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"This post, dear reader, is 100% about cats."

Screw organic chemistry, I'm just going to write about cats. James Ashenhurst uses (sometimes highly unorthodox!) cat pictures to explain topics in stereocatmistry, starting with On Cats, Part 1: Conformations and Configurations. [more inside]
posted by beryllium on Dec 5, 2012 - 43 comments

We’re going to Mars! WITH A SPACEGIRL, TWO CATS AND A MISSIONARY

In 1964, Zambia joined the Space Race with help from Edward Makuka Nkoloso, an enthusiastic, if overly optimistic, primary school teacher (partial transcript, video very much of its time). Though the rocket never left Lusaka, and there was never any real support from either the Zambian government or UNESCO, Nkoloso's project caught the imagination of Spanish artist Cristina de Middel in her short film, The Afronauts. Middel explains, "The images are beautiful and the story is pleasant at a first level, but it is built on the fact that nobody believes that Africa will ever reach the moon. It hides a very subtle critique to our position towards the whole continent and our prejudices. It's just like saying strong words with a beautiful smile." via.
posted by ChuraChura on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 comments

End of holiday productivity tool

According to a study done at the university of Hiroshima, watching pictures of cute animals makes you more productive. Considering the state many Americans might be in on Monday following a long weekend of turkey and pumkin pie, perhaps watching a few cute videos might be a good idea to get America's productivity up to par. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 25, 2012 - 26 comments

get back here cat stop escaping

Circle The Cat (flash friday fun) It's not like anyone was going to be productive at work today anyway, right?
posted by elizardbits on Nov 23, 2012 - 66 comments

Cat and kittens playing cam

A cat and kittens playing together on live streaming cam. Very watchable kitteh tv.
posted by nickyskye on Nov 17, 2012 - 95 comments

Dennis Avner has died.

RIP to internet and body-mod legend Stalking Cat Known as "the cat guy" on many parts of the internet, Dennis had spent money to shape himself in the form of his totemic animal, which he described as "a stalking cat". He held the world record for "most permanent transformations to look like an animal" by a single person No note or reason has been shared by the family.
posted by boo_radley on Nov 14, 2012 - 66 comments

Maru gets competition: best new box cat

Box cat becomes one with the box.
posted by The Devil Tesla on Nov 9, 2012 - 91 comments

Existential cat

Le Mew
posted by Mblue on Nov 1, 2012 - 19 comments

"That is what $40,000 of film school will get you"

"Dog owners have a dog park where they can show off their dogs, but cat people don't have that," she says. "The Internet is where people who love cats can go to say, 'Look how cute my cat is.'" On cat videos on the Internet, and maintaining the popularity of Henrí and Maru, while designers of the Scratching Post note how how some owners start writing in a first feline style. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 24, 2012 - 31 comments

"I attempted to repeat the experiment, however once my assistant discovered that I didn’t really have any tuna, she declined to participate in any further tests."

The Pliocene Pussy Cat Theory (which originally appeared in The Annals of Improbable Research) argues that the human ancestor Australopithecus domesticated cats for hunting, defense and harvesting static electricity to make it easier to climb trees. The theory, which was proposed by Lorenzo Love, is a parody of the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (which is critiqued here and in shorter form here). Whether you know about the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis or not, the Pliocene Pussy Cat Theory, and Love's follow-up, the Subterranean Ape Theory, will completely alter your understanding of human evolution.
posted by Kattullus on Oct 13, 2012 - 14 comments

Cats Are Weird

Inflatable Unicorn Horn For Cats. That is all.
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 13, 2012 - 40 comments

Bill Murray is not impressed

Lead singer of hardcore metal band drunkenly sings to his cat.
posted by desjardins on Oct 7, 2012 - 76 comments

Second Person Feline

"You are a cat. You don’t know your name, or where you are, or how you got there. You are sitting on a pile of clothes that smell familiar, and the room around you is quiet and dark." So begins A Stray In The Woods, an online collaborate comic/illustrated interactive fiction about being an amnesic cat. Take control of the story by suggesting things for the cat to do. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 24, 2012 - 32 comments

As with all my new pets, I gently bit each kitten on the face. This is how I let my animals know that I am now their mother.

