Archive for August, 2009

Cat ladders and massages

August 20, 2009

People will really do anything for their cats. Today, I found two great but quite random examples.

A blog devoted to cat ladders. Called Cat-Ladder. Go figure. Can anyone say: “Amaaaazing!”?

– A guide to cat massage, via the wonderful Everything is Terrible. Favourite part: “Remember, you can’t fool drool!”.

I think it should be: “You can’t fake drool”,  but I’ll incorporate it into my vocabulary anyway.

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Bernard thinks you’re full of it

August 17, 2009

Do you sometimes get the feeling your cat thinks you’re totally full of it? That they just do not take you seriously? If your answer is: “All the time”, you are correct. The look in their eyes just screams: “You might think your species is the highest form of intelligence on earth, but you’ve still managed to put on two different socks today. I however, do absolutely nothing but sleep and eat and play, and you cater to my every need, so who’s the dumb-ass now?” All right, maybe I am reading too much into this, but anyway, Bernard really does have a wide range of expressions to make his feelings known to me:

Pity:

Superiority:

The “you don’t say”

And finally, the “just give up already”:

I guess….well….I’ll just clean out the litter box and then fetch your dinner Ber…

Billie is so GIF-able

August 15, 2009

I have often professed my love for animated GIFs on this blog, and recently I got to thinking about just why I find them so adorable and amazing. The thing is that they are short and sweet and have no sound, so the focus is purely on the visuals. Often, you do know the sound that goes with the visuals, or it’s just a classic case of awesomeness, encapsulated in grainy imagery.

Case in point:

Also GIFs can help you make yourself loved on internet fora, or even prove certain points. Bottom line is, lumping together a series of pictures to create something funny and / or creative seems deceptively simple. But as always, the simplest ideas or technologies feed creativity IMHO.

Par example, a GIF that was made after the Bush shoe throwing incident:

More where that came from here.

Anyway, this frazzled and somewhat random analysis of why GIFs kick ass is all in honour of my latest creation. Curious?

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