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Cat-Scan.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 reprise the theme song and roll the credits (144 comments total) 54 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh thank god, I was getting nervous
posted by The Whelk at 12:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [15 favorites]


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by daninnj at 12:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Do people read the posts down here?
posted by roll truck roll at 12:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by charred husk at 12:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


OH NO YOU DIDN'T
posted by dunkadunc at 12:59 PM on July 14, 2012


Oops
posted by roll truck roll at 1:00 PM on July 14, 2012


YOU BROKE THE CHAIN.

We're doomed.
posted by The Whelk at 1:00 PM on July 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


Great minds think unoriginally. Or something.
posted by charred husk at 1:00 PM on July 14, 2012


Frist! Am I doing this right?
posted by arcticseal at 1:01 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, good.
posted by Night_owl at 1:02 PM on July 14, 2012


I was promised catscans. Where are the catwedges?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:02 PM on July 14, 2012


Isn't this a double?
posted by cjorgensen at 1:04 PM on July 14, 2012 [13 favorites]


Would you like your catwedges baked or fried?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:04 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


last post! oh wait, this thread is supposed to be closed. ;)
posted by daninnj at 1:04 PM on July 14, 2012


YOU BROKE THE CHAIN.

If you don't love me now, you will never love me again.
posted by hippybear at 1:04 PM on July 14, 2012 [23 favorites]


These cats must be strays - they haven't got any tags!
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:05 PM on July 14, 2012


Holy shit, where does the time go? I feel like the last cat scan thread was just a few months ago.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 1:05 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Great minds think unoriginally. Or something.

Yeah the link scanner found like a dozen dupes when I previewed for some reason.

I was promised catscans. Where are the catwedges?

Here ya go.

On preview: Isn't this a double? Yup.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:05 PM on July 14, 2012


Deliberate double to celebrate MeFi's birthday?
posted by w0mbat at 1:07 PM on July 14, 2012


Does anyone read the posts down here?

(Being late is awesome!)
posted by andreaazure at 1:08 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy birthday, Metafilter. Y'all are some neat people. And thanks for keeping us in line, mods.
posted by Malor at 1:08 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love you all.

Now get off my lawn.
posted by infini at 1:11 PM on July 14, 2012


As many of you know, the first publicly available post to MetaFilter is post number 19. However, did you know that post number 1 is available for viewing if you purchase a MetaFilter Gold account? It's an obit post about Reginald "Reggie" Kray, a British gangster. Very interesting.
posted by charred husk at 1:11 PM on July 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Would cat wedges be tasty? I have my doubts, personally... er... digitally.

Yeah.

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter!

I love you all. You magnificent, smart, sexy people.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:13 PM on July 14, 2012


I am reading this posts down here.
posted by rtha at 1:13 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Deliberate double to celebrate MeFi's birthday?

It's a triskaidekaple. In honor of the first post.

Last year Matt bought the domain and is hosting something actually wonderful there that you should totally check out.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:13 PM on July 14, 2012


Meta
posted by Start with Dessert at 1:14 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Someone will have that engraved on their headstone so that future generations will be confused.
posted by tommasz at 1:14 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Okay triskaidekaple isn't right but I am high on MetaFilter right now and that's my excuse
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:14 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I certainly don't read the posts down here.
posted by Guy Smiley at 1:15 PM on July 14, 2012


> did you know that post number 1 is available for viewing if you purchase a MetaFilter Gold account?

Of course if you spring for a MetaFilter Platinum account, you get to post images.
posted by ardgedee at 1:16 PM on July 14, 2012 [7 favorites]


Hee!
posted by trip and a half at 1:16 PM on July 14, 2012


I've always thought "Mr. Mistoffelees" scans quite well.
posted by smirkette at 1:25 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Of course if you spring for a MetaFilter Platinum account, you get to post images.

But only other platinum members can see them. And they're all pictures of elephants pissing.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:26 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Really, sodium lights? I assumed they were pictures of butts (lol).
posted by smirkette at 1:27 PM on July 14, 2012


Hmmm. Does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by subbes at 1:29 PM on July 14, 2012




A cat scan is much better than scat can. Or something.

Happy BDay, MeFi!
posted by mosk at 1:29 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


.

