Clark Street Pet Shop Begs the Question: How Much Are Those Humping Dogs in the Window?

On their afternoon jaunt through Brooklyn Heights today, Baby Fink noticed an interesting window display at the store and asked Mrs. Fink, “Mommy, doggie, what doin’?” The only way post modern parents like us can even attempt to explain such a menagerie is with the late 90s classic by the Bloodhound Gang, “The Bad Touch”. For those of you who were well into your “hey you kids get off my lawn” years by then suffice to say that A) They did, in fact, get off on your lawn and B) do the phrase “you and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals why don’t we do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel” ring a bell?

Larger photo and the full BHG video after the jump.

Folks, do you really think this is NOT a posed display? For Mrs. Fink’s part: A Gold Star Day for the most likely bored teenager who pulled this off.

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  • Jorale-man

    Ha – Clark Pet has a sense of humor. At least the other dog is looking away.

  • Topham Beauclerk

    Homer, to beg a question is not to raise a question; it is to assume the truth of a premise that has yet to be proved. It’s a distinction worth preserving and, as a writer, you ought to use the language with greater precision, not less.

  • rita s.

    as we say in Brooklyn, forgedabutid

  • Topham Beauclerk

    @rita s

    No Brooklynite I know says “forgedabutid.” You and I obviously move in very different circles.

  • Qfwfq

    Topham, Homer’s use of the phrase is entirely valid. You’re just being pedantic.

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  • Homer Fink

    dogs beg

  • Topham Beauclerk


    What’s wrong with pedantry? I think most of us would agree that the world suffers far more from a surfeit of error than an excess of correctness.

  • lori

    RitaS It’s spelled “Fuhgettaboutit!” And it must be official, I have seen it on road signs!

  • Qfwfq

    The problem with pedantry is that it is usually wrong in its assessment of what’s the “correct” way of anything, and it tends to steer a discussion away from the main point of the post — THOSE DOGS ARE HUMPING IN THE WINDOW.

  • j

    I really hope no super uptight double wide stroller yoga moms complained about this. Lighten up.

  • mrs. fink.

    Hey j —

    This stroller mom, albeit a single one, laughed and reported this story. Then I played “Hooray for Boobies.” Light enough for you, friend?