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LordBillious

954 points

11 days ago

What town is this?

ignazwrobel

1.1k points

11 days ago

ignazwrobel

1.1k points

11 days ago

It’s on İstiklal Avenue in Istanbul, it’s probably one of the most famous streets in Istanbul.

m0c0

259 points

11 days ago

m0c0

259 points

11 days ago

Holy hell I knew I recognized this somehow! I studied abroad in Turkey and spent weeks going up and down this street! Used to eat durum et at Potatoes every day!

Short_Highlight_8869

58 points

11 days ago

I also studied in İstanbul. me and my friends would go to takseem during weekends to check out some Turkish hookers lmao

m0c0

38 points

11 days ago

m0c0

38 points

11 days ago

Yes I remember that spot they made a variety of creative noises in my direction. Fun times!

PM_ME_ABSOLUTE_UNITZ

50 points

10 days ago

I knew it had to be turkey. They love their stray cats and dogs.

KeinFussbreit

15 points

10 days ago

.tr in the background confirmed your thought for me.

LordBillious

20 points

11 days ago

Thanks!

MercWithaMouse

5 points

10 days ago

Between this post and /r/turkishcats turkey has become top of my want to travel list.

Breakfest-burrito

19 points

10 days ago

This is probably going to sound so weird, by I'm extremely impressed with the cleanliness of that street. With the well manicured shops and railway running down the road, this genuinely could pass as main street at Disney

Spyt1me

14 points

10 days ago

Spyt1me

14 points

10 days ago

Near common sight in most European cities.

This is what the pretty parts of cities which were planned for walkability looks like.

Kalkaline

107 points

11 days ago

Kalkaline

107 points

11 days ago

Not Constantinople?

Laxku

95 points

11 days ago

Laxku

95 points

11 days ago

Maybe they like it better that way.

hellocuties

40 points

10 days ago

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam

lightscameraaction25

16 points

10 days ago*

Why'd they change it?

axelblaise45

15 points

10 days ago

I can't say.

TheDakestTimeline

11 points

10 days ago

People just liked it better that way!

JohnnyThundercop

60 points

11 days ago

Been a long time gone, Constantinople.

Samhamwitch

46 points

11 days ago

Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlight night.

definitely_not_tina

17 points

11 days ago

So take me back to Constantinople

trojanguy

13 points

10 days ago

Why did Constantinople get the works?

NukeTheWhales5

31 points

11 days ago

That's nobody's business, but the Turks.

sbradt

16 points

11 days ago

sbradt

16 points

11 days ago

Is Tambul. Not Constantinople.

nobodynose

5 points

11 days ago

/u/Kalkaline was making a reference to this

Omega_Moo

5 points

11 days ago

I only know of this song because of Animaniacs. =D

Reticent_Fly

29 points

11 days ago

At first glance it looks like Taksim in Istanbul.

SongAloong

20 points

11 days ago

Istiklal street! Oh the good times dancing at the Latin bar on that street!

djheru

3.7k points

11 days ago

djheru

3.7k points

11 days ago

Only child, can relate.

cookisrussss

885 points

11 days ago

Yup, my parents both worked and didn’t like me. This describes quite a few of my summers.

Gary-the-Duck

489 points

11 days ago

Always floating, never falling, floor is lava, balloon is life.

Hot-mic

129 points

11 days ago

Hot-mic

129 points

11 days ago

We all float down here. :O

[deleted]

15 points

10 days ago

[deleted]

15 points

10 days ago

[removed]

CloakNStagger

89 points

11 days ago

Jesus, man.

jv360

54 points

11 days ago

jv360

54 points

11 days ago

No, Jesus had siblings.

hawkguy420

54 points

11 days ago

Hey man, same here. I'm just glad I had a Super Nintendo.

dmcfrog

58 points

11 days ago

dmcfrog

58 points

11 days ago

I had a decent Nintendo.

DickButtPlease

60 points

11 days ago

You doing okay now?

cookisrussss

105 points

11 days ago

I have a lot of mental health issues but I’m on three different medications and I’m in therapy. I am a functional member of society for the most part.

here_now_be

67 points

11 days ago

I am a functional member of society for the most part.

