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August 4, 2011 10:53 PM   Subscribe

TheCatScan.tumblr.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by beukeboom (96 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't think that this idea will last.
posted by Quonab at 10:57 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


lot of cat asses
posted by edgeways at 10:57 PM on August 4, 2011


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by not_on_display at 10:57 PM on August 4, 2011 [11 favorites]


Huzzah! The meme returns!
posted by redbeard at 10:58 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think this is not only a double, but someone has used this exact wording before?
posted by sweetkid at 10:59 PM on August 4, 2011 [15 favorites]


Don't get it.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:00 PM on August 4, 2011


Yep.
posted by sweetkid at 11:01 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like our version better.
posted by Deflagro at 11:01 PM on August 4, 2011


lot of cat asses
and taint.
cat taint.
posted by matt_od at 11:02 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Phase III commences ...
posted by mannequito at 11:02 PM on August 4, 2011


copyright 1997 DO NOT STEAL THESE IMAGES
posted by troll at 11:03 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Toes, too. Lotta cat toes.
posted by rtha at 11:03 PM on August 4, 2011


YOU GET ON THE SCANNER AND STAY ON THE SCANNER YOU CAT
posted by gc at 11:05 PM on August 4, 2011


You know what? These pictures are STILL best of the web.
posted by davejay at 11:08 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy B... hey! That's not right.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:08 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


OR WHY
posted by mullacc at 11:12 PM on August 4, 2011


Cat Scan? More like Cat SCAM, amirite?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:26 PM on August 4, 2011


Does anyone read the ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
posted by shii at 11:31 PM on August 4, 2011


"Oh no, not again."
posted by loquacious at 11:32 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Retro!
posted by crabintheocean at 11:32 PM on August 4, 2011


Cat-arses.
posted by Ardiril at 11:33 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


People still have flatbed scanners? Huh... who knew.
posted by sbutler at 11:36 PM on August 4, 2011


"It's a fax from your dog, Mr. Dansworth. It looks like your cat."
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:38 PM on August 4, 2011 [9 favorites]


"Oh no, not again."

If we're going to use the vernacular of the day, shouldn't it be 'oh noes'?
posted by spicynuts at 11:38 PM on August 4, 2011


Deja blue
posted by Sailormom at 11:39 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by Bartonius at 11:39 PM on August 4, 2011


At least the tumblr has a professional white background.
posted by spicynuts at 11:42 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yay! Moar Birthday!
posted by Ahab at 11:48 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think these cats lack ambition. Ours ignores the smooth smooth scanner for the tactile joy of pinging letter off the keyboard.
posted by arcticseal at 11:52 PM on August 4, 2011


With one of those I thought, "Wait a minute, is that MY cat? But I've never scanned her! At least, not that I've posted to the internet!" But then I realized no, while they have stunningly similar rectal regions, it's not quite 100%.
posted by lesli212 at 12:09 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this something I'd need to own a cat to understand?
posted by at the crossroads at 12:13 AM on August 5, 2011


Look, it's the cat's ass
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:29 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


gurgle oda belk, shimmy!
posted by clavdivs at 12:32 AM on August 5, 2011


how could you do this
posted by ReWayne at 12:34 AM on August 5, 2011


There's like this guy that lives in my building, and he has a french bulldog. He's a big sweaty fat dude, I think he makes his money as a trader. He's nice, but just on the precipice of annoying. Until you happen to be behind him getting your mail or brushing past him down the back stairs or wherever, and you realize he is forever talking to his dog. I mean like long conversations with this dog. Long, involved, girlfriend sort of dinner conversations with his crazy-tongue french bulldog.

Cat people don't seem so weird anymore.
posted by four panels at 12:35 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


lesli212: But then I realized no, while they have stunningly similar rectal regions, it's not quite 100%.

Little known fact: the anus is as unique as the iris.
posted by troll at 12:41 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Little known fact: the anus is as unique as the iris.

I can see Q's next conversation with Bond.
posted by arcticseal at 12:48 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


In The Man With the Golden Goatse?

