Sunday, March 27, 2011

The US and The UK, Different Words, Same Result

In the UK, we lead with the words "Defecating dog sparks US shootout". In the US they see it from a slightly different angle, using the words: "The Mississippi Dog Shit Shootout". Either way, the end result is the same. Dog fouling has led to a violent confrontation involving the use of firearms.

Here in the UK, we have a very sedate image of the rural US, especially the Deep South. That image has been shattered by an argument over dog fouling on private land. A Mr Tehnet was angry because he thought A Mr Blasingame's dog had defecated on his lawn. In the UK, there might be an argument, which could lead to civil litigation. In the US, it seems equally as logical that the parties involved in the dispute should repair to the levee and resolve the issue through the use of firearms.

Although the shootout didn't happen at the levee, it certainly took place in the neighbourhood. Mr Blasingame allegedly shot first and Mr Tehnet appears to have received multiple shotgun wounds. Mr Blasingame was charged with aggravated assault. Charges are also possible for Mr Tehnet.

The only positive aspect to this it that at least the environment has benefited from the fact that a non-biodegradable poo bag was not used.

Washington County Chief Deputy Sheriff Billy Barber really hits the nail on the head by advising as follows: "Homeowners and property owners need to respect each other's property... If a dog did that in your yard, call the law. Don't take matters into your own hands."

Clearly the gentleman in the video three posts below should listen to the advice regarding not taking the matter into your own hands!

UK version here.
US version here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Dog Poo Stinky Shoe Showdown

At last a use has been found for "the stinky poo" we see on our streets.

Those clever Japanese have managed to combine their love of gambling, entertainment & suspense with that of a fresh dog turd and created their very own form of Russian Roulette, or The Dog Poo Stinky Shoe Showdown as they call it.

Remember to "place your bets" when instructed. No cheating now ...

In Your Own Yard.......

My colleague, Stamp It Out, has been focusing on angry people and rightly so!

Therefore, when dog fouling is so bad that it really gets to us, what should we do? Well, an age old method of calming has been to compose and recite poetry.

Rather than rage against those, who leave dog mess everywhere, why not take the opportunity to create some poetry and look at solving many of the world's more serious issue?

Our kindred spirit, Sean, has done just this. I wish that I had the ability to crystallise my thoughts in this way. Some people bottle it up. I think we need to take a lead from Sean and get that poetry flowing.

Who knows, perhaps this could become the next romantic means of impressing a potential partner?

Shakespeare eat your heart out!

Friday, March 25, 2011

More angry people.

Staying with the whole "people getting angry at dog shit" theme - here's a great little clip from Polish TV.

This dog turd was obviously the one that broke the camel's back for this old man! You can really sense his anger & frustration - why else would he pick up freshly laid dog shit with his hands?

But the best bit is when the old lady/the criminal slips on her own dog's faeces at the end.

Now she knows how the rest of us feel...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Angry people.

Imagine you are a photographer - fresh out of college after completing your photographic course and keen to impress your new boss with what you can do for the local paper.

Thinking you will be sent undercover to do some investigative journalism/photography - maybe attend crime scenes, accidents, demonstrations etc - you bring your best camera to work.

Your editor send you on your first (of many repetitive jobs) - "Get me a picture of people looking angry about dog shit!".

And so your life as a photographer on a local paper is mapped out for the rest of your career. No matter how much you try to put your expertise into practice, you can't make your photo's look any different from all the rest.

Here are just a few of the best ...

Guess where the dog shit is?

I'm angry cause I got a fine for not picking up my dog's shit!

Still life shot.

That's not chocolate dear.


Stop your dog shitting outside my house.


Where's the dog shit dad?

What's that funny smell?

Angry old man with an unhealthy interest in watching his neighbours on CCTV.

Spare a thought for the photographer on your local paper, without them this blog would struggle for images of miserable people pointing at dog turds!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

He Doesn't Do It To Any Potentially Violent Subjects

Is it funny?

You decide!

I Find This Fellow Strange To Say The Least

Again, I can't really say much about this video.

We appear to have found a gentleman, who doesn't understand the law, advocates threatening violence and seems to feel that Rochdale should be an open sewer.

He argues that excrement is sterile and only causes harm in a wound or an eye!

I apologise for his language and stress that it is his and not ours.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Allerdale Borough Council - Music to Our Ears (or not as the case may be)

There isn't really a lot I can say about this video. Here at Dog Fouling and Red Rubber Bands HQ we have always supported any innovative means of combating the two joint threats to our national well being.

There comes a point, however, where one has to declare that a particular attempt is likely to cause people to offend just because of the quality of the argument/production.

I feel that Allerdale council has reached this point. I am a very calm person but the singing on this video almost made me throw my laptop at the television. That said, once I had calmed myself, I did realise that they are, at least, on board with our international campaign. I just hope that nobody from abroad listens to the video!


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dog Shit Blues - Still Going

This song has been heard on this site before. Indeed, a collection can be found here.

That said, every version is a work of art and keeps the theme alive so please enjoy this version!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Keith Linnecor - A Kindred Blogger From Oscott Ward

Just as I formed the view that we might be the only bloggers to be taking seriously the issue of dog fouling, I am proved wrong.

Keith Linnecor, a fellow blogger, local councillor and clearly a major kindred spirit, has demonstrated that he firmly on board our particular campaign vessel.

Reporting from Oscott ward in Birmingham, he observes:"Every street in Oscott for example seems to have more than its fair share of dog mess at the moment". Keith has arranged for a high profile anti-dog fouling campaign to take place this month.

As Keith puts it: "As long as any dog mess is put in a plastic bag it can be put in a litter bin". Wise words indeed!

Keith, we are with you and hope you will join us in our worldwide campaign!

Visit Keith here.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Freedom of Information - It Won't Go Away!

Many of our readers will remember our hero, Paul Burns, who spent part of his New Year's Eve making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request of Royal Mail regarding the number of red rubber bands used over the previous year.

It would be easy to regard such a hero as simply a lone voice, emanating from a person with nothing better to do on New Year's Eve. Not at all! Paul is no lone voice! For a start, we have joined him but, even better, a Darrell Herd has entered the fray.

Darrell points out that: "Housing growth will see a need for more elastic bands". I have read Darrell's entire post and cannot work out if he is simply a dispassionate observer stating what he sees as being fact or if he is trying to make a point for or against the use of red rubber bands.

Either way, he has stepped into the arena and that's good enough for us!

View Darrell's full contribution here.

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