Recently I’ve been watching a lot of Boardwalk Empire, the HBO show in which Steve Buscemi rules Atlantic City as a … city councilman? Frankly, the plot is starting to get away from me. And Agent Nelson Van Alden is a little much, isn’t he, with the self flagellation and the cold buttermilk? (I’ve only just started season two — Netflix.) (No spoilers in the comments!)
In any case, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to Steve Buscemi’s face, and I have for a good many years, ever since I saw him in Reservoir Dogs and thought, as many did, Who looks like that?
And now the Internet comes along with this dog, saying that he looks like Steve Buscemi, and the Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune and the Huffington Post get their top reporters on the story, and it balloons.
The question remains: Does this dog really look like Steve Buscemi?
Dogster says … yes! Or no? AW MAN WE DON’T KNOW.
Actually, there’s a bit more to this story, which is just as important as whether or not this dog looks like Steve Buscemi. (He does, right? Or no?)
The little guy is named Chuchi, a Peekapoo who spent eight months at no-kill shelter Faithful Friends Animal Society before finding his forever home.
Huffpost got the jump on him after it ran the story on Tonik, the dog who looks like a little boy. You remember him:
In response to the Tonik story, a reader sent Huffpost a photo of Chuchi, and Huffpost, stopping everything, threw everything it had at the story. It tracked down Jane Pierantozzi, director of Faithful Friends, who gave them the low-down on the dog:
“[Chuchi] is a bit temperamental and only likes the few people that he wants to like — just like some people,” Pierantozzi wrote HuffPost in an email. “If you irritate Chuchi, he lets you know. He reminds us of an old man who can be grumpy at times.”
Fortunately, Chuchi was adopted out to a nice home, so we don’t have to worry about him any more. You know who should worry about him? The other dogs in the neighborhood. That town is about to get real dicey.
Here’s another picture of the dog: