90-degrees of perfection

Mathematically perfect, Sir Blanco here serves up the perfect 90-degree angles. He’s available for math classes and architecture gigs.

OK, make that 94 degrees

Holy Protractors, Tomas R.!



  1. What a cute, stubby tail XD

  2. That kitty has a handle!

    Is it wrong that I think he looks like one of those old fashioned clothing irons?

    Talk about Purrrr-manent press.

  3. Suda Nim says:

    What’s the matter with you? Cats don’t need to have baths!

    Oh, wait. Wrong thread.

  4. That’s … no … TAIL!

  5. Prrtt.

  6. I especially like that she is lined up with the carpet stripes.

  7. that cat angle and the print on the rug are making me high

  8. Christine says:

    His tail is so stubby! And fluffy! And cute!

    …I definitely could have used him in my math classes, too.

  9. pookiepuff says:

    That tail is just too fluffy and stubby for it’s own good! Someone’s going to kronche that off one day because it’s just so darn cute!

  10. paulajeanne says:

    oh the pink ears! the little turned up hind feet! and then the tail to top off this ode to cuteness!

  11. Poit!

  12. Christy says:

    The FLUFF!!!

  13. Heh, just saw the rollover–94 degrees. Tomas, you are fer serious!

  14. acelightning says:

    That cat is not only mathematically precise, he’s *FLUFFY*! (Not to mention perfectly white, too.) I don’t do well at all with math, but I want to pet that fluffiness…

  15. zosterops says:

    argh, how can ayone stand that kind of carpet pattern? you would need 5 kittens per square meter just to stop motion sickness while crossing the room.

  16. zosterops says:

    argh, how can ayone stand that kind of carpet pattern? you would need 5 kittens per square meter just to stop motion sickness while crossing the room.

  17. violetgreen says:

    Ring-toss, anyone? “RRRROooOWERR”! OK, maybe not.


  19. (Erm. Sorry about the caps.)

  20. I. WANT.


    Sir Kitty here is perfect more than mathematically. He’s just a perfect smidge of fluffy white kitty. Severe. Coveting. Happening. Here. Right. Now.

  21. useta hada kitteh says:

    Subhangi, I just figured you were excitedly reacting to all that floof. Caps seem appropriate, somehow.

    Zosterops, I think 5 kittens per square metre, no matter what kind of carpet one has, is a good idea. Are you sure 5 is enough? How ’bout 8. I’m sure 8 is enough. 🙂


  22. That is one gorgeous (and smug) kitty. Wow.

  23. zosterops says:

    uhk: 6 and a half — and that’s my last word!

  24. Tor — you might appreciate XKCD too (WARNING: total nerd humor)…

  25. Dustbunny says:

    Why couldn’t there have been a kitteh like this in one of my math classes?? Maybe then it would have made sense. Let’s see, if x = tail angle, and y = volume of fluffitude…..

  26. Noel (not a mathematician) says:

    The cat has mastered the mathematical formula: 180 degrees cat (lying down flat at a 180 degree angle) + 90 degrees tail + 45 degrees per ear * 2 (for two ears) (well, they appear to be kinda 45 degrees each if you consider the angle of each ear to the head)
    = 360 degrees cute

    Any geometry teacher would be VERY proud of this kitty.

  27. [sing song voice]
    tailio tailio tailio
    lovelio tailio!

    I see a pink bean.

  28. Is Stubby, Chunky Tail a rule of cuteness? It should be-this is TOO MUCH!!!!!!!

  29. You guys, quit being so mean!! obviously, kitteh here is trying to camouflage himself in the background. LEAVE HIM IN PEACE!! lol

  30. If I was smart enough, I am sure there is a math joke here involving the effects of finite size in correlated Electrolux models and magnetization of felinear sliderules created by a vacuum.

  31. Suda Nim says:

    Quick, someone butter that cat before anyone threatens to stick him to any more carpets!

  32. stagewench says:

    I just wish we could see his fluffly little face…and I somehow can’t get my kitty to twist in the right places to achieve this look. Guess he’s not much of a math cat.

  33. Intertarsal foof!

  34. erm… Theo… I laughed at that…. does it mean I’m a nerd???
    Kitty Kuteness to the Nth Degree

  35. SilvorMoon says:

    This reminds me of my (now departed) cat Timmy. His favorite way to lie on the floor was with his front paws stretched straight out and his back paws pointing down. His tail would either be pointing up, to make a captial T shape, or pointing down, to make a capital L. I therefore referred to this pose as “making alphabet letters”.

  36. Must eat! Too cute~!


  37. Snerkle. Thanks, Theo. A new fave! But I might not be worthy of that comic–I [blush] had to look up ‘Hamiltonian path.’

    Violetgreen– I thought kitty body (sans head) was on a planar surface. Your introduction of the z-axis tail rocked my already moire-addled brain. Zosterops–we may need cubic kittidom to contain the madness!

