Reviled, pit bulls have become representative. There is no other dog that figures as often in the national narrative—no other dog as vilified on the evening news, no other dog as defended on television programs, no other dog as mythologized by both its enemies and its advocates, no other dog as discriminated against, no other dog as wantonly bred, no other dog as frequently abused, no other dog as promiscuously abandoned, no other dog as likely to end up in an animal shelter, no other dog as likely to be rescued, no other dog as likely to be killed. In a way, the pit bull has become the only American dog, because it is the only American dog that has become an American metaphor—and the only American dog that people bother to name.
(All links are safe for everyone unless you don't like cute things.) Pit bulls in a photo booth. Pit bulls being true to type. Pit bull fight! Pit bulls true to type part 2: Yes, they suddenly snap. Gratuitously cute Pinterest board of pit bulls.
Welcome to the Internet crowdfunding, where the cutest, blondest, and most adorable victims of unverifiable woe seek to fund their health care via the largesse of outraged strangers. This isn't uncommon. We've seen the stories about mean things written on receipts, or even fingers in chili. [more inside]
Everyone's favorite South African provocateur rap-ravers Die Antwoord are back with a new album in June and a new video right now: "Pitbull Terrier" (probably NSFW)
It’s 6pm on Friday,and I’m writing to a few thousand friends I have not met yet. I am writing to ask them to change our plans and meet a little while later. Here’s the thing. I have a dog Janet, and she’s been ill for almost two years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly. She’s almost 14 years old now.I got her when she was 4 months old. Fiona Apple postpones her South American tour in order to stay with her companion dog during her final days. [more inside]
#ExilePitbull / Bullfrog On The Moon: Boston Phoenix music writer David Thorpe discovers that WalMart will send internationally-renowned musician Pitbull to whichever WalMart location gets the most Likes on facebook; he enlists the internet to send Pitbull to the most isolated WalMart he can find, and learns a little something about building his personal brand in the process.
Pitbull vs Horse SFW SLYT
After serving 18 months in prison, Michael Vick is back in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has expressed remorse for his dog-fighting past. Vick's back on track, so what happened to his dogs? Many of them are doing pretty well, too. [more inside]
"Your dog will need to be a pitbull shaped dog around 65 lbs or Ill need your dog here in person to get the right fit." Armor with a personal touch. A full suit of armor for $610! And you your pitbull shaped dog can even match. Oh, and in case you share a hobby with the janitor from Scrubs, you can get this as well. [more inside]
Backyard Pit Bull Breeders "I like having very vicious, angry dogs. I'm going to teach them not to like other dogs. I'm going to agitate them, make them aggressive. That way when it's about business, they are going to be serious." Are guys like this the reason that we keep hearing horror stories like these? Are Pit Bulls inherently dangerous?
73-year-old woman attacks pit bull in Tallahassee, Florida. God, is it good to hear news from home.