12 Years

and Woody Allen?


Even if I don’t much like either of the characters in this story, this short piece directed and written by Daniel Nocke is really well done.

The Tail

Yet another shark sighting…

Shaggy and wild-eyed, he stopped her and her dog at the beach.

“Did ye hear of the shark that bit the dog’s tail?”


“Aye, lass, it was a horror… just now.”

He leaned close to her ear and his voice dropped to gargling whisper, a smell of whiskey, tobacco and sweat.

“The shark… Aye, the shark!” He paused: “Therein lies the tale.”

— Yip

Workin’ Dog

working dogs of the world, unite!

I don’t like music videos. I don’t like dogs. I do like Rich Hall.

This song was written as a part of one of Hall’s BBC 4 documentaries about the United States… Nashville, I think it was about. You can find at least 3 YouTube video’s based on this song. I think this is the best of the ones I’ve seen.

Post Script: as you can see, the original has been deleted. The song is worth a listen, so here is a second choice:

The Soup

but some of my best friends are dogs

I don’t like dogs, really. Oh… it’s true: There’s no happy like a happy dog and I’ve known individual dogs with whom I became great friends. But as a species… not so much.

But really, what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog?

How much is that doggie on the menu?