Sunday, October 3, 2010

The 7 Most Incredible Crime Sprees Carried Out by Animals: #1. Kanellos, the Legendary Riot Dog


Photographers who had been taking shots of the riots in Greece were surprised to notice that one individual could be spotted in all of them. In fact, he has shown up at every protest in the capital for the last two years and many before that. Since the country is on the brink of bankruptcy, that's a lot of protests -- meaning the rioter is either really committed to the cause or really, really bored.
The reason for the photographers' surprise: The rioter was a dog.


His name is Kanellos, and he can be seen dodging cans of tear gas:


Remaining smug when being blasted by a water cannon:


Encouraging protesters to attack the police:


And patrolling the gates of Hades:



Some claim the original Kanellos died two years ago at around age 17, and the one showing up since then is his successor, Thodorius ... which would be even more awesome, because it would mean Kanellos' example is inspiring other dogs to rise up against man's oppression. By the way, he also inspired someone to record an anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FTaVgqSiIk&feature=player_embedded
We can't tell you Kanellos organized all those protests too, mainly because we're afraid to get on his bad side.







50 comments:

  1. He's a local hero around Greece. Good read.

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  2. Jesus, that dog is a menace. I love Greece... Santorini = paradise.

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  3. I dislike Greek rioters who are protesting for their right to stop working and collect pension checks at age 45, paid for by the other members of the EU whose populations *are* working hard, still, this dog is awesome.

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  4. Would have been more aptly named Cerberus if you ask me, hahaha. Stuff like this is always cool to see.

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  5. my dog steals my food all the time :(

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  6. thats freakin hillarious,.... nice blog dude, will be sure to follow!!

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  7. dude that has got to be the coolest thing i've read today, that dogs a champ

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  8. couldnt this be someone who has gone to every protest brought that dog? I find it unlikely that someone did, but its possible that's all this is

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  9. if i didn't already shit bricks, this would have made me shit bricks.

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  10. That dog is as tough as nails, haha. Very nice post.

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  11. Whoa, crazyness. they maybe doggie gas masks?

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  12. Well, know what I'm naming my next dog now.

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  13. hahah would be funny if it was just a stray dog that showed up

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  14. It's truly remarkable how animals can rise up and be more heroic than humans.

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  15. Such a badass dog. More like Spartan dog.

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  16. This is without a doubt one of the more interesting blog posts I've seen today.

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  17. wow, that's really interesting! what a bamf!

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  18. Um... A dog as a protester...ok.

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  19. That's one awesome dog. If he were to wear a black handkerchief around his mouth that would be even cuter.

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  20. Silly dog
    you are a dog
    why are you protesting

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  21. Sometimes the dog can be braver than humans...

    Great story... ty

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  22. EPIC DOG IS EPIC. holy fucking shit!

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  23. Oh, I was wondering where my dog ran off to.

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  24. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  25. That's one craaaaaaazy mutt. Cool post man, how did you do your research?

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  26. awesome dog, my hero - my next dogs name for sure.

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  27. Kanellos is probably the coolest dog ever. Just reminds me why I love dogs so much.

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  28. hahaha awesome dog is awesome.

    good post man

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