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May 17, 2007

Amish Cat is Amish


"I must say, Scalzi's hand-written LOLCAT crosses some meme boundary that I have yet to put my finger on. Somehow it brings light to the idea that LOLCATs don't exist entirely on the internet, which is near-blasphemy."

-- "Subspace," in the "Yes, Yes. Cats and Captions. Very Nice." comment thread

Posted by john at May 17, 2007 12:20 PM

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Dan | May 17, 2007 12:38 PM

Your cat's not black and white enough to be considered Amish.

John Scalzi | May 17, 2007 12:41 PM

Well, she's a girl. She can wear other colors, as long as they're simple. It's a good thing she's not a tabby. Or a calico.

Ed Powell | May 17, 2007 12:44 PM

Compared to the other pictures I've seen of her, the last two you've posted make her seem... happy.

Been slipping catnip in her feed or something?

Chang, for rizzle. | May 17, 2007 12:54 PM

What I like is that if your scroll up and down quick enough, the angle and colors make her look like she's dancing. Depends on if you have some good buttshaking tunes on Pandora, too.

Oh, I'm sorry. The AMish don't dance.

Steve Buchheit | May 17, 2007 01:24 PM

Chang, you're thinking about the standard issue Baptist. Having to avoid drunken Amish teens in horse carts after a midnight rave (seriously), I can state that the young Amish (pre-rhumspringa) do dance.

Dan | May 17, 2007 01:47 PM

The Amish don't dance?!?

Jeeze, Chang. Who do you think invented the "Electric Butter Churn" that big, dumb, uncoordinated white guys like me have been using on dance floors since the late 80's?

Kate | May 17, 2007 01:54 PM

Chang: You gotta lay off the acid.

Steve: You're right. This article was very amusing.

Bitter | May 17, 2007 02:18 PM

Okay, I don't know what's stupider... the thought that your cat might look like she's dancing, or the fact that I just spent 30 seconds scrolling the the window up and down quickly to make her dance.

Um, I think I need to get back to work now.

Steve Buchheit | May 17, 2007 02:55 PM

Kate, I drive through Middlefield several times a month (and know at least the names of those deputies). I live just down the road. And not all Amish give up the drugs and drinking when they join the church, and it's a big problem for the church. And buggy-car accidents are really horrible.

Kate | May 17, 2007 03:07 PM

You know, when I originally posted the article, I meant to type, enlightening. Not amusing. I'm not really a cold heartless bitch.

Steve Buchheit | May 17, 2007 04:36 PM

Kate, no worries on my part. And as someone that like to shock people when the go off on how, "simple and down to earth the Amish are," or my personal favorite, "the poor (cash wise) Amish." I found the article amusing. Yep, I know that one buggy with the tricked out stereo system. I think I put in one of my stories a line about the Amish Buggy with speed-metal tunes blaring out. If you think being having a car drive by with a really loud stereo and the base turned up, Amish buggies are slower, so the sound doesn't go away as fast.

Eric B | May 17, 2007 05:07 PM

What goes clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop.... BANG! clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop....?

An Amish drive-by shooting.

John Scalzi | May 17, 2007 05:17 PM

Of course, Amish are pacifists.

Dave Sorgen | May 17, 2007 05:39 PM

John - If the cat is too "English" to be Amish, perhaps she converted to Menonnite.

Mennonites have been known to drive black, dark blue, brown and, rarely, oh so rarely, dark green Cadillacs or Buicks.

The coloring is about right for liberal Menonnites to accept her...

PS: They gots lotsa Mennonites in Northern Ohio. I know, I went to their schools...

Dave (with the beard and the whole thing except the flat hat)

Lisa M | May 17, 2007 05:47 PM

For you! :)

Lisa M | May 17, 2007 05:52 PM

Darn it... I meant to add the link!


(And yes, it's about cat captioning...)

John Scalzi | May 17, 2007 05:56 PM

Yes, I discussed it yesterday, Lisa M. But thanks for the link.

LIsa M | May 17, 2007 06:59 PM

Argh. Yes. I will go flush my head down the toilet now, as punishment for reading sporadically. ;)

Chang, for rizzle. | May 17, 2007 08:19 PM

HA!!! I got someone to make kitty dance! I is powerful!

Now I go eat my chicken nuggets of doom!!!

chang, who is not chang | May 17, 2007 10:36 PM

Oh Great Scalzi, you have exceeded my wildest expectations. I - and I am sure the rest of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club - am overcome by these wonderful pictures of Her.

Just a tiny suggestion...

How about changing the current boring background picture to one of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee? Say, rotate a new picture everyday.

The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

John Joseph Adams | May 17, 2007 11:04 PM

My dog had something to say about this post:

Steve Buchheit | May 18, 2007 08:21 AM

chang, who is not chang, but then instead of bacon on a cat, we'd have blog on a cat, which just ain't as fun.

Dean | May 18, 2007 09:01 AM

I is confused.

Cats don't has hands.

- signed: Harold the Furball, Dean's Cat and Absorber of Sunbeams

Subspace | May 18, 2007 11:01 AM

Yesterday's post from the Dictator of Writing distracted me so completely that I didn't see this post. No wonder my website was getting so many hits. Last night I was like, "Finally, my ship has come in!" Turns out the SS Scalzi had just dropped anchor for a few hours.

erika | May 18, 2007 02:31 PM

Amish Cat has a thick, luxurious coat. Naked Cat [SFW] is naked. Why, the solution practically suggests itself!

clvrmnky | May 18, 2007 03:16 PM

I'm too lazy to do this, but where is the web widget that lets you upload an arbitrary photo of a cat, and have libpng/imagemagick create an LOL cat based on your text?

I say we flood the 'tubes with LOL cats. No reasons. Just because.

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