Grab Bag

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 12:03 pm

I don’t have much to talk about right now, but I thought I’d get a couple of things down in—print? packets? whatever—that have been rolling around in the attic.

First of all, you may or may not recall how my article about my minor crush on Erin Esurance, and the resulting flood of incoming referrers from search engines looking for, shall we say, immodest depictions of same. Well, on the 27th of September I put together a script that recorded incoming requests for that article that came from search engines, along with the search query used. The list, to date, is astounding. 475 hits, as of this writing. Boy, that’s a lot of pervs! On the Interweb; whodathunkit? 😉

Second item comes once again from Fark: A study conducted in Ohio among 355 dog owners showed that every single owner of “aggressive” breeds such as chows, pit bulls, Akitas and Rottweilers had at least one brush with the law (ranging from a traffic citation to a criminal conviction), and 30 percent of them had at least five. This compared to one percent of owners of breeds not considered to be aggressive or vicious.

Let’s file that under “D” for “Duh”, shall we? People who want a dog for companionship don’t naturally gravitate towards dogs bred to be efficient at mauling children and joggers. Factoring out those individuals who have legitimate need for a guard dog, the majority of people who want to own attack animals tend to be those who

  1. think that an undertrained, poorly socialized wood chipper with fur will keep local kids from breaking into their house to steal their meth stash
  2. have a fascination with dangerous animals the way that adolescent boys have a fascination with guns and monster trucks, or
  3. watch too many rap videos

There is, of course, the occasional exception to the rule. But in the vast, vast majority of cases, the owners of these walking weapons tend to be the paranoid, the emotionally stunted and/or the mediapathic.

That’s all I got. Have a good weekend, everybody!

2 Responses to “Grab Bag”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Martha Stewart is a chow owner. And look where she ended up……..

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Ooo, I bet she’s gotten at least one parking ticket too, living in New York. Repeat offender…. 😀

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