Celebrity Pu$$y (SLTumblr)[via]
posted by benzenedream on Sep 16, 2012 - 35 comments

KING OF ALL THE BOXES

Rufus the Cat had to get some painful ear drops and was feeling pretty stroppy about it so his owner decided to build him a magnificent cardboard box tower to lift his spirits.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 15, 2012 - 77 comments

Shine on, kitteh

Feline performance of Collective Soul's Shine. [SLYT]
posted by hippybear on Sep 13, 2012 - 17 comments

A cat named Room 8

In 1952, a gray male tabby cat appeared at the door of Room 8 at Elysian Heights Elementary School in Echo Park. He stayed throughout the school year, left at summer vacation -- and came back on the first day of class in September. He became the school's cat, and his name was Room 8. Room 8 was featured in LOOK Magazine and the Weekly Reader, had a children's book written about him, and lived until 1968. One former student said, "I never liked Room 8 because he sat on my homework." The Wikipedia entry. Room 8's grave. The Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation (a no-kill shelter).
posted by sdn on Sep 10, 2012 - 61 comments

When cat videos are outlawed, only outlaws will force their cats to perform tricks on camera.

The Walker Internet Cat Video festival took place last week I was there, and I'd say that crowd estimate of 10,000 was pretty accurate as far as I could tell. Most of the content was, eh, but speaking as a not-cat-video fan there were a few that were pretty good not that far off. There were videos in multiple categories. [more inside]
posted by lon_star on Sep 4, 2012 - 18 comments

Clean hair is the new catnip.

The Cat Gets Comfortable: starts slow, gets increasingly ridiculous. [slyt]
posted by quin on Aug 27, 2012 - 62 comments

A real animal

Uh oh! Everyone's favorite Internet cat, Lil Bub, took over BuzzFeed. Let's get ready to BUBFeed! (Bubstep sold separately) [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 24, 2012 - 50 comments

Best Cat Fort EVAAAARR

How do you cheer up a cat-loving teenage cancer patient who misses her kitty? With the Cat Immersion Project for Maga. Brought to you by Seattle Children's Hospital and 3000+ people who sent in photos of their cats. [via ZeFrank]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Aug 9, 2012 - 21 comments

LET ME LOVE YOU

CAT LOVES GIRL Girl is unsure about it.
posted by The Whelk on Jul 21, 2012 - 53 comments

Does the FancyFeast SuperPAC have undue influence in Talkeetna's politics?

Not The Onion: Cat Mayor celebrates 15th Year in Office. Stubbs (C-AK) is not the first or only non-human elected mayor of an American town; two dogs and a goat have shared the same honor.
posted by schmod on Jul 19, 2012 - 33 comments

Raccoonacaturday!

RACCOON LOVES KITTY
posted by The Whelk on Jul 14, 2012 - 50 comments

My best sideways walk will be sure to scare him off!

Cat terrified of its own reflection.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jul 5, 2012 - 69 comments

Kittydar

Revolutionary new web technology detects cat's faces in any picture.(Does not support IE)
posted by Ad hominem on Jun 15, 2012 - 82 comments

Skycat

Catcopter. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their helicopters, or why.
posted by CautionToTheWind on Jun 2, 2012 - 98 comments

Vintage Siamese Cat Photos

Vintage meezers. NSFW.
posted by jjray on May 23, 2012 - 32 comments

Kitty Sings the Blues

Kitty Cat Sings the Blues (SLYT) "I woke up this morning...then I went back to sleep. Then I woke up this afternoon...and I went back to sleep..."
posted by jocelmeow on May 8, 2012 - 15 comments

Cats and peacock

Cats and peacock [SLYT]
posted by BEE-EATING CAT-EATER on May 4, 2012 - 24 comments

