Darling ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Spoof Stars Dachshunds Instead Of Humans

Bewigged dachshunds + a ’90s teen drama starring James Van Der Beek = Filmic magic.

This canine take on “Dawson’s Creek,” directed by Michael Immerman, has been wowing netizens this week with its moving coming-of-age narrative and spot-on casting.

“Makes more sense using dogs,” quipped one YouTuber Tuesday.

“That black dachshund really does look like Katie Holmes,” observed another.



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How To Reach Your Goals

There is only one way to accomplish your goals. And that is by diligently pursuing them, doing so relentlessly with determination and fortitude.

Diligence is the golden key of all worthy achievements, for it is the power to consistently and persisten…

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Dog Who’s Allergic To Humans Is Finally Having His Day, Thanks To Rescue Group

If every dog gets its day, this pup’s time — long overdue — has finally come.

This is Adam, a black Lab taken in by the Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis. He’s a totally happy, healthy, normal dog except for one minor problem: He’s allergic to humans.

It’s a unique condition Robin Herman, the president of Lucky Dog, had never encountered before. When Adam first came in, she told Indiana’s RTV6, she and her staff assumed the dog had fleas and could be fairly easily nursed back to health.

Adam, seen here prior to his treatment:

“We fed him the best food possible, got him flea free, gave him baths twice a week, special baths from the vet,” Herman recalled to the station of their initial treatment. Though his condition improved, albeit slowly, they knew something else was wrong, and sent off some blood work for testing.

“We could not believe the results,” the rescue wrote in an update on its website. “Adam, of all things, is allergic to people.” Just “as people can be allergic to dog dander, dogs can be allergic to us and our dander.”

After several months of treatment, Adam is slowly improving:

Thanks in part to donations, the rescue has paid to develop a special regimen of allergy shots for Adam, which they will begin shortly.

“We just want to make him comfortable, so he doesn’t have to live in a cone. Once we get there, God willing, we’ll find him a home,” Herman told The Dodo. “He’s just too sweet and funny … He’s a special little dog.

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Royals Symbolize the Fun in Sports

If I were financially independent and free of any family responsibilities, I’d be in Kansas City, Missouri right now soaking up the energy of a city going bonkers for its Major League Baseball team.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals are why we all fell in love with sports in the first place: they’re fun. Pure and simple. There’s no better story in the world of sports right now. The Royals are having a blast playing a kids’ game with a joy and esprit de corps usually missing in the pro ranks. And their long-suffering fans are having a great time watching them.

The Royals are the antithesis of the stereotypical greedy modern ballplayer. They’re happy to sacrifice for each other. Literally. The Royals’ number three and four hitters lay down sacrifice bunts as willingly as the team’s eight and nine hitters.

They also play with a Little League team’s exuberance and a college football team’s speed, aggressiveness and ferocity. They love the stolen base and the extra base equally. Diving plays in the field seem routine, a part of each player’s daily work.

And they do it all for the name on the front of the jerseys, not the name on the back. Sure, it’s a corny cliché, but it rings true for this group of players – a bunch of no-names only a couple weeks ago — who always seem to put the team first and share the credit.

Listen, I’m a cynical and critical sports reformer and journalist. This gushing about a team certainly isn’t typical for me. Nevertheless, I have Royals fever and to be honest I’m a bit shocked by it.

For one thing, I’m a lifelong A’s fan and the only reason I was watching the American League wildcard playoff game a couple weeks ago was because the A’s were playing.

Well, the A’s had a couple “surefire” leads disappear late against the Royals in that game. One perspective would be that the A’s simply blew both leads. But I think a more fair, and accurate, perspective is that the Royals refused to lose and continued to play aggressively until they pulled out a dramatic extra-innings victory.

While bummed at the early demise of the A’s, a team that was a consensus World Series favorite at the All-Star break, I was smitten with this young boyish team in blue. I continued to watch in amazement as they swept the Los Angeles Angels, the team with the regular season’s best record, in typically exciting fashion.

Their attacking, rambunctious style of play was contagious. By the end of the Angels series, I was hooked. I was now fully on the Royals bandwagon.

