Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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The staff will be on vacation (Yes, the editors let the writers at "I'm so Sorry for this blog" go on vacation) in Australia for a bit... so here is a fable from down under.

PerthNow - Curious Cat Back After 11 Years

Monday, February 18, 2008

War Kittens

Kitchen-Floor Conflict Intensifies As Rival House Cats Claim Same Empty Bag

The Onion

Kitchen-Floor Conflict Intensifies As Rival House Cats Claim Same Empty Bag

MAPLEWOOD, MO—"It is beginning to appear that any long-term solution may have to involve deployment of the disciplinary squirt bottle," said one U.N. investigator.

"What people unfamilar with the history here must understand is that this seemingly empty and barren paper bag has rapidly become the third most important site in the area after the scratching post in the living room and the breakfast-nook windowsill," former CIA analyst Brian Haddox said. "Not only is it seen by both Boswellist and Johnsonian interests as a crucial location for establishing territorial control in the kitchen-floor region, but it also makes a crumpling sound that both sides find irresistible."...

"Reports from the ground indicated that Johnson, once in possession of the perimeter region up to the cat dish, was forced in the early afternoon to retreat to the green rug zone, where he licked his paws with apparent disinterest for an estimated 10 minutes. Without warning, Johnson then launched a full-frontal assault on Boswell's forces, pouncing from behind and eventually chasing his rival all the way to the bathroom sink. The heavy leaping and grappling was broken only by periods of intense mutual licking. At one point, the conflict escalated into full-fledged upside-down kicking of each other in the face before Boswell was distracted by an errant ball rolling across the floor, bringing the factions to an uneasy standstill."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

mid life

matador is releasing a prank phone call double cd by earles and jensen. from what i've heard so far, it sounds hilarious with nods to garfield, odie and pooky!!

"My Friends Call Me Ditchweed. Don't Ask. OK, Go Ahead and Ask"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A meow at a comedy show? It's just cats laughing .

Michael Showalter is in the comedy group Stella

"Last July, while recording a show for the album at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mr. Showalter heard a noise emanating from the floor beneath a young woman sitting in the front row. “She had a cage with two meowing cats in it,” said Mr. Showalter, who was quick to note: “I love cats. I had a cat for 14 years.” But the moment he heard the meowing, he abandoned his act to confront the woman (“Either leave or kill the cats,” he said. “That’s fair.”) until she eventually left her seat.

“I thought it was very funny,” he said. “She stayed after the show. We took some pictures. It just seemed fitting that we call the album ‘Sandwiches and Cats.’ ”"

Cats Love Comedy Too!!!!

The New York Times - Kill the Cats, but Keep the Career

Michael Showalter on his own cat, Lester!!!

"This is my cat, Lester. He is about 12 or 14 years old. I skipped the number in between because I'm superstitious. Lester's hobbies are eating cat food, meowing, scritching things, fighting with my roommate's cat, drinking water and sleeping. Lester's kidney's are failing him and he has trouble retaining water so he pees alot. Luckily, he's potty trained and uses the
toilet but he's not strong enough to lift up the seat, so sometimes there's cat pee on the toilet seat which I'm fine with, but my girl roommates Andrea and Sandra hate it. They always scream at him, "Lester! You forgot to lift the seat!" Lester is always very apologetic, but he's just not strong enough to lift the seat so it continues to be an issue. Luckily his penis is small so as long as he aims correctly it's very difficult for the pee to spray to the seat but Lester has a drinking problem and whenever he's drunk he wobbles when he pees so he always misses the toilet bowl and hits the seat"

The Band

I wish for this shirt

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


there's awoot of people on stage.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Surf Bum

Video of Nicolasa the surfing cat.

Make your own judgement.

I'm afraid of the ocean, can you imagine how a 4 month old kittten feels.

I Am Animal Video

My favorite non black metal band from Norway

"'The Mystery of Marie Roget' directed by Amund Hesbøl taken from the Je suis animal album 'Self taught magic from a book' released feb 18th on Perfect Pop Records "


Thursday, February 07, 2008


I listened to the song "Liberal Arts" eleven times today.
And the rest are just as good.
Pete's Candy Store Residency

You can stream "Liberal Arts" here as well

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Iriomote Who

I've actually visited Iriomote Island and despite my excellent cat karma , no wildcats showed themselves.

The New York Times - As a Japanese Island Grows Less Remote, a Wildcat Grows More Endangered

"The Iriomote wildcat is said to have roamed this small, subtropical island in the East China Sea for 200,000 years, but proved so elusive that it was not discovered until 1967. To this day, many islanders have never seen the wildcat, and some even stubbornly deny its existence." "...Today’s old-timers, like Kimiaki Fujiwara, 78, came here as children and tend to be skeptical of all the attention the wildcat is getting. Mr. Fujiwara said he had never seen a wildcat in his 68 years here and actually doubted its existence. “I think they’re just house cats that ran away and are living in the mountains,” he said.""

Monday, February 04, 2008

Michael Vick still a giant dick

We were lobbied by Mr.Waffles, the president of B.A.C.O.N (Bay Area Cats Organize Now!!!) to include this heartbreaking story about the current lives of 22 dogs saved from the clutches of the butcher Michael Vick.

The New York Times - Given Reprieve, N.F.L. Star’s Dogs Find Kindness

" Scars from puncture wounds on her face, legs and torso reveal that she was a fighter. Her misshapen, dangling teats show that she might have been such a successful, vicious competitor that she was forcibly bred, her new handlers suspect, again and again. But there is one haunting sign that Georgia might have endured the most abuse of any of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized last April from the property of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in connection with an illegal dogfighting ring. Georgia has no teeth. All 42 of them were pried from her mouth, most likely to make certain she could not harm male dogs during forced breeding."

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Kitten Halftime Show IV

Airing Sunday Feb 3rd during Animal Planet's “Puppy Bowl IV" at 3pm PST

"And censors need not worry: there are no wardrobe malfunctions during the kitten halftime spectacle, in which 15 or so cats climb on and play with toys. This year’s version is more sparkly, with falling confetti and a background of silver streamers. “We took more, like, a burlesque approach,” Mr. Schechter said."
The New York Times - Just Fine as Tackles, but They Can’t Pass

Clip of last years extravagancy

Friday, February 01, 2008

"Finally, cats can relax!"

"Why won't the grey cat in the video leave the SCRATCH LOUNGE"