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A cat-shaped hole in your life.

The appropriate weight of grief. Author Michael Zadoorian on the loss of a beloved cat.
posted by bitmage on May 15, 2016 - 54 comments

Meow is the winter of our discontent

RPG Character Classes / Cat Breeds. by concept artist Kyoung Hwan Kim.
posted by Greg Nog on May 13, 2016 - 32 comments

I have no idea how &c.

Catsoundboard. Does what it says on the tin.
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2016 - 13 comments

Cats have no amends to make

Pard, a cat who lives with Ursula K. Le Guin, tells the story of "My Life so Far" (Part I, Part II).
Life was often quite exciting in the first place, and we were happy together. I am hardly ever sad, but sometimes when I am going to sleep I hear purring around me that is not mine, and it seems that Mother and Sister and I are all curled up like one warm cat. And then I am happier than usual....
[more inside] posted by oakroom on May 10, 2016 - 12 comments

What variety of cheese would Donald be? The 2016 US election continues.

With only six months left in the all-too-brief election campaign, three candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties remain. In the red corner, Donald has vanquished Ben, Bobby, Carly, Chris, George, Jeb, Jim, John, Lindsey, Marco, Mike, Rand, Rick, the other Rick, Scott, and Ted. In the blue corner, Bernie and Hillary have vanquished Jim, Lawrence, Lincoln and Martin. However, there is pessimism about whether Donald can win the general, with bookmaker odds stabilizing and keeping Hillary as the clear favorite. Elsewhere, Sarah doesn't like Paul, Lindsey is glad he isn't in Area 51, Gary Johnson "could" become POTUS, and Jeb sort-of returns. Meanwhile, Bernie collects more delegates in Washington state, while Hillary wins the Guam caucus. And, on the island of his mother's birth, war has broken out between rival facebook groups for and against Donald. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on May 9, 2016 - 2568 comments

I have no idea how these cats got wedged into a musical, or why

Cats, the popular musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot), will be adapted as a movie, to be directed by Tom Hooper. Noted for its longevity, Cats ran continuously on Broadway for 18 years, and on London's West End for 21 years. The show will return to Broadway in August, after a 16-year hiatus. Mee wow!
posted by schmod on May 6, 2016 - 98 comments

Lego and trains. Two great tastes that taste great together

A lego train with a GoPro on it touring 50 meters of track, indoors and outdoors. There were also horrible rail disasters [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Apr 27, 2016 - 40 comments

Guess who doesn't care that humans are researching this?

These Linguists Want to Help You Speak Fluent Cat [more inside]
posted by wonton endangerment on Apr 27, 2016 - 76 comments

questioning the 'illustrated tour of madness'

"During Wain's life, though, his fortunes reversed several times. Believed to be suffering from schizophrenia, Wain lived his final years in institutions. Eight of his cat drawings—which range from cuddly to psychedelic—came to be known as the 'Famous Series' and for years would be offered up as a the stages of a deteriorating mind, illustrated. But the truth is a bit more complicated." (Previously)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 18, 2016 - 2 comments

"you can't help but want to live in a world like that" - Matthew Kielty

The Raycat Solution is a 15 minute documentary by Benjamin Huguet about an idea proposed in 1981 by philosophers Françoise Bastide and Paolo Fabbri that by genetically engineering cats to be living Geiger counters, we could create a warning system for radioactive waste that would last at least ten thousand years. The idea languished for decades until Matthew Kielty did a feature on it for the 99% Invisible Podcast in 2014 [previously on MeFi]. Now biologist Kevin Chen is trying to bring the Ray Cat Solution to life.
posted by Kattullus on Apr 16, 2016 - 26 comments

Why Do Cats Love Bookstores?

If a bookstore is so fortunate as to have a cat on the premises during operating hours, you can bet that feline is co-owner, manager, security, and the abiding conscience of the place. You go to a bookstore to buy a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates or the latest Kelly Link collection, but you’re really paying a tribute to the cat, whether you know it or not.
posted by veedubya on Apr 13, 2016 - 33 comments

"Cheesecake, Chalkpit, Nutter, Butter, Crumple, Rumple..." (all rescues)

"For the walk - just the walks - I've probably spent 40 or 50,000 dollars." (SLVideo, houzz, via)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 8, 2016 - 11 comments

haha cool, ok, we’re friends now, big guy. no problems

so anyway that is the best thing: bobcats are not equipped to make friends, but luckily for this bobcat this homeless lady did not give any shits and made friends anyway. and now they are both happy.
posted by moody cow on Mar 19, 2016 - 31 comments

The Cats Who Came in From the Cold

Tinykittens is a Canadian cat rescue that Livestreams foster kittens (previously). Now playing: Sable and Neelix, a tortie and tabby tuxie respectively, both pregnant, with Sable due any day now. Right now, four feral cats are in residence at TKHQ, all of them from the same colony... and two former ferals waiting on adoption. This is where things get interesting. [more inside]
posted by Sequence on Mar 8, 2016 - 62 comments

Cats are cute but sometimes clumsy

Forget checking for hedgehogs on Bonfire Night - Nissan have put together an ad to remind you to knock on your car bonnet in the winter.
posted by mippy on Feb 17, 2016 - 41 comments

Hazard cone? Where?

To start your Tuesday morning: Pets that are stuck but pretending everything is fine.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Feb 16, 2016 - 47 comments

Kumbali and Kago's First Snow

Cheetah and dog play in the snow. SLYT, 1:43. [more inside]
posted by asperity on Jan 30, 2016 - 16 comments

The Answer Is What's Poppin'

Behold Cyriak's (previously) new video for Meow the Jewels (previously) : "Meowpurrdy feat. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte".
posted by Maecenas on Jan 26, 2016 - 30 comments

"No more I hear thee purr and purr as in the frolic days that were"

Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era: "During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden. By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially. Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. Clergymen performed cat burial services. And stone masons chiseled cat names on cat headstones." Ends with a lovely elegy for Peter, aged 12, by poet Clinton Scollard. [more inside]
posted by fraula on Jan 24, 2016 - 8 comments

'Starring Willie W, Bas Bron and Vieze Fur.'

Time to slink into the weekend with this chill music video for De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig's 'Manon', starring a gang of imperious Dutch cats, custom scratching posts. Directed by powerhouse creative duo Lennert & Sander. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jan 22, 2016 - 9 comments

Organic Back-Pack Warmers

Bolt and Keel, the back-packing cats. This past July, two tiny kitties were found, alone in the forest, in British Columbia. They were rescued, and now travel along on their human's outdoor adventures. Christened Bolt and Keel, for their new companion's passion for kayaking and rock climbing, they have their own Instagram account.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy on Jan 10, 2016 - 27 comments

Cat + Monkey. 2016

Because you needed to see a cat crammed into a monkey costume and given a banana
posted by item on Jan 3, 2016 - 17 comments

Of Paris, of Love, of Art, of Cats and Poetry and of Death.

NSFW - Lucie Badoud, model and muse a well off orphan was inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire's novel La Femme Assise and went to Paris. In 1924 now known as Youki - snow rose, she received on her 21st birthday from Foujita, the japanese painter, a big, yellow Ballot with a Basque chauffeur.
The car's body was by Saoutchik and the radiator was capped with a bronze by Rodin; The Man With a Broken Nose. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco on Dec 28, 2015 - 4 comments

How smart animal shelters aim for zero kill.

How smart animal shelters aim for zero kill. Some shelters are euthanizing far fewer animals than others, and it's not because they have more funding: they're adopting different, smarter practices, including feline Trap-Neuter-Return, emphasizing spay and neuter in communities, encouraging owner retention, and making adoptions easier. Initiatives like Target Zero and The Million Cat Challenge help make it possible for cities achieve greater live-release rates. "In five years, Jacksonville’s shelter went from saving less than 30 percent of its animals to saving 90 percent, including many more dogs than before."
posted by Violet Hour on Dec 23, 2015 - 10 comments

30-something  (^._.^)ノ

The caretaker of the oldest cats in the world shares his methods for cat longevity: love, home cooked breakfasts, and nature documentary screenings.
posted by jamaro on Dec 15, 2015 - 41 comments

Loafs of Northern Darkness

What's nihilistic, majestic, atmospheric, misanthropic, and screeching? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 14, 2015 - 13 comments

Donut Cat & Friends

Donyatsu - an anime series wherein the ruins of human civilization are inhabited by . . . cute animals shaped like round baked goods. On a given one-and-a-half-minute episode, they might try to play with a giant robot or quote Terminator. [more inside]
posted by knuckle tattoos on Dec 8, 2015 - 4 comments

Vincent walks!

Veterinarians at Iowa State University have successfully implanted prosthetic legs in Vincent, a three-year-old cat.
posted by listen, lady on Dec 8, 2015 - 19 comments

You put out fresh sashimi, sometimes, arranged as best as you know how.

The Economics of Neko Atsume -- Nicole Dieker meditates on a cat-gathering future for The Billfold in a story tagged NEKO ATSUME, ONLINE GAMES THAT SUGGEST HORRIBLE DYSTOPIAN FUTURES, SERIOUSLY NEKO ATSUME IS THE CUTEST GAME I HAVE FED SO MANY CATS. If you're looking for hard economic analysis of the sardine-to-gold exchange rate, move on: this is a slice of life story in a world where gathering cats is all that matters. (And if adding a layer of "horrible dystopia" would negatively affect your gathering of cats, you might want to skip this one.) [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Dec 6, 2015 - 65 comments

Sprawled Out On The Freezer Case Of Your Heart

Bodega Cats is a Twitter account featuring cats that live in stores
posted by The Whelk on Dec 6, 2015 - 28 comments

He killed a mouse in Reno, just to watch him die.

