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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 anastasiav (121 comments total)

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
posted by Quartermass at 9:42 PM on July 13, 2005


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 keswick at 9:43 PM on July 13, 2005


Dude. WTF? Double post!
posted by loquacious at 9:44 PM on July 13, 2005


psss, Quartermass ... you're supposed to say:

" does anyone read the posts down here?"
posted by anastasiav at 9:44 PM on July 13, 2005


dave?
posted by philida at 9:49 PM on July 13, 2005


Ok, I'll bite: Huh?
posted by Frisbee Girl at 9:49 PM on July 13, 2005


So is it on July 13.. or July 14... Anyway, Happy Captain Hicks.
posted by tellurian at 9:51 PM on July 13, 2005


hal?
posted by philida at 9:53 PM on July 13, 2005


Actually it kinda looks like they let their domain reg slide and had it stolen by some link farm.

What worries me are the keywords displayed on the new page -- on the top line of links the second link is "orgasm". Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Seriously though, was that the first "official" MeFi link?
posted by clevershark at 9:55 PM on July 13, 2005


WTF, does anyone read the posts down here?!?
posted by Quartermass at 9:58 PM on July 13, 2005


The years go by so fast...
posted by interrobang at 9:59 PM on July 13, 2005


I guess this could be considered something of a scan.
posted by mk1gti at 10:00 PM on July 13, 2005


So MeFi shares a birthday with the Republic of France then?

Joyeux anniversaire!
posted by clevershark at 10:00 PM on July 13, 2005


Cool. And it doesn't look a day over 5.
posted by realcountrymusic at 10:01 PM on July 13, 2005


I guess it kind of violates the 'no junk' rule though, but probably the biggest cat scan around . . .
posted by mk1gti at 10:01 PM on July 13, 2005




You're about 18 hours early.
posted by delmoi at 10:05 PM on July 13, 2005


Bon Anniversaire! Pancakes and Cameras all around.
posted by shoepal at 10:05 PM on July 13, 2005




Someone should take a picture to commemorate this happy event.

Do any of you have cameras?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:07 PM on July 13, 2005


ORGASMS FOR EVERYBODY.
posted by delmoi at 10:08 PM on July 13, 2005


*cough*

ZIPPITY-BOP!




(Did I get it right? Can't be arsed to double check. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Metafilter!)
posted by jokeefe at 10:12 PM on July 13, 2005


"catscan" is one of the strangest flickr tags I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.

As I was walking home this evening, a little girl was moblogging her cat to Flickr. She still used both hands on her cellphone as she struggled to find the "@" sign. It reminded me of when I was a teenager and how badly I wanted a computer but couldn't get one. My parents wouldn't let me have my own computer until I was 21; my mom just told me to use dad's computer in the master bedroom. I'd pass the computer shops and just look, having given up asking my parents about it long ago. I eventually did get an IBM PC 286 after much pleading and begging. Amazingly, getting my first iBook at 26 and the subsequent DSL/wi-fi connection passed without incident.
posted by brownpau at 10:21 PM on July 13, 2005


Aw, no one going to post a big, noisy, flash animation birthday card to the front page?

Happy Birthday, Big Blue!
posted by dreamsign at 10:22 PM on July 13, 2005


"Old School"
posted by bjgeiger at 10:22 PM on July 13, 2005


Meh, catscan.com is so 1999.
posted by dg at 10:33 PM on July 13, 2005


delmoi- That's very cool. Maybe someone had just seen Bastards.
posted by tellurian at 10:40 PM on July 13, 2005


Six Years, hmmm
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:46 PM on July 13, 2005


I missed the first one so let me piss a little higher up on the pole here.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:04 PM on July 13, 2005


My, how time flies. (And fruit flies, of course.) Matt's little sociology project is now six years old, and all ready for the first grade. I can't even remember how I used to spend the hours and hours of MeFi-less time I had way back when in the 90s. God bless us, every one. (And especially you, #1.)
posted by LeLiLo at 11:05 PM on July 13, 2005


Holy crap that came around fast... I need a drink! Cheers!
posted by benzo8 at 11:35 PM on July 13, 2005


CAT scans?
posted by MikeKD at 11:38 PM on July 13, 2005


My knob tastes funny.
posted by sourwookie at 12:08 AM on July 14, 2005


I think this is a double post.