Wait, what?
posted by The Michael The at 1:31 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thirteen years is cat scans. Fourteen years is scat cans. Fifteen years is big metal chickens.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:33 PM on July 14, 2012 [16 favorites]


I have no idea how these people got their indifferent cats into their amateur porn, or why.
posted by homunculus at 1:35 PM on July 14, 2012 [19 favorites]


I assume these flags are flags of support.
posted by jessamyn at 1:41 PM on July 14, 2012 [11 favorites]


ZIPPITY BOP!
posted by Scientist at 1:43 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter bucket list item: check!
posted by Scientist at 1:44 PM on July 14, 2012


Flags for the Glorious People's Republic of MetaFilter.

All hail the Benevolent Mods or the Sacred Words!
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:44 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Blast!
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:45 PM on July 14, 2012


That year flew by! Happy birthday, Metafilter! Thanks for another year of wasting time giving me things to want to talk about excitedly with people IRL me saying "well, on Metafilter" and "on AskMe" in every conversation with my boyfriend enriching my life!
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:46 PM on July 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


I assume these flags are flags of support.

hahaha and i was really nervous about posting this, too

i'll just assume everyone's jokingly flagging it as 'double' and i'll just move on

posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:46 PM on July 14, 2012


WHO WANTS PANCAKES?!?!
posted by biscotti at 1:48 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


If we're supposed to be reading posts "down there," this should have a NSFW tag.
posted by Lyn Never at 1:49 PM on July 14, 2012


they are flags of territorial claiming and we must now unleash our kitteh armies
posted by elizardbits at 1:49 PM on July 14, 2012


Note to the future: do not vote for Bush, don't be in New York in September, and get your money out.
posted by Harry at 1:52 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter bucket list item: check!

You called?
posted by hugbucket at 2:03 PM on July 14, 2012


Why to the mods keep deleting my comments!
posted by cjorgensen at 2:03 PM on July 14, 2012


Cat scan?

Cats can!
posted by cortex at 2:04 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]



I assume these flags are flags of support.


I didn't see a support flag. Is there a support flag ?

Please hope me!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 2:09 PM on July 14, 2012


That site really needs a professional whit background.
posted by Jimbob at 2:13 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy caturMetaBirthDay! With little fluffy kittens on top.
posted by kira at 2:15 PM on July 14, 2012




However, did you know that post number 1 is available for viewing if you purchase a MetaFilter Gold account? It's an obit post about Reginald "Reggie" Kray, a British gangster. Very interesting.

Down the memory hole like all of Paphnuty's posts. It's sad what happened to him.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 2:21 PM on July 14, 2012 [5 favorites]


If I may quote the first comment to my first post on MeFi (a long ago deadlinked YahooNews article): "ha! good one foopster..."
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:29 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy Anniversary to the nemesis of my productivity. May the forces of task-completion and cat-scanning enjoy four further seasons in the grip of joyous battle!
posted by midmarch snowman at 2:35 PM on July 14, 2012


Wow. More than a year before anyone commented on that first post? Times have changed...
posted by Melismata at 2:36 PM on July 14, 2012


On this most auspicious of days, please allow me to loan everyone their own personal puppytiger.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:37 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy Birthday Metafilter, you sulky adolescent, you.
posted by jokeefe at 2:45 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


A decade wasted on (and off) Metafilter. Hoofuckingray.
posted by item at 2:46 PM on July 14, 2012


It seems Cat-Scans is currently redesigning their site, but there archives are still there. I don't know if I agree with squeezing cats into a scanner for the pleasure of the internet viewing public. It just seems cruel to me.
posted by languagehat at 2:48 PM on July 14, 2012


don't mourn, organize
posted by Paphnuty at 2:48 PM on July 14, 2012 [8 favorites]


(I was going to say ZIPPITY BOP! but that damn Scientist got there first.)
posted by languagehat at 2:49 PM on July 14, 2012


Metafilter was founded on Bastille Day. Is it secretly French?
posted by madcaptenor at 2:49 PM on July 14, 2012


PANCAKES!
posted by carter at 2:50 PM on July 14, 2012


[glee]
posted by device55 at 2:51 PM on July 14, 2012


Metafilter was founded on Bastille Day. Is it secretly French?

No, Bastille Day is pretty flagrantly French, last I checked.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:55 PM on July 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


Metafilter was founded on Bastille Day. Is it secretly French?

