videos, Ronni. The birth of the Dolphin was fascinating. Sarah Silverman is always great and the Mitt
Romney Rap is a hoot. Thanks for all of them.

I wonder how many months it took to set up the scenes for the Cats are Superior to Dogs.

You have outdone yourself! I just love Sarah Silverman and I will never be able to see a picture of Romney again without think of Happy Hair. Thanks.

The Cats are Better video gave me my RDLOL, recommended daily laugh out loud. Thanks.

I had a dog that was half Chihuahua and half Shiba Inu (Japanese for little dog, as I understand). And have seen some pure Shiba Inus here in San Diego. They are sweet, lovely dogs.

Thanks for the Sarah Silverman! Love bad-mouthed broads.

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