Cat Ladies!
May 30, 2008 10:53 AM   Subscribe

 
The furries are gonna rule 34 this shit right away, if they haven't already done so years ago.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:56 AM on May 30, 2008


A few years ago, back when my SO and I were first starting to date, he asked me to help him make a resume-like website. At the time, he didn't even own a computer, so the internet was a big of a strange thing to him. So, as part of the process, I got a picture of him, and I showed him how I was editing it to get it online. Basic things, like how I was going to edit the size. So, I opened photoshop and explained some of the different tools to him.

His eyes got wide. The excitement was palpable. "Wait, wait," he said, "Does this mean you could do anything to it?"

"Well, yeah," I responded. "I'm not great, but with this software, it's possible."

"Could you... Could you..." You could see the wheels turning in his head, as he put together different possibilities, trying to find the best, wonderous thing to ask for. "Could you make me have the head of a cat?"

So, I did.
posted by Ms. Saint at 11:00 AM on May 30, 2008 [24 favorites]


Sort of like SJP in Mars Attacks, except that was a chihuahua.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:03 AM on May 30, 2008


At some point I will understand humanity, and our deep-seated desire to alter our appearance to that of an animal - or an animal's appearance to be more like ours - but today is not that day.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:06 AM on May 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


Photoshopping heads onto the bodies of which they do not belong = my number one favorite thing. Thank you.
posted by rokabiri at 11:09 AM on May 30, 2008


I cannot look away from these switching-heads things. It's like the "Mix-n-Match" books we had when we were kids: much more entertaining than it has any right to be.
posted by not_on_display at 11:11 AM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't know how these people got their cats heads onto their shoulders, or why.
posted by cortex at 11:12 AM on May 30, 2008 [10 favorites]


Does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by dersins at 11:15 AM on May 30, 2008 [8 favorites]


Takes second place to manbabies.
posted by phaedon at 11:15 AM on May 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


Matthowie like's doing strange things with cats?

Have we come full circle? Is there nothing more to do but to rehash and repeat something that has already been done before?

Is every post a dupe now?
posted by mrzarquon at 11:15 AM on May 30, 2008


So does this rank above or below the Manbabies on the WHY? scale?
posted by rooftop secrets at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2008


Even I could photoshop better than some of these, but I liked this one.
posted by artifarce at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2008


The ones that don't look stupid are disturbing.

(MetaFilter: The ones that don't look stupid are disturbing.)

Why can't I stop that? It's like I'm obsessed.

(MetaFilter: It's like I'm obsessed.)

posted by DU at 11:17 AM on May 30, 2008


NOT MAGICAL
posted by parmanparman at 11:22 AM on May 30, 2008


MetaFilter: It's like DU is obsessed.
posted by tkolar at 11:23 AM on May 30, 2008


Unfortuantely not as awesome as lolcats. You look at one of these, you've seen them all. (A big time saver, I guess ;)

Also, cats with people's bodies aren't a cuddly as regular cats.
posted by jrockway at 11:29 AM on May 30, 2008


I support this.
posted by odinsdream at 11:30 AM on May 30, 2008


This is one of the themes from the SA forums, I'm sure that is the inspiration although I didn't see any mention of it. They're always this weird.
posted by puke & cry at 11:35 AM on May 30, 2008


What happens when the ManBabies and the CatLadies mate? YE GODS!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:51 AM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


What happens when the ManBabies and the CatLadies mate?

Either a baby or a cat I guess. Makes it tough to buy gifts for the shower.
posted by GuyZero at 11:53 AM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


the shower

The shower, get it - cause cats hate water!

