Thursday, September 26, 2013

News: Russian Man Finds Dog That "Looks Like Putin"

From The Moscow Times.
Kiev Man Finds Dog That 'Looks Like Putin'

20 September 2013 | Issue 5217

A man in Ukraine has found a canine whose piercing gaze is strangely reminiscent of President Vladimir Putin's.

The dog, found in central Kiev and first reported by the website Obozrevatel.com, is thought to be a mix between a Staffordshire terrier and a German shepherd.

The canine even appears dressed to be a head of state, with white markings on its chest seemingly forming a furry tie.

Further details about the dog — and the man who found it — were not immediately available.

Internet commentators were quick to joke about the dog, saying that Putin looks more like the dog than the dog looks like Putin and making references to Mikhail Bulgakov's "Heart of a Dog," in which a dog turns into a man.

Popular Irish comic presenter Graham Norton asked wryly on Twitter: "Geeeeeenius! I wonder if it bites the gays?"

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Hilariously Inappropriate Prince Philip Quotes Of The Day

They say he suffers from foot-in-mouth disease, but I think he's a gifted comedian.

Thanks, Woodwoman, for the link (The Mirror).
After being told that Madonna was singing the James Bond Die Another Day theme in 2002: “Are we going to need ear plugs?”

To female sea cadet last year: “Do you work in a strip club?”

At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguilla in 1965, he said: “Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’”

To President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

To expats in Abu Dhabi last year: “Are you running away from something?”

In Canada in 1976: “We don’t come here for our health.”

On the Duke of York’s house, 1986: “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”

To a British trekker in Papua New Guinea, 1998: “You managed not to get eaten then?”

Using Hitler’s title to address German chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1997, he called him: “Reichskanzler.”

To then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.”

To Cayman Islanders: “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”

To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

A VIP at a local airport asked HRH: “What was your flight, like, Your Royal Highness? Philip: “Have you ever flown in a plane?” VIP: “Oh yes, sir, many times.” “Well,” said Philip, “it was just like that.”

“I’d like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.” 1967.

On how difficult it is in Britain to get rich: “What about Tom Jones? He’s made a million and he’s a bloody awful singer.”

Turning down food, 2000: “No, I’d probably end up spitting it out over everybody.”

His description of Beijing, during a visit there in 1986: “Ghastly.”

On Princess Anne, 1970: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.”

To a group of industrialists in 1961: “I’ve never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing.”

“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.” 1988.

While stuck in a Heriot Watt University lift in 1958: “This could only happen in a technical college.”


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