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best retarded cat ever
posted by timb (102 comments total)

 
ain't cat breeding great?
posted by mathowie at 3:43 PM on August 11, 2004


That third picture is very scary.
posted by reklaw at 3:46 PM on August 11, 2004


how weird! it's supposed to look like that?
posted by amberglow at 3:47 PM on August 11, 2004


ain't cat breeding great?
posted by mathowie at 6:43 PM EST on August 11


login, is that you?
posted by quonsar at 3:48 PM on August 11, 2004


mathowie has thusly decreed today to be Sarcasm Day at the 'Filter.

Real interesting, reklaw.
Real smart, amberglow.
Real funny, quonsar.
posted by wendell at 3:51 PM on August 11, 2004


real witty, wendall.
posted by keswick at 3:53 PM on August 11, 2004


Real original, keswick.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:58 PM on August 11, 2004


*goes to take shower*
posted by kozad at 3:58 PM on August 11, 2004


Maybe they're bred for flavour instead of looks?
posted by Keith Talent at 4:00 PM on August 11, 2004


Keith wins! make mine tempuracat.
posted by amberglow at 4:04 PM on August 11, 2004


Real who?
posted by Witty at 4:05 PM on August 11, 2004


I had this idea for a comedy where they'd breed customized genetic freaks to be foot-rests or hats or pets, because the phlegmy noises they'd make were cute. They'd cough and splutter through a month of existence before their body gives up and then they'd be replaced. The fuzzy bodies would pile up and people would keep coming up with creatures with better bone structures to be more comfortable foot-rests, or more furry so you don't have to see their gummy eyes looking up at you from under your feet.

I'm glad we're well on the way.
posted by holloway at 4:05 PM on August 11, 2004


im totally depressed now.
posted by c at 4:11 PM on August 11, 2004


Me too. I thought the "real ___" riff would have lasted at least six or seven more comments.
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:15 PM on August 11, 2004


thats a good idea holloway. i mean, not in real life. thats one ugly cat.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:18 PM on August 11, 2004


real disappointing.
posted by keswick at 4:19 PM on August 11, 2004


[NSFC]
posted by armoured-ant at 4:27 PM on August 11, 2004


That cat plays the midi synth as ugly as it looks.
posted by stonerose at 4:39 PM on August 11, 2004


.... I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight. I've never seen you shine so bright ...
posted by seanyboy at 4:41 PM on August 11, 2004


^^ HA
posted by holloway at 4:50 PM on August 11, 2004


I had this idea for a comedy

Like tribbles, but utilitarian. I like it.
posted by JParker at 4:50 PM on August 11, 2004



posted by litlnemo at 4:51 PM on August 11, 2004


I hope that kitten has a long and fruitful life, chasing many mice, and gnoshing on many birds.
posted by Wulfgar! at 4:54 PM on August 11, 2004


What.
The.
Feline?!?!
posted by wendell at 5:08 PM on August 11, 2004


one more...

MewsFilter.
posted by wendell at 5:09 PM on August 11, 2004


no wait, one more...

That's what happens when you hold the cover on your Cat-Scanner too tight.
posted by wendell at 5:10 PM on August 11, 2004


Huh. I just assumed someone's mommy had lapped up a lit-tle too much vodka from her water dish.
posted by stonerose at 5:16 PM on August 11, 2004


But no pictures of it walking into walls, doors, trees, and such. Humph!
posted by five fresh fish at 5:23 PM on August 11, 2004


Am I the last one on earth who doesn't like it when the word "retarded" is used for comedic purposes?
posted by davebush at 5:26 PM on August 11, 2004


Yes.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:44 PM on August 11, 2004


People, its a cat. It's not retarded, or an object of ridicule for the elite intelligensia of the web. It didn't find itself on this planet for your amusement. Its a cat.

