On This Day In History: Wizneyland Grand Opening

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On July 17, 1955, animator, producer, and public exhibitionist Walt Wizney opened his ultimate theme bark, Wizneyland. This physical amalgam of everything Walt loved and cherished–childhood innocence, family-oriented fun, and urinating on everything–proved to be a instantaneous smash success with the public. On the first day, it is speculated that more than ten thousand gallons of urine, or wiz, were emptied onto Tom Sawyer Island alone. In the above picture, Walt initiates the first soiling in Wizneyland history by micturating on Main Street.

LadyPups of Influence: Mangy Todd Lincoln

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132 years ago today, we lost one of our finest–and filthiest–ladypups. Mangy Todd Lincoln was a fierce supporter of her husband, Pupraham Lincoln, during his prolific presidency, but was also the source of major controversy and ridicule. She spent an obscene amount of the governmental purse on cleaning and renovating The White House, all the while neglecting her own disheveled, flea-ridden appearance, brought on by sarcoptic mange (otherwise known as canine scabies). In the years following her husband’s untimely euthanization, Mangy Todd’s condition worsened, and she contracted what is known as generalized demodectic mange, an extremely itchy and foul-smelling skin disorder that affected wide areas of her body. This caused her only surviving pup, Doggert Todd Lincoln, to take her to a doggy day care facility for round-the-clock medical attention. 42 years later (or 6 in human years), Mangy Todd Lincoln passed on to doggy heaven.