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Dog pee mystery

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 22, 2008

Ortho at Baudrillard’s Bastard found a bunch of Revolutionary War era prints featuring dogs peeing on various things (ministers, maps, tea accessories, etc.) and asks why are these dogs peeing on things?

Update: Seventeenth-century Dutch artist Emanuel de Witte painted peeing dogs in his paintings as well. (thx, pb)

We started watching HBO’s John Adams miniseries

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 17, 2008

We started watching HBO’s John Adams miniseries last night. Going in, I thought Paul Giamatti was going to be too familiar to play Adams; I’m happily wrong. He and Laura Linney are nearly perfect as America’s first power couple. Guess we’re going to hold off canceling that cable for a few weeks, at least until — SPOILERS!!! — the Americans win the Revolutionary War.

The Patriot

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 10, 2007