Bob Meowly

Rise up this mornin, then I napped in the sunny spot,
Three little birds, pitch by my doorstep
So I killed them, and put the bits in your shoe
This is my present to you-hoo-oo.


According to sender-inner Jada, "Rasta-Kitty" Pickle has just One Love—a big bowl of ‘nip and mellowing out to some classic Reggae cuts to Satisfy His Soul. Movement of Jah kittehs…mon.



  1. Eeeexcellent, Tony James! Is this your first post? Well done! And if it isn’t, well done anyway!

  2. Bleen’n cool mon!

  3. Two words: Awe. Some.

  4. snorglepup says:

    Too bleening cute , mon!

  5. snorglepup says:

    Don’t care for birdie bits in my shoe though.

  6. I think that “cover” song is quite possibly one of the funniest things ever.

  7. Stir it up, little darlin’, stir it up…

  8. The expression in this cat’s eyes is the embodiment of that famous photo of Che Guevara. Am I the only one who thinks so?

  9. Ironic that the kitty looks appropriately stoned?

  10. No,human,no cry
    No,human,no cry

  11. Haha great… Were jammin, jammin’ and i hope you like jammin too….

  12. Don’t agree w dressing cats but I love how that hat brings out kitty’s wonderful eyes.

    And welcome Tony!

  13. Tony J, you has keelllled mez.

    Don’t give up da fight!

  14. Hello, Mr. James. I don’t believe we’ve met…?

  15. Those are some seriously dilated pupils.

    Loooooove black kitties.

  16. Starling — that was pretty slick, actually.
    KK3 — not so much.
    Snorglepup — no comment.

  17. That was ire, mon. Jah love!

  18. Peter – it’s possible we’ve passed in the street. Do you recall seeing someone with a live lemur sewed to their lapel? If so, then we’ve met…

  19. I an’ I like your first post, Mistah Tony James, sir! 🙂

  20. High praise indeed, NTMTOM – very happy to be in such exalted company 🙂

  21. The way I recall it, TJ, you were always one of the Exalted Company.

  22. Good job TJ!!

  23. That’s freak’n hilarious!!!

  24. scooterpants says:

    Tony James? the infamous Tony James of the fab comments postinks?
    the same one???

  25. Scooter – guilty as charged.

    [Infamy, infamy! They’ve all got it infamy! (c) Kenneth Williams]

    [ED – forgot that I Have Teh Power to do that now 🙂 ]

  26. Howard Shore? John Williams?

  27. Sandie Shaw?

  28. Sandy Duncan?

    Why am I doing this?

  29. berthaservant says:

    Nicely done Tony! Happy new era everyone!!!

  30. berthaservant says:

    Mariano Duncan?

  31. berthaservant says:

    Dunkin Donuts?

  32. thicktortiethintabby says:

    And here I thought *I* made up “hork”!! (the sound a hairball makes: “Hork, hork, hork, blaaaaggghhhh!!!”) a.k.a. “The Horkening” (horror film title, no?), never to be confused with “The Flehmening”.

    [You’ll like this, then… – Ed.]

  33. Iain Duncan Smith?
    (because it beats working for a living?)

  34. Heh. This *is* working.

  35. Also, I could use a donut. Gee thanks BServ.
    (What do you call an earworm when it’s gastronomical? Tapeworm?)

  36. TJ and Theo, I had forgotten all about the kitty magnet post. Hilarious!!! Meeooow!

  37. Smith Barney

  38. Why Not?

  39. Barney the Dinosaur.


  40. [shiver] …yeah, Nik, that’s why I think RFID collars (or implanted chips) are the ultimate way to go, these days. One day I might hobby together a whole centralized access-control system at home, for our cats (and dogs?) that works sorta like proximity badges in an office building. That way I can set up zones, y’know, for the pets that are allowed in the bedroom but maybe not near the wet-food dishes, or which furballs are allowed to go outside vs. the ones that stay indoors, etc.

  41. Dinosaur Jr., Junior Wells, Wells Fargo…

  42. Gail the Grasshopper says:

    Barney Rubble

  43. Oh hey, speaking of Junior Wells, here he is with Buddy Guy. Awesome.

    (we gotta get this back to Bob Marley somehow, peeps)

  44. Fargo, um, Fargo …

    You got us stuck, Teho.

