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  1. I don’t usually notice or care about bad art, especially when there is a good joke, but as i search for the meaning of the joke my questing eye keeps getting caught up on details which distracts me from whatever the joke is supposed to be…. Something about the dog’s ears being inside out?

  2. I look forward to others’ contributions here. Ties are not consistent with casual Fridays. The dog with the file is oddly positioned, appearing to be on a collision course with yellow shirt. Green shirt is just in the way. I really like blue shirt with his water bowl. No one is saying “hello”, verbally or sniffing a backside. A fire hydrant with a restroom sign might have been cute.

  3. Also, they are barefoot. As dogs usually are, of course, but since these are clothed dogs maybe they wear shoes most of the week.

  4. Not sure of the joke, but as a former wiener dog owner, the discussion here reminded me of this old thing:

  5. ….And the html didn’t work. It was an old meme/image macro whose caption read: “Main job of a dachshund owner? Restoring the ears to factory settings.”

  6. I think the idea is that for dogs, everyday is casual (‘naked’, sniffing butts, drinking in toilets), so Friday has to be the opposite, hence looking formal (ties, water fountain), but still called casual because ‘casual’ Friday means ‘different’ in this case.

  7. CATLOVER: ” A fire hydrant with a restroom sign might have been cute.”

    Particularly as this appears to be an all-male dog office.

  8. In some offices, “casual Friday” means you can wear a sport jacket instead of a suit jacket. In others it means you don’t have to wear a jacket at all and you can wear a colored shirt instead of a white shirt, but you still have to wear a tie. So this casual Friday is not totally unusual. I’d have to know what the dogs normally wear. Three-piece suits? Just a vest and nothing else, like some old-time cartoon animals?

  9. I wonder how a “sport jacket” came to be called that. What sport would you play in it?

  10. @ Boise Ed – The adjective “sport” appears to refer to “sporting” activities (horseback riding, hunting, sailing, or perhaps golf), rather than competitive sports in the modern sense.

  11. Also note “sport peppers” which are part of the standard assemblage of a Chicago hot dog. And are sold pickled in bottles on a shelf with the giardiniera.

  12. “The adjective “sport” appears to refer to “sporting” activities (horseback riding, hunting, sailing, or perhaps golf), rather than competitive sports in the modern sense.

    In none of which would you wear a sport jacket….

  13. Most wouldn’t these days, but in the past people dressed up a lot more. Many did wear sport coats for those type of activities.

  14. Brian is right; my father used to wear a tie and jacket to ballgames! Then I grew up never wearing such to the office.

    Wikipedia says “Originally, sports coats were worn as appropriate attire for participating in certain outdoor sports.” It specifically mentions a shooting jacket for the “sports” of shooting or hunting, and a blazer for boating.

    In our lifetime, though, I’d guess that 99.9% of sports jackets have never been worn for these or any other sports.

  15. >Most wouldn’t these days, but in the past people dressed up a lot more. Many did wear sport coats for those type of activities.

    Seriously? I’ve never heard of or seen a photograph of anyone wearing a sports coat while horse riding, hunting, sailing, or golfing. And I have a hard time imagining it as those all had specific regulation clothing participants are required to wear.

    I’ve sailed a lot and I’d *never* wear a sports coat while sailing. The idea is almost laughable.

  16. ‘In the past’ includes the end of the XIXth century: check Georges’ blazer to go on the river in ‘3 men in a boat’.

  17. For one thing, modern sport coats are designed to mimic the look of the ones used in the past. Hunt and riding outfits did have coats, as did sailing and rowing, but they were made of more rugged materials. “In the past” doesn’t mean 1990 in this case. I’m not going to do your research for you, but it’s not too hard to find information on the topic.

  18. It is just the ears. When a dog is alert and engaged, the ears are more erect. Unless it is a floppy eared breed. When said dog is napping or lounging around (casual), the ears are usually down. This is a generalization, some dogs ears are always pointy. Some people even crop ears like the doberman for the constant guard dog look.

  19. My dad used to wear a sports jacket on the weekend if we went out.

    If one watches “The Odd Couple” TV show – both Felix and Oscar wear sports jackets when going out other to work.

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