December 31, 2015

"Millions Of Prayers Go Out To Dog Afflicted With Ham On Face."

"One share = ten prayers."

IN THE COMMENTS:  LuAnn Zieman said:
First, "prayers go out to dog" isn't what praying is about. No one prays to the dog (or the person for whom they are praying, as the case may be.)
Well, there are so many things wrong on so many levels that it's like a contest to see how wrong you can be. Frankly, I think it's wrong to put a piece of ham on a dog's face, but I find it very funny to mock the "share this" bullshit on Facebook and the idea that sharing is a way of praying. And the depiction of the suffering of injured dogs is, in my opinion, internet porn.

But now that you mention it, "prayers go out to dog" is a funny mistake. The lack of an "a" or "the" before "dog" almost makes me want to believe it was some kind of knowing humor, like the old joke about the dyslexic:
“Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"

"I give."

"You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog.”

27 comments:

rhhardin said...

Doberman afflicted with Milk Bone just now.

tim maguire said...

Ha ha ha, aren't those religious people funny!

Fernandinande said...

The FBI is offering $5,000 reward for information about this hate crime.

EDH said...

And now some people have egg on their face: the ham and eggers.

LuAnn Zieman said...

First, "prayers go out to dog" isn't what praying is about. No one prays to the dog (or the person for whom they are praying, as the case may be.) Prayers are directed toward God, the one from whom one expects an answer in one form or another. People who direct their prayers toward the object for whom they are praying aren't praying and have no idea what prayer is. It's a social thing with them--sort of like going to church on Christmas and Easter and avoiding the place the rest of the year, and not really understanding what's going on.

Rae said...

I'm impressed with that dogs self control and hope he got to eat the ham. Happy New Year everyone.

Skeptical Voter said...

47% of the voters in the USA had egg on their faces after reelecting our Lightworker in 2012---so what's the big deal about the dog with a slice of ham on his muzzle?

Michael K said...

My basset hound would have eaten the ham before I could get back to the camera.

mikee said...

The absence of "the" or "a" in "Prayers go out to dog" will not correct the fundamental mistake of that phrase. Prayers FOR the dog go out TO a deity, who has the ability to answer prayers. Prayers TO dog just confuse dog. Much confuse. Wow.

I hope Althouse was jerking my dog leash over this, not unintentionally elevating canines to divine status. Even PETA doesn'g go that far - yet.

rhhardin said...

Frankly, I think it's wrong to put a piece of ham on a dog's face

It's simple and it's character-building. The dog doesn't do the first thing that pops into his head but holds a stay instead.

It comes under "distraction." You add distractions once the dog knows what he's supposed to do, so he can be praised for doing it; or corrected for not doing it (Yes, you do have to hold a sit-stay even with a cat nearby, and so forth).

A "stay" that a dog sometimes won't hold isn't much good.

Quaestor said...

It's a cruel joke, playing on people's sympathies... However, did any of those who offered prayers pause to contemplate the obvious conundrum?

alan markus said...

This is one that lots of women have "shared" on their FB sites:

Real Men Stand Up to Shake a Woman's Hand

I must admit, I did not know that it is a still from a porn movie, until I started seeing comments.

That is why I am very selective in what I rarely share on Facebook. And now there are apps where you can create your own authentic looking TV & newspaper screen caps and insert outlandish stories, like the one going around about a black dude doing home invasions in the middle of the night and tickling the victim's anus while they sleep. Article says people were forced to sleep on their backs, now that the guy has been arrested, one guy is quoted as saying he now feels safe to sleep on his stomach again.

Facebook is turning into a real cesspool - Trump meme generators must be working 3 shifts now, looking at how much the low infos are posting.

bagoh20 said...

"Frankly, I think it's wrong to put a piece of ham on a dog's face"

Not as cruel as promising a useful mind-expanding education at a modern American university. At least the dog doesn't pay through the ass for the ham, and he does at least get what he's promised.

Curious George said...

"bagoh20 said...
"Frankly, I think it's wrong to put a piece of ham on a dog's face"

Not as cruel as promising a useful mind-expanding education at a modern American university. At least the dog doesn't pay through the ass for the ham, and he does at least get what he's promised."

You're back! Hope all is well.

Curious George said...

"rhhardin said...
Doberman afflicted with Milk Bone just now."

Hahaha

robother said...

Ann's joke is grammatically flawed: either the insomniac or the agnostic is dyslexic.

While three-way preversion is not impossible, only two of the three can contribute to the dogless spawn of santas.

Fritz said...

Blogger rhhardin said...
. . .
A "stay" that a dog sometimes won't hold isn't much good.


Still working on that with the new husky. I think it's hopeless.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann's joke is grammatically flawed: either the insomniac or the agnostic is dyslexic."

It's not really "Ann's joke." It's a character in "Infinite Jest."

David said...

" No one prays to the dog . . . . "

The dyslexics do.

Michael K said...

"Still working on that with the new husky. I think it's hopeless."

Try to get a basset hound to "stay." He thinks you're an idiot.

Alex said...

Frankly there are 2 things wrong with this.

1 - The dog is not haram.
2 - the ham is not haram.

Muhammed the Prophet is deeply offended by this.

Inshallah, may you all be at peace.

Allahu Akbar.

Have a nice day.

amr said...

How many "prayers" for the dog claimed were ironic?
Or each "share" ("=10 prayers") was to show people the ridiculous number of prayers (via share) for the dog?

ken in tx said...

Years ago there was a joke on the back page of Boy's Life (Boy Scout) magazine. "What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down, and a dog do on three legs?" The answer was "shake hands". Apparently the editors did not recognise the double entendre, and it is no longer a joke any more. Men no longer stand to shake hands and many of them no longer stand to pee.

BN said...

"Well, there are so many things wrong on so many levels that it's like a contest to see how wrong you can be."

Wait. I must be lost. I though this was the Internet. Is it not?

BN said...

"Try to get a basset hound to "stay." He thinks you're an idiot."

I wrote a short story from a dogs PoV just like this.

But all the words were unintelligible. Just a bunch of "ruff ruff" stuff.

I wasn't able to get it published. Go figure.

Mac McConnell said...

My Springer will stay with a chunk of steak on it's nose while I leave the room. It won't eat it till I shake my head "yes" or say "OK". I've also got my niece's children trained to do it. There is nothing like hunting with a well trained dog or baby sitting a well trained three year old.

DanTheMan said...

When I was a police officer, one of the guys on our squad was dyslexic. The first time he stopped a drunk driver, he gave him an IUD.