Saturday, March 31, 2012

DOGABLY PAWFECT BOOKS

A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.


People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium.


Now Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.


He believed the dog was immortal.


So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker who has been hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, spent nearly ten years researching and reporting her most captivating book to date: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died.


It begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when a young American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. To Duncan, who came of age in an orphanage, the dog’s survival was a miracle. He saw something in Rin Tin Tin that he felt compelled to share with the world. Duncan brought Rinty home to California, where the dog’s athleticism and acting ability drew the attention of Warner Bros. Over the next ten years, Rinty starred in twenty-three blockbuster silent films that saved the studio from bankruptcy and made him the most famous dog in the world. At the height of his popularity, Rin Tin Tin was Hollywood’s number one box office star.




Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Mark Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails.


Dog Years is a remarkable work: a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about life, love, and loss. Mark Doty writes about the heart-wrenching vulnerability of dogs, the positive energy and joy they bring, and the gift they bear us of unconditional love. A book unlike any other, Mark Doty's surprising meditation is radiantly unsentimental yet profoundly affecting. Beautifully written, Dog Years is a classic in the making.


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR WINNER!

The moment you've all been waiting for, the winner of a fabulous prize package and cab fare to the nearest halfway house to await your Scruff or Jack'd IM:

MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR!
with 40% of the vote

Your 1st Runner Up with 28% of the vote!
The 1st Runner Up is a very important because if for
any reason (sex scandal most likely) the winner is unable
to fulfill his responsibilities, the 1st Runner Up will take over
his responsibilities for the remainder of his rein. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MUG SHOT BONUS - ME

I googled my first and last name + mug shot and here I am! It's fun but kinda scary and damn, two of them are young enough to be my sons and the first one even looks a bit like me.




Sean 
12-17-201103:42 AM

Personal Information
Sean
Age30 Years OldSexM
Birth Date5-3-1981RaceWHITE
Weight240 lbsEye ColorHAZ
Height6'02"Hair ColorBRO
Block1600 El Pardo Dr
Birth PlaceILCityTRINITY, FL
Zip34655
Arrest Information
Arrest Date12-17-2011Arrested ByPINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF
Time Booked03:42Total Bond$150
Charges
 Charge 1
       STATUTE: 509.143/M
       CHARGE: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
       BOND: 150
 Charge 2
       STATUTE: 784.03(1)/M
       CHARGE: BATTERY - DOMESTIC



Sean 

Birth date6/12/1971
GenderMale
RaceWhite
Arrest Age36
Arrest Date3/10/2009
CAD #MCSO
Arrest #MCSO09ARR000302
Offense090FF002223
LocationCOLLEGE RD STOCK ISLAND, 5501
Arresting Agency1124 - MCSO\ROAD PATROL - SECTOR 1
Bond Set Amount$ 15000
Home Address28254 HELEN AVENUE, LITTLE TORCH KEY, FL 33042
EmploymentCUSTOM WOOD WORK
Charges:


Sean 

NameSEAN 
RaceWHITE
GenderMALE
Birth date9/16/1988
Hair ColorBROWN
Eye ColorGREEN
Height5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
DC NumberU37132
Release Date2/04/2014
Current FacilityGAINESVILLE W.C.
Initial Receipt Date7/07/2011
Current CustodyMINIMUM
Current Release Date2/04/2014
Names / Aliases:
  • SEAN 
  • SEAN 
  • SEAN RYAN 
Scars / Marks / Tattoos:
TypeLocationDescription
TATTOOLEFT ARMWEEZY
TATTOOLEFT CHESTFLOWER MOM
TATTOOLEFT HANDON FINGERS- H A T E
TATTOOLEFT LEGCROSS
TATTOOLEFT SHOULDERFACE OF LEPRECHAN
TATTOORIGHT HANDON FINGERS- L O V E
TATTOORIGHT SHOULDEREAGLE HEAD

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT: SUSAN BOYLE II

You won't be able to escape this one, nor would you want to, so watch it now. Jonathan is amazing. Have a tissue handy.


You have to click on the YouTube button to play.

LAST DAY TO VOTE!

You have one day left to vote for MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR! Then on Wednesday morning the winner will be announced. As it now stands, we should have a clear winner but you never know. VOTE HERE


Monday, March 26, 2012

A TAIL OF TWO VIRAL EMAILS by KEITH KNIGHT

NEON TREES - EVERYBODY TALKS


I saw this music video the other morning on VH1 (yes they still play videos for about two hours every morning) and was captured first by it 50's themed Zombie Bikers from Hell, then by it's catchy beat, then by it's umm...flamboyant lead singer and finally by their FEMALE drummer. I'm sure this video/group would make Prospero's Gayest Thing You'll See This Week weekly posting. They've had a few other videos and even a Billboard Top Ten Hit.

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