.
posted by Dean Keaton at 12:30 AM on July 14, 2005


Double post. It's time for your spanking. MeTa.
posted by loquacious at 12:32 AM on July 14, 2005


me(tafilter)=old
posted by Optamystic at 12:37 AM on July 14, 2005


I should get out of here, I remember reading that post the first time as if it were yesterday back in my lurking days..... And this cracked me up:
Try to avoid scanning the Cat's genitals. We really don't need to see Fluffy's junk up close and personal.
posted by dabitch at 1:03 AM on July 14, 2005


Thankyou Scandinavia.
posted by peacay at 1:21 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy Birthday :o)
posted by Eirixon at 1:29 AM on July 14, 2005


Double post. It's time for your spanking. MeTa.

That was totally uncalled for, loquacious. Can't you keep the partisan rhetoric to yourself? MeTa.
posted by gramschmidt at 1:46 AM on July 14, 2005


*shoots gramschmidt*
posted by loquacious at 1:50 AM on July 14, 2005


happy birthday mefi, thanks for all the fish!
posted by triv at 2:58 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy birthday, MeFi.

and to me too!
posted by gleuschk at 4:04 AM on July 14, 2005


ORGASMS FOR EVERYBODY.
posted by delmoi at 10:08 PM PST on July 13 [!]


No delmoi, orgasms for some, little American flags for others.
posted by tr33hggr at 4:37 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy Birthday, MeFi and gleuschk!

*smacks each and every one of your bottoms*

*gets some phone numbers too*
posted by sciurus at 4:50 AM on July 14, 2005


Sextuple Post!

(Where's the tequlia and lemon cookies?)
posted by eriko at 4:53 AM on July 14, 2005


A fish in every pant! So, at six, metafilter is developmentally at the inititative vs. guilt stage, is just going to school, and is rather snotty. It seems then that the best present one could give a six-year old who is gaining abilitiy intellectually and physically would be a pike. Cheers, all!
posted by moonbird at 5:00 AM on July 14, 2005


I have never attempted to scan a walrus. I wouldn't even know where to start. In fact, I don't think I agree with it.
posted by VulcanMike at 5:05 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy birthday!!!!
posted by joelf at 5:07 AM on July 14, 2005


Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
posted by homodigitalis at 5:17 AM on July 14, 2005


WHAT
THE
FUCK
MATT!?
posted by languagehat at 5:49 AM on July 14, 2005


**baby jesus cries for the good old days**
posted by briank at 6:05 AM on July 14, 2005


WTF, does anyone read the posts down here?!?

WTF, I do.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:10 AM on July 14, 2005


You know, I have two scanners, and two cats, and yet I've never yet tried to combine them in any way. Perhaps I should. You can't just keep reading this post every year and not eventually think "Hey, I've scanned my own butt on a photocopier, why not the cats as well?"
posted by caution live frogs at 6:13 AM on July 14, 2005


Time to add "6 years ago" to the sidebar.
posted by gleuschk at 6:15 AM on July 14, 2005


I vote that we keep ignoring Frisbee Girl's plea for an explanation.
posted by Kwantsar at 6:17 AM on July 14, 2005


** Stares sadly at little American flag **
posted by grateful at 6:24 AM on July 14, 2005


Ah, six years.. I remember the early days when we'd gather around the campfire and exchange thread, y2karl was just y1karl back then...
posted by jonmc at 6:30 AM on July 14, 2005


**cries**
posted by baby_jessamyn at 6:48 AM on July 14, 2005


And have you ever come across The Onion. It'shilarious

Happy birthday.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:52 AM on July 14, 2005


Hey, wait; anastasiav can't be double-posting; she just whacked *me* on the head for that yesterday.

:-)

And, surprising, no one thought to link back to where it all began.
posted by baylink at 6:56 AM on July 14, 2005


Wow, baby_jessamyn signed up after I did. She's a noob.

