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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 Stan Chin (111 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by Stan Chin at 12:44 AM on July 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I do.
posted by Ms. Next at 12:47 AM on July 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Cat-scan.com isn't a real site. The link went to a flikr account. In any case, my cats turn the scanner on and scan themselves all the time--the scanner is between the desk and the window. We randomly find scanned cat-bellies and cat-feet about once a month.
posted by whatgorilla at 12:47 AM on July 14, 2007


DOUBLE!
posted by wendell at 12:48 AM on July 14, 2007


I think this is anniversary post. Notice the date. ;)
posted by jne1813 at 12:50 AM on July 14, 2007


Then why no link to here? Let's face it: Stan "Gold Star" Chin is way out of practice.
posted by wendell at 12:52 AM on July 14, 2007


.





...wait, what are we doing?
posted by SassHat at 1:01 AM on July 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


HOLY FUCK I GET THE JOKE!

[this is good]
posted by shmegegge at 1:02 AM on July 14, 2007


Cat scan's are no joking matter, son.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:12 AM on July 14, 2007


ZIPPITY BOP!

(wendell's post is lame)
posted by team lowkey at 1:19 AM on July 14, 2007


Nonuple
posted by jeblis at 1:34 AM on July 14, 2007


Cat's can ?
I should know better than to comment when I can't sleep.
posted by rouftop at 1:37 AM on July 14, 2007


I should know better than to comment when I can't sleep.

Indeed, commenting while sleeping is the better way to go.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:40 AM on July 14, 2007


You see? I forgot to italicize the quote. Should've waited til I was fully asleep. But it won't be long. All this cat stuff is putting me to sleep pretty fast.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:42 AM on July 14, 2007


Also, aww.
posted by girandole at 1:47 AM on July 14, 2007


Sad that this got posted and I learned about cat-scan.com and that cliffyb (yes, that cliffyb) was in charge of it about 12 hours after I met the guy. Would have been a good conversation-starter. :(
Oh well.
This must be that multiple-things-related-to-the-same-obscure-thing-happen-and-it-seems-like-a-really-spooky-thing-but-its-probably-just-your-brain-finding-patterns-where-none-exist thing everyone always goes on about.
posted by blenderfish at 1:50 AM on July 14, 2007


So, where are phooey, pnevares, gleuschk, Shadowkeeper, register & Mahogne these days?
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:55 AM on July 14, 2007


I think my brain just exploded.
posted by Ugh at 2:00 AM on July 14, 2007


Would anyone mind, actually, if I took this opportunity to say how much I love Metafilter? I've watched all of these Cat-Scan posts go by, but this is the first time I've been a real-live mefite. In just six months, I've made friends (online and off), made connections with people I'd never have met otherwise, had lots of great discussions and arguments, and laughed a lot.

I like this thing.
posted by roll truck roll at 2:01 AM on July 14, 2007


So, where are phooey, pnevares, gleuschk, Shadowkeeper, register & Mahogne these days?

Hey, man, be cool. Don't ask about those dudes, man. They're... gone.

And a big hug to roll truck roll.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:03 AM on July 14, 2007


I SCAN CATS
posted by blacklite at 2:07 AM on July 14, 2007


Hey, man, be cool. Don't ask about those dudes, man. They're... gone.

Like:

.


Gone?
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:14 AM on July 14, 2007


my cats turn the scanner on and scan themselves all the time--the scanner is between the desk and the window. We randomly find scanned cat-bellies and cat-feet about once a month.

So your scanner is pressure sensitive, then?
posted by poweredbybeard at 2:18 AM on July 14, 2007


I confuse easily, and these lights are very bright
posted by poweredbybeard at 2:18 AM on July 14, 2007


Like:
.

Gone?


S'right, brother. Checked out.

And don't ever ask about the sidebar either, or someday somebody'll be asking whatever happened to ol' chucky d.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:34 AM on July 14, 2007


is this something i would need a metafilter account to understand
posted by churl at 2:40 AM on July 14, 2007


Come on, churly, click the link.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:50 AM on July 14, 2007


mew. old hat. nowadays, it's all lolcats can.

happy berfday metafiltarz!

nom nom nom - nooo it are my birthday

posted by UbuRoivas at 2:55 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy 8.

