As this Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the dog days of summer, I’ll try to get through my pile of unread New Yorkers — but I’ll probably just skip right to the cartoons, including this classic by Charlie Hankin.
Happy New Year! The stock market’s tanking and the El Niño storms are coming in 2016…but at least Laurie Anderson is getting the year off to a positive start — by putting on a free concert for dogs (and their owners) in Times Square tonight! She’s even supplying 350 wireless headsets so humans can enjoy listening to the low-frequency concert with their canine companions. (Rolling Stone)
Even dogs believe that a picture’s worth a thousand words, as seen here in this “33 Most Epic Dog Photobombs” slideshow, courtesy of Dogtime!
The New York Times asked some of its favorite illustrators to draw their childhood pets from memory — and the results are beautiful! (NYT)
Ryan Reynolds develops a sixth sense in his new movie, “The Voices” — but he doesn’t see dead people — no, he just hears the deepest, snarkiest, inner-most thoughts of his pet cat and dog in this bloody, dark comedy. (pics: ImpAwards)
This past weekend, there was a very big issue discussed in an open forum that affects billions of people all over the world…
Yes, that’s right — The New Yorker Festival breaks down Cats vs. Dogs — with many high-profile, high-brow writers/pet owners weighing in, including Malcolm Gladwell, Joyce Carol Oates, David Remnick, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.
It’s a good thing dogs don’t do Facebook or other social media — because a new scientific study says that they do experience feelings of envy, and not just when you’re petting another dog! (New York Times)
The Subaru may no longer be the official car for U.S. Ski Team anymore — but I think they’ve found some even better spokesmodels! (LifeBuzz)
If you like dogs, cartoons, and music videos — then you will probably dig this simple, soulful animated video from British singer, Nat Johnson, courtesy of Brainpickings.
Before the world was introduced to the amazing dog photography in Shake and Underwater Dogs, there was a pooch art book classic simply called DOGS by UK authors, Tim Flach and Lewis Blackwell — and it’s a cool treat for all dog lovers!
Seems like only yesterday that the Academy was giving lots o’ love to Uggie (The Artist), Cosmo (Beginners), and Frankenweenie — but those days are long gone, judging by today’s Oscar nominations. I guess American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, and 12 Years A Slave weren’t really dog movies, huh?
Check out the full list of the 2014 Oscar nominations. (photo: HuffPo)
via Paul Noth from The New Yorker…
Please, make it a real holiday for your dog this Halloween and don’t make him/her dog do tricks for treats. Doesn’t he/she do that every day? (Tails Inc.)
But if you want to see some of this year’s best-dressed dogs, here’s the crème de la crème from Vanity Fair.
I’d love to see what these dogs could do to an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile…
Sometimes you have to hire a dog to do a human’s job. At least that’s what’s happening during a trial run at a paw-ful of airports across the country. (DrudgeReport)