**laughs**
posted by y2karl at 6:57 AM on July 14, 2005


Holy crap! Happy Bastille Birthday! Are we going to storm the barricades, now?
posted by plemeljr at 7:03 AM on July 14, 2005


Bonne anniversaire!
posted by livii at 7:12 AM on July 14, 2005


*Raises French flag*
posted by warbaby at 7:14 AM on July 14, 2005


Toot toot!
posted by carter at 7:24 AM on July 14, 2005


y2karl was just y1karl back then...

and y6y6y6 was only y0y0y0
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:25 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy birthday Metafilter. Just don't puke in my potted plants like you did last year.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:37 AM on July 14, 2005


It's almost as if we're in a loop (or death spiral).
posted by spock at 7:42 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy Birthday Metafilter. My hate for you still grows.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:50 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy birthday Metafilter! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 7:56 AM on July 14, 2005


Bonne anniversaire!

Liberte!

Egalite!

Fraternite!
posted by OmieWise at 8:15 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy Birthday!

Ahh, to be 6 again.
posted by illuminatus at 8:16 AM on July 14, 2005


Hooray! Broken!

Happy!

Birthday!
posted by gramschmidt at 8:21 AM on July 14, 2005


I just pictured myself at 90 years old and still reading this shit every day. On my holographic VR mindmeld orgasmatron 6.0, mind you, but still.
posted by fungible at 8:29 AM on July 14, 2005


Woot! Donkeys and longboats all 'round.



I Never thought I'd string along
I never thought we'd last this long
I have seen, I believe
That we are forever something which is incomplete
We trade ourselves for nothings and words are our conceits
I have seen, I believe

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:33 AM on July 14, 2005


When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

The End, by A.A. Milne

Happy sixth birthday, MeFi!
posted by Silune at 8:47 AM on July 14, 2005


Holy damn, gnfti, you survived Poland, much less forgot it.

Excellent. Genoot u van de wodka?
posted by gramschmidt at 9:03 AM on July 14, 2005


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.

No link here.

Then don't post here.

Who likes pancakes? I love pancakes.

(And PinkStainlessTail, I can't believe nobody took you up on your set-up!)
posted by gd779 at 9:14 AM on July 14, 2005


Ha! The Great Mr. Schmidt! Jazeker - still enjoying it in fact :)

I'm trying to keep clear of 9723 though for the moment because I'm still in vodka rehab. Please send my regards to Berry of Cran and his royal Niceness the Donkey, they asked about me and I'm doing fine. I'll check in before 7/27, though - just look for the passed-out guy on the lawn.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:21 AM on July 14, 2005


Am I last yet?
posted by Perigee at 9:36 AM on July 14, 2005


caution live frogs writes "You know, I have two scanners, and two cats, and yet I've never yet tried to combine them in any way."

You lack imagination, young jedi.
posted by clevershark at 9:53 AM on July 14, 2005


Hi Anastasia, Good on you for remembering.

Happy Birthday, MeFi & thanks for all the fish.





posted by theora55 at 10:09 AM on July 14, 2005


Happy Birthday Metafilter, thank you for almost getting me fired everyday. I love you.
posted by mrs.pants at 10:35 AM on July 14, 2005


I, for one, welcome our six year old overlords.
posted by Gary at 10:36 AM on July 14, 2005




Metafilter: Reading posts down here.
posted by NemesisVex at 10:44 AM on July 14, 2005


MetaTalk: please change the background color
posted by brain_drain at 11:00 AM on July 14, 2005


You know, I have two scanners, and two cats, and yet I've never yet tried to combine them in any way

Well thank Oolong not everyone is as restrained as you are!


(originally linked last year by someone else)
posted by zarah at 11:20 AM on July 14, 2005


Hey! Happy B-day Mefi! Time for some schooling, ok kiddo?!
posted by carmina at 11:34 AM on July 14, 2005


... and why do people complain about Fark?

/I keed because I love
posted by PurplePorpoise at 11:47 AM on July 14, 2005


Wow, the very first MeTa post was by jessamyn! And she requested the very first pony, which was promised by Matt and never implemented:

jessamyn - will work on threading. there were some performance issues in the past, but I'll look into it. This post is a perfect example of why I wish I had threading, I wish this answer were directly below yours.

I also keed because I love
posted by languagehat at 12:03 PM on July 14, 2005


languagehat -

That also caught my eye. I laughed when I read it. Not because of the non-implemented pony, but because the pony is threaded conversations. HA! Recently when people have asked for threading Matt's been against it. (thanks Matt, I wouldn't want threading) But it's funny to go back and see that. I guess we're ALL stuck with our posting history.
posted by raedyn at 12:16 PM on July 14, 2005


MetaFilter is dying. Even kottke thinks so.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:43 PM on July 14, 2005


I guess we're ALL stuck with our posting history.

