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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stupid News Article

I was reading the news to see what was going on in the world of huskies. I found this article about how some insurance companies consider various dog breeds to be "dangerous."

Here's a very stupid sentence from the article (emphasis mine):

As a breed, Siberian Huskies are closely related to wolves, closely related, but does that make her a dangerous dog?

Excuse woo!!!!! We huskies are no closer related than any other domestic dog. (See, for example, Dr. Robert Wayne's research.) We may look more like wolves than my Yorkie friends, like Mary-Margaret O'Brien.

I think that if I was editing the news story, I'd include this sentence:

Humans are slightly related to apes, slightly related, however they are still stupid!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...
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NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

They are so not ready fur us -

PeeEssWoo: Mom says she's got a Janis Joplin song fur your human ;-)

Khady Lynn said...

Oh good grief! How do these people actually get that crap published?

I do like your analogy, though! Perfect!


Unknown said...

Woooo dont you just worry about these people who sit behind a desk all day and come up with ideas like that. Love the ape analogy :-)


Pippa said...

I have noticed a slight resemblance between Misery Mistress and the Barbary Macaques here in Gibraltar. Naturally the Macaques are much cuter and far more agile.

I pawsonally find the wolf comparison boring. So I look like a rather distinguished elegant animal. So what? Some of us are just incredibly handsome dogs in my very humble opinion.


D.K. Wall said...

Guess the fact checker for them missed that big one, huh?

Fred said...

Excellent rebuttal!

Donna said...

Sure, huskies do look like wolves, but huskies were bred to be sled dogs. Therefore, the ancient humans who bred them bred intelligent dogs that could get along. How could a team pull a sled if they were busy trying to kill everything in sight? What musher would want them? Any breed of dog can be vicious depending on the humans who raises the dog, and even the genetics. There are some puppy mill dogs that can actually become a bit crazy, but again, the humans are at fault in that--just not the ones who bought the dog. If humans had a brain that was even half as smart as our doggy brains, you wouldn't have to read such dribble.
Besides, wolves aren't as scary as some people think. News stories have lots of stories about humans hurting and killing other humans. How many articles are about wolves hurting or killing humans? I think the humans are the most dangerous species.

Donna said...

That last comment was actually from Demon Flash Bandit, and he says the computer never recognizes him because it was invented by stupid humans.

Mochi and Bali said...

You are so right!


Jake of Florida said...

Perhaps we should abandon the Department of Education, since it doesn't seem to be doing any good!!! BOL!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Marigold said...

For goats' sake! Next they'll be saying I'm related to a Peanut because I eat so many of them. Oy.

Myndi Brunty said...

Hello Turbo! We just found your blog today, but I've gotta say - two paws up! People can be so stupid. I'm pretty sure that if huskies had thumbs, they'd be ruling the world and we'd be on the other end of the leash!

Anonymous said...

Oh, for Pete's sake... That is beyond ignorant. That is, as you so rightly say, willful stupidity. The difference? Ignorance can be alleviated by knowledge; stupidity can only be cured with bullets.
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