  45. Tony James says:

    The Big Lebowski
    (now *there’s* a leap)

  46. Makes sense to me. Coen Bros. to Coen Bros., no problem. The dude abides.

  47. metsakins says:

    OMG…Tony James, I ‘member him from the good ol’ days (last year).

    I’ve been trying to comment but they keep handing me work in this office.


  48. berthaservant says:
  49. To-nay! To-nay! To-nay!
    Cool runnings, bredren.

  50. @Theo, a friend of mine has an invisible fence installed inside her house (instead of in the yard) so her “enthusiastic” chocolate lab can’t enter certain rooms…it actually works!

  51. Dakota Fanning

  52. I think in light of all that is happening today This Bob Marley Song hits the mark

    One Love

    One Love, One Heart
    Let’s get together and feel all right
    Hear the children crying (One Love)
    Hear the children crying (One Heart)
    Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
    Sayin’ let’s get together and feel all right

    Hugs peeps

  53. Mary (the first) says:

    Well, I don’t know what’s worse, that they put that outlandish getup on the cat, or that they named him “Pickle”. Poor kitteh.. no dignity left at all! And welcome to Tony James! More posters=more posts? I am hoping? I can never have enough!!

  54. Dakota Fanning? That still doesn’t bring us back to Bob Meowly.

  55. *snerk*

    I almost snorted my tea all over the computer when I saw the hovertext… Genius!

  56. Tony James says:

    Starling – it’s easy with the right sort of brain:

    Dakota Fanning was in Winged Creatures with Forest Whittaker. He was in Pret a Porter with Teri Garr, who was also in Waiting for the Light. That movie also starred Richard Daley, who was in Third World, with Bob Marley.

  57. BRAVO Tony!! Six Degrees of Bob Marley. Well played, TJ, well played.

  58. Nice to see you finally gave in and started posting, TJ. Off to a good start, I see.

  59. Awesome! Kevin Bacon’s gonna be pissed, tho.

  60. Katkat —
    I shat the terrace, but I did not spray the deck with pee…

  61. bees on pie says:

    Chief? McCloud!?

  62. @Theo, hot tea now in my nose from laughing. Thanks for that.

  63. Clearly, you people drink far too much tea through your noses.

  64. bookmonstercats says:

    This post is the rockin’est ever. Thank you all so mooch, especially for the Junior Wells link.

  65. The song at the beginning was epic! And so funny about killing the birds and putting their parts in a shoe. xD Cats are great like that, and nice improvisation.

  66. No wonder why he looks so peaceful, he has a toy mouse filled with ganja.

  67. Gail (the first one) says:

    @beesonpie: MST3K ref??? LOVE that one!!!!!!!!!

    @annie: Excellent choice for today!!!

    Fantastic post, Mr. James!!!!!!!!

  68. It’s official. This is one fun post! Thanks TJ

  69. NotAnotherMilo says:

    of course, I’m now singing “I shat the terrace…” to my kittens… deadly earworm. 🙂

  70. DownSouth says:

    Where do peeps find these kitty clothes? And what charming wackazoid makes them?

    I like THINKING about dressing up my furfolks but can’t quite imagine getting the outfits past their little pointy ends.

  71. @theo-I shat the terrace…awesome! the coffee that came out of my nose because of it-not so much

  72. Third World? The reggae band? Bob Marley was never a member of that band.

    It was the Wailers, mon.

  73. How’sa bout some easy skankin’, (skankin’ it easy) easy skankin’ (skankin’ it sloooow)?

    (Why am I suddenly thinking of raccoons?)

    Oh, excuse me while I light my spliff… I think I’ve already drifted way on past reality, mon…

  74. I wonder if Rasta Kitty is jammin’ on some tender vittles now–by the look of his pupils, the munchies certainly must have kicked in by now, mon.

  75. @ Theo, I will never hear that song the same way again! ROTFLOL! did not spray the deck….

