For proof that our culture has gone to the dogs, look no further than the bizarrely parental ways many Americans talk about our furry friends.
If you haven't seen a series of new commercials from the wireless company, Sprint, consider yourself fortunate. The ads feature Instagram star Topher Brophy, who — besides bearing an uncanny likeness to Warner Sallman's painting of Jesus — has established an odd relationship with his wire-haired pooch.
"Who's that?" asks the cameraman. "He's my son," replies Brophy. He and his dog, Rosenberg, get easily confused, Brophy informs us, "because there's a resemblance."