(Wayback when.)
posted by athenian at 3:00 AM on July 14, 2007


¿ǝɹǝɥ uʍop-ǝpısdn sʇsod ǝɥʇ pɐǝɹ ǝuoʎuɐ sǝop
posted by p3t3 at 3:09 AM on July 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Thank god Metafilter:it's your web, log it didn't last.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:14 AM on July 14, 2007


Cat-scan.com 2.0!

Brought to you by flickr.
posted by grouse at 3:36 AM on July 14, 2007


Here's looking at you, kid.
posted by cortex at 3:46 AM on July 14, 2007


No official affiliation with Metafilter? Maybe time to change that heading, there, cortex?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:00 AM on July 14, 2007


shmegegge: "HOLY FUCK I GET THE JOKE!"

I think this might be the first year I saw the anniversary FPP and didn't have a fleeting "man, that's an old site" moment.
posted by Plutor at 4:02 AM on July 14, 2007


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 John Kenneth Fisher at 4:26 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy Birthday Metafilter.
posted by Jofus at 4:32 AM on July 14, 2007


I can't believe I've been here for eight of these.
posted by briank at 4:36 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy CatScan Metafilter.
posted by Reggie Digest at 4:43 AM on July 14, 2007


Dogs rule.
posted by netbros at 4:58 AM on July 14, 2007


where are phooey, pnevares, gleuschk, Shadowkeeper, register & Mahogne these days?

Dude, I just woke up. It's my birthday too, after all.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY METAFILTER!!!
posted by gleuschk at 5:41 AM on July 14, 2007


DO
NOT
SKAN


plz? kthx
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:48 AM on July 14, 2007


Catbon!
posted by konolia at 5:48 AM on July 14, 2007


Thanks, Matt, and crew.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:06 AM on July 14, 2007


For the first time in my life, I'm snarkless. Thanks everyone.
posted by MarshallPoe at 6:10 AM on July 14, 2007


People, people.

Try to avoid scanning the Cat's genitals. We really don't need to see Fluffy's junk up close and personal.

I mean really.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:15 AM on July 14, 2007


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 years ago.

Happy day, MeFi.
posted by carsonb at 6:35 AM on July 14, 2007


ARPANET Request For Comments: 1
DoD has no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their telefacsimile machines, or why. Discuss.
PRESS [#] TO REPORT BROKEN LINC

posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:39 AM on July 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


OMG, WTF?!?!!1!
posted by Ceiling Cat at 6:59 AM on July 14, 2007


After eight years, the original cat-scan.com link goes to a porn-squatter that features:

Cat-scan.com favorites: Dick Pictures | Sexual Health | Females | Cat Scan Contest | Body Scan | Cat Photo

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter!
posted by yhbc at 7:04 AM on July 14, 2007


Aw man, double, lame, breaks the guidelines, c'mon everyone flag the hell outta this here mofo.

But you know what? It will stay up. Know why? Cabal.
posted by The Deej at 7:20 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ceiling cat is watching us masturbate celebrate, but misses the <IMG> tag.

Happy Birthday, MeFi!
posted by mosk at 7:24 AM on July 14, 2007


You know what else turned eight today?

That's right. Hitler.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:01 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Every year we get together and make salmon for toast,
every year we get a crockety bloat,
every year we get drunk on the docks,
and every year we have sex with our cat locks.
posted by phoque at 8:14 AM on July 14, 2007


my cats turn the scanner on and scan themselves all the time--the scanner is between the desk and the window. We randomly find scanned cat-bellies and cat-feet about once a month.

So your scanner is pressure sensitive, then?


Couldappen! My scanner has a button that my cat could easily step on if she was also on the glass.