It doesn't give a shit that its snark fodder on the Mefi (or Fark well before your lame asses). It doesn't care that an animal 10 times more intelligent than it will look at its picture and go "yuk, yuk, thats a stupid lookin critter, hu'yuk". Its ... a ... Cat. It will do cat things, and live a cat life. It will lick its butt, and play with string, and act like its being chased in a totally empty room.

And how have you shown your humanity here today? With the penultimate beevis-and-butthead threadwise roasting ... of a cat. (I've said it before and I'll say it again; sometimes Mefi really depresses me.)
posted by Wulfgar! at 5:53 PM on August 11, 2004


Speaking of retarded cats, the greatest (/only) retarded cat I ever met lived at Twice Sold Tales in Fremont, Seattle. We were informed that the cat had fallen on its head whilst a kitten, and was in a state of permanent retardation. It sucked on its tail constantly and could not be kept away from your lap.

I often think of that cat fondly, and consider that this pretender, retarded or not, cannot hold a soppy wet tail to it. (Bookstore web page here, I'm not sure if the cat depicted is the same as I met so many years ago, or not. I would be most sad to hear that it had passed away, so please don't tell me it's not.)
posted by Gortuk at 5:55 PM on August 11, 2004


Yes Wulfgar!. But it's funny looking!

Would I be offended if another animal took a picture of a human child, posted it on a website, and passed it along to all its animal friends for a laugh? I should hope so.

BTW, that video of the mother diapering her baby, only to have the child fart and shoot out a plume of powder from its rump is hysterical.
posted by Feisty at 6:03 PM on August 11, 2004


Gortuk:

A quick telephone call reveals:

a) that cat's name is Ophelia.
b) she is still in the store.
c) she is doing very well.
posted by mwhybark at 6:14 PM on August 11, 2004


Keith Talent++

I'll take some teriyaki, some BBQ, and, uhm... some sashimi.

Wulfgar!, the only reasonable reason to own a cat is to be able to pester it. It's a well-known fact that the ancient Egyptians didn't actually worship cats, they merely created enormous monuments of cat-pestering for their cats.

And there's precious little else more amusing and life-affirming than a properly pestered cat.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a total runt of a tortoiseshell calico with a crooked tail to go pester. And I mean total runt. She's a perma-kitten weaselcat kinda cat. Brain the size of a walnut, googly eyes, etc. And she'll thank me for pestering her. :)

Oh, and this thread isn't even snarky, you humorless goiter-suckers, it's funny. (Ok, this paragraph is snarky, but not about cats.) It's just a picture of a goofy cat. And some goofy people making goofy comments. If this depresses you I can't imagine how you would manage to go grocery shopping, or, say, look out the window for more than 10 seconds.
posted by loquacious at 6:14 PM on August 11, 2004


So I'm guessing it won't sign for the lady in red hoping to score a business card anytime soon?
posted by phyrewerx at 6:17 PM on August 11, 2004


I hate animals.
posted by swift at 6:22 PM on August 11, 2004


People will pay hundreds of dollars for a fancy bred cat or dog, when there are plenty of strays who need a home.
posted by mike3k at 6:28 PM on August 11, 2004


The guy sitting next to me at work thinks you're all retards, but I like you.
posted by wilberforce at 6:39 PM on August 11, 2004


Am I the last one on earth who doesn't like it when the word "retarded" is used for comedic purposes?

I don't like it either. I used to volunteer taking mentally retarded and autistic adults to movies and shopping and I've heard it in too many ugly contexts to ever have it be funny, and yes, I do realize the futility of this viewpoint.
posted by milovoo at 6:57 PM on August 11, 2004


fwiw, milovoo, you're not alone.
posted by shoepal at 7:07 PM on August 11, 2004


I helped some kids with downs and old guys with motor neuron for a year, and it's the context that matters. I have no problems with the term retard if it's creative or funny.