It's secretly a Kenyan Muslim, but it went to school in France for a while.
posted by hippybear at 2:56 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is it that time of year already?
posted by eendje at 3:01 PM on July 14, 2012


I need to see a birth certificate.
posted by infini at 3:02 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday again, Metafilter!
posted by scottymac at 3:03 PM on July 14, 2012


Holy shit, where does the time go? I feel like the last cat scan thread was just a few months ago.

Sentiment seconded and repeated for emphasis. What the fuck, time?

Ah, well. I have a fish in my pants.
posted by loquacious at 3:04 PM on July 14, 2012


Is this something you'd have to put a cat in a scanner to understand?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:05 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's a scanner?
posted by swift at 3:09 PM on July 14, 2012


The great thing about cat scanning is cats cannot be copyrighted and are DRM-free, so we don't have to havethat thread.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:12 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's a scanner?

A scanner is someone with telepathic powers. They're highly sought after by defense contractors.
posted by hippybear at 3:13 PM on July 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Who here likes pancakes?
posted by oneirodynia at 3:15 PM on July 14, 2012


I certainly never post down here.
posted by terrapin at 3:17 PM on July 14, 2012


This cat, it vibrates?
posted by Mick at 3:21 PM on July 14, 2012


Cake!
posted by Cosine at 3:21 PM on July 14, 2012


Is it time for recipes yet?
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 3:26 PM on July 14, 2012


*rolls eyes at n00b and pats it on the head* sooooo cute.
posted by terrapin at 3:31 PM on July 14, 2012


Well I hope you are REAL proud of yourselves.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 3:40 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fifteen years is big metal chickens.

Wonderchicken Industries™ plans for world domination are proceeding on schedule.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:40 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Catscan Blue
posted by Dr. Zira at 3:43 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy birthday, Metafilter, and best wishes for the coming year.

I guess this is where I let you know that AskMe said if you hadn't proposed after ten years together, I should either leave or cowgirl up and ask you straight up -- Metafilter, I love you and can't imagine life without you. Will you marry me?
posted by vers at 3:52 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thirteen years is cat scans. Fourteen years is scat cans. Fifteen years is big metal chickens.

Sixteen is cuddly sloths. Seventeen is flaccid echidnas.
posted by homunculus at 3:55 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that's where my carefully laid schemes kind of gang agley.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:59 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy Happy Birthday, MeFi!
posted by pxe2000 at 4:05 PM on July 14, 2012


Metafilter, I love you and can't imagine life without you. Will you marry me?

Oh dear god, The Enspousenating was appalling enough the first time.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:14 PM on July 14, 2012


I've been attempting to deploy the Cats Canner all day, but I can't get the damn things to hold still. Am I doing it right?

does anyone read the posts down here?

I do. We all do.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:43 PM on July 14, 2012


I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted by triggerfinger at 4:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]




MetaFilter: I have no idea how these people got into there, or why.
posted by buzzv at 5:30 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


They paid their US$5, they took their chances.
Same as in town.
posted by Mezentian at 6:06 PM on July 14, 2012


I, for one, welcome our cat scanned overlords.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:15 PM on July 14, 2012


HURF DURF CAT SCANNER
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 6:57 PM on July 14, 2012


Nevar forget!
posted by krinklyfig at 7:05 PM on July 14, 2012


I'm going to celebrate MeFi's birthday like I do every year.

By having a very public and embarrassing flame out.
posted by mazola at 7:06 PM on July 14, 2012


Thank you for posting this. I was starting to doubt reality.
posted by brina at 7:29 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


You and me both.

I checked like a million times before I hit the button. I was like how has this not happened yet, it's the afternoon
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 7:34 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


does it count as threadmodding when it's the birthday post, i don't even know
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 7:35 PM on July 14, 2012


happy birthday Metafilter!
posted by xbonesgt at 7:47 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, reprise, it's not threadmodding. Everybody knows no one reads this far down. :)
posted by brina at 7:55 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


HB MF.
posted by Neale at 9:43 PM on July 14, 2012


Obligatory "I was here" comment
posted by caution live frogs at 10:01 PM on July 14, 2012


Eponysterical!
posted by mbrubeck at 10:03 PM on July 14, 2012


All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again.