But, I don't leave the lid up. So she has to open the lid, then climb on it and push the button. But sometimes the computer is off, so she has to boot it up. Occasionally, the USB cable is unplugged because I have my card reader plugged in, so she has to plug it back in. But she doesn't do that very often, mostly because she is so fat she can hardly jump onto the couch, let alone the desk. Also, whenever I mention that she needs to scan herself more often, she just glares at me and says "fuckin' MetaFilter!"
posted by The Deej at 8:22 AM on July 14, 2007


Going through the early posts is fun. I just found out that mathowie was a skater.
...
So far none of the links I've clicked still work.
...
Hey, dogdoo.com is still out there! Good ol' dogdoo.com.

I wonder if these MetaFilter posts are the only record of some of these sites ever having existed.
posted by Kattullus at 8:57 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy Birthday Metafilter!

I don't know about cats, but I once did find a tiff file on my computer of my 6 year old son's face, squished flat against the glass.
posted by SteveTheRed at 9:00 AM on July 14, 2007


The cats know that scanners are really doorways to Kitty Heaven. Remember the line in the Cat sci-fi classic...
2010 a Space Cat Odyssey. " My God, it's full of furballs!".
posted by doctorschlock at 9:02 AM on July 14, 2007


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posted by ericb at 9:08 AM on July 14, 2007


I for one welcome our new old postlords.

No official affiliation with Metafilter? Maybe time to change that heading, there, cortex?

Yeah, fixed. Apparently that text is hidden inside the Blogger template. Gah.
posted by cortex at 9:10 AM on July 14, 2007


Eight years of this? Wow, Metafilter really digs radiology. Weird.
posted by quin at 9:13 AM on July 14, 2007


I've never stuck my cats into the scanner.

I do have access to an MRI machine made just for rats, though.

Seriously. It also handles mice.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:20 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by mai at 9:25 AM on July 14, 2007


Metafilter: Happy Birthday!
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:47 AM on July 14, 2007


EVERY YEAR WE GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SALMON FOR TOAST, EVERY YEAR WE GET A CROCKETY BLOAT, EVERY YEAR WE GET DRUNK ON THE DOCKS, AND EVERY YEAR WE HAVE SEX WITH OUR CAPS LOCKS!!!!
posted by the_bone at 9:58 AM on July 14, 2007


Shit, wrong anniversary.
posted by the_bone at 9:58 AM on July 14, 2007


So what is the eighth anniversary? Paper? Wood? Plo chops?
posted by sharpener at 10:11 AM on July 14, 2007


I'M IN UR METAFILTR
DOUBLING UR POSTZ.
posted by nickyskye at 10:15 AM on July 14, 2007


happy birthday, you sexy mf.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:23 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was looking at one of my old sites on the internet archive. The fact that it looks now just like it did in 1996...is that durable or is that lazy?

Happy eighth, metafilter. Just another 8 years until we can consummate our relationship. (Well, legally.)
posted by maxwelton at 10:28 AM on July 14, 2007


When is the banhammer's anniversary?
posted by Salmonberry at 10:46 AM on July 14, 2007


Hi all,

The anniversary post compelled me to post my first message to MeFi. I signed up for an account in 2004, but I've been a lurker since 2002, when I was forced to sit on the bench and wait for membership to open up.

I've read so many comments I feel like I know you all already. Thanks for the years of entertainment and insightful commentary
posted by JayG at 10:48 AM on July 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday Metafilter! Come here, you. Time for noogies.
posted by jokeefe at 10:57 AM on July 14, 2007


Hi, JayG!
posted by cortex at 10:58 AM on July 14, 2007


Happy Anniversary!
posted by MythMaker at 11:03 AM on July 14, 2007


Hi JayG! *waves*
posted by nickyskye at 11:40 AM on July 14, 2007


*throws confetti*
posted by Many bubbles at 11:53 AM on July 14, 2007


whoooo! happy b-day metafilter!
posted by jason's_planet at 12:19 PM on July 14, 2007


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
posted by lazaruslong at 12:34 PM on July 14, 2007


Bon anniversaire!
posted by bru at 12:40 PM on July 14, 2007


Happy birthday, MetaFilter! And happy Bastille Day, too, while I'm at it.
posted by cerebus19 at 12:54 PM on July 14, 2007


gee, awful long thread
posted by sswiller at 1:11 PM on July 14, 2007


Happy birthday MeFi. Thanks to introducing me to the best and the weirdest of the internet.

