I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

May 12, 2011

Blog Guy, I come to you for all my news about the movie industry. I worry that the big stars are demanding so much money these days, Hollywood will just stop making new films. Is that a real possibility?

No, but we will see some serious changes. One studio has already begun making movies with pugs in the starring roles.

Pugs? You mean those funny-looking dogs?

Sure. They’ve just released a new spaghetti western with a pug in the role Clint Eastwood used to play.

Predictably, the hero dog is bound and whipped by the bad guys, but he escapes their clutches.

That sounds great! What’s it called?

“Lashed but not Leashed.” And that’s not all. This summer’s fare will bring “The Pugnacious Pugilist,” “Pugboat Annie” and the mob story, “Pugsy Siegel.”

Amazing. What next, remakes of classic films using pugs?

Yes. There is already a new version of  “The Wizard of Oz,” with pugs playing Dorothy, the Tin Man and the other iconic characters. The new Dorothy wears a wig, of course.

Isn’t that cruel? Surely a dog isn’t comfortable wearing a wig.

They love it. You’ve never heard the expression, “Snug as a pug in a rug”?

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Top: Two pug dogs named Roxy (L) and Ivan are dressed up as Dorothy and the Tin Man,  from the movie “Wizard of Oz “, as they are posed at the Pug Rescue of San Diego County’s 20th annual Pug Party in Del Mar, California May 7, 2011.

Right: A pug dog is dressed in a poncho, Mexican sombrero and spectacles as he poses to have his picture taken at the party.

REUTERS photos by Mike Blake

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… and the bottom shot is? The suspense is breathtaking.

Posted by grok | Report as abusive

Oh, this is torture, this is pain,
i think i am gonna, go insane!!

Guess the song, 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You forgot the upcoming animated movie – A Pug’s Life, and the re-release of the controversial sci-fi film – A Clockwork Pug.
In other, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it news:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/boo ks/4941548/Superman-to-renounce-US-citiz enship

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

BG, thanks for a morning smile now, where’s my doughnut? :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I’m just wondering where they’re going to find a green pug to play the Wicked Witch of the West.

Very cute pictures.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

¿Que onda güero?

¿Por qué estás vestido como hombre de hojalata?

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

How about Addams Family Values? They already have a Pugsley, and Pubert could become Pugbert…

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

I was hoping to see the doggies dressed as some of the characters from my favorite movie – A Pugs Life.

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

And another remake: The Love Pug.

Posted by NWHiker | Report as abusive

Something’s amiss in this world and I just figured out what: we’re one column short, Mr B! I know you’re on holiday at clown camp and all, but really! How hard is it, between flopping around in big red shoes and annoying people with squirts of seltzer, to cough up one more post? Lamar sends you a goofy shot and the thing practically writes itself. Do you belong to a bloggers’ union or something?

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

A sure sign of the impending Apugalypse!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Here’s a link to the movie version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OgkyRVaW oU

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Shra: Bryan Adams – Baby When You’re Gone. Don’t ask why I know that.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Jib: ¡Estamos a ver al mago!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@69 … Pugsy Malone. That’s my sister! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

And these photos were taken at Pug Rescue? How the hell do they treat them at the other pug places?!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

the pug dressed as Dorothy has more natural looking hair than Donald Trump

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

There was a pug on a rug in a Poughkeepsie pub. I think he was having a Pabst.

They should rescue the pugs and treat them like good dogs and not dress up dolls.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Looks like Frank from the MIB movies will have more work than he could have ever anticipated!

Here are a few his agent is said to be reviewing:
> the story of a young pug and his domineering father who never thought the pup would live up to the family expectations. With the help of a speech therapist, and a mate who believed in him, the pug was able to bark with confidence as the world listened to “The Pug’s Speech”
> an elderly southern pug finds that her best friend is the chauffeur who has been dependably by her side for years, even though they are different breeds: Driving Pug Daisy
> a mysterious stranger arrives in Savannah to help a disillusioned alcoholic war vet regain his golf swing so he can compete against the two greatest golfers in the world in “The Legend of Pugger Vance”
> paranoid General Jack Russell, believing fluoridation of US water is a Soviet plot to poison Americans, finds a way to deploy a nuclear attack on the USSR. US President Merkin Mastiff and Soviet Premier Dimitri Keeshond try to find a way to stop the attack, but one of the bomber pilots is determined to make it to enemy soil even if he can’t get to his intended target in the sensational remake of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pug”
> six criminals who have never met are hired to carry out a jewel heist. When cops show up at the robbery, the thieves panic and one is killed. The survivors meet at their predetermined rendezvous and try to figure out which one is an undercover cop in “Reservoir Pugs”

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@Georgia: Good ones!

@lady: Yeah, single blogs like the weekend. Only I am at work. Just so wrong when I only have one blog to come home to during the week. Sigh.

@Nosmo: Apparently it is Truth, Justice and Whatever Marketing Gimmick Works.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Pugger it all! I’m going to watch Thor…atleast his chest is waxed.

Posted by poppyrich | Report as abusive

Poppy, oh you shall loooooooorve Thor 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive