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I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their fax machines, or why.
August 21, 2009 4:31 PM   Subscribe

Cats for Clunkers? It had to be Michigan where the Humane Society is promoting its free cat adoptions like used car sales... That's right folks, Certified Pre-Owned Cats! Standard 4-paw Drive! 100,000 Purr Warranty! Made in Michigan and Better than New! But before you take that cat home, check out Catfax.org because nobody wants a lemonpuss. lol.
Found at Consumerist so it must be legit

...and yes, I had to do it just to bring back the "catscan" reference for the 437th time...
posted by wendell (20 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do they pour sodium silicate liquid in your old cat so that their engines seize up?
posted by Frank Grimes at 4:44 PM on August 21, 2009 [2 favorites]


Countdown to a Carfax cease and desist letter for copyright infringement of their logo in 5, 4 3, 2 . . .
posted by quadog at 4:45 PM on August 21, 2009


Their heart's in the right place, but that youtube video is pretty cringe-inducing. What's that Dutch word that means embarrassed for someone else?
posted by dersins at 4:46 PM on August 21, 2009


Mine doesn't qualify, she gets over 23 meows per gallon (of hairballs)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:47 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


OH MY GOD I LOVE KITTIES
posted by ixohoxi at 4:54 PM on August 21, 2009


Fremdschamen
posted by sciurus at 4:57 PM on August 21, 2009


OK, we need more LOL in here so... LOLCATS in cars (from guess where) featuring Jesus Christ the Lion
posted by wendell at 4:57 PM on August 21, 2009


Turns out you get a bigger discount if you pick-up a hybrid cat.
posted by qvantamon at 5:42 PM on August 21, 2009


Yeah, but trust me, you don't want to clean the litterbox of a hybrid cat. You need special training to dispose of that waste safely.
posted by maudlin at 5:50 PM on August 21, 2009


"Where pre-owned is better than new" made me smile. And want to adopt a kitteh.
posted by artifarce at 6:10 PM on August 21, 2009


I CAN HAZ HYBRID?
posted by jonp72 at 6:49 PM on August 21, 2009


Aw. Kitties.
posted by Artw at 7:06 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


You know what's awesome? Cats. Cats are awesome, that's what.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:03 PM on August 21, 2009 [6 favorites]


wendell: "OK, we need more LOL in here so... LOLCATS in cars (from guess where) featuring Jesus Christ the Lion"

close but not quite wendell.
posted by boo_radley at 8:38 PM on August 21, 2009


boo, I really can't recommend any kitteh who packed itself... let's just say I have some past negative experience...
posted by wendell at 8:45 PM on August 21, 2009


Does nobody offer adoption fee reimbursements for cats that eventually appear on icanhascheeseburger?
posted by jeffburdges at 8:49 AM on August 22, 2009


I started reading this out loud to my girlfriend. I got as far as "The Michigan Humane Society has started a program called 'Cats for Clunkers'..." before she screamed out, "What? You put your old cat down and get a new one in its place?"
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:34 AM on August 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


How much for the eatin' cats?
posted by klangklangston at 5:42 PM on August 22, 2009


My apologies, NotMyselfRightNow, but I could not resist the most obvious used-car-related pun NOT already on the site, sincerely intended the "Clunkers" to refer to people who wanted to adopt a cat for free, and carefully worded the post to neutralize the 'trade in your old cat' meaning as quickly as possible.

But let me restate a long-standing caveat: DO NOT in any way rephrase a wendell MeFi post. It is written the way it is for very specific (if lame) reasons.
posted by wendell at 6:35 PM on August 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is cute and playful and I wish more people would get over themselves and do whimsy promotions for good causes. I find it really hard to be critical of this stuff. And cats bring out more of that silliness, so yay.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:02 PM on August 23, 2009


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