Re: I think this is awesome whether or not you like cats.

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Duckling ffeding koi


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:25 PM
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Why do people start wars 'n' stuff when they could just watch ducklings feeding koi? I mean, seriously.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:32 PM
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"Came-here-for-a-better-life-lookin'-ass kittie" is awesome.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:38 PM
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what's the soundtrack?


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:43 PM
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They're narrating along with each photo, gangsta-rap style, and each one has the format ______ -lookin'-ass-kitty. So like the first three are:
"Two-face lookin-ass-kitty,
Space lookin-ass-kitty,
Whites are the master race lookin-ass-kitty"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:52 PM
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I kind of want a hello kitty tattoo on my forehead now


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:53 PM
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I'd have no trouble recognizing you in Montana if you do that.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:53 PM
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another good method is to yell my name real loud and see who doesn't turn around.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:55 PM
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I'd probably yell my own name by mistake and confuse everyone.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 1:57 PM
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but it would still work!


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:01 PM
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Not only is this remarkable and great, it also alerted me to the fact that there is a whole mini-genre of videos of cats on treadmills. Hooray!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:05 PM
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Also, it's very catchy.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:05 PM
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Hey! The ObWi kitteh!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:15 PM
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Yes, that's awesome.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:18 PM
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Is this the Youtube link thread? I have watched this Chad VanGaalen video half a dozen times today.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:21 PM
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It says it's inappropriate for underage viewers but I think that's an inappropriate thing to say about art.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:24 PM
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The Sunny D-lookin' ass kitty was my favorite.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 2:28 PM
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15: have you seen this one? NSFVegetarians, maybe


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 3:23 PM
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For the record, I meant the title to read like "I think you'll still find this funny, even if you don't like cats" as opposed to "I think this is funny, and will continue to do so, even if you don't like cats."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 4:01 PM
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I think that for the second reading, you would have put the pronoun in italics.

(Rather than the verb)


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 4:10 PM
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I was hoping that was the effect, but worried that precision of italics might escape some esteemed readers.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 5:12 PM
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So if I didn't like cats, you would no longer find this funny? That's very accommodating of you.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 5:22 PM
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Nooooooo! My fears of headline misunderstandings are materializing before my very eyes!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 5:29 PM
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Next time try using brackets: I think [this is awesome whether or not you like cats].

Or a tree diagram.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 5:32 PM
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I think, "This is awesome, whether or not you like cats!"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 5:33 PM
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I think I am a cat.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 6:25 PM
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I thought that you meant that the word "this" is awesome, irrespective of your view on cats, which strikes me as subtle, but strongly argued. I always fuck up the use-mention distinction.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 6:37 PM
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I think! This is awesome, (whether or not you like cats).


Posted by: René The Cat | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 6:45 PM
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Completely OT: But why the hell does B.'s blog site half the time refuse to rearrange/resize its right-hand sidebar columns so that the main text of the blog is covered over with .. let's see ... with the sidebar column of Bitch Ph.D's Twitters?

I don't look at that place very often in part because of this, yet it doesn't happen all the time, so I really don't know.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 7:07 PM
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"I think this" is awesome, whether or not you like cats.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 7:11 PM
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15: CvG is a god. I haven't yet watched the video.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 7:13 PM
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Goddamn I missed TubCat. The whole internet was over for me once I saw TubCat.


Posted by: Counterfly | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 7:22 PM
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I just watched that video from 15. I cannot imagine watching it again. I don't know if I can sleep now. Not sure what about it disturbs me so much.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 12- 5-08 11:32 PM
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I think! This is awesome. Whether or not: you like cats?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:37 AM
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That Chad vanGaalen video reminds me of Salad Fingers.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 1:12 AM
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33: Sorry, Blume! I think it's a good take on a murder ballad, which are always a little bit creepy.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 2:42 AM
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Watched the CvG video. I liked it!