*looks for kitty while scanner warms up*
posted by Tehanu at 1:18 PM on July 14, 2007


Mefites, this would be a great post in which to make an embarassing confession. Nobody will see it.
posted by tehloki at 2:51 PM on July 14, 2007


OK, I confess that I am feeling extremely supercrappy about my plans to attend the MeFi Birthday Party falling through (mods, please delete my 'maybe' from the RSVP list) and I just wanted to take it all out on Stan "Gold Star" Chin and the Scanned Cats (in the words of Dave Barry, a GREAT name for a rock band). I apologize, and I will understand if I get ZERO shoutouts from the party.
posted by wendell at 3:04 PM on July 14, 2007


Happy birthday, Metafilter
posted by cortex at 3:30 PM on July 14, 2007


ZIPPITY BIRTHDAY!

Thanks Matt et al.
posted by penguin pie at 3:32 PM on July 14, 2007


I MADE YOU A COOKIE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

(imagine cat here)

BUT I EATED IT!
posted by snsranch at 3:33 PM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cortex, you are my kind of sappy populist peon.
posted by quin at 3:36 PM on July 14, 2007


cortex. Sorry, it was the start of a sentence.
posted by quin at 3:40 PM on July 14, 2007


I MADE YOU A COOKIE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

You know.

If you really loved us.

You'd have started the phenomenon that will come to be known as LOLCATscans.
posted by sparkletone at 4:51 PM on July 14, 2007


Heh, noone posting here anymore.

I'm pretty sure I'll be the last post.
posted by jeremias at 5:07 PM on July 14, 2007


Once again you are proven wrong.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:15 PM on July 14, 2007


Twice over even!
posted by quin at 5:18 PM on July 14, 2007


>So, where are phooey, pnevares, gleuschk, Shadowkeeper, register & Mahogne these days?

>>Hey, man, be cool. Don't ask about those dudes, man. They're... gone.


Bah. gleuschk showed up, and shadowkeeper pops in one in a while too (especially when there's a link here to something he's done, which is regularly). Once a MeFite, always a MeFite.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:00 PM on July 14, 2007


hbd, mf.
posted by shoepal at 7:48 PM on July 14, 2007


Happy birthday, MeFi!

I didn't buy you anything, 'cause I'm broke!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:52 PM on July 14, 2007


I didn't buy you anything, 'cause I'm broke!

Mulp, you're a musician, man, so we knew that already.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:16 PM on July 14, 2007


HAPPY BIRTHDAY METAFILTER!
posted by joelf at 8:26 PM on July 14, 2007


I feel old.
posted by fungible at 9:39 PM on July 14, 2007


Just got back from the MF anniversary party. Boy, are my arms tired.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 10:26 PM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Metafilter!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 5:07 AM on July 15, 2007


Gefeliciteerd, Metafilter!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:11 AM on July 15, 2007


Happy Birthday, Metafilter!
posted by scottymac at 12:07 PM on July 15, 2007


Happy berfday Metafilter!
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:04 PM on July 15, 2007


Happy Met Day, BerthaFilter!
posted by tepidmonkey at 3:26 PM on July 15, 2007


Met a Bertha.
Filt 'er.
Happy day!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:21 PM on July 15, 2007


Hey, thrifty Lambada tipper!
Adaptable Fryer Myth Pit: Hi.
Hefty hippy brittle Armada
posted by Plutor at 5:37 AM on July 16, 2007


Tillykke med fødselsdagen, MeFi
posted by Eirixon at 6:45 AM on July 16, 2007


Gesundheit!
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:51 AM on July 16, 2007


So does the cult thread
fade away into obscurity
As server space needs saving
and American flags need waving
Here do I say
Last Post!
posted by jeremias at 8:47 PM on July 23, 2007


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