Overlords, my arse
Until they learn to put bread around their faces, they'll never rule us!
The second international festival celebrating cat videos will be held in Oakland, California, this May, an event at which grimalkins and their bipedal slaves will spend a day reveling in the art of filméd felines. No, it's not yet April Fool's Day; there really is an International Cat Video Festival. The inaugural bash was …
Until they learn to put bread around their faces, they'll never rule us!
Good cat is a dead cat, then they at least have a use.
Once skinned and de-clawed they make great polishing cloths for my car.
The claws are excellent long lasting recyclable toothpicks.
Oh come on!! Down voted twice?
I'm a cat lover, but even I can appreciate the books "101 uses of a dead cat" etc. Post isn't worth an up vote, but neither is it worth a down vote.
While there's nothing wrong with having a pet, I find the photo both offensive and disturbing. Why anyone would want to go to that extent and make themselves look like their pet is beyond me. No Sir. These people need to be euthanased.
There are Americans that 'marry' their pets, including dogs, cats, goats................
What more can I say?
It's all downhill from here.
... have all turned their backs to me, after reading this. Seems they are disgusted by the very concept. I'm serious ... and I find their reaction extremely funny. Doing my damnedest not to laugh ... Never laugh at a cat, especially a house-broken feral. S/he'll find a way to put rodent parts into your .fav Ariat riding boots.
Cats. They are wise, and nobody has ever truly owned one :-)
 Don't ask how I know ...
I love cats and at one time between my house and the stables I used to rent; I had fourteen. I still have two in my house now as I like to have a pussy around to spoil but dressing up as one? I think the pussies in the lead photo need a slap!
Nice to see the money raised is going to an animal charity although the whole thing looks like a trekky fest gone feline.
Who own cats.... Enough said.
Nobody has ever truly "owned" a cat.
That's why the Ethernet Bunny is steering clear of these here parts.
"So far Dusty's owners claim he has stolen 213 dish towels, .......and other miscellaneous objects."
They need to check around the neighbourhood for reports of missing electronic devices, batteries, guns, ammunition, etc.
Germany already produced films of cats in the 1970s.
This video is still shown in abbreviated versions today.
Germany already produced films of cats in the 1970s
And Japan had its famous autocatography 『吾輩は猫である』 ("I am a Cat") back in 1906. This fascination has obviously been going on for quite a while, so it's unsurprising that modern humans are still in thrall to the cat.
The little fuckers even have their own country... or they will as soon as they break away from Spain.
I can't get no catisfaction
Sittin' on the tail of the cat
Feline Groovy (by Simon & Catfunkel)
No need to mangle other songs when there are plenty of cat-related titles already...
Year of the Cat
What's new Pussycat?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Don't Go (by the Hothouse Flowers, thanks to "black cat lying in the shadow of a gatepost" verse)
Cool for Cats
Anything by the Pussycat Dolls, Cat Stevens, "Catatonia", Felix da Housecat or Bass Kittens. Also songs from "Cats" (the musical), The Lion King, and probably many more...
Can't forget this classic:
Shake, Rattle and Roll (I'm like a one-eyed cat peeping in the seafood store)
Methinks you have too much knowledge of these Artists and songs...... Your listening choices appear to have been outed.
Although not the only explanation for people's fondness for cats, toxoplasmosis does have an increasingly well-documented effect on behaviour. Parasitic infection could well explain some of the zany behaviour of "bipedal slaves" that is associated with cats.
I expect a massive spike in bandwidth useage by the female members of the household.
There seems to be a certain amount of sneering in the article that this cat internet meme is mainly a female obsession.
I give you <drum roll> "Engineer's Guide to Cats" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4
- 6 Million plus views.
A Sign of either, growing gender equality, or the end of civilisation
I'm down with this.
I used to have birds nesting in my garden hedge till a woman moved in next door with 4 cats. Now I've not seen a bird anywhere near my garden for years. Instead I get the delight of cats screaming at each other in the middle of the night.
The same cats crap all over my lawn, chew on the shrubs and pull up flowers. They've also wrecked one of my fences by continually jumping onto it from the ground.
Said neighbour has now got all huffy because I try to discourage the lazy, fat, wildlife killers.
They're just fulfilling their biological imperative. It's the owner that deserves and should attract the scorn.
Also I'm curious... are these cats Panthera, or was your fence made of balsa?
Cats won't soil their own nest. Our acreage belongs to the cats. They share with the folks east, west, and south of us (all of whom understand cats). The cats pee and poop at the outer corners of the ranch, where it won't get in anybody's way ... and in the fancy rose garden/pool area of the asshole who lives just north of us. He hates cats, and they carefully return the favo(u)r ...