However, the big, bad Baltimore Orioles, kings of the American League East, were next. The Orioles were carrying some heavy lumber, having hit more than twice as many home runs as the Royals during the regular season. The oddsmakers saw a fairly quick exit for the Royals. I was prepared for the fairy tale to end but the Royals seemed to turn up their energy another notch and swept the Birds.

Now, the Royals haven’t been to the postseason, let alone the World Series, since 1985. So, you can imagine the state of delirium in Kansas City these days.

And as crazy as it seems, I somehow feel part of it. I’ve found myself searching the Internet for stories about the Royals. Who are these guys? What makes them tick? How were they built? How did general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost create such a fun-loving, team-first culture? As a recent bandwagon jumper, I needed some answers.

I’ll be honest. This Royals postseason reminds me of when I was a 13-year-old kid pulling for the A’s in the American League playoffs and World Series. One of my best buddies was a diehard Detroit Tigers fan. So, when the A’s played the Tigers in the 1972 ALCS we were both on pins and needles with almost every pitch. At that age, we weren’t aware of the problems and issues in sports. We just loved the passion, tension and joy of the games themselves.

That’s where I’m at now. These Kansas City Royals have transported me back to the innocence of my youth, when I deeply cared about the players and whether they won or not.

I want the Royals to keep this magical run going and win the Series. I like these guys and I want to see the team and town celebrate a championship with a parade through Kansas City’s famous Plaza district.

There are a lot of unfair, unjust, unethical things in sports today that make me angry. I work on those issues every day in my current position as sports policy director for League of Fans. But I’m also a passionate lifelong fan of sport at its best. There are so many great things about sports when win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities aren’t the drivers.

It seems to me that this Kansas City Royals story is about as pure as pro sports can get these days. So, as long as the Royals are still alive and kicking (i.e., stealing) in this World Series, I’m going be a fan and have fun with it.

As activist sports journalist Dave Zirin says, “There’s a time to cheer and a time to seethe. We all have a stake in knowing the difference.”

When it comes to the 2014 Kansas City Royals, I definitely think it’s time to cheer. As this World Series plays out, I’ll be in front of my TV, hundreds of miles from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. But I’ll be there in spirit, with all the Royals fans having the time of their lives.

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My Cause Is Better Than Your Cause

A while back, a blog post speaking into the pain of miscarriage was making its rounds on the internet. Having never miscarried (that I know of), or grieved the death of any child, I asked my friend who lost her two month old son whether she felt highli…

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A True Testament of Friendship

Abby: “Will you be my date for homecoming?” A simple question asked by thousands of teenagers around the country. A simple question that often leads to anxiety and fear of rejection. However when one of my best friends, Mitch, asked me to go to homecom…

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Purple Heart Found On Playground To Be Returned 15 Years Later

MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family 15 years after it was found on a school playground.

Purple Hearts Reunited says Pfc. Thomas McGraw’s medal will be presented to his widow and daughter Nov. 4 during a ceremony in Manlius, near Syracuse. McGraw was killed in an ambush in February 1966 while serving with the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division. The Purple Heart disappeared and turned up around 1999, when a fourth-grade student found it outside a suburban Syracuse elementary school.

In January, the mother of the boy who found the medal contacted Purple Hearts Reunited, which tracked down McGraw’s wife and their daughter.

The Vermont-based group returns lost or stolen military medals to veterans and their families.

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This 11-Year-Old Has No Formal Training, But Can Dance Like She’s Underwater

When 11-year-old Adilyn Malcolm dances to Mark Rosas’ “Higher,” time seems to stand still.

Her incredible amount of control makes it looks like she’s moving in water, but amazingly, the preteen from Littleton, Colorado has had no formal training.

On her YouTube channel, Adilyn — also known as “Audacious Adi” — says she loves dubstep and learned to dance from watching YouTube videos.

And to make her even more impressive, Adi’s only been dancing for about six months as she’s been busy with a different passion: “I am actually a motocross racer, but when I’m not on my bike, this is the next best thing!” she writes.

Her video comes on the heels of 11-year-old Taylor Hatala’s incredible viral dance performances to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” — proving 11-year-olds are officially going to take over the world with their talents.

H/T Bustle

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