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July 14, 2004 12:00 AM   Subscribe

Catscan.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 karmaville (80 comments total)

 
Is is just me or does this site not actually have any pictures? I don't want to click on the links because they all appear to just be ads. Perhaps I'm too lazy and didn't look hard enough?
posted by whoshotwho at 12:07 AM on July 14, 2004


That link...I do not think it goes where you think it goes.
posted by atholbrose at 12:07 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday, Metafilter!
posted by interrobang at 12:09 AM on July 14, 2004


nobscan.com (NSFW)
posted by homunculus at 12:09 AM on July 14, 2004


Try here.
posted by karmaville at 12:09 AM on July 14, 2004


That exact post with a different url was made this day a year ago.
Dont get the connection with metafilters birthday.
posted by kenaman at 12:15 AM on July 14, 2004


Somebody must be reading the posts down here...
posted by Karl at 12:16 AM on July 14, 2004


Went to metatalk......... got it.
posted by kenaman at 12:16 AM on July 14, 2004


tillykke med fødselsdagen
posted by Eirixon at 12:24 AM on July 14, 2004


Harkabeeparollyn?
posted by interrobang at 12:27 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy birfday MeFi!
And many thanks to Matt for providing such a wonderful place to "waste" my time.
posted by TungstenChef at 12:31 AM on July 14, 2004


I LOVE METAFILTER
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:02 AM on July 14, 2004


Death told me this:
He razors off 11 days of your life for every MetaFilter minute.
On your deathbed, in a dream, he dangles them in front of you,
And offers to reimburse you, if you'll just click 'Accept'.
And when you do click 'Accept' (and everyone always does)
The screen flashes fire, turns black, and says
'Error 404: File Not Found'
In radioactive green
And big red smoochy lips appear
At low resolution
And draw your sunken face to the screen
For a final skinless kiss
Goodbye.
posted by Opus Dark at 1:14 AM on July 14, 2004


And with that, the circle was complete. The knights of MeFi rode off into the sunset, back to their homes where they would be warmly welcomed by long-unseen family and friends. Their voyage had been a long one, but the world was once again safe from the ravages of the monster that had haunted them for lo this many generations.

[cue sunset]
posted by dg at 1:45 AM on July 14, 2004


Derivative & predictable.

As is my bitching.

WOOO MEFI!!!
posted by scarabic at 1:51 AM on July 14, 2004


The shimmering veil.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:51 AM on July 14, 2004 [1 favorite]


Is it that time of year already?
posted by Hackworth at 1:55 AM on July 14, 2004


Van harte gefeliciteerd, Metafilter. Mathowie, bedankt!
posted by swordfishtrombones at 2:00 AM on July 14, 2004


Grattis, MeFi!
posted by mr.marx at 2:27 AM on July 14, 2004


Well, I remember the last time this was posted like it was yesterday. Now I feel old.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:28 AM on July 14, 2004


Go raibh maith agat Matt..
posted by kenaman at 2:36 AM on July 14, 2004


Conas tá tú?
Tá mé go maith go raibh maith agat.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:48 AM on July 14, 2004


MeFi++
posted by loquacious at 3:09 AM on July 14, 2004


Metafilter: النجاح الحقيقي هو أن تصبح أفضل إنسان تستطيع أن تكون عليه ™
posted by Masi at 3:09 AM on July 14, 2004


many happy returns!
posted by johnnyboy at 3:52 AM on July 14, 2004


Well, I remember the last time this was posted like it was yesterday. Now I feel old.

my cat remembers it like it was this morning. happy bday mefi...!
posted by t r a c y at 4:12 AM on July 14, 2004


What is Metafilter to love?

World become...
Electronic. Metafiltronic.
posted by shepd at 4:22 AM on July 14, 2004


I ♥ MeFi.

(And we have the same birthday!)
posted by gleuschk at 4:42 AM on July 14, 2004


I forget. Is is happy quadruple or happy quintuple post?

$((MEFI++)) ; echo "Thanks, Matt for $MEFI years of MeFi!"
posted by eriko at 4:59 AM on July 14, 2004


Metafilter
5th chapter, 3rd verse:
And he became MeFi, and it was good.

The fallen angel then whined this was posted last month, upon which the fallen angel was smitten...hard.