I got nothin. Nothin but cat heads switched with human heads.
posted by cashman at 12:07 PM on May 30, 2008


I'm a little disturbed by this.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 12:08 PM on May 30, 2008


That's some really crappy photoshopping there.
posted by delmoi at 12:12 PM on May 30, 2008


gotta agree with delmoi (shudders). magical?
posted by quonsar at 12:14 PM on May 30, 2008


Learn to use the feather select and extract tools people.
posted by tkchrist at 12:20 PM on May 30, 2008


This creeps me the fuck out.
posted by mrnutty at 12:26 PM on May 30, 2008


Hello, nightmare fuel!
posted by lysistrata at 12:28 PM on May 30, 2008


WANT!
NOT
DO

posted by WolfDaddy at 12:33 PM on May 30, 2008


OMG KITTIES!
posted by Artw at 12:37 PM on May 30, 2008


I was excited about trying this. I made Star Trek cat pics for a friend's cat's wedding (yes, you read that right).

But I don't know how to use the feather and extract tools.
posted by misha at 12:40 PM on May 30, 2008


some cats p-shopfu is fail. fun though!
posted by owhydididoit at 12:43 PM on May 30, 2008


I actually liked the manbabies one. They were done quite well.

Back in the day, a coworker of mine liked to make color photocopies of people's family pics (on their desks) and cut out/paste on swapped heads. I thought it was quite clever until Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) suggested pasting your own head on the desk photos of coworkers, at which point I realized it's just human nature to be amused by such things.
posted by davejay at 12:45 PM on May 30, 2008


Make.it.stop.Make.it.all.go.away.
posted by Gucky at 12:46 PM on May 30, 2008


on forgot to preview and didn't read the thread: what they said. :-/
posted by owhydididoit at 12:48 PM on May 30, 2008


rokabiri : Photoshopping heads onto the bodies of which they do not belong = my number one favorite thing.

One day you may discover the heady joys of doing it with a needle and thread instead of Photoshop.
posted by quin at 12:49 PM on May 30, 2008 [9 favorites]


For once I'm one of those stick-in-the-mud types who says: this is just not funny.
posted by Foosnark at 12:52 PM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


They've had Hallmark cards for about a year that are just giant kitty heads superimposed on people. Haven't you seen them? Kitty-people bowling, kitty-people at a picnic, etc.
posted by LionIndex at 12:52 PM on May 30, 2008


I'm a little disturbed turned on by this.

WHAT??
posted by LordSludge at 12:59 PM on May 30, 2008


Okay, I hate to bring up my idea of requiring licenses before people can use PhotoShop, but it seems to be becoming more and more self-evident.
posted by RavinDave at 1:01 PM on May 30, 2008


"Third place goes to Dave Spiegel and his owner Fluffers."
posted by Servo5678 at 1:33 PM on May 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


They'd better not fucking do this with the pirates and ninjas, though. Some things, we don't joke about.
posted by FelliniBlank at 1:34 PM on May 30, 2008


The child is father to the man (1968).

Nothing new under the sun. It just gets cheaper.
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posted by Herodios at 1:36 PM on May 30, 2008


What? Next thing you know we'll be putting the heads of isopods on politicians and exchanging the heads of our SO's with nineteenth century British parliament members.
posted by oonh at 1:39 PM on May 30, 2008


I like the ones where they don't even bother resizing the heads to the correct scale because it is absolutely terrifying. they aren't cat heads on lady bodies, they're just little cat nubbins
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:41 PM on May 30, 2008


Right *now*, in my house, stuck to various pieces of artwork, are tiny 4 mm cut out heads of my wife. That Japanese woodblock of the tsunami, that's her right there in the boat about to get drowned. The center of the Nepalese mandala, that's my wife. That beautiful cubist still life of the bouquet of flowers, wait, what's that? It's my wife.

It's been three months, she hasn't noticed yet.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:41 PM on May 30, 2008 [43 favorites]


'Yeah, I got a match. . .
Your face and my pussy!'

posted by isopraxis at 2:06 PM on May 30, 2008


MOAR IMPACT.
posted by carsonb at 2:07 PM on May 30, 2008


Gee. Is there a filter for this in the latest version of Photoshop Elements?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 2:10 PM on May 30, 2008


I hate cat owners so much.

also, I wonder if they scanned the cats.
posted by shmegegge at 2:20 PM on May 30, 2008


I have an unquenchable desire to live in a trailer park, eat Miracle Whip outta the jar with my trailer-park fingers, and change my name to "Krystal".
posted by Dizzy at 2:20 PM on May 30, 2008


Cat Ladies. Ladies? Ladies?

