Know what's better than dogs getting air? Dogs getting air in slow motion, with their fur flying and jowls bobbling: [download video, 15 meg quicktime]. It's a new video by Pleix, and it's the least I can do to counteract the growing plague of friday afternoon cat blogging. Although many of the dogs in Pleix's video are toy dogs, which technically speaking, are not actually dogs at all. via del.icio.us
Which brings up this old clip of a weightless dog floating through the cabin of his oblivious pilot owner. This has been around for ages, but when three airborne dog stories cross my path in so many hours, attention must be paid. [streaming Windows video] via b3ta.
Here in Jersey City, kids drop bowling balls onto cars, sometimes killing the occupants. On Long Island, teenagers prefer frozen turkeys. But in Detroit, they don't need no damn bowling balls, cause they got old Blackie, a 70 pound Black Lab that fell from an overpass, killing an 81 year-old man.
But that's OK. For every Black Lab that takes a life by falling through a moving car, another (real) dog somewhere is sniffing out cancer and saving a life. That's more than can be said for frozen turkeys.