Great Moments in the History of Dogs

An old bit of research from funny man, Alex Berg. Golden Retriever

July 20th, 1969
Fritz, a six year old golden retriever raised by NASA, keeps apollo astronaut Michael Collins company in the orbiter while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon. Fritz entertains Collins by chasing his tail in zero gravity, and Collins rewards Fritz with dehydrated steak nuggets.

512px-Dick_Von_Armino4October 3rd, 1990
East Germany and West Germany set aside their differences and Germany is unified once again. In a display of goodwill, an East German shepherd named Adolf and a West German shepherd named Svenka fornicate twice. The whereabouts of the resultant litter are currently unknown.

December 31st, 1999Poodle
Cowering in fear of Y2K, humanity waits for midnight with baited breath. In Connecticut, Winston, a 12 year old standard poodle, waits for midnight with dogbreath. When the computers don’t shut down at midnight, humanity releases a collective sigh of relief, and Winston passes gas audibly before shuffling out of the room.

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Alex Berg is in NYC for a few weeks teaching at UCB. What to see him perform? Get your tickets for the 16th Del Close Marathon, June 27th through 29th.

Thanks to Stefan Bauer for the Golden Retriever photo and Dick Von Arnio for the German Shepard photo. Both via Wikimedia Commons.
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