So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

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  1. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Uggie, a Parson Russell Terrier, was put to sleep at the age of 13 on the 7th august 2015, he had prostate cancer. He was considered the best trained dog in hollywood & appeared in 6 films as well as TV shows & commercials. His memoir; Uggie, My Story. written by British novelist, non-fiction author, biographer & ghostwriter; Wendy Holden, was published in october 2012 & available form all good book stores & as an E-book.
     
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  2. GHT

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    How informative Loungers are, I haven't even heard of Uggie, he popped up along with Rin Tin Tin and Lassie when I searched for Hollywood dog paws.
     
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  3. Edward

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    Interesting they pixellated out the faces of those who were less than honest; I'm guessing they stopped the honest folks and got their permission. I don't know Australian law on this matter, but in England I'd have supported exposing those who had kept the fifty, and argued public interest to the hilt. Somehow it's even worse that they were prepared to do this to a kid than an adult. Are they just so callous they'd do that to even a vulnerable kid, or would they fear an adult more?

    One of my most common sayings is "This is why I'm not allowed to carry a gun - because I'd use it." I remember having the urge as a kid to make a mark in fresh cement, but an adult really should know better.

    Particularly dogs, they're so blindly loyal. Cats have the sense to scarper and trade up on the human front, but dogs sadly just take it.
     
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  4. LizzieMaine

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    Uggie is brilliant in "The Artist," one of the best features of the current decade. He should have gotten Best Supporting Actor that year, but he wasn't even nominated. Is that fair?
     
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  5. Lean'n'mean

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    No it ain't fair but he did get the 'Palm Dog' at the Cannes film festival that year. This year it was awarded to the magnificent pitbull, Brandy, who stole the show in Tarantino's latest flick; Once upon a time...in Hollywood.
     
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  6. tonyb

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    Speciesism, plain as plain can be.
     
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  7. Lean'n'mean

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    I'm not allowed a brain for the same reason.
     
  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    One tea-sprayed keyboard later.... ;)
     
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  9. GHT

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    If ever there was a case of: "Poor Dog."

    poor dog.jpg poor dog1.jpg
     
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  10. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    That explains a great deal...
     
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  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    For variation:

    Rejoice your loved wife or your girlfriend/female friend by bringing her a beautiful pink-rosé cyclamen flower. :)

    Thumbs up! :)
     
  13. tonyb

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    “Rare photos” of Elvis or Marilyn or Bonnie & Clyde or whoever on some website.

    Even in the unlikely event those photos were indeed “rare” five minutes before they were posted, they sure as hell ain’t rare no more.
     
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  14. Artifex

    Artifex Familiar Face

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    ^ Things like that can be a real test of willpower. The strength to identify junk-grade websites, and resolve to ignore them. Even if you won't get to see these top ten celebrity kittens.
     
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  15. tonyb

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    I’ve learned to disregard most of it. “Click bait,” is what I think those crazy kids call it these days.

    Whatever it might be called, I’ve about had my fill of being made a sucker.
     
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  16. tonyb

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    Fundraising pitches disguised (thinly) as opinion polls.

    The missus and I get bombarded with this kind of stuff via email (and glossy catalogs in the mail, hawking stuff we’ll never buy) because we have in the past made monetary contributions to one deserving (more or less) cause or campaign or another, and we have in years past ordered the kinds of goods sold in those catalogs. So we’re on the rosters of known suckers.
     
  17. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    I got a postcard a while back telling me that I needed to call in to update my contact information for an aviation organization that I actually pay dues to. I ignored it until I got a reminder card. When I called I found that it was a scam to sell an overpriced book. They sent me an email survey shortly after that experience. I must have made my point because it has been radio silence since. Is nobody legitimate anymore or is the idea just to push the envelope as far as you can to try to separate people from their money?
     
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  18. The Jackal

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    It's all just to get your money.

    I get calls from the NRA every few months trying to get money out of me. They always start out with some absurd tagline like "do you love America?" or "do you believe in defending you family?". As a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, it bothers me that they try to monetize my commitment and beliefs.

    I had planned to join, but I was a week away from my first paycheck at my new job, and didn't have the cash available at the time. When I tried to get them to call me back the following week, the guy told me I had to do it today, and then proceeded to explain how credit cards work like I was a child. I let him know that I wouldn't be joining, specifically because of his actions on the call, and I've let every caller since then know as well.
     
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    My sister’s husband, a retired cop, has nothing but disdain for these hustles that hang “law enforcement” or “sheriff” or “police” onto their names. These outfits have no association with police agencies, he tells me, nor with police unions. Whatever connection they might have is so tangential as to be all but nonexistent. Maybe they have a retired cop or three on their boards of directors. But then, so do the Boys and Girls Clubs. Give your dough to the kids instead.
     
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  20. GHT

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    Well known, and supposedly honourable charities, in the UK have been exposed by the press as greedy charlatans. Head honchos on a quarter million salaries which they can double with bonuses. I remember a cynical joke by a visiting American comedian many years ago, who said that if you wanted to get rich, go to the US and start a religion. Nowadays it's go to the UK and start a charity.
     
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