James, you're hurting me!
posted by pracowity at 12:54 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Damn, someone out there has a cat with 3 front legs!
posted by autoclavicle at 1:00 AM on August 5, 2011


In the style of Run-DMC:

somebody scanned a CAT!
and then they posted THAT!
and then they quoted MATT!
i'm gonna get my GAT!
that shit is gettin' OLD!
that shit just leaves me COLD!
like a recurring DREAM!
it's time to kill this MEME!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:06 AM on August 5, 2011 [8 favorites]


Thunderballs? Wait, didn't we do this already?

"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:10 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


beukeboom, for having brought awareness of the resurrection of cat scans back to the tubes, I would like to present you with a trophy...

A Cat Ass trophy, to be sure.


This one seems the most appropriate; perhaps you should print it out and frame it... sort of a DIY trophy I guess. We're a little cheap in these parts.
posted by drfu at 1:23 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Im having the worst deja vu right now, didn't I see this here just last week?
posted by dabitch at 1:35 AM on August 5, 2011


It's a rewind to paws!
posted by Abiezer at 1:36 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


In the style of Bread:

Hey have you ever tried / Really reaching out to scan his other side?
The claws sink deep and I can't keep him in / But baby, here goes...
F2 previews then makes a beep / F4 makes a scan for us to keep
And if you're wondering where this cat is going to
I'm gonna scan him with you
I really think that we could wedge him, girl

go for the gold, man... 70s gold
posted by crapmatic at 2:14 AM on August 5, 2011


Guess what?


















Cat butt!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:50 AM on August 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


I've never understood the part about having to wedge the cat into the flat bed scanner. You just put the cat on the scanner, right? No wedging involved.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:59 AM on August 5, 2011


You mean you're not supposed to close the lid?

Sorry, Oreo.
posted by JanetLand at 3:04 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


In Communist Bloc, cat scans YOU.

I live on the same block as the Parti Communiste headquarters here. No joke.
posted by fraula at 3:19 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cat-ass-trophy.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:41 AM on August 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


This thread hasn't been deleted yet? I'm still waiting to see the flashing red box with the unicorns
posted by infini at 3:45 AM on August 5, 2011


It's a great idea, but what about the risk of scratching the glass? Better make sure they're declawed first...
posted by psoas at 3:46 AM on August 5, 2011


Knock knock.

Who's there?

Cat gut.

Cat gut who?

Cat gut your tongue?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:48 AM on August 5, 2011


Meet the new web, same as the old web.
posted by piratebowling at 4:14 AM on August 5, 2011


Fur-st!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:35 AM on August 5, 2011


After my morning tea maybe I'll enlist Flora the Siamese and my sheet-feeding scanner to do a picturesque re-enactment of the wood chipper scene from Fargo.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:46 AM on August 5, 2011


Has anyone else noticed that lolcatspeak use seems to have subsided somewhat on the internet?
posted by Salvor Hardin at 4:47 AM on August 5, 2011


For some reason this always seems to make me feel older then my actual birthday does. Psychology is a heck of a thing. Happy birthday, Metafilter!
posted by cavalier at 4:50 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Okay, okay, I'm still a n00b and will be for the next - what, 3 years or so. I thought the birthday had already been celebrated and the post reposted.
So who are these folks? And cats?

(must mathowie buy all the possible variants across teh innerwebs?)
posted by likeso at 4:55 AM on August 5, 2011


so many leetle peenk toes!
posted by elizardbits at 5:01 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


6+ hours and still standing
posted by nathancaswell at 5:12 AM on August 5, 2011


Guess why?


















Cat thigh!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:22 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is all a plot by the indoor cat police.
posted by biffa at 5:41 AM on August 5, 2011


Some of these pictures look like a cat suspended between realities, their paws still in the here and now, the rest of its body a warped reflection from the other side of a window to an alternate universe.
posted by anthom at 5:41 AM on August 5, 2011


Guess what?
posted by killdevil at 5:42 AM on August 5, 2011


Great submissions! Keep them coming!