For his second album, he sold it with an extra disc covered in drawings he did individually for each person who bought it. For such a creepy person, he seems really nice, or at least he seemed nice when I did that obnoxious OMG-I-love-you thing.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 3:27 AM
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I: Think this is awesome? Whether or not
You: Like cats?
I: No more like dogs, but let me finish, whether or not you agree ...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 4:09 AM
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It hink thi sisa wes omewhet herorn otyo uli kec ats.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 4:30 AM
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39 is Ferengi for "Unions are killing the Big Three".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 4:48 AM
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i think this is awesome whether or not you like cats


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 6:02 AM
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I'm awesome whether or not you think your cat likes me.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 8:36 AM
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My cat "likes" Apo. IYKWIMAITYD


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 8:47 AM
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Also, the phrase "whether or not" is illogical, because the word "whether" itself includes the possiblity of "not". Whenever it appears, it should be replaced with "regardless of whether":

I think this is awesome, regardless of whether you like cats.

This is one of those grammar and usage points upon which the Philistines already seem to have established themselves as the majority, but I will not be moved.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 9:31 AM
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GB, e.g:

"...any verb of the kind that has now been loosely indicated is for our present purpose a subjunctive, whether or not it is more specifically known as imperative..." - Fowler's Modern English Usage, 1926

I think you could be forgiven for standing down on this one.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 9:51 AM
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Use as I say, not as I use.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 9:55 AM
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I think this is iwisimi, whither ir nit yii liki cits.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 10:04 AM
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Eye thing thesis all sum, weather ore knot jewel Ike hats.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 10:42 AM
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I think these are cats, whether or not you are awesome.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 10:45 AM
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So my roommate and I want to hold a NYE party at the apartment, and we're thinking of entitling it There Will Be Booze complete with a photoshop of this poster.

This got me thinking about alcoholic milkshakes. I figure kahlua, creme de cacao, irish cream, and rum for alcoholic mixers, but nowhere on the internet seems to provide a good source for proportions to mix the ice cream, booze, milk(?), and any other ingredients that might be necessary. Has someone here already tried such things, and could you give us any guidance?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 11:37 AM
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Po-Mo, if you google Bailey's Irish Cream recipe, you get several Do-it-yourself versions, some of which could quite easily be adapted to suit your needs, I should think.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 11:45 AM
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A search for ice cream yields several recipes under "top drinks." No telling if any of these are good. Creamy Punani? One orders that?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 11:46 AM
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I had a gin milkshake once. Not recommended.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:08 PM
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Creamy Punani? One orders that?

Better than the crunchy punani.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:16 PM
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Usually the alternative to creamy is chunky, I thought.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:24 PM
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I am worthy unaesthetic looker in white. hot kisses


Posted by: tehmeh | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:38 PM
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I'm quite sure this is awesome.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:44 PM
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Creamy Punani? One orders that?

I wouldn't, but only because it calls to mind the cruel prank that Fleur's sister played on someone. At a local bar on Maui, my SIL sent an unsuspecting mainlander (not me, I hasten to add) to the bar with instructions to order three glasses of "shi-shi on the rocks", explaining that it was a local specialty. In truth, "shi-shi" is the Hawaiian pidgin word for "piss".


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 12:51 PM
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My wonder is what effect it has on the Roomba's battery.

I have a cat that is so seriously stupid that I'd be afraid for her safety around a live Roomba. Then again I now have a 18+ lb neutered male that would likely declare war on it and is big enough AND physical enough to do the job.

(he is not fat. We have a huge old house and he's regularly running up and down the stairs, he's muscled like a leopard... I'm glad he's my buddy and doesn't have a mean bone in his body--unless you're a mouse.)


Posted by: dragonet2 | Link to this comment | 12- 6-08 6:59 PM
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Further to 58, IIRC "punani" is a Hawaiian pidgin term for the female genitalia.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12- 7-08 2:21 AM
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60: I've heard it used as such, and not by people who would know Hawaiian pidgin.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 7-08 6:36 AM
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60. You could always ask a Hawaiian:

"Dear Mr President, I wonder if you could help settle a debate I've been having with some imaginary friends..."


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 12- 7-08 6:48 AM
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