Over the line, Collie! Am I the only one around here who gives a sh*t about the rules?!

Border Collies are widely regarded as the smartest of dogs. I say that because it's not readily apparent from this video below. This 7-year-old Border Collie named Fant, who lives in Norway, just discovered the bowling lane buzzer, and he's thoroughly freaked out by it. 

There is actually a lot of intelligence being displayed here: the buzzer takes a little while to reset (there's a little red light while it's in cool-down mode), and so it doesn't go off every time Fant sticks his nose in the lane. This confuses the living daylights out of the dog, who keeps trying to repeat the experiment to figure it out. 

For those of you who are unaware that bowling has rules besides "wait your turn" and "don't throw your ball in other people's lanes," you're not allowed to put your foot over the line where the lane begins. 

Anyone who has seen The Big Lebowski will know this rule from the iconic scene (below) where John Goodman pulls a gun on a "fragile" burnout named Smokey for doing exactly that. In order to avoid such conflicts, some bowling alleys install little lasers on the lane that make a buzzing sound if you commit a line violation. 

I don't think Walter would be any more understanding if Smokey was a dog.

That's what's up.

(by Johnny McNulty)

Sources: Glenn-Ove Ellingsen | Laughing Squid