I don’t know if anyone wants to do this to their scanner, however we here at Cat Scan HQ have some ideas for bizzarre cat scans: Now, be advised putting food, animals, and laser beams onto your scanner probably isn’t covered by your warranty, so probably only try these if you have an old scanner you don’t care about that much.

That being said, I don’t think any of it will hurt the scanner (or the cat!).
…But nonetheless, proceed at your own risk.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:48 AM on August 5, 2011


KEEP THE FUCKING LIGHT OUT OF THE CAT'S EYES.
posted by zennie at 5:56 AM on August 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


My Trilby likes to sit on my scanner, and frequently sets the scanner in motion. Can any of your cats operate a scanner?

Didn't think so.
posted by orange swan at 6:02 AM on August 5, 2011


Our cat likes to shut down our computers.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:17 AM on August 5, 2011


They hadn't invented scanners back when we had house cats.
posted by infini at 6:21 AM on August 5, 2011


I have a sneaking suspicion someone posted this after yesterday's MeTa just to see the red box of doom in action.
posted by zylocomotion at 6:29 AM on August 5, 2011


Better cat than scat, I guess -- but I still don't see the point. Seems... stupid.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:34 AM on August 5, 2011


New to the internet, Guy_Inamonkeysuit?
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:48 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


does anyone read the posts down here?

We all do.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:49 AM on August 5, 2011


Better cat than scat, I guess -- but I still don't see the point. Seems... stupid.

Drat, catchat spat! Scat!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:52 AM on August 5, 2011


I think this is not only a double, but someone has used this exact wording before?
posted by sweetkid at 10:59 PM on August 4 [9 favorites +] [!]


2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001 welllll almost
2000

And the grandaddy of 'em all - 1999! Welcome to Metafilter, sweetkid.
posted by FatherDagon at 6:52 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, there is finally a "cat-scan" link on one of these posts.

But I'm so let down by the images. After all these years, I had something fabulous built up in my mind.
posted by _paegan_ at 7:01 AM on August 5, 2011


So we're moving from yearly to tri-weekly?
posted by zylocomotion at 7:02 AM on August 5, 2011


Oh. Nevermind. Move along. I'm going to have a cup of coffee now.
posted by zylocomotion at 7:07 AM on August 5, 2011


This feels kind of like Eastern Orthodox Christmas.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Occasionally someone complains about too many cat posts on Metafilter.

And that person is always wrong.
posted by swift at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fluffy porn. Not good. I agree to that rules.
posted by rusty at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2011


These threads are the closest thing MeFi has to /r/circlejerk.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:40 AM on August 5, 2011


ZIPPITY BOP!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:13 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


yeah, I just thought I saw it like two weeks ago. Oh well.
posted by sweetkid at 8:36 AM on August 5, 2011


Couldn't get my cat stay on scanner.
posted by Shrekman at 9:04 AM on August 5, 2011


I tried a drum scanner, now Mr Wiggles refuses to go anywhere near me.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 9:05 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe I'm the last one to get the memo, but I just realized the original cat-scan.com now links to Metafilter Memories. Awwwwwwww.
posted by geeky at 9:49 AM on August 5, 2011


AGAIN with this crap??? It seems this gets posted every few months.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:53 AM on August 5, 2011


Guess who?



















Cat poo!
posted by The Deej at 9:58 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


The internet is for cats.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:24 AM on August 5, 2011


GUESS HOW
























CHAIRMAN MEOW!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:38 PM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I CAN HAS FAVORITES?
posted by nathancaswell at 1:49 PM on August 5, 2011


Ha the first thing I thought of was Bonsai Kitty craze!
posted by hills_bells at 4:28 PM on August 5, 2011


Guess when?


















> start again? [y/n] N_
posted by not_on_display at 3:27 PM on August 6, 2011


The cat's got the wren!
posted by troll at 5:09 PM on August 6, 2011


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