Flagged. With follow-up AskMe (deleted). MeTa'd.
posted by xod at 2:23 PM on May 30, 2008


See these tears so blue
An ageless heart that can never mend
Tears can never dry
A judgement made can never bend
posted by mazola at 2:32 PM on May 30, 2008


If anyone has a picture of mathowie with a cat, please send it to me immediately.
posted by optovox at 3:27 PM on May 30, 2008


Two Cat Ladies and Their Very Hungry Kittens [video | 02:24].
posted by ericb at 3:45 PM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


LOLMATHOWIZ
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:52 PM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Manbabies is creepy. This is just weird.
posted by WalterMitty at 4:09 PM on May 30, 2008


WE WERE SUPPOSED TO USE PHOTOSHOP???

I don't feel so good
posted by subgear at 4:29 PM on May 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


This is stupid. I don't care what your user number is.
posted by chillmost at 4:55 PM on May 30, 2008


They're not even well-done photoshops, for chrissake. I mean, if we were talking some uncanny-valley super-realistic shit, I could say "cool".

This crap, though? I feel like Jean Teasdale just learned to use a computer.
posted by chrisamiller at 5:28 PM on May 30, 2008


optovox: Here ya go. It's not very big though. It's the same size as the original non-blinking version.
posted by puke & cry at 5:36 PM on May 30, 2008


I like popsicles.
posted by fixedgear at 5:36 PM on May 30, 2008


I looked at these pictures and really thought about them and I JUST DON'T GET IT. What am I missing?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:55 PM on May 30, 2008


misha writes "I made Star Trek cat pics for a friend's cat's wedding (yes, you read that right)."

I may have read that right, but the phrase "Star Trek cat pics" could be interpreted at least four different ways I can think of.
posted by krinklyfig at 6:33 PM on May 30, 2008


It's funny because it's true!

Don't you dare stack my cats. Oh crud.
posted by fish tick at 7:37 PM on May 30, 2008


I looked at these pictures and really thought about them and I JUST DON'T GET IT. What am I missing?

Okay, so, this is kind of complicated so I will break it down.

- People are acquiring pictures of people and their cats.
- They are then opening those pictures in Photoshop or possibly some other image editing program.
- With that program, they are putting the heads of of cats onto the humans.
- They are also putting the human heads onto the cats.
- This is fucking awesome.
posted by cortex at 7:41 PM on May 30, 2008


No, no, it's awesome, but fucking awesome? Not unless they're scanning them.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:06 PM on May 30, 2008


Okay, you're gonna want to hold on to something pretty tightly and prepare to have you mind just totally blown because, okay:

A digital camera is like a flatbed scanner crossed with a gun.
posted by cortex at 8:30 PM on May 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


Dude. Steve. So they, like, shoot the cats and then, like, shoot the people and then, like, scan them and then, like, there they are? All sort of Jeff Goldblumed out except they're saying Heeeeelmeowllllppp meowmeeeeeeeee? Whoa.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:39 PM on May 30, 2008


Not a tenth as amusing and disturbing as the manbabies, sad to say. Also not a tenth of the photoshop quality.

I do support continued experimentation along this theme, though. Someday, some Somethingawful goon or Worth1000 contestant will find the perfect permutation, and the world will never be the same again.
posted by rifflesby at 8:58 PM on May 30, 2008


It should be cool, but it simply isn't.

I don't make the rules.
posted by triv at 5:44 AM on May 31, 2008


ARGH! BURN THEM WITH FIRE!
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:02 AM on May 31, 2008


I looked at these pictures and really thought about them...

See, right there's your mistake.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 7:21 AM on May 31, 2008


If you take your time and do it right, I know it's possible to swap a co-worker's head on a photo from the company Christmas party, and convince someone their wife was a bit too "festive".
posted by davebush at 7:56 AM on May 31, 2008


SAN LOSS!
posted by Artw at 8:00 AM on May 31, 2008


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