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December 8, 2010 1:28 PM   Subscribe

One of the reasons I joined MeFi was because I was reliably informed there would be kitty pictures. I have now seen posts regarding cats WITHOUT photos of said cats! This shit must cease! I need kitty photos! PS I pride myself on being both vague and nonsensical so feel free to delete if need be.
posted by pentagoet to Etiquette/Policy at 1:28 PM (82 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, I'm still jonesing for pictures of bunnies with pancakes on their heads. Ah, the good old days...
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:30 PM on December 8, 2010 [7 favorites]


pentagoet isn't communicating very well here, but she does have a point. As I understand it, when one makes a blog post (or AskMe post) about one's cat, one is obligated to include a photograph of said cat. It's Internet Law.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:30 PM on December 8, 2010 [12 favorites]


I don't know how they wedged their cats in there or why.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:33 PM on December 8, 2010


Blame cortex. I do.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:34 PM on December 8, 2010


Ever hear of this website?
posted by Carol Anne at 1:36 PM on December 8, 2010


If the yule goat is set aflame using the left hand under a full moon inside a circle of power it is transformed into the dangerous pentagoet.
posted by Babblesort at 1:39 PM on December 8, 2010


Or this one?
posted by box at 1:40 PM on December 8, 2010


pentagoet, I don't think I can help you find more cat pictures without pictures of your cats.
posted by maryr at 1:40 PM on December 8, 2010 [13 favorites]


One of the reasons I joined MeFi was because I was reliably informed there would be kitty pictures.

I'm trying to imagine which of our illustrious members has been going around touting MetaFilter as a veritable font of kitty pictures.
posted by Gator at 1:41 PM on December 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Just, uh, to answer your question seriously: No threads anywhere on Metafilter are going to have inline images of any kind, unless it's a special occasion or something really old.
posted by odinsdream at 1:42 PM on December 8, 2010


How about this website?
posted by ODiV at 1:42 PM on December 8, 2010


Looking for cat photos much?
posted by Cheminatrix at 1:44 PM on December 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


Here you go, lots of pussycats.
posted by nomadicink at 1:44 PM on December 8, 2010


I'm trying to imagine which of our illustrious members has been going around touting MetaFilter as a veritable font of kitty pictures.

My money's on either kittens for breakfast or breakfast for kittens. :D
posted by zarq at 1:48 PM on December 8, 2010


I am not now, nor have I ever been... a picture of a cat.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:50 PM on December 8, 2010


Feles mala!
posted by clavdivs at 1:51 PM on December 8, 2010


I don't know how they wedged their cats in there or why.
You are doing it wrong. It is the AskMeFi birthday (7) today.
posted by unliteral at 1:51 PM on December 8, 2010


Pussycat Theatre presents an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Persona.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:52 PM on December 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Here you go, lots of pussycats.

I was expecting this.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:53 PM on December 8, 2010


I think this is what you're looking for
posted by T.D. Strange at 1:55 PM on December 8, 2010


Here you go [scroll down].
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:59 PM on December 8, 2010


kitties omg site:metachat.org
posted by John Cohen at 2:02 PM on December 8, 2010


I like the part where you paid five dollars to join to see the kitty photos that you can see without joining.
posted by iconomy at 2:02 PM on December 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


Where have all the kitties gone?

Long time passing.

Where have all the kitties gone?

Long, long time away.

Where have all the kitties gone?

Gone to scratch pads, every one.

When will we ever learn?
posted by Curious Artificer at 2:07 PM on December 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


odnsdream: I don't think it's about the inline cat images, but more a response to the seemingly gratuitous link to kitteh in any and all AskMes about said cat.
posted by misterbrandt at 2:08 PM on December 8, 2010


And I second pentagoet and would add -- what's with the dog AskMeFis without doggy pix?
posted by bearwife at 2:18 PM on December 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't think it's about the inline cat images, but more a response to the seemingly gratuitous mandatory link to kitteh in any and all AskMes about said cat.

You had a little error there. No worries, I fixed it.

Bella helped.
posted by Lexica at 2:35 PM on December 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


For St. Alia....here's your pancake-hatted bunny!
posted by Lynsey at 2:42 PM on December 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


My money's on either kittens for breakfast or breakfast for kittens.

