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February 3, 2009 7:29 PM   Subscribe

Look at This Cat! Not to be confused with look at this dog, look at this muppet (wat a donut...), robots and donuts, monkeys and robots, monkeys on stilts, twin monkeys, koala twins, or celebrities without makeup. [via mefi projects]
posted by ooga_booga (73 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yay!
posted by jessamyn at 7:46 PM on February 3, 2009


Good stuff. I submitted a feline. Plus, you know, it's by "mefi's own."
posted by exogenous at 7:49 PM on February 3, 2009


This is a great cat. This is the greatest cat.

Cute.
posted by kisch mokusch at 7:54 PM on February 3, 2009


The blue cat

A) is a ghost
B) has hypothermia
C) represents metafilter
D) is the greatest cat.
posted by Rinku at 7:58 PM on February 3, 2009


Here is a documentary about cats. It includes a song.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:01 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Looking at those cats is a highly recommended practice, fwiw.
posted by cortex at 8:07 PM on February 3, 2009


I like to flip from cat to cat very quickly. You know, just giving a cat scan.
posted by subbes at 8:11 PM on February 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'd always wondered what cats were. Now, thanks to Look at This Cat! I know they're nature's way of saying, "Hey, cats!"
posted by Caduceus at 8:17 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also not to be confused with Have You Seen This Cat?
posted by CrunchyFrog at 8:20 PM on February 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wow, all the cats I looked at were submitted by Jessamyn.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:21 PM on February 3, 2009


I wish I could just give you my "cats" tag on flickr and let you just pull them in via the API or something, because then this would be a firehose of awesome.
posted by mathowie at 8:24 PM on February 3, 2009


Server issues aside, the last few days have been pretty cool around here. Microsoft Songsmith remixes, a Guns N Roses member writing a financial column, and now I discover via this site the greatest cat name even: Boutros Boutros Kitty.

IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN CHAIRMAN MEOW!
posted by JHarris at 8:24 PM on February 3, 2009 [5 favorites]


Pretty awesome, though I get the feeling that they will be getting a lot more emails soon. Not that that's a bad thing.
posted by schyler523 at 8:27 PM on February 3, 2009


Also not to be confused with dogs looking like people.
posted by plant at 8:33 PM on February 3, 2009


The blue cat is my (our) cat. He really does look blue in some lights.
posted by rtha at 8:39 PM on February 3, 2009


How can you tell you're talking to a goth on the phone?

When the conversation's interrupted with "Midnight! Get off my altar!"

every cat thread makes me think of that one...
posted by Graygorey at 8:41 PM on February 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah I was gonna mention Have you seen this cat? but I couldn't find the link fast enough. Apparently the two are unrelated?
posted by dead cousin ted at 8:44 PM on February 3, 2009


Blue cat is awesome. I submitted pics, yay.
posted by heyho at 8:45 PM on February 3, 2009


you're a kitty!
posted by mrzarquon at 8:53 PM on February 3, 2009


that dog is crosseyed btw
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:55 PM on February 3, 2009


cats win
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:55 PM on February 3, 2009


I just showed my cat photos of herself on the internet. She was not impressed, and claims that she is in fact still the greatest, even if you don't vote for her.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:08 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Some of those celebrities without makeup should just ask Sherwin Williams.
posted by netbros at 9:16 PM on February 3, 2009


HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN AND IF MY GREATEST CATS ARE READY FOR LOOKING AT THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
posted by flaterik at 9:18 PM on February 3, 2009


HAHAHA Lefty the geographer! Thx cortex! <3

=^-.o^=
posted by lysdexic at 9:45 PM on February 3, 2009


Really, this is the main purpose of the Interweb. I approve.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:03 PM on February 3, 2009


Halle Berry needs no make-up. Make-up begs to be placed on Halle Barry.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:19 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN AND IF MY GREATEST CATS ARE READY FOR LOOKING AT THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME

Even though it subverts somewhat the zero-functionality design aesthetic I'm going for, I think I'll have to implement some sort of Kitty Index in the next couple of days to help people out here. "Reload until you find your cat" won't really scale that well.

Also, I'm probably gonna do cat uploads like twice a day in batches, and I have other obligations tonight, so tomorrow morning is going to be like catpocalypse judging by my inbox.
posted by cortex at 10:20 PM on February 3, 2009


The first cat I got was submitted by Jessamyn. I think I need to go find some cats to photograph.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:37 PM on February 3, 2009


This will be perfect when selecting the great button doesn't lead you to the next cat but to a screen with that .gif of the "this page is under construction" guy and the words HE DIGS AND DIGS BUT HE WILL NEVER FIND YOUR SOUL. I don't care what you bitchsticks click, every cat is the greatest.
posted by melissa may at 10:40 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flagged as "I'm allergic to this thread."
posted by dw at 10:50 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


melissa, I love cats, but I do not love all cats equally. There are indeed greatester cats.
posted by flaterik at 10:53 PM on February 3, 2009


Oh god, I think I finally understand why people keep giving me cat earrings and cat calendars and cat mugs and "cat crossing" signs. I'm one of those people. Sorry, everybody.
posted by melissa may at 10:54 PM on February 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is relevant to my interests.
posted by taz at 11:11 PM on February 3, 2009


I do not accept apologies for loving cats more than I do.
posted by flaterik at 11:12 PM on February 3, 2009


I've been cheating and clicking every cat as the greatest. Well, ok, at first I clicked great a couple of times but then I realized that all cats are the greatest at something. I don't know what that something is but they do so who am I to judge?
posted by robtf3 at 12:56 AM on February 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


My own cat is now looking at ME and judging me for looking at other cats. She's a very jealous mistress.

