Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), “The Great Stone Face”
A man famous for directing and acting in silent films, his deadpan expression, physical comedy, and, featured above, his stunt performance. This man did all his own stunts, and they are amazing.
How did he do that second one!?!? @
What the hell is this? What are you doing, man?
Well, I’m trying to learn Mandarin and listen to Beethoven at the same time.
in Canada they don’t pronounce Z as "zee"
they pronounce it as "zed" and that is crazy to me
it sounds like they made a typo when they invented it
They do that everywhere in the world that’s not America. We do that here in the UK too.
America is weird man.
It’s a cute little thing though.
Sometimes it is hard to remember that owls are incredibly dangerous predators seen by cultures throughout the world as ill omens. Especially when they look like toasted marshmallows.
My boss once described them as flying pillows filled with seething hatred.
Further confirming that owls are the avian equivalent of cats.
A pug so exhausted that he is trying to sleep standing up because he cannot breathe laying down.
This is a very common occurrence in pugs (and other brachy breeds) that is just horrifying. Pugs who do this will need a special wall bed to sleep standing up.
Why intentionally doom an animal to a life time of suffering before it’s even born because it’s “cute” or “breed standard”?
Are pugs still adorable for your visual pleasure now?
Well those tags are rude. Pugs have the best personality of any dog I’ve ever had or have been around. I agree with the breeding..it’s really cruel…but damn don’t hate on those cute faces!
Well hellhag you are part of the problem..if people continue to think those smashed faces(which do a huge part in how they breath) are sooo cute then pugs will just continue to suffer. You people need to GET IT. These dogs suffer for their “cuteness.” Dogs are meant to have snouts. Are you willing to have dogs tortured in their deformed bodies for their cuteness? Damn how cruel.
???? Are you kidding me? There’s nothing we can do to help them, those are the characteristics of that dog.
Actually, pugs of the old days never had these smashed in faces. This is due to selective breeding. If we can selective breed them into a smashed faced tragedy, we can selective breed them back into what they once were, however, the issue is, people cling to the “but it’s too cute” due to lack of education or ignorance, and the strict breed standard that dictates they should be a smashed faced tragedy. Pugs back, say, in the 1800s could breathe well, didn’t have a super squished in face and had great, straight legs and a nice spine free of scoliosis. We can totally breed a pug back into what it should be, problem is, people are not willing.
Here’s some 19th century paintings of what pugs used to look like before the invention of the show ring;
Notice something? Yes, they all have proper muzzles and were probably much fitter and healthier than today pugs! THIS is what the breed should look like. Today’s pugs are miserable caricatures of the original dogs.
Thankfully, there is a growing demand for “retro pugs" which are pugs who do not have the smashed snout or tightly curled tail (a skull and spinal deformity respectively). Apparently there’s a group in Germany that is working to breed a healthier pug; it’s notable that, as I understand it, their motto “”Qualzucht? Nein Danke!” roughly translates to “Torture breeding? No thank you!”
The retro pugs have considerably fewer problems with breathing, eyes that actually fit their skulls and face forward like they’re supposed to, longer stronger legs less prone to arthritis, and a lower incidence of back and hip disorders than standard pugs. And they are cute as all fucking hell! I mean look at this adorable face!
So yes, anti-radfem, we CAN do something about it and we are! It’s not “just how the dogs are.” We made these dogs look like this, dogs are a man-made creature and that’s makes us entirely responsible for how their bodies affect their health; we can and we are undoing the damage! And the results of those efforts are adorable little critters with big hearts… and, more importantly, functioning respiratory anatomy, eyes that won’t pop out of their skulls the first time they bump their head on something, legs that can support their bodies without suffering crippling arthritis, and less deformed spines.
chill out its a fucking pug
all u gots do to is widen their nostrils when they’re young (there’s a surgery for that and it helps a LOT)
and then when they start falling asleep standing up just move them to a bed. it’s not hard. jfc
Any breed that needs surgery as a usual occurrence to breathe better should be phased out or bred back to a healthier functional form.
He is falling asleep standing up because he can’t breathe laying down. How is that going to help to put him in bed?
“chill out its a fucking pug
all u gots do to is widen their nostrils when they’re young (there’s a surgery for that and it helps a LOT)”
Yeah because that’s the answer right??? Right?? Stick a band-aid on it! That’ll heal anything! Ever taken the time to think WHY these dogs need surgery? If your dog is so fucked up in the anatomy department it should not be bred. Do you think the wolf needs their nostrils cut open to breathe properly? Do you think the wolf needs a human to prop him on a bitch in head to breed? Or to wipe shit off his ass because he can’t clean himself? Do you think it’s a normal ordeal?? Humans get so complacent with ANYTHING. We already have badly deformed dogs that cannot breed/eat/shit/give birth/clean themselves or even WALK without humans there to guide them every step of the way.. Pretty soon dogs will probably be living on total life support and people will just go “Oh but it’s always been that way..”