I'm betting on ArmyofKittens.
posted by rtha at 2:47 PM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where have all the kitties gone?" Reddit.
posted by Toekneesan at 2:49 PM on December 8, 2010


LOLTOXOPLASMOSIS SUFFERERS
posted by Burhanistan at 2:52 PM on December 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


ladies and gentlemen, bright lights big kitty.
posted by lester at 2:55 PM on December 8, 2010


Maybe you meant this one? Or these [NSFW]? Or Maru?
posted by librarylis at 2:57 PM on December 8, 2010


My cats: SISSY BOY SLAP PARTY

Of course, there is no greater cat video than this one, of Linus, star of Linus in Hats.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:06 PM on December 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


I don't know, but I have a fairly pressing cat-related AskMe question, but I haven't asked it yet because I feel like I eed to upload some pictures of said cats first.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:16 PM on December 8, 2010


Maybe Greg Nog can lend you his cat pics. You'll give them right back. All bases covered.
posted by Cheminatrix at 3:21 PM on December 8, 2010


I was reliably informed there would be kitty pictures.

I think you should out your source, so we'll know who among us is unreliable.
posted by amyms at 3:29 PM on December 8, 2010


The Internet *is* made of cats, after all.

Here are my cats.
posted by rmd1023 at 3:36 PM on December 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Here, I've roused Sammy Katz from his nap just for you.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:16 PM on December 8, 2010


I can't cats and paste, here, alas.
posted by Namlit at 4:19 PM on December 8, 2010


I have a small cat who is asleep next to me. He doesn't mind being used as an arm rest, it seems.
posted by rtha at 4:21 PM on December 8, 2010


Well, I guess I'll play...
posted by restless_nomad at 4:28 PM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


This thread needs moar Winston.
posted by so_gracefully at 4:34 PM on December 8, 2010


Maybe you want this one, from the deep archives? http://www.metafilter.com/53/

Browsing through those old posts, it's a bit surprising how little some things have changed since 1999. We were talking about the hype around Apple's new portable device and watching Steve Jobs netcasts. Look, the first single-link video post! And JavaScript tricks are the old HTML5. But I suspect that mathowie may finally have gotten a Mac and managed to use a Mozilla browser.
posted by mbrubeck at 4:43 PM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I really don't want to talk about it but I used to have a cat named Custard Pie.
posted by Sailormom at 5:02 PM on December 8, 2010


Sacco the cat, at a rare moment when not eating mackerel.
posted by Hlewagast at 5:05 PM on December 8, 2010


Henry and Flora are on the bed. Henry and Flora are in the sink. Henry has a theme song.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 5:19 PM on December 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


How about this website?

I searched for bunnies there and all I got was THIS. Mommy!
posted by Mister Fabulous at 5:54 PM on December 8, 2010


Duh. Forgot my link.
posted by rtha at 6:00 PM on December 8, 2010


YAY CAT THEME SONGS! I have three cats, two of whom have theme songs. The other is more a poetry kind of cat. And sometimes, I modify other songs to be about the cats. Like TMBG -- my sweetie caught me singing/speaking to the tune of 'Why Does the Sun Shine?":

The cat is a ball of furry purring mass
A gigantic organic furnace
...
That turns kitty kibble into ca-a-at crap
At a temperature of dozens of degrees.

The cat is large
(so large, that each cat is over 12 inches long!)
The cat is warm
(so warm, that it leaves a cozy warm spot on the bed)
The cat is far away
(so far, that I cannot reach it with my arm)
posted by rmd1023 at 6:14 PM on December 8, 2010 [9 favorites]


my favorite Cricket picture
and another
posted by Swisstine at 7:57 PM on December 8, 2010


You are doing it wrong. It is the AskMeFi birthday (7) today.

Holy wow, you are right. Happy seventh birthday.

Here are some cats I know, none is mine.

- Hank as Danger Bag
- Boo desiring a maple pilgrim
- Boo, in less pleasant times w/ my sister
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:04 PM on December 8, 2010


Oh crap, I believe this may be all my fault. I made a post about my cats today, and forgot that it required pictures. ;)

This is Weasel, the fat cat whose need for weight loss made me post an AskMe. This was a couple of months ago, and he's put on weight since then.

This is both my cats, engaged in an epic slow motion catfight.

And because no collection of cat pictures is complete without a silly hat, this is Oliver in a pharaoh hat.
posted by threeturtles at 10:29 PM on December 8, 2010


I posted a picture of my cat today. TO ANOTHER THREAD.
posted by Artw at 11:29 PM on December 8, 2010


Due to the nature of cats and photography, I have a tag I use quite often on Flickr - requisitecatphotos. If you're bored, there be cats (including mine).
posted by maryr at 11:30 PM on December 8, 2010


I have no photos of my cats online but one of my cat has his own Christmas song:

Here comes Kitty Claws
Here comes Kitty Claws
Right down Kitty Claws Lane
Scratching and hatching kitty cat plots
In his kitty cat brain
If you do just what he wants
All will be merry and bright
But if you don't you better watch out
Cuz Kitty Claws scratchin' tonight
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:47 PM on December 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


odinsdream: "Just, uh, to answer your question seriously: No threads anywhere on Metafilter are going to have inline images of any kind, unless it's a special occasion or something really old."

