Video: Portlandia goes to the dog park

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The marketing team from the IFC (The Independent Film Channel) cable network sent a link to the video below to the Pack Mentality inbox this evening.

Portlandia airs on IFC and stars Fred Armisen (of Saturday Night Live fame) and Carrie Brownstein.
This clip features the couple’s trip to a dog park. The message – don’t be these people. Be the friendly, responsible dog park visitors.

New dog toy fails Labrador Tug Test in backyard “lab”

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We purchased a new dog toy over the weekend, billed as tough and dog-resistant. It didn’t last two minutes when three of our rescue dogs had at it in the backyard.

We know this, but the only option is to not try new toys. A few we’ve purchased over the years have lasted longer – even for a few weeks.

The product was put to the ultimate test in the Grady Backyard Lab Toy Testing Ground. But to be fair, very few toys make it out with more than a “Ripped to Shreds” grade.

Excuse the video quality. It was an overcast and drizzly day and I think I had dog fuzz on by phone’s camera lens.

Video: The revenge of the turkey

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News10 Sacramento producer Duffy Kelly keeps her camera rolling, true to her occupation, as a turkey chases her down a neighborhood street.

She probably exacerbated the situation with the level of drama she showed as the turkey at first simply walked in her direction. But I’m sure the size of the bird has something to do with that.
And she was there to investigate reports of turkeys chasing joggers.

But then again, can we really blame turkeys for being somewhat bitter, especially with the holidays approaching?