Charleston-area woman and her talking dog appear on Letterman’s ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’

Screen shot of Kirby Easler and Grabel appearing with David Letterman Tuesday.

Screen shot of Kirby Easler and Grabel appearing with David Letterman Tuesday.

Grabel is one lucky dog. The tiny Yorkie from St. Stephen South Carolina says the word his momma, Kirby Easler, taught him and, boom, he gets bacon.

Not only that,¬† the ‘tiny, little bird of a dog’ as David Letterman called him, appeared with Easler and the talk show host on ‘The Late Show’ Tuesday¬† as part of the ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ segment.

Easler and Grabel on their first trip to New York in November.

Easler and Grabel on their first trip to New York in November.

“I guess that’s as big as he’s going to get” Letterman said peering down at the 9-year-old Grabel.

Easler, an acoustic guitarist and part-time book editor, said the journey began in October 2012 when the show had open ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ auditions at Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek.

Grabel had been saying mama at an early age and she was able to teach him to say Obama, though she says the trick had nothing to do with politics.

She went to church that day, picked her dog up from home and did the trick. “He spoke right into the microphone,” she said.

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Read this post. But first, let me take a #charlestonselfie

I try really hard to keep up with the local social media scene but current music? Not so much.

It’s safe to say I would have never heard the #Selfie song by The Chainsmokers – satirical commentary on our love for selfies – had the wife and kids not introduced me to it maybe a week ago to tease me about taking a selfie.

So I guess it’s no wonder I missed local superstar DJ extraordinaire DJ Natty Heavy’s April 1st spoof of the song which is hilariously set in Charleston.

The song hits all the right notes: Hootie and the Blowfish, Bill Murray, seersuckers, cobblestones, rickshaws – as well as many of the popular nightspots.

Big hat tip to Christian over at Holy City Sinner for introducing me to the track. I can’t stop listening to it.

These #$@%ing snakes on #$@%ing Twitter: missing viper has multiple Twitter accounts

Authorities searching for a deadly Gaboon viper that reportedly vanished from a Mount Pleasant apartment complex Friday, need to look no further than Twitter to find him.

The venomous snake has four – yes, four – Twitter accounts vying for the public’s attention with biting humor. Update: Looks like we’re down to three after one of the earliest accounts, @Vinnie_Viper has disappeared. RIP Vinnie.

Which one is your favorite?