  76. I laughed out loud so hard when I read these lyrics.

  77. It’s stuck in my head, it won’t go away…what did you do to me?……
    Dreadie, woy yoy yo,
    woy ya yoy yo,
    Woy yoy yoy ya yoy ya yoy yo

    He wuz a kitteh-sodgar, short-coat rasta,
    Stolen from the sheltah, to roll in de herbal ganga…
    Horking on arrival, horking for survival…

    woy yoy yo,
    woy ya yoy yo,
    Woy yoy yoy ya yoy ya yoy yo

  78. catloveschanel says:

    Wah yo yo yo yo yo yo
    ya ya ya ya ya ya ya

    [Eric Clapton segue riff]

    Sheriff john brown always hated me,
    For what, I dont know:
    Every time I plant a catnip seed,
    He said kill it before it grow –
    He said kill them before they grow.

  79. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins did a version of that one, too. Wild guy.

  80. thicktortiethintabby says:

    *Sigh*…I’ve actually listened to the sweet strains of the Bjork song before. Oh, how I miss Brunching Shuttlecocks.

  81. Well hey, let’s get those cowboys over there to join us for the big finish!

    (Lore writes for Wired now, btw… )

  82. thicktortiethintabby says:

    I kind of love Lore. Not to say I don’t love Teho or NTMTOM, of course…just that Lore was my first online infatuation, back in the day before we called what people wrote “blogs”.

  83. temperance says:

    bird killing doesn’t normally make me laugh out loud…

  84. CAN’T stop laughing!

  85. The cat looks like it’s just about to kill whoever put that on him.

  86. Excellent work indeed, but
    he sets the limbo bar pretty low (or is it high?) for his 1st post! Can he maintain this standard of quality?? But. For.How.Long?!?
    And pls tell me Teho & NTMTOM aren’t going anywhere!

  87. This is growth, Joools, not attrition replacement. No worries.

  88. @NH – “Horking on arrival, horking for survival…” You’re killing me! Totally hilarious! What a great post this is…

  89. That little song there? Cracked me right. Excellent job, son. Keep up the good work.

  90. THEO–So great! “I shat the terrace…” Laughing so much, I nearly choked on my Jarritos Jamaica soda.

  91. TJ-Awesome post…Ire, mon.

  92. I hope this doesn’t seem like an insult, but he looks like Michael from “Lost.” I dig Perrineau and this reminds me of Michael when he has that panicked look in his eyes when talking about Walt.

    I guess I have “Lost” on the brain. Cannot wait until tomorrow!

  93. Raemie L. says:

    Hello, Tony James!
    Rastah Kitteh is redonk.

  94. DLR in Canada says:

    whoever did this to that cat has entirely too much time on their hands to not only dress the cat up but to make the costume, completed with dreadlocks! lol

  95. darkshines says:

    Haha, the hovertext made me lol!

  96. Lauren the Lurker says:

    Well done, Tony James! A lot of laugh in a short read.

  97. I saw this yesterday and all last night amid teary eyed, happy Obama moments I would think, “Movement of Jah Kittens” and crack up. In fact the second thing I thought of after I woke up this morning was “Movement of Jah Kittens”. Hil-ar-ious. The song is fab too. Ah, God Bless America.

  98. Theodore of Yore says:

    He’s a Rasta-FUR-ian man!
    I and I kitteh, I and I.

  99. you’re so funny meg

  100. “Theodore of Yore”, eh?

  101. *falls off chair laughing at/with TJ and Theo*

    Welcome TJ! Great Pic!

    *Takes a puff (of nip) and passes to Bserv…!*

  102. LOVE IT!!! Neither of my cats would allow this to happen to them, though not for lack of trying on my part. I actually have an evil plan to get their pictures for this years Christmas card dressed in Santa and Elf hats. When they go to the vet, they are so freaked out that they sit perfectly still. Viola! Perfect picture opportunity. Muh-ha-ha-ha-ha.

  103. Buffalo Kittehs
    In the heart of America,
    Fightin’ on arrival,
    Fightin’ for survival.

  104. Kate — LOL. “et voila”, not “a viola”.


  105. Cooool cat! Love his style!

  106. voodoopriestess says:

    oooo, i laughed til tears ran down my face! somebody has a career as a song writer.