It's been about a month now since Ana Marie Cox sent me the link* to the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam -- a site she calls "internet Klonopin" -- but I think we can all agree that it is basically the best thing going on in the world right now. Apparently, the minds behind the Puppy Cam are aware of the attention they are getting. Gawker notes that the puppies now enjoy an expanded facility, with room to romp and tons of toys and...oh my...it just makes you...SO HAPPY INSIDE!
I guess my question is, WHY AREN'T THERE MORE OF THESE THINGS? Why isn't one of David Gregory's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue pundit boxes pointed at a puppy cam? Why can't the New York Times replace Bill Kristol's column with a puppy cam? Why doesn't the Huffington Post have, right now, a PUPPY CAM VERTICAL? Surely these things will come to pass! As Horace wrote in the Ars Poetica, "Simul et jucunda et idonea dicere vitae," which is Latin for "OMG I want those puppies NOM NOM NOM."
In other news, rumors that President-Elect Barack Obama had arranged to adopt the Shiba Inu Puppies and appoint them as heads of the Department of Homeland Security were unconfirmed at press time.
*When asked if she was, in fact, the discoverer of the Puppy Cam, Ana Marie Cox replied, "I HOPE SO."
Shiba Inu Puppy Cam