Too bad for you.
Remember Cat Man from last fall? A retired dude from Kagoshima in Kyushu, Big J has become a celebrity of sorts for wheeling his huge Cat Family around the neighborhood. And now we’ve got some followup video for ya.
Susan M. found it here.
[*Note: Obnoxious Music Alert (IMO) at the :30 mark, you might wanna turn DOWN the speakers. -Ed.]
[Say in very thick Austrian accent:] “YULE VANT TO SEE DIS VUN IN-STEAD. BAYBEE.”
“I’M WORKING ON IT……..DEAR!“
From Barb and Paul (Melting into puddles of sweaty goo in this hotbox called home in Concord.)
HOLLYWOOD, CA., JULY 1, 2015/PRNewswire (For immediate release:)
The Cute Overload Moving Pictures Company is searching for just the right cat to play the lead in the new movie, “CatZilla: The Cat That Destroyed The Big J.” Must be large and somewhat corpulent (like Maru, but Mugumogu wants too much cash) and have a laser like glare (think Grumpy Cat but already committed to another movie.) Should be able to burp flaming hairballs, and smash through houses and basically flatten Tokyo with a single paw. Working knowledge of the Godzilla films helpful but not a requirement. If interested leave name/number in Comments section. Casting closes 30 July.
(Photo via Imgur.)
Fairly safe in making that claim without bothering to do a search. What IS a Maneki Neco, you ask? Oh Great Wikipedia, bestow upon us your wisdom.
The maneki-neko (Japanese: 招き猫?, literally “beckoning cat“) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—of shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English.
And why are we covering this Big J turf, you ask? All because of an email from Gerry D. “Here is my new Maneki Neco,” the email begins. “John, the King of Neuroradiology and Ann, the Power Behind the Throne, brought it back from Japan.”
“Like a cat, I find the box more fun than the gift. Also—a battery was enclosed?”
[WOWSERS! Usually I just curl up on the sofa, or on the big window sill in the front, or maybe on your black cashmere sweater when you fold it nice and neat in the dresser drawer you forget to close. But THIS..well, I don’t know what to say. Except…get me a blanket and one of those little suck-suck things the bebeh hoomins use. And step on it, there’s a draft in here.]
Luke, I AM your father. Now how ’bout cleaning off the top of my head?