Orange is the new cats. The folks behind the game Exploding Kittens want to repair their kitten-related karma. They've launched a project to convince people to put orange collars on their indoor cats and to educate people that an orange collar on a cat indicates that the cat is an escaped indoor cat who needs to be returned to custody.
posted by jacquilynne on Dec 1, 2015 - 70 comments

Good job, internet.

In preparation for police raids tonight in Brussels, Belgian authorities asked journalists not to tweet using #brusselslockdown. The response has been a hundred thousand photos of cats.
posted by nickrussell on Nov 22, 2015 - 115 comments

Lick lick lick lick

10 cats enjoy an ice ball
posted by The Whelk on Nov 19, 2015 - 31 comments

People Are Scaring Their Cats with Cucumbers. They Shouldn’t.

A new viral trend reveals a surprising cat behavior, but pet owners should beware. By Brian Clark Howard. SLNatGeo.
posted by valkane on Nov 18, 2015 - 212 comments

Cats!

Stray cats walk across stage at G20 summit in Turkey
posted by Stewriffic on Nov 18, 2015 - 49 comments

AcroCats: The sure-fire remedy for a sucky week

The AcroCats do (and do not do) pretty much everything you would expect them to do (and not do). [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Nov 18, 2015 - 33 comments

Make sure your tablet is in a secure place before pressing play

Videos for Cats To Watch Volume 1 - a playlist of 32 videos filled with birds and squirrels and suchlike. The latest one is 38 minutes long and features birds twittering about on a fence and a bench. Warning: my cat attempted to destroy my laptop keyboard.
posted by desjardins on Nov 12, 2015 - 37 comments

Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

Over these last two years, I've come to suspect that my cat has gotten better, more comprehensive planning around her eventual death than most people do.
posted by dersins on Nov 10, 2015 - 40 comments

"Women and cats will do as they please."

Blue Monday - a sci-fi short story by Laurie Penny for Motherboard all about cats, Internet videos, and emotional contagions.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 31, 2015 - 11 comments

BOOhemian Rhapsody

Lake Street Dive covers Queen for Halloween. Gets even better than the original at 2:35 or so. Wait for it.
posted by Stewriffic on Oct 31, 2015 - 24 comments

Purrcast

What it says on the tin. This seems like the kind of thing at least 75% of MetaFilter would enjoy - a podcast by cats. Not to be confused with Purrrcast which is a podcast about cats.
posted by pyro979 on Oct 30, 2015 - 27 comments

Shake Cats

A cat's inherent dignity being so assaulted is delightfully photogenic.
posted by smoke on Oct 28, 2015 - 43 comments

Cats of London

Thurston Hopkins was a British photojournalist. Here is his black-and-white photo essay from the 1950's called Cats of London.
posted by colfax on Oct 13, 2015 - 8 comments

“I have trust issues, but it’s something I’m working on.”

Felines of New York, inspired by Humans of New York, will show you what authentic cats are really thinking. [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Oct 6, 2015 - 21 comments

Cats are the Best

Have you ever seen cats? No, have you ever really seen cats?
posted by Wordshore on Sep 26, 2015 - 13 comments

Vic Onion

A comic about the interior struggle of onions. This is not a gag-a-week webcomic, it is a long form comedy about opposing philosophies of growing up, love, work and friendship. It is also about an onion who lives with a sphinx cat.
posted by DinoswtfEd on Sep 24, 2015 - 9 comments

Hope is the thing with fur

"Before we enter into the question of cat videos, we must talk about cats themselves. Cat videos are the crystallisation of all that human beings love about cats, the crux of which is centred in the fact that cats are both beautiful and absurd. Their natural beauty and majesty are eternally just one tiny slip away from total humiliation, and this precarious condition fills us with a sympathetic panic and delight, for it exactly mirrors our own." Maria Bustillos on how cats won the internet.
posted by Athanassiel on Sep 21, 2015 - 42 comments

Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man is the new comic by Caitlin Major about the absolutely adorable hijinks of Manfried, who entertains his owner Steve, a middle-aged single cat. "Manfried is a grumpy, lazy, balding, overfed pet man. He is prone to inappropriate displays of affection, sleeping in the sun, leaving his coarse body hair all over the couch, and willfully knocking things off tables and benches. He keeps Steve company though, and occasionally will kill a mouse or spider to save Steve." Also appearing so far is Roger, the pet man belonging to Steve's neighbor Chelsea.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 16, 2015 - 22 comments

They both have cold, dead eyes

Cats vs. Zombies
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 13, 2015 - 9 comments

Mimi, Django, Kaat, Lotje, Patrick, Oom Boudewijn, & Butler Ed

Poesjes is a new live action series about a family of cats who live in a cat-sized house and have a turtle butler. It's in Dutch but speaks the international language of cat. [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 6, 2015 - 26 comments

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