Zen and the Art of Scanning Cats July 13, 2007 4:26 PM   Subscribe

So you've been planning for years to be the first person to make a post concerning scanning cats tonight. I can personally tell you, it is like joining a very prestigious and sexy VIP club. Oh the massages and seafood buffet! Don't forget though, in the spirit of friendly competition, the MeFi Server time is in a Particular Time Zone. Or else we'll laugh at you until universal heat death. Game on.
posted by Stan Chin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:26 PM (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Happy Birthday!
posted by ColdChef at 4:37 PM on July 13, 2007


*primes the spanking machine*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:46 PM on July 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


Forget that, I have higher aspirations. To be the first commenter and say:

does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 4:48 PM on July 13, 2007


Just to save everyone time: flickr photos tagged cat + scan
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:33 PM on July 13, 2007


I just got a new scanner too. My poor kitty is going to hate you all.
posted by quin at 5:50 PM on July 13, 2007


Look at how far this site has come in a year, 1200 members and growing!
posted by languagehat at 5:51 PM on July 13, 2007


Zut alors!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:15 PM on July 13, 2007


Zippity Bop!
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:16 PM on July 13, 2007


I propose that 19 should become the 1142 for C-listers!

Yeah, we're 1337, but not that 1337!
posted by nevercalm at 6:29 PM on July 13, 2007


Stop putting your pussy on the scanner.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:33 PM on July 13, 2007


For once, this will wendell.
posted by matty at 6:46 PM on July 13, 2007


IM ON UR SKANNER, CELEBRATING UR BIRFD-

OW!!! Who threw that?
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:54 PM on July 13, 2007


In honour of MeFi's birthday, I will selflessly provide blowjobs to cute boys.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:07 PM on July 13, 2007


Whoa, what?
posted by Brittanie at 7:08 PM on July 13, 2007


I'm old and grumpy, so I don't get the joke.
posted by O9scar at 7:14 PM on July 13, 2007


Whew. For a second there, I thought you meant that the cats were scf]awoiiqqqqqqqqqqqqqq4faw
posted by cog_nate at 7:23 PM on July 13, 2007


*climbs in spanking machine, sets dial to 11*

*climbs out of spanking machine mostly unspanked, disappointed that he broke another fun toy*
posted by loquacious at 7:23 PM on July 13, 2007


Uhhh, hate to break it to you, but due to better technology, and updated memes, you are encouraged to NOT do a cat scan. Instead, plz submit an MR-HAI.
posted by The Deej at 7:30 PM on July 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


O9scar---the best line in that article is this one:

"The authors say the finding should be taken seriously"
posted by vernondalhart at 7:38 PM on July 13, 2007


dirtynumb... I'm ready!
posted by matty at 9:01 PM on July 13, 2007


Did you hear about the latest internets craze reported in Time magazine????????
posted by The Deej at 9:40 PM on July 13, 2007


well, it's official then ... LOLCATS has jumped the shark
posted by pyramid termite at 10:01 PM on July 13, 2007


More like jumped the snark.
posted by euphorb at 10:06 PM on July 13, 2007


INVISIBLE SHARK!!!!
posted by The Deej at 10:09 PM on July 13, 2007


My kitties weren't very cooperative.
posted by deborah at 10:53 PM on July 13, 2007


Ok here is the pictures of my cat on a scann...

[Cat-like typing detected]

I will destroy you all...meow....
posted by quin at 10:59 PM on July 13, 2007


Might want to link to this: Cat being cat-scanned. Another link might be this Time Magazine article on LOLCats.
posted by delmoi at 11:03 PM on July 13, 2007


Flickr is so-o-o-o 2004... I have the 2007 MeFi Anniversary Post coming up in 29 minutes...
posted by wendell at 11:32 PM on July 13, 2007


Happy Birthday MetaFilter!
posted by wendell at 12:08 AM on July 14, 2007


This has wendelled.
posted by jmhodges at 12:14 AM on July 14, 2007


Aw man Wendell, you George Lucas-CGI-updated the traditional cat-scan post! The word-for-word double post was the beesknees in the sense that it will always be the only double post on MeFi to not be deleted. Ah well, since you started the whole meme it's okay.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:27 AM on July 14, 2007


Hmm. I'm not so sure about a break from verbatim tradition. But the one constant in life is that things change.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:36 AM on July 14, 2007


Ah screw it, even it gets deleted you got to keep the dumb threads going.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:44 AM on July 14, 2007


Scan cat?
posted by liquorice at 12:46 AM on July 14, 2007


Cat Stan.
posted by wendell at 12:53 AM on July 14, 2007


Some of us just have different ways of celebrating anniversaries and paying homages... and if each of us with a unique vision posts a Cat-Scan related post today, then you know Matt's gonna blame ME.
posted by wendell at 12:57 AM on July 14, 2007


The last time I made the post 4 years ago there was this comment:

Holy crap, I totally forgot.

Four more years!
posted by mathowie at 5:03 PM on July 14 [+] [!]


So I felt strangely compelled.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:33 AM on July 14, 2007


Hey, then, don't wait another four years to come back and visit, Stan, OK?

(I promise I will never again refer to you as The Crimson Chin - after today, I mean.)
posted by wendell at 1:55 AM on July 14, 2007


I really don't want to think about making a cat-scan post every four years. But just in case: Hey there, Future Me in 2011 reading this thread. Congratulations on surviving World War 3! Who would have thought such a lovable child-star would turn into the next Hitler, eh? Tell Future Me in 2015 what's up.
posted by Stan Chin at 2:19 AM on July 14, 2007


Thanks, Stan. I would have hated the fake version being the only one on the front page.
posted by languagehat at 6:07 AM on July 14, 2007


[Burp]

Excuse me!
posted by Ceiling Cat at 7:17 AM on July 14, 2007


I'm waiting, matty..
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:30 AM on July 14, 2007


Hey, there are fireworks all over the city tonight for our birfday!
posted by mwhybark at 11:30 PM on July 14, 2007


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