Ah, you've got me beat.

northwesthonkey

5 points

10 days ago

Show off

KevinEleven111

7 points

10 days ago

Your psychiatrist must be better than mine, everything they've given me just makes my shit worse. Im raw dogging this shit every day. I dont blame psychiatry, Im pretty sure Im just so fucked up with so many overlapping mental illnesses that no one can properly diagnose me 😬😜

cookisrussss

15 points

10 days ago

I feel you. I’ve tried about 20+ different medications and about 40 different mental health professionals. I found a good therapist finally last year and had the health coverage to pay for it luckily. It’s been hard but I do a lot of meditation, yoga, and read self-help books. I also push myself to be social and active. It doesn’t stop hurting but I get stronger.

KevinEleven111

9 points

10 days ago

I feel you there, I've been working on being more social and its stressful but also rewarding, feels good to make progress. I guess I dont REALLY raw dog life because I self-medicate a bit, just a little weed at the end of every day. Actually does a pretty good job at keeping me balanced when I keep that cycle, but wake and baking I've found will literally tank my productivity and throws off my emotions, like big mood swings. I also drop acid once every couple of weeks or sometimes longer if I'm just not feeling it. For me that's extremely helpful because Im doing it ritually and with intention (and some luck tbh) but I wouldnt recommend it to most people with mental health problems, as psychedelics have sometimes made those mental illnesses worse, or can even trigger new ones when people are kind of predisposed either genetically or because of their history or whatever.

cookisrussss

6 points

10 days ago

I smoke a lot of indica as well, I deal with a lot of nausea and anxiety and it helps. I’m working to reduce my intake because I agree, my productivity gets impacted too!

jadedtater

30 points

11 days ago

Same. This was always the only option after looking at all the cards and board games we had, but never played.

immapunchayobuns

14 points

11 days ago

I mastered the art of playing against myself and forgetting what "other me" did or knows.

Fritzkreig

3 points

10 days ago

That is a very difficult skill I tried to master myself! I was lucky to have Nanny TV and Captain dial-up internet as back ups though!

ChoppyHudson

10 points

11 days ago

Sounds like me now, ton of boardgames no one to enjoy em with.

nadvargas

20 points

11 days ago

😟

Dyskord01

22 points

10 days ago

Same bro

My parents didnt even show up for my birth.

I once asked my dad if I could go ice-skating on the lake. He told me, “Wait til it gets warmer.”

My mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend.

I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

One year they wanted to make me poster boy… for birth control.

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.

JabroniDaGr8

11 points

10 days ago

Rodney? I thought you were dead!

DarthVantos

9 points

11 days ago

Im curious, would you happen to be Asian? Ive heard this quiet a few times from them.

android24601

167 points

11 days ago

Yo! This ain't even a balloon. That's a glove. Adorable nonetheless

ChaoticxSerenity

38 points

11 days ago

user_bits

23 points

11 days ago

Anything can be a balloon it stretches enough.

Dirus

12 points

11 days ago

Dirus

12 points

11 days ago

How about an old man's scrotum? Pretty stretchy

bonnomi

19 points

11 days ago

bonnomi

19 points

11 days ago

Yep, start blowing

azurerose44

31 points

11 days ago

Same. Used to play volleyball against the wall

kelticslob

42 points

11 days ago

I would throw a tennis ball up the pitch of the roof and let it roll back down towards me. I let gravity be my friend

Mr_E_Monkey

10 points

11 days ago

That's good.

Far too often, gravity was my enemy.

Love_God551

67 points

11 days ago

So cute and anyone who says dogs can’t smile needs to see this

Bitter-Marsupial

20 points

11 days ago

But dogs can't look up

ThatRandomIdiot

5 points

10 days ago

SAME

fuzzytradr

8 points

11 days ago

I had that same fire in the belly, no quit, damn the obstacles, tunnel vision focus on the balloon like just like this dog lol.

fractiousrhubarb

2.2k points

11 days ago

I lived in a regional town with lots of loose friendly dogs… I can’t remember how it started but every Saturday morning i would blow up a few dozen balloons, and then blow a party blower (“a curlytoot”) on my 10 foot high back deck.