And that makes me very happy!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:09 PM on July 14, 2012


OMG...one more year and MeFi will be a teenager.
I see trouble a brewing.
posted by quazichimp at 11:17 PM on July 14, 2012


Um... well, last I checked, 13 was technically a teenage year. But perhaps things have changed.
posted by hippybear at 11:23 PM on July 14, 2012


You are right Hippybear... MeFi is a teenager!
Arrrg, things are worse than I thought.
and so is my math.
...they grow up so fast.
posted by quazichimp at 1:30 AM on July 15, 2012


I'm not going to say anything here because I've been silenced all my life.
posted by Decani at 5:13 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can say it, Decani. Nobody reads the posts down here anyway.
posted by hippybear at 5:46 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I do.

I always do. *sigh*
posted by ZeroAmbition at 6:36 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, is this a good excuse to dance naked in the rain in my backyard?

As good an excuse as any.

Hail, fellow Mods and Mefites, and many happy returns of the day to you all.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:49 AM on July 15, 2012


Already? Time flies. I can't believe I have been reading one website for over 12 years. Hippo Birdy MeFi!
posted by jopreacher at 8:28 AM on July 15, 2012


It was the electric litterbox. Okay, it started out when we were rescuing this tribe of cats from down the street, when the Cat-hoarder Lady moved away. I managed to catch over a dozen of them. We took them to the vet--got them fixed, and fixed them up with shots and de-flea stuff--then turned them loose in our back yard. We put food out every night, and watched them come in for chow. They were a lively, bunch, and actually pretty friendly for a herd of cats that had been feral for at least three generations. After a while most of them drifted down the hill to the creek--wild kittys can make a good living on this hillside. Six of them still live here. Wait....the electric litterbox....well you just sort of had to be there.

I just got here.
posted by mule98J at 8:42 AM on July 15, 2012


Hippie Bathday!
posted by joelf at 9:37 AM on July 15, 2012


Cats are much easier to scan if they're de-clawed.
posted by apricot at 12:42 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately, none of your computers support this character: ๐Ÿ˜ธ.
posted by dmd at 12:55 PM on July 15, 2012


But I can see it on my phone! Ha!
posted by rtha at 12:57 PM on July 15, 2012


I have never attempted to scan a cat. I wouldn't even know where to start. In fact, I don't think I agree with it.

(happy birthday metafilter)
posted by Augenblick at 1:27 PM on July 15, 2012


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posted by gen at 2:52 PM on July 15, 2012


Happy Birthday, Metafilter!!
posted by ainsley at 3:13 PM on July 15, 2012


Happy Mefiversary!
posted by SisterHavana at 3:39 PM on July 15, 2012


I love those cats
posted by Eoabelisaurus mefi at 5:59 PM on July 15, 2012


Sorry I'm late to the party. Happy Birthday Blue!
posted by chinesefood at 9:08 PM on July 15, 2012


Thirteen years is cat scans. Fourteen years is scat cans. Fifteen years is big metal chickens.
Sixteen is cuddly sloths. Seventeen is flaccid echidnas.

Man, I can't keep up with these Ubuntu code names. Which one's the latest LTS?
posted by dmit at 10:24 PM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


I read it as scat can.

Shows you were my mind is today.
posted by stormpooper at 6:28 AM on July 16, 2012


YAY!
posted by eyeballkid at 9:18 AM on July 16, 2012


> I don't know if I agree with squeezing cats into a scanner for the pleasure of the internet
> viewing public. It just seems cruel to me.

But for many it at least seems to work. I guess I shouldn't have tried to use the document feeder.
posted by jfuller at 9:22 AM on July 16, 2012


Is this something I'd need a metafilter account to understand?
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 5:39 AM on July 17, 2012


what

I'm late for everybody's birthday. Thanks, Math Owie!
posted by notashroom at 5:22 PM on July 18, 2012


hippybear writes "Um... well, last I checked, 13 was technically a teenage year. But perhaps things have changed."

Yes, but don't forget everyone is 10 for two years.
posted by Mitheral at 7:13 PM on July 18, 2012


I have no idea how these people got their cats in space, or why.
posted by homunculus at 9:56 AM on August 1, 2012


the other thread is closed. Last chance to party!
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 10:20 AM on August 14, 2012


I'm still reading the comments down here.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:34 PM on August 14, 2012


We all are.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 12:44 PM on August 14, 2012


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