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October 26, 2002
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If "dog bites man" isn't news, but "man bites dog" is news, what is "dog shoots man"? Sonny the gun discharging dog isn't the first animal to allegedly take-up arms against humans. Rather, animal caused shootings seem to be relatively common and a truly international phenomenon.
posted by nathan_teske (13 comments total)

 
Additionally, the above BBC link has what is perhaps my favorite news graphic of all time.

Don't do it Lassie! Timmy has a family at home! What does a good boy do, Lassie? Be a good boy Lassie, good boy!
posted by nathan_teske at 6:36 PM on October 26, 2002


I, for one, welcome our new canine overlords...
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:37 PM on October 26, 2002


*Gun-wielding* canine overlords.

"I, for one, welcome our new *gun-wielding* canine overlords."

You have to get the rhythm right, Dark Messiah.
posted by mediareport at 6:44 PM on October 26, 2002


You have to get the rhythm right, Dark Messiah.

I'm too "metal" for rhythm. :)
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:48 PM on October 26, 2002


Watch out for cows with guns.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:54 PM on October 26, 2002


There's also a story of a man getting shot by his hunting dog in the new micheal Moore flick Bowling for columbine. I'd definitly suggest it for anyone who likes a great peace of propaganda/ commentary/ entertainment
posted by NGnerd at 7:04 PM on October 26, 2002


I'm glad no one was killed in this dog shooting spree. But it would bring up an interesting legal question: If the dog were owned by someone else and killed his neighbor, would it be just like those dog biting cases where the owners have some sort of liability? The problem is that the dog "murderer" probably would have had no forseeable homicidal tendencies (unlike a wild animal) and so the dog owner could not really be liable, or could he?
posted by superfem at 7:12 PM on October 26, 2002


I'm too "metal" for rhythm. :)

Oh, honey, do you ever need to hear my friends Baamphf. They're all about journeys into heavy metal rhythm.

"The Masters of Jia Ja Temple" is the place to start.
posted by mediareport at 7:18 PM on October 26, 2002


Check out the Holstein Rebellion from Until Further Notice. Half-decent local band.

(Disclaimer: they're friends).
posted by namespan at 8:55 PM on October 26, 2002


Has everyone forgotten the MetaFilter guidelines?

I'm pretty certain Matt said he wanted less man/dog stories and more
dog versus vampire material.
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:16 AM on October 27, 2002


If gun-shooting dogs are outlawed, then only outlaws will have gun-shooting dogs.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:20 AM on October 27, 2002


"If "dog bites man" isn't news, but "man bites dog" is news, what is "dog shoots man"?"

Really don't care if it is or isn't News but it is definitely MeFi material.

Cool link nathan.

posted by DBAPaul at 10:09 AM on October 27, 2002


Watch out for cows with guns.

Not to mention Chickens in Choppers (bottom of page, last line).
posted by dg at 3:34 PM on October 27, 2002


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