Unless of course, you're using the Mondo Image Greasemonkey script. Disclaimer: Does not work on all images.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:30 AM on December 9, 2010


Cats are dangerously close to being terrorists, what with their scratching and mewing and padding around the living room. Drone attacks are called for.
posted by IvoShandor at 2:49 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Special Holiday Wensleydale.
posted by sonika at 5:51 AM on December 9, 2010


Pony request: When a question includes the word "cat," you get a pop-up message reprimanding you if you have failed to link to said kitty.
posted by freshwater at 7:11 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


My cat is a very literate beast and has a habit of curling up with some great books...which is more than I can say for my students.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:15 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like the answers. Thanks, MeFi!
posted by pentagoet at 7:34 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


My sweet pretty girl and my cranky ass-biter.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 8:29 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Link to Twitpics of my four overlords/overladies.
posted by catlet at 8:45 AM on December 9, 2010


Horace is an utterly shameless camera (and cuddle--you can tell the guys of the house are on each other's side) whore. Which can be kind of a bummer in that my little cat Trudy who is camera shy and sucks up all the light and is pretty much the most unphotogenic creature ever never gets any internet love relatively speaking. Many impromptu songs are sung about them, of course.

Dogs too, why not (these are the ones my husband grew up with, they don't live with the cats!).
posted by ifjuly at 9:02 AM on December 9, 2010


> My cat is a very literate beast and has a habit of curling up with some great books...which is more than I can say for my students.

Oh man, that reminds me.
posted by ifjuly at 9:04 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Forget cats, I just wanna put in my vote for the dog pictures.
posted by blucevalo at 9:05 AM on December 9, 2010


Most of the pictures I end up putting on twitter are of my cat wearing the terrible costumes I put her in when I'm feeling evil.
posted by quin at 9:06 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes! More dog pictures, too! (my first post on the blue was about dog pictures!)
posted by rmd1023 at 9:21 AM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


cortex used to have a site featuring lots of cats, but he let it DIE.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 AM on December 9, 2010


My Memphis, he loves the forest.
posted by kingbenny at 9:37 AM on December 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sadly Mondo seems to only work on directly linked images, so you still have to click through to all the flikr pages. It's better than nothing, though!
posted by stoneweaver at 11:48 AM on December 9, 2010


rmd1023: "Yes! More dog pictures, too!"

Since you insist.
posted by workerant at 11:49 AM on December 9, 2010


My money's on either kittens for breakfast or breakfast for kittens. :D

I'm betting on ArmyofKittens.


That's OK people. I've been used to being DECLAWED ALL MY LIFE.
posted by kittyprecious at 12:18 PM on December 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


Dogs! We need more dogs!
posted by msali at 2:53 PM on December 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


My cats: Muriel and Priscilla.

And, yes, they were named after characters from two wonderful Australian films.
posted by ericb at 3:51 PM on December 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


No cats. Quaker parrots. Here. And here. And here. ACK!

Thread over.

Cats.

Pffft.
posted by Splunge at 8:29 PM on December 9, 2010


Hey, don't look at me! I've linked to pictures of Trilby several times. But here he is again for anyone who missed it. You're welcome.
posted by orange swan at 10:16 AM on December 10, 2010


My kitty is not online in photographic form, but he also has his own theme song:

All the single kitties (all the single kitties)
All the single kitties (all the single kitties)
Put your paws up!

Up on the couch
Takin' a nap
Doin' my own lil' thing

You decided to dip
And now you wanna trip
Cuz my dish is still empty

If you like it then you shoulda put some food in it
If you like it then you shoulda put some food in it

Meow meow meow... meow meow meow meow meow
posted by vytae at 1:52 PM on December 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


ALL THE SINGLE KITTIES!

(i've generally opted for "shoulda put a treat in it", but really, that's just a dialectical difference)
posted by rmd1023 at 4:18 PM on December 10, 2010


Here's my kitty videos!
posted by wildcrdj at 4:44 PM on December 10, 2010


Oh man, I sing a version of that song too, only since we have two female cats it's been "all the kitty ladies" instead of "single kitties." Anyway, glad I'm not the only one.
posted by sonika at 9:35 AM on December 11, 2010


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