Like dick and fart jokes though it's rarely funny so lets put on our thinking hats and come up with some better descriptions. Come on team!
posted by holloway at 7:23 PM on August 11, 2004


it is kinda cute...in that holy-shit-that's-ugly kinda cute. right? right?
posted by NationalKato at 7:30 PM on August 11, 2004


Only callous americans would call living beings 'retarded'.

'Mong' is the correct word.
posted by dash_slot- at 7:33 PM on August 11, 2004


It often seems like the predominant viewpoint on the internet is that of a healthy white middle-class high school aged male, if that's not your viewpoint then the response is usually that you're being PC or over-sensitive and you should "get over it", maybe there's nothing that can be done about it, but perhaps the next frontier in the maturation of the internet is to get past this singular viewpoint and try to accept a few others.
posted by milovoo at 7:35 PM on August 11, 2004


I'd hit it.
posted by Peter H at 7:36 PM on August 11, 2004


perhaps the next frontier in the maturation of the internet is to get past this singular viewpoint

no, i'm pretty sure the next frontier in the maturation of the internet is to get past the tendancy to anthropomorphise it.
posted by quonsar at 7:43 PM on August 11, 2004


Lighten up, you naysayers! This is *harmless* fun -- we don't honestly believe that the cat is retarded; we don't honestly believe that retarded people are inferior; we don't honestly believe that referring to this admittedly bizarre looking cat as "retarded" is an insult to either retarded people or to strange-looking cats.

It is merely an attempt to have good-natured fun with the *image* of the goofy-looking cat by comparing it people who happen to look a bit goofy, which does sometimes occur with people who have less-than-average intelligence.

Wait a minute. Did I just make this worse?
posted by davidmsc at 7:43 PM on August 11, 2004


Milovoo: Maybe you should take it to metatalk. Aside from using the word being used and argued about I haven't seen anyone telling others to shut up or anything that wasn't polite (if not a bit playful).
posted by holloway at 7:46 PM on August 11, 2004


I thought the learning disabled weren't called retards any more? Thereby leaving the word fair game.
posted by pekar wood at 7:58 PM on August 11, 2004


Seriously, if any pet is a 'tard, it's my rabbit Grendel.


Lookit her! Freak'n Sox fan. Totally a reee-tahd.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:59 PM on August 11, 2004


I'm not particularly PC but I have worked with mentally disabled people and I just think it's inappropriate to use 'retard' jokingly. No big deal though. I trained myself out of using the word when I was a teenager actually, heh.
posted by Onanist at 8:08 PM on August 11, 2004


Does Grendel like flapjacks, perchance?
posted by keswick at 8:08 PM on August 11, 2004


Aside from using the word being used and argued about I haven't seen anyone telling others to shut up or anything that wasn't polite (if not a bit playful).

Sorry, that's experience from many years of internet postings, most of which were not on this site.

Metafilter is pretty tolerant of other viewpoints all-in-all and like I first said, it bugs me but that's just from the sum of my experiences. I think it may be futile to try and convey that to others. Maybe all objections to the word used as a pejorative will die out with this generation and it will just be a standard insult.
posted by milovoo at 8:10 PM on August 11, 2004


I have no problems with the term retard if it's creative or funny.

I certainly do have a problem with it. It's insulting to the mentally retarded and the families who care for them. I've heard this term used in the same manner since I was a kid and it's always bothered me. It crosses the line, as far as I'm concerned.
posted by davebush at 8:12 PM on August 11, 2004


Metafilter is pretty tolerant of other viewpoints all-in-all and like I first said, it bugs me but that's just from the sum of my experiences. I think it may be futile to try and convey that to others. Maybe all objections to the word used as a pejorative will die out with this generation and it will just be a standard insult.

It was the standard insult when i was a kid, and let me tell you--it beats the hell out of "faggot" which is the standard insult now. You _____. You're such a ______. Stop being such a ______. ...which word would you put in there?

