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That's sixty in cat years and Lord knows how many in girl years
June 23, 2009 1:20 PM   Subscribe

Cat and Girl are ten years old.

This anniversary makes them merely a month older than some blue website that didn't notice them until 2002, but which eventually warmed to Dorothy Gambrell's wandering interests, other projects and way with a meme.

So let's hoist a can of paint and toast to ten more years of funny pictures and vague discontent.
posted by ardgedee (17 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Vague discontent? The characters have become visibly more slumped, bemoaning consumerism, productivity and the death of the American Dream for some while.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:27 PM on June 23, 2009


some ppl call me space cowboy
posted by Eideteker at 1:29 PM on June 23, 2009


I still haven't received the C&G t-shirt I ordered a month ago. How else can I let the world know how cool and thoughtful I am? :(
posted by kittyprecious at 1:37 PM on June 23, 2009


I got my Kötter og Stúlka T-shirt as soon as it was announced. Thanks to Dorothy, I now know everything there is to know about Zombie Joseph Beuys.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 1:44 PM on June 23, 2009


10 more years! 10 more years!
posted by The Whelk at 1:51 PM on June 23, 2009


(SLTA)

Single Link To Awesome!

Thanks for posting this.
posted by lumpenprole at 1:51 PM on June 23, 2009


(oh and i know this is a fleshed out post, I was just being a smart-ass)

(still awesome)
posted by lumpenprole at 1:51 PM on June 23, 2009


I have never been approached by more random strangers than last year, when I had one of her stickers for "Sunshine & rainbows in 2008!" on the back of my car. I also have "If television's a babysitter the internet's a drunk librarian who won't shut up" (visible here) stick to the corner of my monitor at work, which is particularly popular with my library patrons when I'm finding things for them.
posted by booknerd at 3:22 PM on June 23, 2009


*clicks first link, scrolls down*

Instead of a shoulder, shouldn't the Bad Decision Dinosaur tattoo be on a face?
posted by fleetmouse at 3:53 PM on June 23, 2009


Instead of a shoulder, shouldn't the Bad Decision Dinosaur tattoo be on a face?

Yessssss
posted by filthy light thief at 4:12 PM on June 23, 2009 [7 favorites]


What can I win for guessing the meaning of art?

Vague discontent? The characters have become visibly more slumped, bemoaning consumerism, productivity and the death of the American Dream for some while.

I haven't seen the strip in years but looking at it now, it's like man, the artist must be in a bad mood.
posted by delmoi at 4:44 PM on June 23, 2009


Come to think of it, I get more "Oh! hey hellos!" if I'm wearing my Babysitter-club-Ramones tee from Cat and Girl. The most enthusiastic hellos however, come from wearing a Dresden Codak T-shirt.

Wasn't this a subplot in Pattern Recognition?
posted by The Whelk at 4:47 PM on June 23, 2009


It's really excellent to look at the early, sort of crude pages and then the newest super crisp ones. Growth. Part of what I love about Cat and Girl is how it speaks of such existential futility and cultural emptiness, and yet is, to me, also joyful and medatative and hopeful. Funny built-in contradictions.

And the Donation Derby? That's the shit.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:18 PM on June 23, 2009


10 years. Damn. Now I feel REALLY old.
posted by DU at 6:33 PM on June 23, 2009


Penny Arcade's upcoming 11th birthday in November makes me feel old. I remember reading those comics, and how I could relate to the material at the time. Growing up with a web comic is a really odd feeling.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:05 PM on June 23, 2009


Speaking of comics that have grown over time...

But yeah. Cat and Girl exhibits a high degree of excellence, to my mind. I'm not quite enough of a hipster to get all of the references, but I'm right there with the English/Philosophy major humor.
posted by Scattercat at 1:14 AM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Whose idea was it to go camping in Portland?
posted by JHarris at 7:21 AM on June 24, 2009


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