The idiot to the north is clueless. And has a serious rodent problem ...
You could try orange peel on the garden, failing that, collect the sh*t and then throw it back late at night.
My neighbour who had the cat (they've left now) asked me if I had seen any cats climbing over the fence into his garden. He couldn't understand why he had so much sh*t in his, as his cat never made a mess in the garden!
If the orange peel doesn't work a catapult can provide an effective way to protect wild birds.
Orange peel doesn't work; it's an old wives tale. The local ferals prowl the citrus groves (thankfully!).
Note to my fellow Yanks: "catapult" is British for "slingshot". It's one of the few methods of varminting that the poor insular bastards are left with. Me, I use a .22 for small feral critters that are causing trouble. Cheep, clean, easy, no muss, no fuss.
Clean headshots on a couple of wild quail with the same .22 make for easy dinner for the Wife & I ... why should the cats have all the good chow?
Flicking the sh*t back is extremely therapeutic. Orange peel may not work for you but rubber bullets (blue tack) from an air rifle just at the moment of crapping can be extremely effective. Especially if you hit the centre of the target. They learn quickly do cats.
I just ran across this recently. Seems tin foil is an amazing cat repellant http://www.snotr.com/video/10539/Tin_foil_is_Cat_repellent My guess is it is exactly like accidentally chewing on foil.
My fence is (was) a perfectly conventional one in good condition and about 10 years old. However, with 4 cats jumping at it from the ground, sometimes two at a time it doesn't take long to loosen the top rail, and once that's gone the much thinner panels don't last long.
I must admit the idea of giving them lead earrings is attractive, as is using a catapult on them, however even if it's not quite illegal, I'm sure that were I to do such a thing I'd soon have screaming hordes of the feline-obsessed beating down my front door. Besides, the cowardly pests are only there when I'm not - most notably at night.
I saw a youtube video once that was just perfect. A guy had linked a camera system to a water cannon, so it not only sensed the movement but tracked the cats as they ran off. I think of it as a science project. All that lovely mathematics calculating the precise angle and elevation for the cannon to stay on the fleeing feline.
No problem with the downvoters - you're just proving my point.
You can get a non harmful spiky edging to fix to the top of the rail to stop them walking the line. Works really well, in fact better than catching them in a cage and releasing them 50 miles away..... They always seem to find their way back.....
I had one which got into the habit of pissing in my backyard. Dousing the yard in Jeyes Fluid didn't work, nor did supposedly repellent garlic essence (repelled me pretty effectively, though). A cat training device which consists of a can of compressed gas, linked to a valve with a passive infrared trigger did work, and worked very well.
The moron moggy in question always jumped down into the yard at the same spot. A bit of trial and error allowed me to put the spraycan device right next to the favoured landing spot; I now have a video of cat walking along wall looking into yard, cat jumping down into yard, cat getting faceful of compressed gas, cat reacting in great fear and jumping out again. Said cat managed a standing 7' jump straight upwards at this point.
I haven't seen the little sod in the back yard since (and neither has my CCTV), and with it not pissing in there, the other local felines have also concluded that pissing there isn't useful, either; the entire episode had mostly consisted of a territorial dispute conducted mostly through scent. Nasty evil scientist with a PhD in pheromones that I am, the next stage would have consisted of trying to lie to cats with pheromones; the Silent Roar product (sold as fertiliser because they cannot sell it as anything else) does just this, as it consists of lion droppings. If there's one thing cats fear (apart from home-made autoguns) it is bigger cats.
In the absence of a pheromonal repellent, some sort of autogun is the way to go. Actual lethal devices aren't necessary; all you have to do is convince the local cats that your garden contains a mysterious invisible waterpistol-carrying maniac who cannot be seen, heard or smelled but has uncannily good aim. Cats are not particularly smart animals at the best of times; they do learn, albeit slowly, but outwitting them isn't difficult.
The Walker Art Center is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is not is Wisconsin.
...a never-ending series of pussy films.
So many cats, so few recipes.
I wonder if this was the date the Mayans had in mind for the end of civilisation as we know it...
So judging from what this article says it sounds like cats domesticated humans. Further it seems they did so for basically the same reason that humans domesticated cows: it makes getting food easier.
Just further proof that we are, despite what we think, a slave race to our feline overlords. Grumpy Cat will no doubt have some biting words for me for pointing this out.
ever think about marking your own yard? communicate on their level.