Thanks for a great place to gather....
posted by fluffycreature at 4:59 AM on July 14, 2004


Does anyone here watch West Wing? On the show all the monitors are set to a MeFi blue color. I've always giggled at the thought that Sorkin might have all those characters trolling on MeFi instead of, you know, running the country and stuff.

Happy birthday, MeFi! (Even though you never remember mine.)
posted by jennak at 5:04 AM on July 14, 2004


Does this mean the MeFi sidebar will be updated to reflect post from four and five years ago?

Anyway, happy b'day to you, Mefi.
posted by piskycritter at 5:10 AM on July 14, 2004


w00t!! Thanks Matt!
posted by a3matrix at 5:20 AM on July 14, 2004


damn, i don't have a cat scan to add to the pile. i have an x-ray though. will an x-ray do? (it's of my cat... you can totally see his skull and stuff.)

happy 5 mefi. i swear, your server doesn't look a day over 8 months, really...
posted by caution live frogs at 5:29 AM on July 14, 2004


Does this mean that the copyright information will finally be updated now that we are half-way through the year?

© 1999-2003 The MetaFilter Network

I'm just sayin'
posted by terrapin at 5:36 AM on July 14, 2004


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 DrJohnEvans at 6:05 AM on July 14, 2004


? havent t? pjo' fu?????est idead p??
posted by hama7 at 6:08 AM on July 14, 2004


Dia Dhuit Pretty_Generic or Cuisoch_Aitiul as I VERY roughly translate you aimn.
posted by kenaman at 6:14 AM on July 14, 2004


I don't know if I agree with squeezing cats into a scanner for the pleasure of the internet viewing public

squeezing...? all you do is set the cat down on the scanner bed, it's not like you have to put the lid down on it and squash them like a mammogram. doh.
posted by t r a c y at 6:16 AM on July 14, 2004


after the scanning, they put them in jars
posted by mr.marx at 6:36 AM on July 14, 2004


huzzah!

*throws confetti, blows tiny party horn*

*marching band passes through*

*ticker tape parade, fireworks, 21-gun salute*
posted by 40 Watt at 6:54 AM on July 14, 2004


Much love to you-all on making it to five. You blue people have both tangentially saved and utterly ruined my life. Thanks.

Right here, in my office, I'm spilling a quart of syzzrup for all my blue homies, and word to the M-dog above all.
posted by chicobangs at 7:00 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday, you tall drink of water.
posted by waxpancake at 7:06 AM on July 14, 2004


with a silver quonsar up your ass
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:10 AM on July 14, 2004


So this Catscan...it vib...oh, OK. Happy birthday!
posted by ChrisTN at 7:15 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday Mefi [insert witty comment here]
posted by Duug at 7:24 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday MeFi! I am glad people liked you, or something. :)
posted by riffola at 7:28 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday surprise!
posted by soyjoy at 7:33 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday, Mighty Mefi. And thanks, Matt.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:47 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday
posted by emptyage at 8:03 AM on July 14, 2004


Man, this is so much better than my 5th birthday party, where mom walked in hammered and told me that I was the son of a motherfucker and Dad stole the fiver that my uncle gave me and took it to the titty bar.

Felicidades, MetaFilter.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:04 AM on July 14, 2004


Dia is Muire dhuit. I think.

I'll scan my kitties later. They'll be mildly annoyed, but it's all for the common good, inn't it?
posted by Shane at 8:51 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday! Now, I have reason to drink in the morning!

It's not like I needed a reason before but this is just an added bonus.
posted by Stynxno at 8:56 AM on July 14, 2004


At first I saw this on the front page and thought, "Wow, haven't we seen this before? Can't wait until it gets axed." And then it hit me, Happy Birthday! Here's to forgetting about the Catscan, and then remembering the joke, for 5 more years.
posted by plemeljr at 9:07 AM on July 14, 2004


*kaib sips of the absinthe of celebration.*
posted by kaibutsu at 9:20 AM on July 14, 2004


Is it already that time again? Happy 5th birthday, Metafilter. You've come a long way, baby.
posted by Grod at 9:44 AM on July 14, 2004


Happy fifth MetaFilter

[does this quallify as one of those damn news posts?]
posted by DBAPaul at 11:17 AM on July 14, 2004


Must you guys piss all over everything to mark your territory?