Yes, we are.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:45 PM on July 14, 2005




Hippy barthday!
posted by TheDonF at 1:46 PM on July 14, 2005


Happy birthday and congratulations Matt on another excellent year.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:52 PM on July 14, 2005


[laughs]
[cries]
posted by The Baby Jesus at 2:08 PM on July 14, 2005


This birthday, it vibrates?


sorry...
posted by Jon-o at 2:21 PM on July 14, 2005


HBMF
posted by feelinglistless at 2:29 PM on July 14, 2005


I, for one, welcome our new birthday-wishing overlords.
posted by arto at 2:31 PM on July 14, 2005


MetaFilter is dying. Even kottke thinks so.

Ha! This coming from the guy who basically republishes an RSS feed of Waxy's Links and made 30K off the pity of friends and strangers! Deeee-lish.
posted by keswick at 4:04 PM on July 14, 2005


Odd coincidence: MeFi's birthday is the same as Pips (aka Mrs. Jonmc)'s birthday.

Happy Birthday to both!
posted by jonmc at 4:38 PM on July 14, 2005


Well, jonmc, that will make sure you remember her birthday.
posted by dg at 4:53 PM on July 14, 2005


Apparetly, the traditional gifts for the Sixth Anniversary are candy and iron.

::hands around a bowl of penny candies and penny nails::

Wendell's right, it's a great place to masterbate.
posted by mathowie at 5:43 PM PST on March 29, 2000

The first of so many times I've been misquoted around here...
posted by wendell at 5:06 PM on July 14, 2005


"The Cancerian character is the most perplexing of the signs. Cancer can range from the timid, shy, dull and withdrawn to brilliant, friendly and famous. Cancerians run the entire gamut of human emotion. Fundamentally conservative and home-loving by nature, they appreciate the security of a home-base in which to retire when the stresses of living become too much to bear."
posted by euphorb at 5:26 PM on July 14, 2005


Anyone been around long enough to remember the pastel-suited jackals?
Or something like that, even I can't remember now....

Happy birfday MeFi and thanks for all the years, Matt!
posted by Lynsey at 5:53 PM on July 14, 2005


Ooh! We even had kottke bashing in the birthday thread! I'm almost in tears with nostalgic delight. *twiddles*
posted by VulcanMike at 6:02 PM on July 14, 2005


Anyone been around long enough to remember the pastel-suited jackals?

*raises hand*

I miss ol' jcterminal....
posted by jonmc at 6:02 PM on July 14, 2005


SA-LUTE!
posted by LinusMines at 8:25 PM on July 14, 2005


Damn hippies.
posted by tiamat at 9:20 PM on July 14, 2005


I miss ol' jcterminal....

You do know he's back, right?
posted by euphorb at 9:28 PM on July 14, 2005


If I was cooler I could think of something witty to post here.
posted by groar at 9:48 PM on July 14, 2005


HBMF
posted by tommyc at 1:06 AM on July 15, 2005


happy belated birthday metafilter!

and especially you matt. i love your site, your design, the way you manage, and your community.

the people here are super smart and their bitchiness takes some getting used to but its a much-needed gauntlet of anal retentiveness and insight.

i had a great time at sxsw this year and way near the top was having a chance to meet you.

many more happy returns.

p.s i hope this fucker makes you rich :)
posted by tsarfan at 1:37 AM on July 15, 2005


Same Birthday as me. Happy Birthday to us...
posted by bdave at 5:55 AM on July 15, 2005


THIS IS THE WORST SITE ON THE INTERNET
posted by mcsweetie at 12:13 PM on July 15, 2005


kitties!
posted by crunchland at 4:40 PM on July 15, 2005


What does HBMF mean?!! I thought we were done with the acronymns. Matt has said REPEATELY that he doesnt like injokes and acronyms.

So cool it with the Pastel-Suited Jackals!
posted by zpousman at 3:30 PM on July 17, 2005


That's awesome.

*has a feeling that someone is mathowie!*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:11 PM on July 19, 2005


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