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Monday, August 29, 2011

Ruff going at Citi

Deadspin brought this to my attention: Stray dogs around CitiField are “menacing” fans as they leave the ballpark. If only I had a Silver Age comic book cover that could show this adequately…

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Gamingboy Posted: August 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: August 30, 2011 at 03:31 AM (#3912034)
We also would have accepted this.

You know, other teams have toney shops and fancy restaurants around their stadium. We have chop shops and wandering pit bulls.
   2. bobm Posted: August 30, 2011 at 03:32 AM (#3912036)
These dogs are more "junkyard" than stray. I guess that's what happens when the right field stadium gate is directly across the street from auto wreckers who resist eviction by eminent domain.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: August 30, 2011 at 03:37 AM (#3912037)
These dogs are more "junkyard" than stray.
Never mind, it's cool then.
   4. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 30, 2011 at 03:46 AM (#3912043)
As a kid who grew up seeing games at Shea, I was actually surprised when I went to other stadiums and found them surrounded by restaurants and stores. I'd always imagined that every stadium was in a neighborhood with chop shops!
   5. Bhaakon Posted: August 30, 2011 at 03:46 AM (#3912044)
These dogs are more "junkyard" than stray. I guess that's what happens when the right field stadium gate is directly across the street from auto wreckers who resist eviction by eminent domain.


I was about to go on a diatribe about the dangers of unleashing aggressive dogs on the public, but those last four words have put me firmly in support of the auto-wreckers' alleged campaign of canine terror.
   6. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: August 30, 2011 at 04:07 AM (#3912050)
A security guard said the dogs are practically season-ticket holders, but insist they are mostly benign.
"I see them running around. I don't think they bother anybody," the guard said. "They just seem to be peaceful, just living their own life. We keep them out of the stadium. I only see them on 126th Street."


I'm sure it's scary to see them running around and they should be taken in, but doesn't really sound like they're menacing people.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 30, 2011 at 04:49 AM (#3912061)
That "Mars Attacks" picture on top shows Mr. Met without his outer skull.
   8. Tuque Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:03 AM (#3912063)
We also would have accepted this.

There's a Super Dog? Did the comic book writers ever at any point think "hey, maybe this is too many Supers"?
   9. Dale Sams Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:05 AM (#3912064)
Deadspin brought this to my attention: Stray dogs around CitiField are “menacing” fans as they leave the ballpark. If only I had a Silver Age comic book cover that could show this adequately


Best I could do
   10. Dale Sams Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:08 AM (#3912065)
There's a Super Dog? Did the comic book writers ever at any point think "hey, maybe this is too many Supers"?


Krypto predates even Supergirl. Don't be dissin on the Mutt of Steel.
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:31 AM (#3912070)
OK, I can see Superman wearing a cape. And certainly Supergirl; it's a great fashion accessory. But why does the dog wear a cape? How many dogs have you seen wearing a cape?
   12. Walt Davis Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:43 AM (#3912076)
How many dogs have you seen wearing a cape?

More than I have seen fly.

At least they didn't put him in impenetrable spandex like most superheroes.

Also, regarding the image in the intro I suggest the following as the starting plan of attack should we be attacked by such aliens -- break the giant glass bowl thingy. Sure, maybe it's super high-tech unbreakable glass or the aliens will discover "hey, it's not so hot without the glass and I'm not melting" but I think it's a good place to start.
   13. Srul Itza At Home Posted: August 30, 2011 at 09:15 AM (#3912091)
There's a Super Dog? Did the comic book writers ever at any point think "hey, maybe this is too many Supers"?


Don't forget Beppo the Super-Monkey, Streaky the Super-Cat and Comet the Super-Horse, all members of the Legion of Super Pets.

And no, I did not make any of that up.
   14. Leroy Kincaid Posted: August 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM (#3912096)
They should call those dog-stealing midgets from the TV show.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM (#3912109)
Comet is actually super-creepy, because he has a crush on Supergirl.
   16. Dale Sams Posted: August 30, 2011 at 01:04 PM (#3912128)
How many dogs have you seen wearing a cape?


Well there's Wonderdog, and Ace the Bat-Hound. Ace wore a mask too so he wouldn't be recognized..by his enemies, and ..endanger...his loved ones.*


*Bit stolen from Ambush Bug.
   17. Bob Evans Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:19 PM (#3912390)
What about Underdog? He had a cape.
   18. Dale Sams Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:22 PM (#3912397)
Yeah..yeah so does Dynomutt.
   19. The District Attorney Posted: August 30, 2011 at 05:37 PM (#3912420)
Comet is actually super-creepy, because he has a crush on Supergirl.
Right, but he could turn into a human and was Supergirl's boyfriend in his human form, so... umm, wait, is that better or worse?

(We have discussed the super-pet subject before, BTW, but it's worth re-visiting.)

Ace wore a mask too so he wouldn't be recognized..by his enemies, and ..endanger...his loved ones.
Frighteningly, this is explained.

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