Jeezly Cripes.


(Happy Birthday, Mefi.)

Today's Birthday: This year, an image change signals a plethora of new opportunities. You won't know which one to celebrate first. Now through August features many dates. The best signs for new love are Pisces and Gemini. Appreciation finally comes in January. Finances perk up when you feel your work is making a difference.

I smell a Metafilter IPO....... *looks sideways at Matt*
posted by jokeefe at 11:19 AM on July 14, 2004


Selamat hari ulang tahun, Mefi!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:31 AM on July 14, 2004


In case you're wondering (and apparently many of you are), I posted this as an obvious reference to this.

Happy birthday, you humourless tripe who need a link to explain every little joke. And happy birthday to the rest of you too.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:20 PM on July 14, 2004


In case you're wondering (and you're probably not), the "tripe" comment was a gentle sarcastic poke not meant to offend anybody. Really. I love you guys.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 1:17 PM on July 14, 2004


Happy Bday gleuschk (and mefi too) : >
posted by amberglow at 1:28 PM on July 14, 2004


Who ate all the cake?
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 1:48 PM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:06 PM on July 14, 2004


Some cats are pretty easy to handle, you just pick them up, put them somewhere, and as long as you scritch their ears they'll soak up the attention.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 2:18 PM on July 14, 2004


.
posted by bonaldi at 2:20 PM on July 14, 2004


?????a ?????
posted by costas at 3:54 PM on July 14, 2004


Happy Birthday, MeFi, and thanks Matt, for all your hard work over the years.

*pours out 40*
posted by lazaruslong at 4:07 PM on July 14, 2004


I don't know if I agree with squeezing cats into a scanner for the pleasure of the internet viewing public
squeezing...? all you do is set the cat down on the scanner bed, it's not like you have to put the lid down on it and squash them like a mammogram. doh.


Oops.
posted by dg at 4:27 PM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday to Mefi (and me!). And I made my first FPP today as well!

Woo!
posted by bdave at 4:30 PM on July 14, 2004


And a fine one it was, Bdave. Here's to being born on the Day of Bastilles.
(thanks, amberglow!)
posted by gleuschk at 4:49 PM on July 14, 2004


You look like a monkey...
posted by perplexed at 4:54 PM on July 14, 2004


Congratulations on five years of quality service and near perfect sanity, Matt, under a level of stress I certainly wouldn't have survived..

But should we be marking these birthdays in regular years, internet years or cat years?

Of course, the fifth is the wood anniversary...
(I'm going to leave the obvious jokes to somebody else...)
posted by wendell at 6:12 PM on July 14, 2004


Happy birthday, MeFi. Who knew you'd make it to five?
posted by somethingotherthan at 7:27 PM on July 14, 2004


Wood?

Who likes wood?

Shadowkeeper did later explain that most mysterious of the mefi-in jokes, which, seeing as how it fell just after the seminal "Who likes pancakes?" joke, attained (at least to me, and I'll bet to a few others) almost mystical significance of its own. However, I'll let someone who is even geekier than me find the actual explanation. Do I have to do everything for you people?

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter.
posted by yhbc at 7:53 PM on July 14, 2004


Okay, this is really irritating me. I've gotten as far as, "True success indeed shines on a most outstanding person..." But what about the rest? What is able, "person" or "success"? What shines upon him/it? Is "shines" the meaning of ???? that you were going for? And is it just me, or are those verbs feminine (in the absence of any feminine subject)? Four semesters of Arabic, and I still can't read that sentence.

</SemiticLanguagesFilter>
posted by skoosh at 8:17 PM on July 14, 2004


And by ????, I mean تصبح.

(crosses fingers)
posted by skoosh at 9:05 PM on July 14, 2004


damn, I'm always late to the party. Happy Bir5day, Mefi.
posted by shoepal at 9:35 PM on July 14, 2004


For a second, I read that as Happy Bri5day, Mefi... /\/\4z31t0v!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:48 PM on July 14, 2004


I love you, MetaFilter, and want the very best for you.

[Takes MeFi out, buys it as many beers as it wants even though it's underage.]
posted by orange swan at 9:02 AM on July 15, 2004


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