  38. Madam_Beautiful says:

    Shorty pitchin a tent like whoa mad entertaining mah n!gga like mah n!gga cedric da entertainer an jonhson family vacation ya dig

  39. Suda – I didn’t get it at first, but since it was you, I tried, and it was worth it:

    “Fur butter or fur worse.”
    Oh my.

  40. love the tock action their in the picture, and or course the very straight tail, to cute, thanks theo

  41. HAHA holy protractors, perfect caption! 🙂

  42. Nicolletta says:

    I wish I had this kitteh in Geometry class.

  43. zosterops says:

    tor – cubic kittendom… I dont know, where would you step? but definately SOMEthing is needed.

  44. This kitty looks so sweet! I want him… I had a dream last night about picking up a stray kitten and bringing it home (it was orange). I tried to convince my husband that it was prophetic, but he’s not going for it. Oh well.

  45. Just to clarify – I tried to convince him that the dream was prophetic, not the kitten. 🙂

  46. What is it about this kitten? He’s not empirically cute. You don’t instantly get slapped in the face with the cute. But when you add up all the parts=cute.

    For the record, I want to kiss the pads of his little back feets.

  47. zosterops says:

    angela: maybe…if you convinced him that actually the cat was prophetically gifted he might relent…?

  48. This must be the ‘before’ picture for the wet kitty picture above. What did this fluffitude kitten do to deserve a bath? Roll in ink? Get fleas? Cat dandruff? Oh, the horrorz!

  49. lauowolf says:

    Hey Tomas,
    Less starch in the tail next time.

  50. R. Moore says:

    I LOVE that comic! Strangely enough, I sat here for about two hours reading through all of them yesterday. Ah, the giggling.

  51. Obviously, he is simply having a very exciting dream.

  52. He is an electrostaticat and a mathematicat. Magnificat!

  53. That is the qtest floofiest mathematical illustration EVAR. We’d all have done better in school if geometry had been demonstrated by kittens with floofy moose feets.

  54. SeaBreeze says:

    It’s like he’s quietly ratting someone out … “He went thatta way.”

  55. zosterops says:

    pny: that was funny

  56. The perfect desk accessory.

  57. Suda Nim says:

    pyrit — faked you out! The Secret of Antigravity…

    Q: If you drop a buttered piece of bread, it will fall on the floor butter-side down. If a cat is dropped from a window or other high and towering place, it will land on its feet, But what if you attach a buttered piece of bread, butter-side up to a cat’s back and toss them both out the window? Will the cat land on its feet? Or will the butter splat on the ground?

    A: Even if you are too lazy to do the experiment yourself you should be able to deduce the obvious result. The laws of butterology demand that the butter must hit the ground, and the equally strict laws of feline aerodynamics demand that the cat can not smash its furry back. If the combined construct were to land, nature would have no way to resolve this paradox. Therefore it simply does not fall.

    That’s right you clever mortal (well, as clever as a mortal can get), you have discovered the secret of antigravity! A buttered cat will, when released, quickly move to a height where the forces of cat-twisting and butter repulsion are in equilibrium. This equilibrium point can be modified by scraping off some of the butter, providing lift, or removing some of the cat’s limbs, allowing descent.

    From http://www.physics.uwo.ca/~harwood/antigravity.html

  58. Did that cat just have Viagra? 😀

  59. Suda! Aaah! I’m printing it. It’s all wordy-wordy. Me like. Very good.
    So, if one wants to get rid of something, attach a sock to it and throw the matching sock in the dryer?

    I did wonder about the fur butter website. Didn’t quite seem like your style. But, hey.

  60. Suda Nim says:

    YOU thought it was wordy? I didn’t even retype it, just cut & pasted, so let me reiterate to any fussy people that I give full credit to the website whose URL I cited below the very long quote.

  61. Brak_Silverbone says:

    I see just the merest hint of JELLYBEAN TOES!!! *faints*

  62. Suda Nim says:

    pyrit — also, see the second half of that web page for a very funny summary of what happened when people actually tried to conduct that experiment. Hint: cats are not cooperative by nature.

  63. This must be what’s meant by “fuzzy math.” I’ve never liked math but if math class came with such a luscious visual (snuggleable) aid…OOF! The FLOOF!!!

  64. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    Kittehs kinda horny (:})

  65. heh, it’s even funnier considering today’s xkcd (“Cat Proximity”). it also reminds me of http://sf.metblogs.com/archives/2006/07/fun_with_angle_measurements.phtml .

  66. Is that its tail, or is it just happy to see us?

  67. The cat is demonstrating the felinear equation 180 k + 90 ty = 270 kty

    (180 kute + 90 taily = 270 kitty)

    Even my former Precalculus 1 (college algebra) professor would agree.

  68. want snorgle! Want TO SNORGLE!

  69. Red — it’s so true. (here’s the XKCD link)

  70. I think you mean PURRRRFECT

  71. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! So cute with the stubitude.