Something funny for Friday

This blog has been pretty serious of late.

Here is a completely ridiculous video. I’m really just trying to stop being the only person who has not posted a cat video.

So… I bet most of you have seen the movie…. right?

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  1. Faith says:

    Something Funny for Friday ??????????????????????????????

  2. acardnal says:

    Time for an adult beverage I think.

  3. APX says:

    I would have just euthanatized it.

  4. ad Deum says:

    Hahaha. Thank you.

  5. Hmmmmm …. I think we ossified manualists have discovered the next greatest weapon in our war against heterodoxy. Shall we breed these fearsome felines in mass numbers ? APX: ouch.

  6. APX says:


    I’m not really a cat person.

  7. jflare says:

    “About that whole no guns thing? I’m not sure I feel as strongly about it as you do.”
    Methinks a 9 mil at 10-15 feet would do nicely.
    Might make a little more noise than is wise though. How ’bout a bow and arrow? [You mean like Katniss Everdeen?]

    Good thing my cat can’t read. He might not appreciate the context!

  8. ocleirbj says:

    I expected it to be Darth Vader at the door, looking to adopt the cat.

  9. Liz says:

    I didn’t get it, but my teen boys thought it was so funny! They offered to let me watch the movie and I declined. :) [On the other hand, it could be a good idea to watch (read: monitor) what they are watching!]

  10. wanda says:

    Being a long-time cat person, I have to hand it to whoever got that cat to wear a costume. Maybe they gave it a happy pill. Cats hate being dressed up, although I did put dresses on a couple of ’em when I was little, we had tea parties! Imagine that, Fr. Z. now in the club of posting funny cat viedoes. Thanks for the lighter fare for a Friday.

  11. VexillaRegis says:

    Sorry, but this isn’t funny at all. As Wanda said, cats hate being dressed up. They especially detaste headgear, since they feel trapped. A dog would probably concede to wear a mask, but a cat is a cat and a dog is a dog.
    Here’s what T.S. Eliot wrote about cats:


    You’ve read of several kinds of Cat,
    And my opinion now is that
    You should need no interpreter
    To understand their character.
    You now have learned enough to see
    That Cats are much like you and me
    And other people whom we find
    Possessed of various types of mind.
    For some are sane and some are mad
    And some are good and some are bad
    And some are better, some are worse –
    But all may be described in verse.
    You’ve seen them both at work and games,
    And learnt about their proper names,
    Their habits and their habitat:

    How would you ad-dress a Cat?

    So first, your memory I’ll jog,
    And say: A CAT IS NOT A DOG.

    Now Dogs pretend they like to fight;
    They often bark, more seldom bite;
    But yet a Dog is, on the whole,
    What you would call a simple soul.
    Of course I’m not including Pekes,
    And such fantastic canine freaks.
    The usual Dog about the Town
    Is much inclined to play the clown,
    And far from showing too much pride
    Is frequently undignified.
    He’s very easily taken in –
    Just chuck him underneath the chin
    Or slap his back or shake his paw,
    And he will gambol and guffaw.
    He’s such an easy-going lout,
    He’ll answer any hail or shout.

    Again I must remind you that
    A Dog’s a Dog — A CAT’S A CAT.

    With Cats, some say, one rule is true:
    Don’t speak till you are spoken to.
    Myself, I do not hold with that –
    I say, you should ad-dress a Cat.
    But always keep in mind that he
    Resents familiarity.
    I bow, and taking off my hat,
    Ad-dress him in this form: O CAT!
    But if he is the Cat next door,
    Whom I have often met before
    (He comes to see me in my flat)
    I greet him with an OOPSA CAT!
    I’ve heard them call him James Buz-James –
    But we’ve not got so far as names.
    Before a Cat will condescend
    To treat you as a trusted friend,
    Some little token of esteem
    Is needed, like a dish of cream;
    And you might now and then supply
    Some caviare, or Strassburg Pie,
    Some potted grouse, or salmon paste –
    He’s sure to have his personal taste.
    (I know a Cat, who makes a habit
    Of eating nothing else but rabbit,
    And when he’s finished, licks his paws
    So’s not to waste the onion sauce.)
    A Cat’s entitled to expect
    These evidences of respect.
    And so in time you reach your aim,
    And finally call him by his NAME.

    So this is this, and that is that:
    And there’s how you AD-DRESS A CAT.

  12. Ellen says:

    My cat will not stand for being dressed up. She has her dignity to preserve.

  13. jflare says:

    [You mean like Katniss Everdeen?]

    *groans* Oddly, I’ve only just recently seen that movie, or the sequel. I wound up buying an e-copy of the trilogy.
    I will admit, her moves were part of the inspiration….

  14. jflare says:

    “And there’s how you AD-DRESS A CAT.”

    Except that I think my friendly, feline companion must surely be part dog. He certainly seems to beg and roll over enough!

  15. stilicho says:

    L’ennui d’Henri, peut-être?

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