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We sell kitteh by the kilo here, son

Spotted today in a farm shop several villages over. The man gently lifted the cat off the scale to weigh our pork chops. Made him nervous when Uncle B took out the cellphone; he probably thought we were narks.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 10, 2014, 11:09 pm

I should add two points.

1/ The pork chops were already shrinkwrapped.

2/ This is not exactly an everyday occurrence here in old Blighty.

Oh, and that cat is worth every penny of £24.67.


Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: June 10, 2014, 11:22 pm

Ah, a little cat hair on the pork chops ain’t gonna hurt nothing. What a cute curly cat ball, though.

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: June 10, 2014, 11:47 pm

You gotta wash ’em before you cook ’em anyway, eh? So, big deal if there’s a little cat hair.

Comment from Frit
Time: June 11, 2014, 12:36 am

D’awwww! Adorable puddy-tat. And yes, UB, I agree that cat is probably worth every penny. 🙂

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 11, 2014, 12:41 am


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 11, 2014, 12:41 am

No, I refuse to pay more than £2.45/kg for cat meat that hasn’t been cleaned & boned yet.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 11, 2014, 1:15 am

Almost as satisfying as your picture….Eric Cantor LOST!! No sitting House majority Leader has lost since 1899. Suck on that all those amnesty pandering RINOs!

Comment from weasel tablet
Time: June 11, 2014, 1:24 am

That is so stunningly, unexpectedly awesome, Armybrat.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 11, 2014, 3:39 am

That is so stunningly, unexpectedly awesome, Armybrat.

Oh, it gets awesomer still…the margin (with roughly 86% of the returns counted) was 55.8%-to-44.2% – none too shabby for a college-professor “political newcomer”, running quite openly to the Right of Cantor. Apparently there were a bunch of voters that didn’t get the “Tea Party is dead” memo…

Meanwhile, back on-topic: Wonder what the reaction would have been, had you simply prompted the man to add the chops on top, weigh the whole thing together, and package it all to go?

(Seems apparent that that metal scale-pan makes for a cool, sorta-comfy spot for a li’l “cat-nap”, yes?…)

Comment from catnip
Time: June 11, 2014, 5:11 am

What a great photo, one of your best ever. Thanks, Uncle B!

Dave Brat’s victory = the rise of the Tea Party zombies.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: June 11, 2014, 9:06 am

He DOES look awfully comfortable.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 11, 2014, 2:05 pm

Congratulations Tea Partyers! You should hear squealing media babies over here. They can’t believe there’s anyone to the Right of Cantor – it’s almost as if UKIP had won the Euro elections.. Oh…

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 11, 2014, 2:27 pm

From Iowahawk…
“Want some real laughs today? Watch the desperate contortions of people who deny Cantor’s loss had anything to do with amnesty.”

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: June 11, 2014, 7:01 pm

I never thought I’d live to see the day when kitties cost more than £5 per kilo! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!! (Looks like it’s set to 5.20)

Comment from mojo
Time: June 11, 2014, 7:07 pm

Do they slice it for you?

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 11, 2014, 8:25 pm

$3.79 a lb. is a bargain, apparently…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 11, 2014, 10:54 pm

The Cantor defenestration wasn’t much to do with the Tea Party at a national level. In fact the big nominally-TP groups proved to be about as much use as a chocolate padlock.

I dread to think what would have happened if one of the Inspector Javerts of the Food Standards Agency had encountered Sleeping Beauty there. We’d probably be reading about it in the Daily Mail.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 11, 2014, 11:05 pm

I maintain stoutly that “Tea Party” is just contemporary shorthand for pissed off conservatives. Any group with “tea party” in the name may or may not be representative of the same.

Comment from Nina
Time: June 12, 2014, 12:27 am

I’d pay that much for a kitteh if I DIDN’T ALREADY HAVE SEVEN in my house.

And I wasn’t aware that there was such a thing as pet hairless food.

Comment from scr_north
Time: June 12, 2014, 2:26 am

I must be getting old, I remember when it was the butchers thumb on the scale.

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