The long, dark 'And finally...' of the soul
August 7, 2017 12:34 PM   Subscribe

"Bare in mind it is August"... BBC News presenter Simon McCoy providing all the enthusiasm this story about surfing dogs deserves. (slyt)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Bear in mind. Like you're carrying it. In your mind. (/pedant)
posted by sexyrobot at 12:42 PM on August 7, 2017 [7 favorites]

Simon McCoy, I hear your cry, and echo it alike. De profoundis clamavi ad te:

From the depths, I have cried out to you, O Surf Dog;
Surf Dog, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.
If you, Surf Dog, were to mark iniquities, who, O Surf Dog, shall stand?
For with you is forgiveness; and because of your law, I stood by you, Surfing Dog.
My soul has stood by his word.
My soul has hoped in the Surf Dog.
From the morning watch, even until night, let news presenters hope in the Surf Dog.
For with the Surf Dog there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he will redeem news presenters from all his iniquities.

posted by Diablevert at 1:02 PM on August 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Mr Grumpy doesn't like the silly season.
posted by Nelson at 1:07 PM on August 7, 2017

This Simon fellow is an enemy of fun.
posted by orrnyereg at 1:16 PM on August 7, 2017

That was fantastic.
posted by Orlop at 2:47 PM on August 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Simon's got form... although this was dismissed as a mistake there were rumours at the time that it was a deliberate protest against having to stand there pointlessly holding an ipad
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:58 PM on August 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

my name is Simon,
and wen its hot,
or wen hard hitting
news ther's not,
i get no respect,
i've no self-worth,
they make me read
about dogs who surf.
posted by ChuraChura at 3:29 PM on August 7, 2017 [7 favorites]

I mean, it's not like anything important might be happening across the pond.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 3:36 PM on August 7, 2017

I went to this! And despite some misgivings about how much the dogs were truly enjoying being propped on a board and shoved into waves, it was overall delightful. Human-dog tandem surfing! The time two were about to collide but one dog jumped onto the other board and they rode in together! Bonus whale activity in the background! I am a) easily amused and b) not sorry. Suck it, Trebek McCoy.
posted by Flannery Culp at 5:58 PM on August 7, 2017

"What a shame, we've run out of pictures."
posted by Orlop at 5:43 AM on August 8, 2017

I bet he was thinking, "Oh, those crazy Californians" the whole time. Can't blame him.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:43 AM on August 8, 2017

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