Stop it! Stop making kittens!
May 29, 2014 3:46 PM   Subscribe

MagiCATastrophe, in which a birthday party magician discovers his secret power.
posted by desjardins (28 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is purrfect.
posted by Bistle at 4:00 PM on May 29, 2014


It's like King Midas but with no downside!
posted by The World's End at 4:15 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have no idea how these people got their cats....
posted by hippybear at 4:24 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


I liked it.

So, is it a thing in certain parts of the country/world to call what are clearly cats, "kittens?" I get that the sketch might have been cuter if they had been conjuring actual kittens, but that the cats were the animals available from the adoption center. But they're not kittens, so why not just call them "cats?" Does anyone ever call full-grown cats "kittens?"
posted by LEGO Damashii at 4:52 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


Genius series idea
posted by Bwithh at 5:03 PM on May 29, 2014


I call our youngest cat "the kitten" even though he's now a hulking 16-pounder, because I found him as a wee kitten.
posted by mogget at 5:03 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


I call full grown dogs "puppy!!!!!!!" so I assume you can call a grown cat a kitten in the same manner.
posted by leesh at 5:03 PM on May 29, 2014 [11 favorites]


by which I mean esp. this:
This is the first episode from the web series CATastrophes. A comedy web series involving cats featuring cats that are adoptable!... This episode highlights Chicago Cat Rescue and features some of their adoptable cats!
posted by Bwithh at 5:05 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


I call full grown dogs "puppy!!!!!!!" so I assume you can call a grown cat a kitten in the same manner.

I call both our cat and our dog "puppy." Or "kitty." Either means "fuzzy beast who gets snuggles!"

It drives my kids crazy, though, since distinguishing between dogs and cats was pretty much the basis of Toddler 101.
posted by bibliowench at 5:35 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


I call our adult feline a kitten-cat because my idea of a proper cat size is a Maine Coon and our cat is barely half that big. I've told her she needs to grow larger to be treated like a grown-up but she doesn't seem to think much of the prospect.
posted by Blue Meanie at 5:42 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Semper ubi sububi?" Always wear underwear?
posted by SPrintF at 5:44 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


My first word was, "kitty." Take that, mom!
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 6:15 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


Abracadeborah! I wonder if she's friends with Abracadaniel?

I thought it was just okay until I learned it was a way to convince people to adopt kittens. A bit of positive karma can make me forgive a lot.
posted by JHarris at 6:41 PM on May 29, 2014 [3 favorites]


"I call both our cat and our dog "puppy." Or "kitty." Either means "fuzzy beast who gets snuggles!"

I actually once named a German Shepherd "Cat".
posted by HuronBob at 6:43 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


Kittehs are so much better than a smart phone.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:49 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wow that was amazingly awesome. It was like cat rescue meets Portlandia.
posted by humanfont at 6:53 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


The actors are decent, the direction is fine, the script needs a lot of work, but the cause is just and true.
posted by Bwithh at 7:01 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


So this is apparently made in Chicago and I need to see if they are still making it and need some talented cats because I would not be a bad stage parent at all.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:03 PM on May 29, 2014 [3 favorites]


One of my former canine companions was nicknamed "Puppy Cat" due to his feline proclivities, like sleeping behind my head on the couch while kneading my shoulders with his forepaws. He was very clearly a cat trapped in a woof's body, and the results were both amusing and physically painful. (Unretractable claws!)
posted by quiet earth at 8:18 PM on May 29, 2014


*heh* My boy cat I have called "puppy cat" because he follows me around like a little puppy does a human. He's more cat than puppy, but there are things he does which are decidedly more toward the canine end of things.
posted by hippybear at 8:28 PM on May 29, 2014


We live in a world where people call their partners "baby", so why wouldn't we call our beloved cats "kittens"? I called my Maine Coon, who was huge, but a tiny kitten when I got her, "Kitten-cat" to the day she died.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 8:31 PM on May 29, 2014


PuppyCat!
posted by Room 641-A at 8:36 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


Does anyone ever call full-grown cats "kittens?"

I still refer to my two full-growns as kittens. Also monsters, monster pups, little birds, bonzos, and more. Really the only time I ever call them "cats" is when I'm randomly sing-yelling "Put the cat! Put the cat. Put the cat in the sink!"*

*I don't actually put the cat in the sink.
posted by greenland at 8:40 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


*I don't actually put the cat in the sink.

The very definition of "doing it wrong".
posted by hippybear at 8:46 PM on May 29, 2014


As far as "kittens", most of those cats looked borderline adolescent at most to me, with none having hit their leggy growth spurt. (But then, it's been several years since our two were kittens.)

Pls to remember the Cats of MetaFilter group on Flickr if you have cats & a Flickr account…
posted by Lexica at 10:27 PM on May 29, 2014 [3 favorites]


My boy cat I have called "puppy cat" ...

Our boy cat is also very dog-like, and he has a very distinct dark line running down his belly; we say he's actually a puppy and the line is the zipper to his a cat costume. His response is "brrmm-mip-mip".
posted by AzraelBrown at 5:25 AM on May 30, 2014


I used to walk my largish black cat in a harness and people would think it was a puppy until they got closer. Then people universally had one of two reactions: "omg look at the kitty!!" or Total Recoil.
posted by desjardins at 8:56 AM on May 30, 2014


I guess this explains why there are so many damn cats on the interwebz.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 10:46 AM on May 30, 2014


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