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July 9, 2018 8:47 AM   Subscribe

During an interview about Poland's Supreme Court crisis, historian and political scientist Jerzy Targalski was interrupted by a persistent local authority. posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide (25 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't know anything about this guy, but someone whose cat is clearly accustomed to climbing on his head at any time has got to have a soft spot. There's another cat in the background, too. They must run the place.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:53 AM on July 9, 2018 [6 favorites]


Orange kitties are the best.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:12 AM on July 9, 2018 [4 favorites]


Reminds me of how the king of Sweden interrupted an interview because OMG KITTEH.

Ursäkta, jag står och tittar på en liten katt.

(Sorry, I'm looking at a little cat here.)
posted by Vesihiisi at 9:12 AM on July 9, 2018 [23 favorites]


He took the whole thing in stride - and so did the kitty!
posted by needlegrrl at 9:27 AM on July 9, 2018


I like the part with the cat
posted by poffin boffin at 9:31 AM on July 9, 2018 [9 favorites]


Metafilter: I like the part with the cat.
posted by Vesihiisi at 9:38 AM on July 9, 2018 [44 favorites]


He’s clearly in the pocket of little Big Cat
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:03 AM on July 9, 2018 [3 favorites]


About half of my comments on here are done in a similar fashion.
posted by srboisvert at 10:14 AM on July 9, 2018 [5 favorites]


This is so funny. That cat is probably like ours in that if he's talking and no one else is in the room, then he must be talking to the cat and in need of cat attention.

I just did a live video for my family Facebook page and couldn't get mine to leave me alone.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 10:21 AM on July 9, 2018 [4 favorites]


Always good to see someone ruled by their Feline Overlord.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 10:23 AM on July 9, 2018 [2 favorites]


I watched this and I was surprised the dude didn't take the cat off his shoulders.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:38 AM on July 9, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's obvious everyone's rooting for Mr Cat here, but what if he actually is working for the secret service? This is next level hiding in plain sight. Just saying.
posted by ouke at 10:42 AM on July 9, 2018 [1 favorite]


I watched this and I was surprised the dude didn't take the cat off his shoulders.

Having your face clawed to shreds on television is not a good look.
posted by Vesihiisi at 10:47 AM on July 9, 2018 [12 favorites]


I appreciated how he kept hold of the cat's tail, keeping it lowered so that Cat Butthole was not being broadcast to the masses. Such discreet.
posted by The otter lady at 11:15 AM on July 9, 2018 [38 favorites]


I was in a web conference at home, and my then-cat, a little black guy who was in a very white cone of shame, had been very good at staying down on the floor and not demanding my attention (he was overly-attached to me). As the meeting wrapped up, he ran out of patience and flung himself onto the desk and then my shoulder, laying his cone wrapped head on my neck. The other participants recoiled, and one said hesitantly “excuse me, but what is that?” I picked up the cat and turned him to face the camera. The relief on the faces of the participants was palpable.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:34 AM on July 9, 2018 [12 favorites]


A couple months ago there was a group Skype call my co-worker was on, and after a couple minutes we all started hearing a pissed-off cat meowing again and again. It went on for about 15 solid minutes before someone finally said "so.....cat?"

"Yeah, it's mine," someone else said. "this is his first trip in the car....and apparently he really, really doesn't like it."

....and then someone else spoke up to say that his dog had also been hearing the cat and had been searching for it throughout the call.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:40 AM on July 9, 2018 [24 favorites]


Deep state cat, note the ear contact. Probably narrating the whole thing
posted by vicusofrecirculation at 1:44 PM on July 9, 2018 [7 favorites]


"Hail Hydra."
posted by JohnFromGR at 1:50 PM on July 9, 2018 [2 favorites]


I was waiting for a little girl with glasses to come strolling into the room, followed by a baby in a baby saucer...
posted by lagomorphius at 2:14 PM on July 9, 2018 [12 favorites]


One of my cats is like this. She's pretty attached to me anyway, but when I work from home she's usually good about hanging out by the window in the same room. Except if I have a conference call. She has an uncanny ability to know when I unmute my mic and take the opportunity to jump in my lap with a loud "mrrroooow!". Knowing her, my coworkers would regularly see her butthole if we did video calls.

Here she is happily blocking my keyboard https://imgur.com/9b8yayd
posted by Is It Over Yet? at 2:27 PM on July 9, 2018 [6 favorites]


It would be more heartwarming if the guy wasn't a paranoid right-winger conspiracy theorist with a particularly nasty episode of misogynistic workplace bullying a few years ago in public radio. I'm not in a position to hunt for English links tonight alas, but he's not good people.

(Kaczyński, our Putin-wannabe, is also famously a cat person. About the one good thing I can say about him is that he keeps the right wing hunting lobby in check, including cancelling an attempt to make shooting other people's pets legal as long as they're within sight of a forest, even accompanied/leashed...)
posted by I claim sanctuary at 2:34 PM on July 9, 2018 [11 favorites]


Cat whispers, "I'll tell everyone who the real butthole is, Jerzy."
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:17 PM on July 9, 2018 [3 favorites]


> I was waiting for a little girl with glasses to come strolling into the room, followed by a baby in a baby saucer...

YES! In case anyone hasn't seen it yet, this interview goes oh-so-horribly-awesomer when Professor Robert Kelly's kids barge into his home office and interrupt him, followed by the wife screeching in quickly (from maybe trying to have a moment of piece and use the bathroom?) to corral them. It is hilarity.
posted by bologna on wry at 4:27 PM on July 9, 2018


Also, that video is fantastic and made me crack up. A++++
posted by bologna on wry at 4:31 PM on July 9, 2018


This is great and is what I needed today.
posted by jferg at 1:20 PM on July 10, 2018


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