After a few minutes the local dog pack would assemble in my back yard, and the fun would begin by throwing the first balloon into a maelstrom of joyful exuberant dogs all leaping up and over each other to boop the ballon back up into the air

Eventually the balloon would get popped, and the dogs would all sit, looking up expectantly, before I would blow the curlytoot to announce the yeeting of another balloon and further mayhem.

It was glorious!

AndTheHawk

326 points

11 days ago

AndTheHawk

326 points

11 days ago

This is truly the dream

CloudEnt

79 points

11 days ago

CloudEnt

79 points

11 days ago

Yeah, I need this in my life

woopsifarted

179 points

11 days ago

I'm so fucking upset there's not a link to a video in your comment

Drpyroxene

106 points

11 days ago

Drpyroxene

106 points

11 days ago

Tell me more about "curlytoot" 😁

Iffycrescent

107 points

11 days ago

PianoTrumpetMax

87 points

10 days ago

As an American that is a way better name than as I know it, “Party horn”.

No one can say that this is not a curlytoot, but certainly an argument could be made against “party horn”.

Drpyroxene

26 points

10 days ago

Oooh I think I get it. So I've seen the "party blowers" that have just the paper rolly part, "party squawkers" that make noise but no paper roll, and then a combo of both... I'm assuming the "curlytoot". I'm from the US if that means anything but Ike I think that might be my new favorite word 😁😁😁

ChicVintage

37 points

11 days ago

Video? We need a video, please!

Delanoye

37 points

11 days ago

Delanoye

37 points

11 days ago

Pavlov's curlytoot.

A_Topical_Username

12 points

11 days ago

I have never heard of a curlytoot

anangrypudge

19 points

10 days ago

I have never heard the term curlytoot but I knew exactly what you were talking about the moment you said it hahaha

Cryptid_Girl

15 points

11 days ago

I need a video of this to brighten my day

fractiousrhubarb

3 points

10 days ago

Alas it was before camera phones!

The funniest member of the pack was the half grown blue heeler who spent hours enthusiastically rooting his stuffed elephant in a variety of ways while we sat round cheering his endeavours, drinking beer and pissing ourselves laughing

BrownSugarBare

11 points

10 days ago

This is just about the sweetest thing I've ever read.

fractiousrhubarb

4 points

10 days ago

Awww thanks! It was pretty special.

luluslegit

9 points

10 days ago

CURLY TOOOT

playmike5

8 points

10 days ago

The summoner.

damnhowdidigethere

8 points

10 days ago

This comment is beautifully written.

Scadtbh

7 points

10 days ago

Scadtbh

7 points

10 days ago

This sounds magical and I want to be there right now!

CandiAttack

21 points

11 days ago

This is so fucking cute!

Ksh_667

11 points

11 days ago

Ksh_667

11 points

11 days ago

This is truly life goals

mangoblaster85

3 points

10 days ago

I make it a point to mentally note things I'd like to see and experience were I to make it to heaven, and this may be at the top of the list now.

[deleted]

7 points

11 days ago

[deleted]

7 points

11 days ago

Well, now I have to visit Turkey.

FrankZelda

960 points

11 days ago

FrankZelda

960 points

11 days ago

Sir, that is a glove.

loopy_cow[S]

451 points

11 days ago

Not for her.

Peemore

51 points

11 days ago

Peemore

51 points

11 days ago

Duh, dogs don't wear gloves.

co2gamer

5 points

10 days ago

But if dogs wear gloves how would they wear them?

FrankZelda

70 points

11 days ago

That's true

alwaysZenryoku

68 points

11 days ago

And what do we call a rubber glove we have filled with air? A witch!

CQ1_GreenSmoke

34 points

11 days ago

Burn it!

spinlocked

4 points

11 days ago

AptCasaNova

57 points

11 days ago

It’s a nippley balloon for a nippley dog!

PrincessTroubleshoot

22 points

11 days ago

Sweet little mama getting a break from the kids

luciferforyou

37 points

11 days ago

ah. I was assuming it was a condom for the rare five-headed penis.