It's a shame that we always have words that are used this way, and that some actually describe people (or used to), but some aren't quite as bad as others. I'm sorry if it offends, but it offends much much less than some others (which i know is no defense).
posted by amberglow at 8:18 PM on August 11, 2004


I'll give you a specific example of what I see as the problem with it, I tuned in to the show "in living color" a few years ago and they had a character called "retard man" who was a particularly ugly caricature of a retarded superhero. I thought it was ugly then, and I think made acceptable to some by the prevalence of the word as an insult. I think madTV had something similar and I just find it really hard to defend as comedy.

Words like faggot, queer and nigger (or even nerd and geek) can be somewhat reclaimed by their targets, but this is harder for the people who generally get called retards so maybe that's what I see as part of the problem.
posted by milovoo at 8:32 PM on August 11, 2004


It's insulting to the mentally retarded and the families who care for them.
Nah, it depends on the person. Some disabled folk don't mind the title. Everyone's got something

I used to help out this downs guy who would play that game Barbarian (two players fighting game with swords and decapitation). I'd call him a retard when he's lose. He'd call me a worker ant because I had to work for a living (unlike this retard, who was apparently living it large).

He'd beat me most of the time too. Damn him and his magic retard abilities!
posted by holloway at 8:32 PM on August 11, 2004


it's so gay to hate on retard.
posted by quonsar at 8:33 PM on August 11, 2004


Wulfgar is a total fucking asshole. I'm glad he took the time to come into the thread and post a bunch of stuck-up garbage that's total off-base. Hes also a hypocrite to chide mefites as "elite intelligensia" and then exhibiting that exact snide attitude for no other reason than to jerk off to his own overblown ego. Grow up you fucking drama queen.

/troll-feeding
posted by bob sarabia at 8:34 PM on August 11, 2004


edit: Everyone's got something > Everyone's got something to make fun of.
posted by holloway at 8:37 PM on August 11, 2004


Was Nell retarded? Cos' this cat looks more like Nell than Corky.
posted by Peter H at 8:40 PM on August 11, 2004


Words like faggot, queer and nigger (or even nerd and geek) can be somewhat reclaimed by their targets, but this is harder for the people who generally get called retards so maybe that's what I see as part of the problem.

But it's incredibly incredibly hard to reclaim hurtful words, and as "faggot" shows, not at all successful. It's ok for me--a faggot--to call another guy one, but it's not ok for kids to, or for strangers to, etc. So the word is really not at all reclaimed, unless it's not used disparagingly anymore by anyone. I think it's actually a blessing that people with mental disabilities don't even know about "retard", or if they know, aren't as bothered by it as a black man being called "nigger" or me being called a "faggot".

I wish people would only use the words that are made up or more removed (freak, dweeb, geek, etc).
posted by amberglow at 8:40 PM on August 11, 2004


But, saying that, i realize that those more neutral words probably wouldn't have worked for this post.
posted by amberglow at 8:43 PM on August 11, 2004


I think it's actually a blessing that people with mental disabilities don't even know about "retard", or if they know, aren't as bothered by it as a black man being called "nigger" or me being called a "faggot".

I have found that plenty of the adults that I knew were fully aware of what it meant and some even cited it as one of the reasons they didn't like to go out in public alone.
posted by milovoo at 8:48 PM on August 11, 2004


Well, that sucks. But they're not alone in being called names on the street. Let's reword the FPP: best freaky-looking cat ever? best butt-ugly cat ever? best fugly cat ever?
posted by amberglow at 8:58 PM on August 11, 2004


Howbout GOOD GOD THE HEAD IS A ROUND BALL OF FUR AND THE EYES BUG OUT LIKE THEY'RE SHITTING OUT OF ITS NECK

(on personal preview, yes that's too many characters, but that was my reaction .... on a self-conscious note, joke about corky and nell was made without reading any of the comments on this oddly serious thread based initially on terrifying cat images with a midi file)
posted by Peter H at 9:05 PM on August 11, 2004


Well, that sucks. But they're not alone in being called names on the street.

