Vintage Sleight-of-Paw

In the heady days of vaudeville, one of the more unusual acts was the Whisker Sisters, a magic act consisting of a pair of kittens. Audiences loved them, even though their ability to guess the selected card was at the level of statistical chance.


Date unknown, from the National Archives, Netherlands. Via Flickr Commons.

Update: By request, here’s a link to the photo’s page, which has a little more info.

More updates: Nikki calls Rule 14, and someone corrects my spelling of “sleight.”

Ah, the Good Old Days…

You kids and your crazy technology! You got your iPod hi-def MP3 linked to your AJAX Twitter DropBox, hacked with LulzSec WikiWaki Nerf ScrappleFarb!

I miss the days when every problem could be solved with a pocket protector mouse. You needed an answer? Just ask the mouse! Done deal!


POCKET-PROTECTOR-HANCE!


This cutie has pocketed our hearts, Shadow Tiger.

It Just Works Redonkulously

With today’s release of “Lion,” its newest operating system, Apple is running out of big cats to use as code names. But Twitter user Kookizu has an elegant idea: OS X Maru, with advanced functions ready to go, right out of the box — assuming you can get it out of the box.


Thanks to Twitter user SunnyinSyracuse for keeping us on our toes.

International Glamour Bunny!

From the catwalks of New York to the cafes of Paris, International Glamour Bunny is there with her disapproving glare! Disdain was never so dazzling, darlings!

The Most Patient Cat in the World, Part III: The Dive-Bomination

Oh sure, the cat looks all like “yeah, what-evah” while the camera’s rolling, but you just know that seconds later she issued a sharply-worded memorandum of rebuke.

Like Pointy Windows to the Soul

Ah yes, your eyes may glance up coyly, as if to say “Automobile excursion? I shall certainly give it my fullest consideration while weighing my options for the afternoon’s entertainment,” but the ears — they’ll give you away every time.


Gidget is playing Rule 28 like a piano, Matt H.

I’d Like a Soft Taco…

…extra large, black beans, jalapeño peppers, hold the guacamole…


Freertago, Lauren G.? (you may need to say it out loud.)

The Cat Ain’t Here, Man!

Like, how many times I gotta tell you stupid bill collectors? You just missed him! He’s splitsville, baby! Taillights! A ghost! A vapor trail! Yesterday’s papers! He’s…

Aw, jeez

I Yawn at Your Silly Annotay-shons!

And your pop-up advertiseeng — eet bores me as well. Away wees eet!

Some Days, Even Kibble Don’t Cut It

Maybe it’s the humidity, or maybe my inability to resolve the mind/body schism at the core of Cartesian dualism, but I’ve been so listless lately. Not even my impressive display of Rule 47 splayed haunch action lights my fire anymore.


It’s just a phase, Marti Z.

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