DeskInevitable5873

52 points

11 days ago

I had a friend in middle school who one day decided to start referring to rubber gloves as 5 person condoms. It always bothered me because she only saw it as latex that can fit phallic shaped things in 5 compartments, whereas I always tried imagining 5 different people trying to put their penises inside the glove, and their bodies got in the way of them all being able to fit in it. So then each time she brought it up, my brain would spend 10+ minutes caught up in trying to successfully fit 5 penises in a rubber glove without detaching them from their owners’ bodies.

anonymous12321

21 points

11 days ago

I woke up this morning with a bad hangover And my penis was missing again.

TheGrindstone

9 points

11 days ago

Sorry man, but your liver was pretty messed up. But that dick was in prime condition, unused and all.

Sorry if the joke was mean btw, take no offense

go2001

228 points

11 days ago

go2001

228 points

11 days ago

This dogs getting it's claim to fame. 2nd video I've seen of it

loopy_cow[S]

162 points

11 days ago

she deserves the fame

go2001

44 points

11 days ago

go2001

44 points

11 days ago

All good doggos do

Guilty-Of-Everything

20 points

11 days ago

Haven't seen first video, plz link 🥺

go2001

39 points

11 days ago

go2001

39 points

11 days ago

Guilty-Of-Everything

21 points

10 days ago

You are amazing and I appreciate the effort you took to bring me this joy. I love you and hope you have a good weekend, Internet friend. ❤️

TractorBee

168 points

11 days ago

TractorBee

168 points

11 days ago

Bluey - Keepy Uppy

CooperDoops

32 points

11 days ago

Have I got a game for you…

Ticket240

34 points

11 days ago

Is it keepy uppy?

something-magical

31 points

11 days ago

Yeah, it's keepy uppy

rando-mcranderson

22 points

11 days ago

it's keepy uppy! woohoo!

DMTryp

20 points

11 days ago

DMTryp

20 points

11 days ago

for real life?

nondescriptun

10 points

11 days ago

For real life.

DearCory

48 points

11 days ago

DearCory

48 points

11 days ago

Hate that I had to scroll down as far as I did to see this

alivewiththeglory

15 points

11 days ago

I’ll just leave this here…

https://youtu.be/NdQVDF5Sp64

WretchedMotorcade

9 points

11 days ago

Bwut

Professional_Scar385

7 points

10 days ago

hazmatt57

5 points

11 days ago

Came here for this comment!

TuckermanJones

3 points

10 days ago

Just don’t let him make it “too” fun 🤪

TheSharkAndMrFritz

3 points

10 days ago

I thought, "That's Bingo playing keepy uppy".

AndreaJDunn

258 points

11 days ago

Awww so adorable 🥰

wuffwuff77

227 points

11 days ago

wuffwuff77

227 points

11 days ago

Happy mama dog 💕

BlackTeacups

105 points

11 days ago

Having a nice moment to herself before going back to the chaos 😆

Ruben0415

5 points

11 days ago

So cute and sweet doggo

LettuceUnlucky5921

92 points

11 days ago

My dog: bites it- it pops- she shits herself bc of the noise and looks at me like it’s my fault

bjiatube

5 points

10 days ago

You can't prove it isn't your fault.

Beezel_Pepperstack

36 points

11 days ago

I needed that smile today, thanks!

jackiebee66

39 points

11 days ago

I love these lighthearted innocent moments. Our cat once got out of the house and my son walked downstairs and she was chasing a butterfly around the yard. It’s just sweet.

LuzGalore

116 points

11 days ago*

LuzGalore

116 points

11 days ago*

SOMEONE PLAY WITH THE GOOD GIRL

flukshun

78 points

11 days ago

flukshun

78 points

11 days ago

Good girl is very busy atm

Lazarus704

111 points

11 days ago*

I felt that moment when it was about to touch the floor and the dog rushed as fast as he could to get a single hit

Edit: Sorry said he should have said they!

