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May 7th, 2010 (12:54 am)

Hey, SF geeks, wanna buy an original Chesley Bonestell? How about this one? Part of a huge art auction.

A dad's real-life attempt to produce football's Doc Savage doesn't turn out so well.

Greek dog photographed participating in large number of riots over the past few years. I saw him in the BBC's news footage from yesterday, too.

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 7th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)

Wow, those Bonestells went *fast.* I don't know how collectible he is, or how much his work generally sells for, so maybe I never would've had a chance anyway, but it's nice to dream on...

Oh, and your link to Riot!Dog is broken.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 7th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)

Huh. The Riot!Dog link shouldn't have been bad. There's some issue at the site.

The Bonestells were selling at seven and ten thousand dollars, last I saw. Don't know the final price. So I'm sure he's fairly collectible.

Posted by: trienne_hovus (trienne_hovus)
Posted at: May 7th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Anarcho-Hound! To the rescue!

My favorite comment from the story is Ames: "I wish my dog would stand up for what she believes in."

I was in Prague a few years ago, where there are plenty of dogs. The group I was with noticed a couple very interesting things about them:

They're not fixed - not the males, anyway.

They're not on leashes, but are very well behaved and stay with their persons - without being yelled at or even spoken to harshly.

This, together with other stories I've heard/seen of European dogs not only going everywhere, but being welcomed everywhere, because they're so well behaved, made me wonder why the dogs over there are so sophisticated and urbane compared to dogs here. Esp. since we sort of pride ourselves on having the most indulged pets in the world. Maybe we indulge them but we don't actually treat them well as individuals or something?

The difference is remarkable.

Posted by: doctor_alice (doctor_alice)
Posted at: May 8th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)

I remember seeing some of those pictures as a kid, but never knew the artist's name. It's nice to know they're in demand... they are stunning.

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