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December 24, 2014 10:52 AM   Subscribe

The Breaking Cat News Christmas Special: Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight. (Previously.)
posted by bakerina (31 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, I am so glad that all the kitties made it back to their respective homes in time for the holidays.

(my favorite part of Breaking Cat News is Gato News from the ceiling cats).
posted by ChuraChura at 11:10 AM on December 24, 2014 [9 favorites]


ALL OF THE FAVORITES FOR BREAKING CAT NEWS FOREVER.

That strip is like a little twice-weekly infusion of joy.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 11:11 AM on December 24, 2014 [10 favorites]


I adore Breaking Cat News. Can't we just have a box of ham? is our question for this holiday.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:17 AM on December 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


Part 5 should point here: http://www.breakingcatnews.com/comic/breaking-cat-news-christmas-special-part-five/

Beyond that, this is wonderful. Repeat, wonderful. JHarris out.
posted by JHarris at 11:19 AM on December 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


[Fixed!]
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:19 AM on December 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


Gatos Noticias is, indeed, the best thing ever.
posted by Kreiger at 11:24 AM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Really? I heard Breaking Cat News is owned by Rupert Murdoch... because he hates dogs.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:37 AM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


D'oh! I knew that no matter how carefully I worked, I'd still screw up one of those links. Thanks, cortex and JHarris!

These comics were published in serial form, every Monday and Thursday from December 1 until this morning. Those cliffhangers were KILLER. I felt like those Dickens fanpeoples who stood on the docks yelling "Tell us, what has happened to Little Nell?!"
posted by bakerina at 11:45 AM on December 24, 2014 [6 favorites]


Yeah, this was horrible if you started 4 weeks ago. Sure you knew that Elvis (and, later, Tommy) would end up fine but I am not good with waiting.
posted by jeather at 11:49 AM on December 24, 2014 [5 favorites]


Aw MAN! My heart! Dammit, Cat News, you're not supposed to break my heart again!

This is far too adorable and I don't know how anyone coped reading it in a serial format.
posted by Katemonkey at 11:53 AM on December 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


Made me cry! In a good way!
posted by rtha at 12:04 PM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Some people coped by creating elaborate theories in the comments, including one where Tommy was a ghost.

I gather that the Woman and the Man spent extra time with the boys, even though it was their fictional selves who were having adventures.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:22 PM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


D'oh! I knew that no matter how carefully I worked, I'd still screw up one of those links. Thanks, cortex and JHarris!

I've gotten more than a few links wrong before myself, it happens. Nice post!
posted by JHarris at 1:15 PM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


"Do you mind if I smell your nose?" and "May I wash your face?" are my new pickup lines at meetups.
posted by desjardins at 1:23 PM on December 24, 2014 [16 favorites]


My wife and I read it all, and routinely at the end of every instalment would either high-five HOORAY!!! or grip hands OH NO, depending on where we were at.

Glad the HOORAYS win in the end.
posted by Shepherd at 2:07 PM on December 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


Love this cartoon so much! And the art is so, so good — they really reward rereading and zooming in on the artwork.

The cliffhangers were brutal — I'm so glad it all got resolved well. At one point I did thank Georgia Dunn via Twitter for posting photos of the real-life cats doing things like "helping" with the tree, as it helped (a little) reassure my brain that it was fictional Elvis who was lost, not real Elvis.

We might need to make a version of Tommy's Christmas tree next year…
posted by Lexica at 3:21 PM on December 24, 2014 [8 favorites]


I did the Kermit flail the whole time I was reading this latest installment. So much love!
posted by Hermione Granger at 3:31 PM on December 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yorvit helps fluff the tree branches and Roswell helps arrange the lights.
posted by rtha at 4:38 PM on December 24, 2014 [6 favorites]


Great, now I have to explain to my husband and father-in-law why I'm crying over a cat cartoon on the Internet. Thanks a bunch. (No, actually. Thanks for the lovely links.)

We are a Chanu-cat family, but Giles and Willow are still eager to help with present-unwrapping.
posted by ilana at 5:16 PM on December 24, 2014 [4 favorites]


That was adorable.
posted by homunculus at 7:58 PM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Tommy is 100% played by the ghost of John Candy.
posted by maryr at 9:51 PM on December 24, 2014 [8 favorites]


"Time to be Good Boy".

Aww, this is really sweet. Like Two Lumps, except better. I'm happy I now have another webcomic to follow.
posted by happyroach at 4:23 AM on December 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


She recently posted a video of baby Elvis's first Christmas. (Little monster…)
posted by Lexica at 1:50 PM on December 25, 2014 [5 favorites]


'Error establishing a database connection' on all links. :(
We broke it?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 3:01 PM on December 25, 2014


We might have! But I just tested all the links and they seem to be working now.
posted by bakerina at 3:27 PM on December 25, 2014


I loved how when Tommy was reunited with his owner, he called her "Woman." Because that's what they're called.
posted by kostia at 4:12 PM on December 25, 2014 [2 favorites]



Yeah, this was horrible if you started 4 weeks ago. Sure you knew that Elvis (and, later, Tommy) would end up fine but I am not good with waiting.


Georgia said on Twitter that one reader suggested she should have changed the name of the strip to Heart-Breaking Cat News for the first few installments.
posted by kate blank at 2:55 AM on December 26, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Lets get some shut-eye, you take the box"
"But --"
"What's wrong, is it not small enough?"
"Oh no, it's impossibly tiny, thank you. I just don't want to take your bed."
posted by cacofonie at 9:19 PM on December 27, 2014 [6 favorites]




Looks like that cat is in the backyard again….

(Tommy! Yay, Tommy! and Tommy's Woman! *big ol' sappy stupid grin*)
posted by Lexica at 7:57 PM on January 11, 2015 [6 favorites]


"Are birds tiny cats, or some other thing?"
posted by JHarris at 8:30 AM on January 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


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