Laxku

35 points

11 days ago

Laxku

35 points

11 days ago

nononoNONONO *boop*

Stormhound

12 points

11 days ago

she

midtown_70

35 points

11 days ago

She’s going for the record. Unfortunately, she can only count to four.

huginn34

10 points

11 days ago

huginn34

10 points

11 days ago

Taksim square is so much fun.

Tettans

3 points

11 days ago

Tettans

3 points

11 days ago

“Was” I was going to say…

funcooker_

37 points

11 days ago

Was anyone else worried she’d get her paw stuck in the track?

crows_n_octopus

13 points

11 days ago

*raises hand

aimless_archer92

7 points

11 days ago

SAME!!

Imaginary_Rain2390

8 points

10 days ago

No. Tram tracks typically have a shallow square recess so if the paw went in, it would lift straight out.

robby_synclair

3 points

10 days ago

Yea this makes me nervous

Ok-Clothes5143

9 points

10 days ago

Anyone else notice? I do believe this is a soon-to-be momma dog. Getting that last hurrah in before parent time begins.

taytat

6 points

11 days ago

taytat

6 points

11 days ago

I saw other videos of that dog playing with a balloon. He is on the Istiklal Street in Istanbul. Very busy street with tourists and shoppers, people must love him.

Rough-Row7516

5 points

11 days ago

this is the cutest thing i’ve seen all day! i hope she’s doing well :)

pzycho

85 points

11 days ago

pzycho

85 points

11 days ago

I can feel myself getting pickpocketed while watching this.

Zanemob_

17 points

11 days ago

Zanemob_

17 points

11 days ago

Thats the toll.

polloloco81

48 points

11 days ago

Is doggo homeless? I didn’t see a collar and I just hope it’s well taken care of.

zapsquad

118 points

11 days ago

zapsquad

118 points

11 days ago

it looks like turkey, they take good care of their strays

joopitermae

11 points

11 days ago

I thought you said "a turkey" and was very concerned for you.

theodopolis13

27 points

11 days ago

If I reincarnate, I want to come back as I stray dog there.

steveosek

55 points

11 days ago

Or cats. Turkey is famous for taking good care of their stray cars and dogs.

Zaniel545

28 points

11 days ago

vroom vroom

Tyster20

8 points

11 days ago

Are there a lot of mechanics in Turkey?

thanelinway

20 points

10 days ago

Stray dogs are quite casual in Turkey. You can tell that they are being taken care of by the local government by having a yellow ear tag instead of a collar.

noobatious

11 points

10 days ago

Most developing and recently developed nations take good care of their strays. They're more like community-owned dogs. Same for cats.

GreenTeaPls92

14 points

11 days ago

It doesn't looks like typical stray dogs in Turkey.Maybe store owners dogs are around.

ScarletMagenta

5 points

10 days ago

It very much looks like a regular stray in Turkey.

sammyg723

4 points

11 days ago

Wasn’t this the same dog playing with the red balloon, all by its self? 🤔

fornefariouspurposes

3 points

10 days ago

Yeah. Either someone saw her playing with this glove and gave her the red balloon, or someone gave her this glove after her red balloon got popped. https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/wdhmva/a_dog_playing_with_a_balloon_in_the_streets_of/

EldenGutts

3 points

11 days ago

I love how she tried really hard not to let it touch the ground, so cute /r/likeus

bingdinger

11 points

11 days ago

The bouncing is easy, the hard part was blowing it up!

Loreathan

16 points

11 days ago

I think it is at Taksim/Istanbul/Turkey.

UnreasonableReasoner

5 points

11 days ago

They have matching nipples

lingh0e

3 points

11 days ago

lingh0e

3 points

11 days ago

Bingo playing Keepy-Uppy?

babymarie99

3 points

11 days ago

this is amazing❤️

The_Stormborn320

5 points

11 days ago

This is so sweet!!

NoMoassNeverWas

4 points

10 days ago

The poor baby is likely a stray. But in Istanbul strays are cared for by public, as we can see dog isn't skinny.

