A skin of Castle Wolfenstein where all you do is pet dogs

In the original 1992 Castle Wolfenstein 3D, you fought off Nazis and their dogs.

Now there's a mod called Woof3D -- also known as "Return to Castle Woofenstein" -- which removes all the nazis and the guns, and all you do is ... pet the dogs.

As the creator explains:

There's a big ol' castle full of dogs wanting pats and you're the one to pet them. Sorry, they jump up on you, I hope you don't mind dog paw prints on your jeans. Just pat them and they'll fall asleep pretty quick.

Windows only! My son installed the game on his Windows PC and we played it, and I was surprised to find that it's actually kind of hard -- I'd expected that the dogs just, y'know, licked you or stuff, but it turns out they also jump on you and deplete your health, so you can be licked to death, I guess. They do seem to fall asleep pretty quickly with a pat or two, though.

There's some fun in-game art, too ...

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When Bob Odenkirk perfectly played Charles Manson

Well before Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul (and even Mr. Show), Bob Odenkirk showed his comedic chops by playing Charles Manson on the short-lived 1990s TV sketch series The Ben Stiller Show.

In two of the skits, he plays the madman as a sort of incarcerated "Heloise" in "Ask Manson." In them, he answers questions on stain removal and car troubles.

The third one takes a different, and completely inspired, turn. It's Manson as Lassie and it's one of my all-time favorites.

I won't say anymore, just watch:

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Student begs professor to let her bring dog to class before hurricane. What happens next is in fact awesome

Who's a good girl? This dog. Read the rest

This smart dog is so excited to go on a walk with his human

“And that is what we call a GOOD DOG.” So super excited, this lil guy is. Read the rest

Stray dog joins orchestra on stage during a live performance

While the Vienna Chamber Orchestra performed at an outdoor theatre in Çesme, Turkey recently, a stray Labrador wandered onstage and plopped right down. His surprise appearance garnered a bunch of applause and laughter from the audience but the musicians just kept doing their thing. The dog settled in quietly, right up front, as the orchestra started in on "Mendelssohn’s 'Italian' Symphony No.4." It couldn't have been scripted any better.


Previously, on "stray dogs joining things": Stray dog joins Swedish adventure race and Stray dog joins cyclists on 1700km race Read the rest