True enough, and let's acknowledge that the conditions for any person who is retarded, and the options available to improve their lives are possibly at the highest point ever in history. So, yaa!
posted by milovoo at 9:11 PM on August 11, 2004


oh, and back on topic, is that weird tiny little dog with the big tongue still around?
posted by milovoo at 9:20 PM on August 11, 2004


Oh yea! Mr. Winkle.
posted by milovoo at 9:27 PM on August 11, 2004


Someday this cat will grow up to be a beautiful swan.
posted by darksquirrel at 9:31 PM on August 11, 2004


bob, you're chiding me for pointing out that many you are wasting your MeFi time poking fun at a cat ... a cat, for crying out loud. You all are looking more retarded than the kitten, and the kitten doesn't care. You do get that, right? Why don't we start posting pictures of the mentally deficient to front every day. What a hoot. Or Aardvarks! Yeah, they're pretty goofy looking. How 'bout camels? Lots of fun to be had there. Or better yet, we can post pictures of humans doing silly stuff, maybe with Bob Saggett hosting, and oh the gay fun we'd have ...

Dude, there's no trolling involved here. Animals can be goofy looking at times. So what? They're animals. They don't care, and we're the worse for posting it to the front as if its of any damn import to the web, the world or us. We might as well post:

Stupid animal pics hit MeFi; Fark surrenders.
Yeah, this is what MeFi is for (wink, wink, nudge nudge).
posted by Wulfgar! at 9:33 PM on August 11, 2004


Yes, but how does the cat look with a pancake on its head and as an animated .gif??
posted by terrapin at 9:40 PM on August 11, 2004


p.s. For what its worth, I do think this kitten is kinda cute ... in that holy-shit-that's-ugly kinda cute sorta way. And I did feel real bad when so many were willing to slam the animal for being what it is. Seriously, how many of you cried while watching the movie "Mask", or "Rudy" or "Radio"? Things are what they are. Making fun for no reason is just ... mean. ParisParamus would be proud of many here today.

/soppy li-ber-al milquetoast appeal to empathy.

Regardless of that, is this what any of you want from Mefi?
posted by Wulfgar! at 9:59 PM on August 11, 2004


The cat is a monument to inbreeding, but I havec to say that that is one craptastic web site. Are there any bases that they didn't cover? Midi music playing; fugly background; animated gifs; half assed navigation; crashed Mozilla. Oh, I guess they could have used frames. *shrug* But those cats are going to have some kind of physical deficiencies, I'm betting.
posted by jokeefe at 10:00 PM on August 11, 2004


ain't cat breeding great?

going to have some kind of physical deficiencies, I'm betting


seriously. breeding is out of hand when so many variety of cat and dog result in animals that are guaranteed to have some sort of defect that will shorten their lives, or at the very least be a discomfort their entire lives. this kind of cat with the face bred to be pushed in will definitely have sinus, dental, and respiratory issues it's entire life, possibly leading to facial cancer or brain tumors. manx cats often end up with spina bifida, maine coone cats are almost all born with hyper trophic cardiomyopathy, german shepherds often have hip dysplasia and epilepsy. all for profit and amusement of the animal that's apparently "10 times smarter".

----
i worked with a large group of down syndrome kids all thru' high school, tutoring them and taking them on trips to the theatre, zoo, etc. and whenever one of us (kids or tutors) would make a mistake or do something silly, invariably one of them would ask "what are you, retarded?!" and they'd all bust up laughing.
posted by t r a c y at 10:58 PM on August 11, 2004


this kind of cat with the face bred to be pushed in will definitely have sinus, dental, and respiratory issues it's entire life, possibly leading to facial cancer or brain tumors. manx cats often end up with spina bifida, maine coone cats are almost all born with hyper trophic cardiomyopathy,
But they're comfy foot-rests, right?
posted by holloway at 11:05 PM on August 11, 2004


robocop is always looking for an excuse to post bunny pictures. ;)
posted by solistrato at 11:08 PM on August 11, 2004


is now an appropriate time to mention tardblog?
posted by mawlymawnster at 11:10 PM on August 11, 2004


no, they'd be much too small for that. you on the other hand...

