January 1, 2016

"People, people this isn't even my dog, I found this picture on fascistbook, stole it, and decided to use it in a prank to fool these religitards."

"So I did, and low and behold idiots left and right fall for it, and those that didn't, seem to think they have a superior intelligence or something, for pointing out the obvious. Keep in mind, I never told a single soul to like this, that is their choice, I don't give a f*ck either way."

The originator of badly-burned/ham-on-face dog explains himself and is quoted at Snopes, which gives a big FALSE to the rumor that the dog's face was burned.

Discussed yesterday on this blog at "Millions Of Prayers Go Out To Dog Afflicted With Ham On Face."

ADDED: The expression is "lo and behold," not "low and behold." It's a Bob Dylan song, "Lo and Behold":
“What’s the matter, Molly, dear? What’s the matter with your mound?”
“What’s it to ya, Moby Dick? This is chicken town!”
Lo and behold! Lo and behold! Lookin’ for my lo and behold
Get me outa here, my dear man!
AND: "Lo" is a very old interjection, going all the way back to "Beowulf." It just means look. So "lo and behold" means look and see.  Here's how Tennessee Williams used it in "Streetcar Named Desire":
"You come in here and sprinkle the place with powder and spray perfume and cover the light-bulb with a paper lantern, and lo and behold the place has turned into Egypt and you are the Queen of the Nile!"
Now just say that in your best Marlon Brando voice. Put some ham on your face and talk like Marlon Brando.

34 comments:

Gahrie said...

He's just an asshole and an internet troll. But i repeat myself.

robinintn said...

Is it "toe the line" or "tow the line"? I didn't check because I think it's "tow", having to do with sailors. But it could be "toe" having to do with behaving. It's a Kansas song.

SOJO said...
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MisterBuddwing said...

I'd heard about this as a hoax from the start. Would I have been taken in? Don't rightly know. What makes me really wonder, though, is how a dog can patiently sit there with a slice of ham on its face and not take advantage.

Quaestor said...

Lo is an interesting word. The OED calls it an interjection meaning look! see! and such used to call attention or as emphasis. It is said to derive from Old English la (pronounced LAY), but I wonder... Middle English was strongly influenced by Norman French, and the French use la (as in oo-la-la) as a similar interjection of emphasis.

Too bad the hoaxer has proved himself as stupid as his victims. Serves him right, I suppose.

Ann Althouse said...

"What makes me really wonder, though, is how a dog can patiently sit there with a slice of ham on its face and not take advantage."

I've seen video where someone puts a dog biscuit on the dog's snout and commands "Wait. Wait." or some such thing. The dog is trained to wait. In the end he gets his treat. Some people think it's amusing to watch a dog demonstrate that he's trained. Putting a slice of ham all over his face, covering his eyes, is a ludicrous variation and I think a dog deserves more respect, but the guy that originated the viral burned-face thing didn't take the photo.

Ann Althouse said...

In some of the older iterations, the spelling actually is "low." I need to admit that.

Michael said...

Whoever would use "religitard" reveals herself as both a fool and very poorly educated. I can assure you she uses your and you're interchangeably. Low and behold would be a minor error in her writing.

Al;those":In some of the older iterations, the spelling actually is "low." I need to admit that." Older than 1808?

Dr Weevil said...

One of my sister's college roommates many years ago (now a vet) owned the 'National Obedience Champion' Springer Spaniel. She would demonstrate the dog's obedience by holding his (her?) mouth shut and saying 'Speak!'. The dog knew it couldn't really speak with its mouth held shut, but it would obediently go 'Mmmmmmf!' for up to half an hour, by which time everyone present admitted that a National Obedience Champion is really really obedient and there was no reason to continue.

Another roommate had a dog that was (in the language of the time) mentally retarded: the vet said it must have been dropped on its head as a puppy. It loved to play fetch, but was too dumb to bring the stick back. It took two humans to play fetch with it, one to throw the stick, the other to pry it out of the dog's mouth and throw it back. They couldn't just use a whole pile of sticks, because it was also too dumb to let go of the first one, even when it really really wanted to pick up the second one.

No, I've never owned a dog. Why do you ask?

Snark said...

Marlon Brando once described his own voice as "a caterpillar squiggling through a straw". And his hands as looking "like a cow tromped on them". Finally, my cousin was a chemo nurse for Steve Jobs at one of his treatments and she said he was a deeply unpleasant jerk. That's all I have.

Psota said...

This whole "confession" sounds to good to be true. I say it's a hoax.

Quaestor said...

Interesting stuff, Snark. Particularly the story about your cousin's brush with Steve Jobs. Having trouble connecting it with the ham-on-face-prayers-for-burned-dog-hoax-admission-excuse-insult thing.

Maybe we could chew over the ham-on-face-prayers-for-burned-dog-hoax-admission-excuse-insult-bizarre-Brando-similies-Steve-Jobs-cancer-unpleasant-jerk thing just for a change of pace?

Youngblood said...

"Fascistbook"
"Religitard"

And I think he's even wearing a fedora in that little picture.

So edgy and euphoric.

Shouting Thomas said...

Lo and behold the hipster law professor who dumps tens of thousands of dollars of debt on dumb kids and dumps them into the S&M hell of the legal bureaucracy whilst quoting Bob Dylan!

