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December 04, 2006

Fun With Teh Catz

Athena saw yesterday's "I Has a Flavor" kitty and wanted to do something similar, and provided an amusing prop with which to get best results. We applied prop to cat, took photos, and then added our text. Here's Athena's:

And mine:

Frankly, the cat's expression is what makes it work.

But it wouldn't be any fun if you didn't get a shot at it, so, here:

Feel free to add your own caption and post it up somewhere. If you want to come back and leave a link to your newly-captioned picture of our royally humiliated cat, that's fine with me too.

Posted by john at December 4, 2006 09:51 AM

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Steve Buchheit | December 4, 2006 10:06 AM

That expression is precious. To me it says something along the lines of, "Why don't you ever do this to the dog? The dog likes it."

cvlrmnky | December 4, 2006 10:11 AM

I AM ON UR SOFA

RULING UR PEOPLES

hugh57 | December 4, 2006 10:15 AM

PAYBACKS IS HELL

kero aka kevin | December 4, 2006 10:23 AM

YOU SLEEP SOON

JD | December 4, 2006 10:53 AM

Did I miss a week somewhere? Where did the weird grammar and spelling trend start?

patrick | December 4, 2006 11:03 AM

When queenie cat no have happy, no one have happy

Brian | December 4, 2006 11:09 AM

"Between this and the bacon, I'm demanding a royalty check."

Bearpaw | December 4, 2006 11:18 AM

JD: Did I miss a week somewhere? Where did the weird grammar and spelling trend start?

I think it started at least as far back as "Modern English", which is usually traced back to the time of William Shakespeare. (The timing is not at all coincidental.)

In terms of this specific and more recent spate of weirdness, my only-mildly-informed guess is that it's a playful outgrowth of both IM shortcuts and African American Vernacular English (aka "ebonics") via rap and hip-hop.

Bearpaw | December 4, 2006 11:21 AM

Addendum: Oh yeah, I forget to add "Engrish" to the mix, via "All your base are belong to us", etc.

John Scalzi | December 4, 2006 11:26 AM

I think it's more "cats are not capable of grammar" than anything else.

Tripp | December 4, 2006 11:31 AM

Ahem. "Cats are not bother by HUMAN grammar" egotistical human.

Nathan | December 4, 2006 11:33 AM

(In oddly affected British accent)

I AM ON YOUR SOFA AND MY COMMAND OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS QUITE SUFFICIENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I MOST STRENUOUSLY RESENT ANY IMPLICATIONS TO THE CONTRARY. NOW, WILL YOU PLEASE, KINDLY REMOVE THE FUCKING TIARA?

Ted Lemon | December 4, 2006 11:44 AM

They say you never hear the cat that gets you. I will come silently in the night.

Marc | December 4, 2006 11:45 AM

We are NOT amused.

Bearpaw | December 4, 2006 11:49 AM

Heh. I can just see some grammar cop pointing out an infraction to one or another of the queens of Britain, and being told in no uncertain terms that "We are the English language."

Which of course is true, if one exchanges the royal "We" for a more we-the-people sort of "we". While grammar rules and spelling and dictionary definitions and so on certainly have their place, the English language is what we say it is.

kurt | December 4, 2006 11:53 AM

Umans, obvious r overstated...Tiara....Not!!

Anonymous | December 4, 2006 11:57 AM

I'M WAITIN FOR U TO SLEEP
AND I'M POOPIN IN UR SHOOZ

Chang who love eat brainz! | December 4, 2006 12:00 PM

"I have as many ways to kill you as there are fake jewels in this crown."

Steve Buchheit | December 4, 2006 12:05 PM

I wonder what the kitty version of "Allah Akbar" is? My guess is Sclazi will find out, soon.

"Tuna is master"?

Nick | December 4, 2006 12:07 PM

I believe the standard feline response to all such offences against a cat's dignity is:

IF I WAS BIGGER I'D EAT YOU

Scott Wyngarden | December 4, 2006 12:10 PM

WTFOMGBBQU!

Eric J | December 4, 2006 12:50 PM

PUT DOWN THE BACON OR I WILL CRAP IN YOUR BED.

Annalee Flower Horne | December 4, 2006 01:06 PM

My version of the picture can be found here.

(see, the joke is it's a tiara? Bud-um CLASH!)

fishbane | December 4, 2006 01:14 PM

mine.

fishbane | December 4, 2006 01:24 PM

And, a bonus photo, should anyone wish to add commentary to my cat.

Dave Pittman | December 4, 2006 02:01 PM

NEEDS POOP. U BRUNG SAND TUB, K?

Kristin B | December 4, 2006 02:25 PM

A message from Shakespeare, who's too damned male for any tiara:

http://kristophrenia.blogspot.com/2006/12/message-from-cat-in-honor-of-season.html

(Apologies for the heathen-ish non-linkage, my html is as basic as can be.)

Carol Elaine | December 4, 2006 05:27 PM

You will pay. With salt.

Johnny Carruthers | December 4, 2006 05:31 PM

"Don't make me angry; you wouldn't like it when I'm angry."

Jenny Rae Rappaport | December 4, 2006 06:09 PM

Is the cat a Himalayan?

Jp | December 4, 2006 07:09 PM

THERE R P UNDR YR SEET

Sarah | December 4, 2006 07:11 PM

I got home from work and was suckered into amusing myself with this.

Only I used my cat. All my underwares are belong to him.

(Disclaimer: Not Ghlaghghee. Might be her long lost brother.)

Ginny | December 4, 2006 07:48 PM

Is this a male cat? I ask because he doesn't seem to be too pleased to be dressed in drag.

CaseyL | December 4, 2006 08:21 PM

Bacon taped to fur
Now foolish crown on my head
Behold kitty rage

Human prints out draft
Many days of work is there
I shall pee on it

See my flowing river
Yellow and odiferous
Curdles bond paper

Bountiful as well
Overflows the paper pile
Shorts out computer

Dignity avenged,
I curl around your ankles
Demanding dinner


Jim Winter | December 4, 2006 08:28 PM

"Why are you standing there with that stupid camera? FEED ME! NOW!"

Regan | December 5, 2006 12:20 AM

If you're going to put a tiara on fonixkat, shouldn't "Princess" be spelled

ghwrensesce?

"gh" from "hiccough,"
"wren" from, well, the bird,
"s" from "silly" (guilty as charged),
and "esce" as in "acquiesce to the kitty."

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