Name:Harrison Location:United States

The Original Lovable Little Fuzzball

Here's the straight stuff.

The adventures of Harrison are true.
Try a few of his Crunchy Bites for a taste.
--Alpha Human Mom

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

“Let’s Roll!”


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posted by Harrison at 6:00 AM


Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy

National Dog Day

Now where’s my steak?

And for some news you can use, what kinda’ dog is in your office?

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posted by Harrison at 11:10 AM


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I’m Not Pavlov’s Dog!

Nudge me and I bite! The Mutt and his mangy pack are tryin’ to pass this Orwellian monstrosity off as creative genius. Now that they’ve got the ignorant masses hooked on free cell phones and cable, they’re ready to start moldin’ their minds. (Cue swirly spiral thingy here.)

AHM: Like this?


The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior,… Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

The document praises subtle policies to change behavior that have already been implemented in England, which already has a "Behavioral Insights Team."

Remind me again why we fought that pesky Revolution?

[Richard] Thaler [a professor from the University of Chicago], who is also an adviser to the British Behavioral Insights Team, said that his research also supports automatically enrolling people in retirement savings plans.

Aha! Here comes the REAL reason for the “nudge squad”—money.

"Many people have struggled to save enough to provide for an adequate retirement. ... Two simple design changes can dramatically improve the situation ... automatic enrollment (default people into the plan with the option to easily opt out) and automatic escalation, where workers can sign up to have their contributions increased annually," he said.

In case anyone’s forgotten—which they probably have—that’s what your Social Security deduction was supposed to be—your (mandatorily-deducted) retirement fund. ‘Course those big-brained gumment types decided they needed all that money to help pay for their special programs and yanked it outta’ that “lockbox” account. Now they’re tryin’ to do it again! How long before they grab the new fund?

And how dumb do you think we are?!


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posted by Harrison at 7:30 PM


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dog Goldberg

If you haven’t seen this yet, watch.

I’m not endorsin’ the product, just the ad people who made this happen.

And in case you’re interested, here’s the official Rube Goldberg site, along with a sample of his cartoons.

Dug up at BoingBoing

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posted by Harrison at 9:20 PM


Saturday, July 27, 2013

What I’ve Learned on Twitter

This, from a Washington State soldier returning from overseas.

Brandon Harker returned last week after an 8-month deployment to Afghanistan. He was excited to see Oakley, his 2-year-old purebred yellow Labrador retriever.

Harker had asked a friend to take care of Oakley while he was deployed. When he contacted the friend to pick him up, he was told the dog had been given away.
He turned to social media to find his dog and was contacted by numerous people who said they’d seen Oakley listed for sale in February on Craigslist. Harker has been calling local veterinarians and shelters, hoping for word on his dog since Oakley is micro-chipped and registered.

Here’s his own Craigslist posting.

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posted by Harrison at 10:14 AM


Friday, July 12, 2013

Be More Dog

Okay, this is an advertisement for (I think) some phone service in the UK, but it has some good advice to start the weekend: Be More Dog

I could almost like this cat.

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posted by Harrison at 4:23 PM


Squirrel Terrorism Continues

In spite of the NSA’s massive spying effort, they never saw this one comin’.

Squirrel is caught eating chunks out of Florida family's car

A crazy car-eating squirrel with an appetite for destruction has been terrorizing a south Florida family.

The hungry critter — dubbed Munchy — has been biting fist-sized chunks of metal out of Nora Ziegler's SUV. It's already ripped two 6-inch panels out of her Toyota Sequoia and seems intent on eating more. […]

Cops were stumped and told her to remain vigilant, speculating that "someone was coming after her."

But she soon busted the culprit red-handed as she put out the trash one night.
Ziegler said she couldn't believe her eyes as she watched the squirrel, which was hanging by its teeth and gnawing away at the metal.

Relieved that she wasn't being targeted by hoodlums, she's now deciding what to do about the rampaging rodent.

What is it with Florida cops? If someone was comin’ after the poor woman, what good would they be? And what if she ended up shootin’ the squirrel when she discovered he was up to no good? Would EPA or PETA start rabble rousin’ until she was arrested and tried for third-degree animal cruelty for squirrelicide?

‘Round here she wouldn’t have to decide. We canines have our own version of Stand Your Ground involving lots ‘n lots of very sharp teeth.

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posted by Harrison at 3:10 PM


Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Glorious Fourth

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posted by Harrison at 6:00 AM