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That cat is so happy


From an illuminated manuscript of Jean Tinctor’s Invectives contre la secte de vauderie. “Vauderie” being an old French word for sorcery. This is Satan inviting his disciples to lick the cat’s butthole.


This is from a series of Medieval manuscripts showing cats licking their assholes. My old friend iamfelix sent me the link, which she said turned up in Iowahawk’s Twitter feed.


Comment from Pupster
Time: July 29, 2015, 10:08 pm

They all seem pretty enthused about the whole thing.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: July 29, 2015, 10:29 pm

Damn, I wish that Iowahawk still had a blog. I refuse to do Twitter or Facebook.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: July 29, 2015, 11:01 pm

I glanced at the picture and immediately noted that cats must have been shoving their butts into the faces of humans for millennia.

Can’t say I’ve ever considered that before.

I wonder how much of this is documented in ancient paintings, scriptures, hieroglyphics, etc?

Is there is a bestselling book here? “An Historical Perspective (snicker) Of Cats Shoving Their Butts Into Peoples’ Faces”.

Comment from mojo
Time: July 29, 2015, 11:52 pm

Well, Ed does have a habit of kneeling down with his butt in the air, but that generally means he’d appreciate a good scratching, not to have me lick it.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 30, 2015, 12:05 am

Jackass: The satanic verses

Comment from MikeW
Time: July 30, 2015, 1:34 am

The creepy face on that cat(?) reminded me of an Ace Of Spades link I followed earlier today:


As you’ve noted before, Swease, the uncanny valley is a deep and scary place.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 30, 2015, 1:57 am

I can die now. My life is complete.

Oh, wait. I still have a little list…

Comment from OldFert
Time: July 30, 2015, 2:30 am

Neon: I found out by accident that you can view twitterstuff without signing up. Just go to the page. In Iowahawk’s case, https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: July 30, 2015, 3:14 am

Hey, OldFert, many thanks! Iowahawk is a treasure.

Comment from catnip
Time: July 30, 2015, 4:28 am

@ Mike W, the video showing human faces on animal bodies is interesting, but not as startling as it might have seemed pre-CGI. New opportunities will probably open up one day for animal fanatics and identity reassignment surgeons.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 30, 2015, 7:37 am

Without sound, that was creepy as shit, MikeW. Good morning!

Comment from MikeW
Time: July 30, 2015, 1:41 pm

Ah catnip, you need to remove yourself from the virtual world… no hi-res screens or glossy printouts…

Picture yourself, instead, walking through the Museum of Natural History. You’re touring alone when the gaggle of tourists near you wander away as you turn a corner and are confronted with a room of this taxidermy ‘art’ as a special exhibition.

The creatures are close enough to touch, but of course you don’t. That’s because the artist got some help from the Disney Animatronics folks to enable the their eyes to track you as you walk past.
[Cue music of The Twilight Zone]

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 30, 2015, 5:41 pm

This is not in an effort to create a creature from fantasy or nightmares, but rather to confront the viewer with mankind’s innate connection with the animal kingdom by evoking empathy, curiosity, and, sometimes, discomfort


This writer is so full of shit I could fertilize my lawn with the HTML code. Oh, and this is exceptionally rich as well:

“In the Western World, humans are so separated that we have no reason to connect with [wild] animals anymore,” Kate says. “We have become so other.”

Because Eastern society is so in touch with animals that: dogs, whales, and dolphins are on the menu, animal rights organizations regularly decry the inhumane treatment of animals, and Africa had to encourage hunting tourism to prevent its own population from killing off endangered species. Damn us all for being Homo Sapiens instead evolving into furry-kin. I need to go find a gazelle-burger.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 30, 2015, 7:47 pm

This writer is so full of shit I could fertilize my lawn with the HTML code.

@Feynmangroupie: This is one of the finest sentences I ever read.

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