*knocks holloway down, hobbles & hog ties him, squashes him into nice ottoman shape, kicks of shoes, sits back & relaxes*

ahhh, that's much better.
posted by t r a c y at 11:13 PM on August 11, 2004


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posted by islander at 11:35 PM on August 11, 2004


You all are looking more retarded than the kitten, and the kitten doesn't care. You do get that, right?

Somehow I'm not losing any sleep over whether Wulfgar! thinks the participants of this thread are "looking retarded."
posted by litlnemo at 12:42 AM on August 12, 2004


I had a retarded cat once.. Poor guy took a four storey fall onto granite when he was a kitten. Grew up to be one of the sweetest cats ever, even if he did used to drool and run headlong into walls.
posted by jiroczech at 1:34 AM on August 12, 2004


Wulfgar, this thread, which initially seemed to be a one-trick pony (good for one or two laughs), actually has some interesting commentaries about the power of words, an idea that I'm sure appeals to you. So stop complaining about it. If you really don't like the thread just move on, no need to get angry because it exists. This is exactly what bothers me about Seth and the anti-politics crowd. They just can't seem to move on to the next link...
posted by sic at 2:06 AM on August 12, 2004


bob, you're chiding me for pointing out that many you are wasting your MeFi time poking fun at a cat ...
posted by Wulfgar! at 9:33 PM PST on August 11

And now you're pointing out that we're chiding you for pointing out that we're making fun of a obviously retarded cat?

Does this make Wulfgar! retarded?

Moreover, does that make me uber-retarded?

they don't call it MetaFilter for nothing...
posted by loquacious at 2:16 AM on August 12, 2004


mawlymawnster: That is an interesting blog. I could feel my patience wearing thin just reading it.
posted by biffa at 3:25 AM on August 12, 2004


Calling humans retards = forbidden.
Calling poor defenceless animals retards = encouraged.

SpeciesistFucksFilter.
posted by Blue Stone at 4:07 AM on August 12, 2004


Show of hands... who here hasn't been on the receiving end of a derogatory remark some time in their lives?
posted by GhostintheMachine at 5:36 AM on August 12, 2004


#1: Show of hands... who cringed upon reading the FPP, knowing that there would be a long, drawn-out discussion on the propriety of using the word "retarded"? Hey, I agree with the lib'rals on this one, it's a bad word that shouldn't be used, in any context. But we've had this discussion before.

#2: Wulfgar!--it's a cat. A cat that was intentionally bred to look ridiculous. It's OK to make fun of a cat that was intentionally bred to look ridiculous. In fact, it'd be rude not to, to not show appreciation for the work and effort and multiple generations of breeding that went into producing that very effect.

Plus, it's a cat. C'mon.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:26 AM on August 12, 2004


Am I alone in thinking Photoshop?
posted by grateful at 6:38 AM on August 12, 2004


I leave this thread for 18 hours after posting three cat-oriented puns, and come back to find a heated discussion about using insensitive terms for disabled people to refer to odd-looking animals. You people need to stop drinking bottled water and start suckin' up the Prozac out of the tap!

I was more than a little uncomfortable about the use of "retarded" to describe a cat that just looks very very weird, but I just avoided it in my previous comments. I promise the next time somebody discovers a new species in the lowest depths of the ocean, I will personally do a front-page post linking to it's picture for everybody to laugh at (becasue you KNOW it's gonna look strange). But I absolutely will not use language like "retarded". I'll save that for commentary about the President. (JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!)

And, grateful, I'm suspicious of the unretouched quality of those pictures myself. But who needs Photoshop? That cat looked like an example for good old Kai's Power Goo!
posted by wendell at 11:07 AM on August 12, 2004


amberglow: "best freaky-looking cat ever?"

