Pic of the Day: Samurai Pooch

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This was sent in by a TWN reader in Japan. It just kind of sticks with you. This dog is not my kind of dog — and I’m really not into the whole samurai scene.
That said, I think that this pup could have his own TV show some day.
— Steve Clemons

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15 comments on “Pic of the Day: Samurai Pooch

  1. hublot replica says:

    A person who truely loves you is someone who can sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else still believe in the smile on your face.

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  2. questions says:

    This is absolutely fascinating!
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/this-is-your-brain-on-metaphors/
    The literal and the metaphorical confused in our brains such that our being primed by an image or a feeling or a temperature or an experience really alters our response to the world.
    Hold a cold cup of coffee and feel ‘cold’ morally. Hold a hot cup, and feel ‘warm.’
    Think about some moral failing and prefer a handwipe to another token gift.
    The metaphors we use coupled with the experiences we’re having make for a lot of room for manipulation and the creation of ‘reality.’

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  3. questions says:

    Bizarre, just bizarre:
    “Social Security is not the key fiscal problem facing the nation. Payments to its beneficiaries amount to 5 percent of the economy now; by 2050, they

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  4. questions says:

    Interesting bits from the forthcoming Wolffe book on the Admin and the economic team.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/14/richard-wolffe-book-revival-obama-white-house-larry-summers-_n_783400.html
    Summers is characterized in unfavorable terms but in a way, the text doesn’t really support that reading.
    One of the arguments detailed is that between Summers and Romer on a tax break for hiring. Romer took an unorthodox position that some of the hiring spurred by a tax break would NOT happen otherwise and would be cheaper than what the Recovery Acts spurred. She modeled, talked to economists, and apparently turned some opinions around.
    She didn’t sway Summers, though.
    Now, does this mean Summers is a horrible person, or does it mean that it takes a lot of counterevidence to move discourse along?
    Was Summers clinging to his guns and religion, or were Romer’s models merely too new or too unorthodox?
    Summers himself advised Obama that temperament issues would come up.
    And on another note from the summary of pre-release bits via HuffPo, Tim Geithner doesn’t work for Wall St., but is a nice and well-concerned guy on some issues, and more difficult on others.
    Seems to me the basic issue isn’t a Wall St. mentality but rather honest disagreements about what policies lead to what outcomes and how to know in advance that what is being proposed will work according to plan.
    If we hadn’t attempted to solidify the banksters’ position, where would we be now? Utterly without credit? Life savings even more ‘gone’? The housing market in worse shape?
    Who really knows.
    Probably the book will be worth skimming, if nothing else.
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    And by the way, Rattner’s book is interesting. Thus far, my faves include GM’s constant missing of deadlines, the car companies’ general refusal to deal with real worst case scenarios, a sense that sectors of the economy can really be TBTF and somehow economies of scale are going to have to do battle with TBTF, but TBTF will likely win.
    We have an aging system that is profoundly reluctant to give up anything and yet must if we are to regain some reasonable equilibrium.
    Ugly process, indeed.

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  5. questions says:

    Yer right. No sense of humor at all. My sense data come from environmental cues and you provided none, at least in my read.
    So smile and enjoy your superior sense of humor and my insufferability.
    And, by the way, is it really funny, this line about sterilizing your dog, my posts, and your ottomans relationship to your other dog? (Is that who/what “Bernie” is?)
    As I said, my sense impressions derive from my environment and this particular environment seems humor-poor to me.

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  6. PissedOffAmerican says:

    You don’t have a sense of humor at all, do you?
    Gads, what an insufferable jackass you can be.

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  7. questions says:

    Umm, conspiracy? Say what?
    Seriously, wtf?

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  8. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Oh shit, now questions has to go and piss the dogs off with his crazy conspiracy theories.
    Jake once barked his opinion of questions to me, while taking a break from the docudrama he’s writing about the phantom sensations canines experience after loosing organs to the human’s sinister sterilization efforts. He’s not impressed, with questions, OR sterilization.
    Bernie likes him though. In fact, we gotta be very careful around here in uttering the name “questions”. Uttered in Bernie’s presence, it inevitably subjects the ottoman to a damaging round of robust humping.

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  9. questions says:

    Here’s more on the teacher Christie is after:
    “The video was one of three targeting the NJEA that was released by self-styled muckraker James O

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  10. questions says:

    Idle speculation on the Republicans 2012 thing– first Nate:
    “Why? Because Mr. Christie

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  11. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “…..not my kind of dog either”
    I’ve always been a large dog fan. I like mutts, and have found them to be highly intelligent if one chooses the mix well. I currently have a neutered Aussie/border collie/german shephard mix, (“Jake”), who is designing the next Mars lander, and as soon as he finishes his “Bark to English” translation handbook he will gift mankind with his invention.
    On the other hand, I have a stray I picked up a while back as well. A fully nutted basset/beagle mix with two oversized brains, (“Bernie”), he struggles with finding the front door. I am currently trying to teach him to walk backwards, in the hopes that if he points his brains in the right direction he might actually get to where he is trying to go.
    As far as that dog in the picture goes, he should stop sniffing sculptured asses. Marble doesn’t have any give.

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  12. DakotabornKansan says:

    Beware of Pekingese pooches with samurai swords!
    A samurai Pekingese

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  13. questions says:

    And then there’s this — a little cheerier if you ask me:
    “1. Americans may have put Republicans back in charge of the House and strengthened the party’s hand in the Senate in the 2010 elections, but there is little excitement about the results or optimism for the future, according to a new Pew poll.”
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/morning-fix/-1-2-3-17.html
    At least people realize that the election results aren’t really going to help.

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  14. Don Bacon says:

    The Pekingese was the exclusive favorite of the Chinese Imperial Court in the royal city of Peking. In earlier days, Chinese venerated this breed because Pekingese were thought to be able to chase away evil spirits. They bowed down to it, and commoners were killed if found stealing one! When an emperor died, his royal pekes were sacrificed with him to guard him in the afterlife.
    Pekingese do make very good watch dogs, voicing their awareness of strangers in a very vociferous way. You might not think of them as particularly good guard dogs because of their size, but pekingese dog information will tell you that although they may not attack an unfriendly and unwanted visitor like a guard dog breed, you will certainly be given plenty of warning that an intruder is at hand! — quoted from cutepuppydog.com
    PS: I’ve dealt with many of them, and some of them WILL attack an unfriendly and/or unwanted visitor (human or canine). My personal unscientific opinion is that some of them are pissed from having always to breath through that squashed nose. So beware the Pekingese!

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