Puppos struttin' to the Bee Gees on an airport treadmill

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/24/puppos-struttin-to-the-bee-g.html

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Thank you for this excellent unicorn chaser this Sunday morning.

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Yep. I needed that, too. A ‘wonderful thing’.

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Malamute puppies are some of the most adorable, ludicrously fluffy things to exist. this is getting saved for when I need a pick-me-up during work weeks.

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KEEP LEFT, so that others may pass. /s

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Thought process: “Oh, how cute. That strut really matches up with the music. They’re walking against a moving platform, going nowhere, achieving nothing… and that really is the essence of literally ‘staying alive’ - fighting against the inevitability of death, a constant, exhausting struggle just to maintain one’s place and continue existing…”
/is filled with existential dread

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That made me smile.

The device on which they are walking is something I have long thought of as a “slidewalk“. The term had to have come from some science fiction story that I read decades ago and now can’t recall which. And that means I’ll need to start searching and reading old books.

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to say nothing of trying to understand the New York Times effect on man.

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Google NGrams first finds ‘slidewalk’ in ‘Sanity’ by Fritz Leiber in 1947, but they show up in Heinlein a lot.

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I’m going to be a jerk here but one based on reality: you NEVER want to put dogs on anything like a slidewalk or an escalator – you always want to carry them. Google “escalator degloving canine” – the results themselves shouldn’t show anything NSFL but they’ll give you a good sense of what can happen.

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I want to smorsh them so hard that what I would probably have to do is get some of those ratchet straps from the hardware store and smorsh them all in a big wad until they burst like ketchup packets

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Nope! No, thank you.

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The first real-world example appears to have been in Chicago in 1893.

The term slidewalk appears to have been coined by H.G. Wells a few years later in 1899.

While I knew they went by many terms, I always called them slidewalks. It’s an objectively better word. A treadmill is something else IMHO…

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A treadmill is just a slidewalk being done wrong.

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In slow motion, this would be every “forward-facing team-walk” shown in action-movies.

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These puppers have the raw animal magnetism of a young John Travolta

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Somebody remake The Right Stuff with these fluffy doggos immediately!!

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These days I’m more concerned about the Trump effect on the New York Times.
/is filled with existential dread

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