Oh, so we're picking on individuals now?
posted by Freaky at 11:40 AM on August 12, 2004


sorry hon ; >
posted by amberglow at 11:43 AM on August 12, 2004


I was wondering why there wasn't the variety in bred cats as there is in dogs. Looks like the cat breeders are starting to catch up.
posted by HTuttle at 4:05 PM on August 12, 2004


"You all are looking more retarded than the kitten, and the kitten doesn't care."

(1) The kitten is looking pretty decidedly retarded, your After School Special rubber-glue-bouncing riposte bedamned.

(2) We don't care that the kitten doesn't care. You seem to think we're all having a good time here because we're feeling tough and cool for having shown that retarded kitty just what we think of it. I don't know why you think that. I think that's really weird.
posted by cortex at 4:25 PM on August 12, 2004


You know, my critiques here started as rather tongue-in-cheek, but this just begs a response:

We don't care that the kitten doesn't care.

Well aren't you tough and cool! (moron.)


You seem to think we're all having a good time here because we're feeling tough and cool for having shown that retarded kitty just what we think of it.


No, I think you've wasted time and Metafilter to prove that a) you're about as sharp as a cartoon character, and b) you've proven that the farkification of MeFi is now complete. Furthermore, you've proven to other members of the supposedly sentient species that you have the whit to battle a picture of a cat. Good job. Good job, I say!

I don't know why you think that. I think that's really weird.

That you don't get it is my point, exactly. Empathy goes a long way in this world. Try it some time. It feels really good. But be careful ... You might even enjoy it.

p.s. I didn't take myself so seriously, why did you?
posted by Wulfgar! at 5:31 PM on August 12, 2004


Furthermore, you've proven to other members of the supposedly sentient species that you have the whit to battle a picture of a cat.

See, this is the thing that is weirding me out. Who's battling the cat picture? Where's the conflict? You just seemed to be reacting, there, to something that wasn't extant. You're projecting some sort of heated anti-this-kitten confrontation onto a passive no-brainer thread.

The farkification of Metafilter started with Catscan. I'd say that since Matt hasn't yet created a BOOBIES tag for posts, we're still doing okay in the compromise.

And I'm not taking myself THAT seriously. I was taking your apparent outrage seriously, sure, but that was what I was reacting to in the first place.
posted by cortex at 5:38 PM on August 12, 2004


Jesus, wulfgar, you got some sort of weird kitten-attachment disorder? Why all this defense of an ugly kitten and not, say, defense of the sofa-embedded woman? How come the kitten demands your attention and skillful outrage, and George W. does not? Getta grip already, man!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:33 PM on August 12, 2004


3f, sofa-person was posted on Fark a day before Mefi. bazaar? Sure, but what's to defend? And you get way confusing when bringing up GW. Am I supposed to be outraged by him, or defend him? Please clarify what moral stance I'm to take here, because what you posted makes nary a lick of sense.

As for defending a kitten, yeah I'll do that ... even a fugly one. It's just a cat. It didn't choose to be born ugly or otherwise, and its never gonna know the difference. I meant what I said in my first comment. I hope it has a great kitty life. What's the problem with that? Is liking living things a disorder now? Sheesh, man. Get a grip already. ;-)
posted by Wulfgar! at 8:54 PM on August 12, 2004


The disorder is the amount of fuss you're making over people's silliness about the cat. People make unfair and disparaging comments about other people, like ol' retarded monkeyboy Bush, and you let it slide.

But whatever. You just make sure you're having fun with it all.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:15 AM on August 13, 2004


Sheesh, man. Get a grip already.

Unintentionally ironic comment of the week. Wulfgar!, it's apparent to all but you that you're taking this way too seriously, despite your disclaimers. No kittens were harmed in the making of this thread.
posted by languagehat at 11:03 AM on August 13, 2004


Being angry about dumb people making fun of cats that are retarded is retarded.
posted by shepd at 3:20 AM on August 14, 2004


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