They’re in our homes, our parks, our hearts—and recently, pugs have been popping up everywhere online. Are those irresistible smushed up faces hiding a secret plan to take over just the internet or possibly the entire world?
Exhibit A: Puglet Kickstarter campaign
“What a piece of work is Pug! How noble in reason! How infinite in wrinkles! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like a snoring angel! In gaseous emission how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!”
Hamlet Puglet Act II, Sc II
Kevin Broccoli’s Puglet Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to produce the first stage production of Hamlet using an all pug cast.
Pledge rewards start with tickets to the production, include a chance to meet and play with the cast members, and feature the ultimate reward: a walk-on role as the only human among pugs!
The campaign runs until August 6th and has raised $1,222 towards its goal of $5,000 in pledges to put on the play.
Exhibit B: Pugs in Movies and TV
The Pugs of Westeros
Sue and Phillip Lauer have been dressing up their three pugs in intricate handmade costumes since they were puppies.
Also known for their Pugs of Middle Earth photo series, the creative couple jumped at the chance to shoot this Game of Thrones fan video.
Check out the behind the scenes video to see more of Roxy, Blue and Bono in action!
Dawn of the Planet of the Pugs
See what I mean? Clearly the pugs are trying to prove they’re a step ahead of the genetically evolved Apes of our not-too-distant future, right?
“I can’t help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.”
Find more pug summer blockbusters here.
Exhibit C: Pugs are taking over social media
Is this not 10 full minutes of pugs being adorable on Vine? Are you not entertained?
If it’s been a rough day in a long week in a crazy year and you just need an adorable pug stat, then @EmergencyPugs is here for you. And by “here for you” I mean is here on Twitter to brainwash you into accepting your new adorable squish face leaders.
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