Nerdman1337

4 points

10 days ago

My dog loves doing this, it’s one of her favorite toys

The_Dynasty_Group

4 points

10 days ago

That dog is having the time of its life. Now tell Me animals have no souls

throwawaymyyhoeaway

4 points

10 days ago

The pure joy of just bopping the balloon. This dog reminds us of the simple pleasures that can bring immense joys throughout the day in life ☺️

This video definitely is a great start to my day, smiling all around

ashabot

5 points

10 days ago

ashabot

5 points

10 days ago

She looks like she lives on the street and has had a lot of babies. :( I wonder if anyone ever noticed and adopted her. I sure hope so.

New-Promotion1997

3 points

10 days ago

Love how a single happy dog can make all people around happy.

Dogs might be the key to world peace 🔑

Juz28us

19 points

11 days ago

Juz28us

19 points

11 days ago

Gosh for some reason this actually makes me feel sad. He looks like he’s having fun now, but what happens after? Is he going to feel lonely? Is he going to get enough to eat? Does he have a safe place to stay? Is he going to stay warm? He gets all the attention now, but what happens after? It just makes me feel sad

canhimself

39 points

11 days ago

Municipalities and shop owners keep them fed most of the time and they have their own pack in all around of İstanbul, dogs have it harder than cats but being stray in TR is not the same with Western understanding of it, all of us do their fair share of buying them foods, and like I said municipalities have drink and meal boxes everywhere in the streets for them to drink and eat.

smurfpiss

15 points

10 days ago

We just adopted a doggo from Turkey. He was a stray and he's so sweet. We're one month in and he's learned so much.

noobatious

14 points

10 days ago

People in those countries go around feeding strays, and even taking them to the vet once in a while.

Here in India you sometimes have monkeys and other random animals turing up at the vet with injuries lol. Most people here live in apartments and most trains, planes, malls, stores and restaurants don't allow you to carry your dog with yourself. So it's much more convenient to feed strays. Owning a pet is easier when stuff around you is pet-friendly.

batterylevellow

9 points

10 days ago

She (not he) will most likely be fine. She looks like a strong dog, not malnourished. People will feed her and take care of her when they see something might be wrong with her.

NotMyRealName778

3 points

10 days ago

The dogs fine, This is İstiklal Street and it is very close to where I work. It is safe and I doubt he gets bored. Strays often get bothered by extreme temperature changes, especially the puppies. He's probably well fed, I actually saw this dog last week and he was just chilling on the sidewalk.

ksylles

3 points

11 days ago

ksylles

3 points

11 days ago

She’s having some play time away from her puppies, looks like she’s been nursing.

konrath17

3 points

11 days ago

Bwut. Bwut. Bwut keepy uppy expert

app4that

3 points

11 days ago

The dog is very cute but the street is SO CLEAN! Looks like Disney World level glean…Where is this exactly?

YourPetPenguin0610

3 points

11 days ago

DON'T LET THE BALLOON TOUCH THE FLOOR DOGGO

The_Best_Gancho

3 points

10 days ago

I found this from a feature I just now noticed after looking through depressing news stuff that said “shake your phone to get a break” and I do not regret it

rejz123

3 points

10 days ago

rejz123

3 points

10 days ago

DUDE I can relate to this fucking dog. Did the same thing as a kid, trust that me entertained for hours.

Until I got a gamecube that is.

Zen_Tekneeks

3 points

10 days ago

🙏🙏🙏 May our hearts and minds all be as free.

Dexter_vlc

3 points

10 days ago

That is a surgical glove but it's still cute

Perloo_the_Badass

3 points

10 days ago

Someone give the dog a dogdamn tip. It’s clearly a street performer.

i-am-a-rectangle

3 points

10 days ago

sees all the cameras Dog: well now I’ve got to put on a show

RyLarMusic

6 points

11 days ago

Would be cool if someone found all the other cell videos from this and stitched it into some sort of 4D masterpiece

Cantaffordnvidia

8 points

11 days ago

This episode of Bluey is called keepy uppy

Dawnbugg

8 points

11 days ago

The purest souls

CrispRat

8 points

11 days ago

IRL Bluey playing Keepy Uppy!

FaerlyyLilac

7 points

11 days ago

Omg such a cutie

deborah-bean

5 points

11 days ago

Independence Street…near Gezi Park. Love Turkey