The only religion of Ann Althouse is... Ann Althouse!

MadisonMan said...

I would say that this is why Facebook will die: Too many people mindlessly share nonsense. It's like they want people to know they are idiotic.

I can put food on my dog's snout and he'll sit there and stare at me for a long time until I finally release the dog and he'll eat the treat. Dogs are very trainable this way.

Carter Wood said...

Does it mean "look" here?

Luke 2:9-12 King James Version (KJV)

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

Shouting Thomas said...

The faculty lounge at UW law school must be a fantastically corrupt and perverse scene.

Beaten down eunuchs, fags hags and lezzie crusades lording it over the despised students, most of them breeders, who must bow down before the grim mandarin perverts and neuraesthenics to win the emperor's credential.

I'm sure as hell glad I decided not to be in one of those law school faculty lounges. Hell on earth for a decent human. And, I could have been there (although I would have had to fight for my life against the fag hag feminist purge).

I won. I don't live in shit.

Beware. What was taken by force in the span of 50 years can be taken back by your Christian enemies.

Terry said...

Quaestor said...
Lo is an interesting word. The OED calls it an interjection meaning look! see! and such used to call attention or as emphasis. It is said to derive from Old English la (pronounced LAY), but I wonder... Middle English was strongly influenced by Norman French, and the French use la (as in oo-la-la) as a similar interjection of emphasis.

Alons?
I would like to hear more people use the fine old word 'anon.' The dictionary says it means 'soon', but There is also an element of the inevitable about it, e.g., something is anon if it will be happening soon and it cannot be stopped from happening.

Mary Beth said...

How can you tell the difference between the people who think that one like equals one prayer and those that like it because they see you are making a joke? Other people will click like on just about anything. Someone commented on my friend's post of a cartoon the other day that they "liked" it but didn't understand the joke.

If you're posting stuff just to ridicule your friends, maybe you need to trim down your friends list. (Or they need to trim theirs.)

traditionalguy said...
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Snark said...

Lo was the nickname of a classmate of mine named Lawrence. In grade three he wore tri-coloured sweaters that looked like our spelling books. Althouse could call Meade 'Lo', if she wanted.

CJ said...

It's toe the line as on a military parade square. I had to do it as a cadet. I don't have the faintest idea where people get "tow the line", and I can't recall ever seeing it in the pre-Internet age.

Terry said...

The fellow who posted the dog pic seems to be one of those liberals who believe both
A) The people need to have more influence in governing the country.
B) The people are stupid.
There area lot of people on the Left like that.

rhhardin said...

It's low and behold if you're a cow.

Badly burned cows have a treatment available in Corfam, the artificial shoe leather that for some reason has disappeared from popular culture.

Ambrose said...

"Facsistbook" "Religitards" - Who talks like that? As my dad would say: "What's the matter with you anyway?"

A to the C said...

The picture itself is hilarious and the fb post is a funny prank. No need to shit on the people who liked & shared it as "religitards." Just proves the poster is a dick.

alan markus said...

Facebook is full of automatons who click the like and share buttons on everything that comes up on their feed, without regard to content. Considering how many Trump memes and Occupy Democrats crap comes through my feed from my more liberal friends, I would bet big money that most of those shares and likes were done by libtards.

WestVirginiaRebel said...

"Lo, Stella!"

You think it's bad now, wait until the smart chat friend AIs take over...

Meade said...

"Althouse could call Meade 'Lo', if she wanted."

Yeah but I prefer "Behold".

Quaestor said...

"Behold!" is what the guy says, Meade.

Snark said...

"Yeah but I prefer 'Behold'."

Understandable. I get it. But if you let, say, one of the itinerant dogs be Behold, together you can all be "Lo Ann Behold".

Steven Davis said...

So much to love and laugh about, thank you Ann for blogging it or I might have not even known about it.

1) The picture of a dog with ham on its face. As the owner of 3 dogs, I can tell you that it's hilarious, ironic, and improbable. No way I could place a piece of lunchmeat on any of my dogs or even come close to it, much less take a picture. Well, maybe one.
2) The use of such a picture to expose social media for what it is.
3) The backlash from the troller and the trolled. A refreshing reminder that the caring aren't so caring and the brilliant aren't so pure minded.

Eric said...

Another roommate had a dog that was (in the language of the time) mentally retarded: the vet said it must have been dropped on its head as a puppy. It loved to play fetch, but was too dumb to bring the stick back. It took two humans to play fetch with it, one to throw the stick, the other to pry it out of the dog's mouth and throw it back. They couldn't just use a whole pile of sticks, because it was also too dumb to let go of the first one, even when it really really wanted to pick up the second one.

That brings back memories. A girlfriend of mine had a dog that was unclear on whole fetch game. She would pick up the stick and then crunch it up like a dog biscuit, spitting out the splinters when she was done. The stick was really in no condition to be thrown again.

Maybe it was some sort of editorial comment.

The Digital Hairshirt said...

It seems to me that Snopes goes after low-hanging fruit, finding stuff that is clearly false and cleverly "debunking" it, just to have content on their site. They lost their credibility with me a long time ago.