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Teaching Fido to Ollie

Cool Skateboarding Dog

Give me a paw, roll over and play dead, go fetch ... none of that cuts the mustard these days.

The masses want to see something new.

Blame it on Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks, America's Funniest Home Videos, and YouTube.

Everyone loves a dog with a special skill.

But where would we be without those televised canine acts of wonder?

What tantalizing tidbits of trivial entertainment would entertain the nation for the next fifteen seconds?

Dogs, both old and new, are under constant pressure to develop new material. They are the clowns that work tirelessly to keep us amused. They have been sent to Earth on a lifelong mission to keep us happy.

It's a dog's life, as the saying goes. But what does that really mean?

When dogs are but wee pups, the seriousness has yet to seep into their bones. Everything is new. The most simple thing brings amazement and the oh-so-familiar tilt of the head ... as if to say, what's up with that?

No one taught that little trick to the new dog. It was a built-in response.

Getting Fido on a skateboard, now that's something new.

Well, as new as skateboards are, that is ... for surely, as long as there have been skateboards, someone's been trying to teach their dog to cruise the sidewalks.

This video of Tillman the skateboarding bulldog has rolled up well over twenty million views on YouTube. Now that's the new American dream ...

In the words of the immortal Joe Strummer, "Plato the Greek or Rin Tin Tin. Who's more famous to the billion millions?"


Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Ocean Catering Company



As if the inhabitants of HOTlanta needed another reason to know their city is cool: Ocean Catering Company serves it up like nobody else.
For nearly a decade, Ocean Catering Company has been customizing delicious, innovative cuisine for private parties, corporate functions, wedding receptions, and other social gatherings. As one of Atlanta’s premier caterers, we’ve built our reputation on our meticulous attention to detail. It doesn’t matter if your event is for 20 or 2,000 people – our dedicated team will make sure it’s a memorable occasion. Ocean Catering Company’s diverse collection of menus, featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients, are designed to cater to a wide range of palates. Our kitchen – led by executive chef, Shane McIntosh – can do it all, from Southern to Classic French, Caribbean and even Vegan.

Ocean Catering Company, you had us at "Cajun Eggs Benedict." And if you ever wondered why Mystery Train was such a great movie—other than the fact that Jim Jarmusch is a freaking genius man behind the camera—it has to be because OCC did the catering for cast and crew. Well, maybe Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and indie punk rocker-slash-heartthrob Joe Strummer helped a little....but only because they'd had a good breakfast before filming! Most important meal of the day, dontcha know.

WOWee One

WOWee One

WOWee One



The desire for the bass knows no bounds. And thanks to this portable subwoofer thing, you can have bass wherever you go. Just place the WOWee One Gel Portable Speaker on a flat surface and it turns that surface into a subwoofer. Boom boom boom all you want then. The company also sells accessories for sticking your WOWee One to surfaces more permanently. It's just a little box, about the size of an iPod Touch but much thicker, so it's eminently portable. Last cool point: they apparently worked with Strummerville, the Joe Strummer charity, to put out a Strummerville-branded WOWee One. You know, Joe Strummer, of the Clash? He's cool.