Friday, February 18, 2011

Stuff we like

My friend Ellie Brecher writes newspaper stories for the Miami Herald.

I've never gotten around to asking her her about her most memorable assignment.

The one every reporter talks about when someone asks them if they've ever written a story that's made a difference in people's lives...or one that's changed the course of history or helped topple a government.

Perhaps Ellie has written one of those. I don't know.

What I do know is the story she wrote today was not one of those. That kind of story will have to wait for another day.

Today, Ellie - a seasoned journalist who's seen it all - turned in a story about a skateboardin' dog.
He snorts like a pig, skates like a pro

In human-canine relationships, generally it’s people who have dogs.

But if you are Tillman, the world’s fastest skateboarding dog — you can look it up in the Guinness Book of World Records — you have people.

You have an agent, a personal assistant, a driver, a pedicurist, publicists, and a guy named Ron Davis, who picked you out of a litter of six English bulldog puppies and made you an Internet star — which was the last thing that the former construction project manager had in mind.
Read the rest of the story here.

And then watch the video by Jose Iglesias 40 or 50 times.

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