Thursday, May 31, 2007

These Cats Are So High

From Spanish television

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How does catnip work its magic on cats?

Ramona Turner, a veterinarian specializing in feline care for 25 years, owns two Fresno, Ca.–based animal hospitals. She answers this riddle about our furry friends' strange behavior

From Scientific American

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I Want Your Picture But Not Your Words

I finally got the chance to see The Beach House play live when they opened for that band The Clientele. I don't really get that geeked out about seeing a band play live anymore, but i did for them. My second favorite record of 2006 and still something I lean on heavily in 2007. They were better than beautiful and we wanted to leave after they were done so as not to ruin the evening hearing any other music.

Beach House's "Tokyo Witch" live from PRI's Fair Game

More from Fair Game

Previous Beach House Post

Monday, May 28, 2007


Friday, May 25, 2007

Mind Bottling

No words really can describe how wonderfully bizzare this clip is...

"This is the way we wash our paw, wash our paw"

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cat Vs TV Reporter

Reporter loses

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cat Wangs

Granny Feng's tom cat has sprouted two hairy 4ins long wings, reports the Huashang News.

"At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings," she said.

Feng, of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, says the wings, which contain bones, make her pet look like a 'cat angel'.

Her explanation is that the cat sprouted the wings after being sexually harassed.

"A month ago, many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow," she said.

However, experts say the phenomenon is more likely down to a gene mutation, and say it shouldn't prevent the cat living a normal life.

The Article

According to Wikipedia there's documentated cases of this occurence.

Kitty Canuck

How "cool" is this cat.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cat Wait Another Day

The awesomeness of the new Ladybug Transistor record Can't Wait Another Day starts with the cover star Token.

From GaryOlson "It was very strange. The moment we sat down for the photo, the cat waltzed in like he owned the place... sat down next to me and was crawling on Julia's lap. We found out later from the guard that his name is Token. He was adopted by the museum a few years ago. Here is a nice shot of him. Such a poser!"

My favorite Ladybug Transistor record since The Albermarle Sound, out on June 6th from Merge

From the new record:
Always on the Telephone

I love many Ladybug songs but I have to say that this one is maybe my favorite
Choking on Air

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Breaking News

Report: Only 7 Band Names Remaining

NEW YORK—According to data released Monday by the International Registry of Rock Band Names, only seven of the estimated 518 million potential names for musical acts remain available.

"Following the selection of 'The Stripped Amygdaloids,' 'A Purple Spray Of Cloth Violets,' and 'Guestowel' this past weekend, it is essential that new bands pick a name as soon as possible," read a statement on the organization's website. "Bands that wish to form after all names have been taken will be have to wait until a name becomes available, which could take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 years."

While a MySpace page was created late Monday under the title Whiteboard Ether, one of the few band names left, the IRRBN has not yet confirmed whether the group has actually played any gigs.

(The band Fahrenheit 420 made it just in time)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cat Vs. Tortoise

Tortoise wins

Thanks Z

Part II - Kitten vs. Tortoise

Tortoise wins again

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bill in 08

The Associated Press poses the tough questions at the presidential candidates...

What pets live in your home?
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: A cat.
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: ''Seamus, our Lab.''
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: None because of family's allergies. Would like a dog.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Golden retriever and chocolate Lab.
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Pound-rescues Harry the beagle-basset, Lucie the beagle and George the cocker spaniel.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: None.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Cats Jake and Squeaky.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bus Cat

Bus drivers have nicknamed a white cat Macavity after it has started using the No 331 several mornings a week.

The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy Walsall to Wolverhampton bus at the same stop most mornings - he then jumps off at the next stop 400m down the road, near a fish and chip shop.

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