Abraham Lincoln Gillespie

Abraham Lincoln Gillespie's The Syntactic Revolution
posted by BEE-EATING CAT-EATER on Apr 25, 2012 - 5 comments

Wake up wake up wake up

Cat Alarm Clock SLYT
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 17, 2012 - 41 comments

that's one mellow cat

Little parakeet just won't leave kitty alone. I mean, really. Doesn't matter if kitty is drinking, or trying to sleep. He just won't leave kitty alone. I mean, really. Kitty's cool with it, though, and they enjoy the same food. And neither of them are especially interested in the beetle.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 8, 2012 - 55 comments

This ain't your granny's harmonium

Henry Dagg squeezes out "Over the Rainbow" with the help of a nuisance of toy cats
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 5, 2012 - 11 comments

You can't help that. We're all mad here.

Stereo Skifcha [SVL] by Denis Borisovich
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Feb 16, 2012 - 4 comments

AGAIN!

Some cats just like to be flung
posted by The Whelk on Jan 31, 2012 - 67 comments

ChatChat is Like DorMouse

Play ChatChat.
Description: A multiplayer game about being a cat.
Instructions: Be a cat.
(By Terry Cavanagh, who brought you VVVVVV).
posted by nobody on Jan 27, 2012 - 34 comments

Catsik ft. Exkitten - Swagga

Contrary to popular belief, cats can make great DJs. It's just a small sample, but it's nice to see him really get into it as the set progresses.
posted by gman on Jan 27, 2012 - 32 comments

Desperately in need of musical accompaniment

Animals in hats [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave on Jan 26, 2012 - 18 comments

Feline takeoff keeps plane on tarmac

“We now have a ‘lost cat in airplane’ file that’s got one piece of paper in it after this morning.” [more inside]
posted by empatterson on Jan 25, 2012 - 70 comments

The biggest time waster ever

Cat GIF Page You won't be able to stop looking.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Jan 14, 2012 - 44 comments

...And you thought that you loved cat videos

A nightmarish Keyboard Cat from the 1950s children's program Andy's Gang. You might want to leave the lights on tonight.
posted by kuujjuarapik on Jan 5, 2012 - 63 comments

star light star bright meow

If you think about the top ten science blog posts of 2011 you pretty much have to agree on the #1. It's the glow in the dark kitty. But there are other animals that shine for Science.
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 30, 2011 - 13 comments

Cat puts human to sleep.

Cat soothes crying baby It's a cat. Soothing a crying baby. It's practically designed to go viral.
posted by ironjelly on Dec 19, 2011 - 83 comments

Fare Dodger

A pet cat named Dodger is living up to his name - by catching free bus trips from his home town.
posted by veedubya on Dec 15, 2011 - 55 comments

Prrrrrrrrana

Cat yoga.
posted by flex on Dec 14, 2011 - 28 comments

Kitty Lit 101

Comediva is having a Cat Week, and one of the features is "Kitty Lit 101".
posted by reenum on Dec 4, 2011 - 9 comments

TIGERS AND TURKEYS (also pumpkins)

Tampa's Big Cat Rescue celebrates a Thanksgiving feast (via)
posted by The Whelk on Nov 24, 2011 - 35 comments

Strangely, there are no remixes with Downfall

Nononono cat is displeased. Nononono cat is autotuned. Nononono cat is in Destiny's Child. Nononono cat brings bass. Nononono cat is stuck in a time warp. Nononono cat goes to rehab. Nononono cat plays Tetris, and Mario Brothers. Is this the Nononono cat? No. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 18, 2011 - 40 comments

What's new pussycat?

Cat, meet CAT! Photos of a mountain lion meeting Zeus, an 11 year old Maine Coon cat, only separated by a sliding glass door. Mountain lions are fairly common in Colorado, and as people develop in their territory, we'll see more and more encounters. A list of fatal cougar attacks in North America. Some facts about Puma concolor.
posted by Eekacat on Nov 4, 2011 - 60 comments

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