Clearly, I must submit her pictures when I get home from work so that she can see that she's THE GREATEST cat.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:16 AM on February 4, 2009


I discover via this site the greatest cat name even: Boutros Boutros Kitty.

IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN CHAIRMAN MEOW!


Or his successor Mousey Tongue!
posted by Pollomacho at 4:33 AM on February 4, 2009 [9 favorites]


How did this people fit those cats on their websites?
posted by DU at 4:35 AM on February 4, 2009


I am troubled by the fact that you are looking at this instead of the cat.
posted by steef at 5:39 AM on February 4, 2009


Robots and Donuts sounds like the future of fatty breakfasts everywhere!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:52 AM on February 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


We realized after naming our cats that we named them wrong. They *should* have been Minnmeowpolis and Saint Paw. You know, the Twin Kitties.
posted by spinturtle at 6:11 AM on February 4, 2009 [6 favorites]


Jessamyn, i think i just votest your cat as the greatest. Do you have an orange cat?
posted by 5imian at 6:52 AM on February 4, 2009


Jessamyn's dark secret is that she owns no cats. She just goes places where cats are and takes pictures of those.

And man, I have so many cats in my inbox right now.
posted by cortex at 7:02 AM on February 4, 2009


I had a cat once. Those are all friends' cats. I'll find a photo of my former cat, because she was pretty much the greatest.
posted by jessamyn at 7:12 AM on February 4, 2009


Now, see, for moar (p)awesome, we need Markov.
posted by lysdexic at 8:46 AM on February 4, 2009


Monkey vs. Robot is a classic. Thanks for reminding me of it. Back in university I had it in my shared folder on the residence network and it became a cult hit around campus with people quoting it and having mock monkey vs. robot fights.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:12 AM on February 4, 2009


Oh man, last night I accidentally sent cortex a picture of some robots instead of my cat, but I had no idea.

We had a series of emails where he's all "dude, I don't think that's your cat" and I'm all "WTF? Look at him here in my flickr doing cat stuff!! Of course it's my cat" and he's all "dude, you sent me robots." Oops!
posted by exogenous at 9:23 AM on February 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I had to visit this site after rating cortex's cats.
posted by not_on_display at 9:29 AM on February 4, 2009


I discover via this site the greatest cat name even: Boutros Boutros Kitty.

That's pretty good, but it's not as good as my friend's dog's name, which was Boutros Boutros Doggie.
posted by 40 Watt at 9:44 AM on February 4, 2009


IS THIS THE THEAD WHERE I TOK ABOTE CATS?
posted by Jofus at 9:53 AM on February 4, 2009


Look at my cat! (He's numbers 101-105.) Thanks, cortex!
posted by leesh at 10:42 AM on February 4, 2009


I've got bad news for cortex. Apparently, his web strategy is so golden that a MAJOR MEDIA ENTITY is moving in on it. Time Inc. in partnership with CNN presents PeoplePets.com. It's a little dog-dominant, but I suspect that's a result of some serious market research.
posted by wendell at 10:48 AM on February 4, 2009


I had to submit the non-ICHC-ified version of my cat Spike's picture. In case you are wondering: no, he did not later attempt to kill me in my sleep.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:43 AM on February 4, 2009


And man, I have so many cats in my inbox right now.

Do you have some kind of automated upload system? Or are you doing them one at a time? Because I sent you 253 cat photos.
posted by shelleycat at 11:55 AM on February 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's manual at this point. I am not going to upload all 253 of your pictures, fwiw, though I am impressed that you managed to deliver that many to me.

Automation would be a good thing in the long run.
posted by cortex at 12:04 PM on February 4, 2009


I sent in my fridge cat. Hope she is look worthy. I love this.
posted by routergirl at 12:11 PM on February 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


cortex, you're a fucking genius.
posted by JeffK at 12:38 PM on February 4, 2009


*puff puff* I'm here! What did I miss?
posted by you're a kitty! at 12:50 PM on February 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


WAIT A MINUTE...

That title... that's a Binky the Clown reference, isn't it?? Own up!
posted by JHarris at 4:56 PM on February 4, 2009


jessamyn, that black, blurry cat was cool. Gotta pet the kitty!
posted by ersatz at 5:28 PM on February 4, 2009


I am not going to upload all 253 of your pictures, fwiw, though I am impressed that you managed to deliver that many to me.

Heh, and that was the pared down list of just the good ones! I didn't expect you to upload them all but at least you've got a bunch to choose from. I was actually fun going through all my old photos, I haven't looked at some of them for years. And it's fun looking at other people's cats too. Cats like to be looked at.
posted by shelleycat at 5:50 PM on February 4, 2009




cats
posted by desuetude at 7:21 PM on February 4, 2009


LOS GATOS
posted by cortex at 8:12 PM on February 4, 2009


That dog is laughing at me. I know it.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 8:36 PM on February 4, 2009


Don't tell the other cats, but this is my favorite cat. This cat sees my soul.
posted by rtha at 11:00 PM on February 4, 2009


WHO LOOK THE CAT AT? (woof woof woofwoofwoof woof)
posted by slogger at 7:34 AM on February 5, 2009


In Soviet Russia, cat looks at YOU.
posted by exogenous at 8:56 AM on February 5, 2009


My Cat.
posted by zengargoyle at 2:43 PM on February 5, 2009


Yay!
posted by fish tick at 3:49 PM on February 5, 2009


Don't look now but I just added some crazy ass navigation features so now you can find a cat without having to reload 200 times and you can also look at every single cat in order if that is how you are inclined to roll.
posted by cortex at 10:20 AM on February 6, 2009


Yay Cricket! I love this site, cortex.
posted by swerve at 11:27 AM on February 6, 2009


Yay, my ladies are represented! (#181-187)

This one also features 'moonMan in a moment of insanity.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:50 AM on February 6, 2009


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