Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Never make assumptions...

"The dog who is so angry he cannot move. He cannot eat. He cannot sleep. He can just barely growl. Bound so tightly with tension and anger, he approaches the state of rigor mortis."

-The Angriest Dog in the World

So a few months ago I was talking to one of my fellow Spanish classmates. She's an older woman, probably about my dad's age, early 50's. Nothing particularly interesting about her right off the bat. I mean...she seemed so...normal. I just kind of assumed she was some boring lady who's taking a second language because she had nothing better to do, right?

So anyway, somehow we got on the subject of comics. And she mentioned that City Paper (Baltimore's alt-weekly) used to run her favorite comic ever, but then they dropped it in the early 90s. So I asked her what it was, and she says "The Angriest Dog in the World."

The Angriest Dog in the World. Probably one of the strangest comics strips I've ever seen in my life. That's not surprising since it was created by David Lynch, who happens to direct some of the strangest movies I've ever seen in my life. Here are a few samples of the strip:

You can check out more examples here.

Anyway, the fact that this lady dug this strip totally changed how I viewed her. I mean, I try not to judgemental of people, I don't want to make assumptions, but sometimes it happens, and that's why I love stuff like this.

I love it when you get a pleasant surprise about someone that makes you totally rethink what you had initially thought. I love finding out what makes someone different or quirky or interesting. Everyone has something, and I think the less obvious it is, the more interesting it is. The fact that this weird little strip makes that woman smile just makes me smile. I usually don't like it when I'm wrong, but it's little reality checks like this that make me appreciate the people I know, the people I'm getting to know and the people I don't know.

Seriously. The fact that this lady likes "The Angriest Dog in the World" makes me want to give the world a hug.

Ok, this is getting too sappy. I'm starting to sound like I'm off my meds. Peace!

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