November 19, 2013

Professor Rufus.

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Photographed by Meade this morning. The dog, a Lakeland Terrier, is named Rufus, but Meade said, "I would call him Professor Rufus." The other dog is the familiar Zeus.

27 comments:

Ron said...

More than that...the tail position indicates tenure! Probably has a Volvo dogbed.

Meade said...

Rufus is smart. Scary smart.

lemondog said...

So, how smart.......

He looks pretentious.

And what is Zeus.... a schlub?

surfed said...

Zeus' last name is Piewacket? Being familiar and all...

surfed said...

Addendum: If not transgendered then trans-specied? There's gotta' be a slot for that too...

Fandor said...


We have a fancy new dog park in NJ, but no fancy dogs prancing and dancing around…just shaggy mixed breed Rovers and Rexes…of course, it's not Madison.

traditionalguy said...

Yes, Meade. I also know a Professor whose short blonde hair looks like Rufus's cut when she rolls out of bed in the morning.

Michael K said...

Who could imagine a world without dogs ?

sostander said...

I have a terrier. She's not a professor. She's a bunny assassin.

Meade said...

"And what is Zeus.... a schlub?"

No, not at all. But I would say Zeus has earned his impressive credentials more via his heart than mind.

Meanwhile, while other dogs are busy flushing birds, hunting rodents, or begging for treats, Rufus, PhD, is seemingly effortlessly solving logic problems, reviewing axioms, and building metatheorems in his own native canine metalanguage IN HIS HEAD.

He rarely barks and when he does, it sounds more like eureka! than "woof".

pm317 said...

What is with this thing called 'knockout'? How can it go on like it does? Saw the videos on Greta, O'Reilly..

NotquiteunBuckley said...

So here is how we make our millions.

So be it.

You create my app ( I P A Y Y O U S H I T ) about one talking for 30 seconds at a time for each book in a collection.

The IT has got to be focused on the user experience such that we all get it:

You take a picture of your books.

T H E A P P then sees the title (sometimes) and separates the titles such as in a quadrant. You sit back, click (touch) on what book you want to pontificate (useless unBuckley themes mostly) and then enter the 30 second contests regarding G R E A T B O O K S sometimes, but mostly useless dragged on the floor tripe.

You then speak (dumb shit mostly) for 30 seconds about whatever book you can make a 30 second "pitch" for.

Like Babe Ruth and Shakespear.

ratbrandt said...

We had a Lakeland, a young lady named "Tipper Rodham." All our dogs take an interest in politics. Our Soft-coated Wheaton Terr, Barkley, helped elect Jessie Ventura governor of Minneasota.

Elliott A said...

Does this fellow remind Meade of one of Anne's colleagues?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Where's my money?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

You think I'm fucking around here?

I GOT PICS.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I took a bunch of book pics.

Nowhere to go.

This is a link

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Ron said...
More than that...the tail position indicates tenure!

Ok, that made me chuckle!

betamax3000 said...

Dog. Not the Robot. Betamax3000 Disengage.


Smilin' Jack said...

My university prides itself on being a leader in faculty diversity. It's not easy staying in the lead; I think they will be ready for Professor Rufus within a year or two.

Matthew Sablan said...

But, is he union?

Matthew Sablan said...

"Who could imagine a world without dogs?"

-- Cats.

TML said...

Mr. Meade, what's the Rat Terrier's name? The one in the close-up with the piece of grass on his forehead? I love that dog.

Bob Ellison said...

Obama is right now awarding a bunch of Presidential Medals of Freedom to assorted Democrats, RINOs, and celebrities.

I've watched Obama's long speech (full of "uh" and "um") and wondered how many potential recipients said "no, thanks". Some of these recipients, like Ernie Banks and Loretta Lynn, have something to show for their efforts. Others, like Bill Clinton (featured as the premiere guy) and Dick Lugar, little to show, or red on their ledgers.

There are no conservatives on the list. How about George W. Bush, for helping to save millions of lives in Africa from AIDS?

"The honorable William J. Clinton", they said.

Who refused the honor? I want a list.

Meade said...

TML, I'll try to find out his name for you.

Meade said...

"what's the Rat Terrier's name?"

Jasper.