Cat Thursday: Ninja Cats


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

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Cat Thursday: A Limerick for Mr. Eccles


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

This week, I torture your poor human souls with another limerick, one for my boy, the diabolical Mister Eccles!

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Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/08/23


G’day, and happy Caturday to you all. I’ve been working on increasing the already disgustingly large number of blogs I own, with the hub page for all public sites here, recently updating its theme to something a bit better. This Friday, I finally got around to creating the first of my private venues, here. It’s for material and tone that not only won’t fit well with other blogs, but also may be a bit…controversial…in a public forum.

I won’t be shy of expressing myself on this site, and neither should its readers. I do require that any discussion adhere to some level of decorum, and that all debate when it occurs be bloodless, honest, and relatively civil. I’ll follow that dictum as well. It is a blog, after all, not a warzone, nor the halls of the U.S. Congress or state legislatures.

Readership is open, and if you’ve any interest, feel free to hit me up by email or a comment on this post for an invite. That goes for any further private sites as well, as needed. WordPress might be a bit of a bastitch, and might not notify me of any requests made to the server.

I’ve got things planned for the week ahead, including some of the learning tools I’m using to learn Tamil, which I’ve been having a lot of fun with. I’m currently mastering the vowels in the language’s script, and the pronuciation of its syllables.

My evil cats have been doing quite well, and both of my boys are featured below, in this post. Stay cool, stay brilliant, or in a dialect of Kai’Siri spoken only on the edge of the Sagittarius spiral arm of the galaxy:

Talotaa frang.

Jupiter and Venus from Earth

Star Trails Over Indonesia

Contrasting Terrains on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

In the Center of the Lagoon Nebula

Venus and Jupiter at Dawn

Comet Jacques, Heart and Soul

The Spectre of Veszprem

Images of the Week:

Firestorm of Star Birth in Galaxy M33
Source: Hubblesite.org

Starburst Galaxy M82
Source: Hubblesite.org

Weekly Astrognuz:

Earth’s Ozone Under Attack Despite Banning Destructive Compound: Study

Rational Impact: Tattoo of a Skeptical Phrase

Surf Saturn’s Rings In Amazing Raw Cassini Images from This Week

IC 4499: Getting the age of a globular cluster

A Piece of Vesta Has Been Stolen!

Mars Curiosity: Celebrating 2 years on the Red Planet

Is A Sitcom Astronaut Hadfield’s Next Frontier? ABC Commedy in the Works, Report Says

Atmospheric CO2: Humans put 40 billion tons in the air annually

How Watching 13 Billion Years of Cosmic Growth Links to Storytelling

Titan weather: Clouds seen forming over a methane lake

Watch A ‘Swan’ Fly Free From Its Trap In A Space Robotic Arm

Fireball: Astronauts photograph Cygnus resupply ship burning up (Photo)

Remembering the “World War I Eclipse”

Helium: how do you wiegh a balloon?

Curiosity Brushes “Bonanza King” Target  Anticipathing Fourth Red Planet Rock Drilling

Asteroid 1950 DA: Impact in 2880 very unlikely

What is Nothing?

Ze Cats for Ze Caturday:

Thanks to Sharmishtha Basu for this idea!

Teh Fluffeh-Man Cometh, Teh Ebil Rockykins!

Teh Fluffeh-Man Cometh, Teh Ebil Rockykins!

Bath-Time for Mr Eccles

Bath-Time for Mr Eccles

Cat Thursday: Skeptical Cats, Throwback 1


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

This week, I bring you lolcats who played significant roles in illustrating skeptical and logical fallacy posts elsewhere on this blog and others. The top three are my own wonderful beasts, unfortunately no longer with us but who I remember fondly for bringing me such joy on dark days. The last two were stock images taken from cheezburger.com and personally captioned. Here I celebrate the lives of three of my furbabies with a touch of the skeptical outlook, and hope for the future…

Mew, dammit!

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Old Sammy

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Gumbyman

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Cat Thursday: Young Eccleston J. Cat gets a Time Out…


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

Deep below, in the bowels of his CARDIS (CAts and Ripping Daleks Into Shreds), he plots mischief after being put in his room for bad behavior. As the Ninth Doctor Miaow, is there no depth to which he won’t sink in his quest for Feline Overlordship? Whatever the outcome of his schemes, one thing is certain, for like his ruthless but much more ethical Timelord counterpart…

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Cat Thursday — Rockykins Vs. Mr. Eccles: Eccles defeated!


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

In the struggle between the size, old age, and strategy of Rockykins and the and the youth, speed, and guile of the evil Mr. Eccles, Rockykins won out, sending Eccles off to nurse his wounded villainous pride for having been roundly overpowered by fluff and muscle, vowing to, as in a bad 1980s cartoon, return to best his nemesis another day. In the words of Mr. Eccles:

“You’ve not seen the last of me, Rockykins! I shall return to steal your kibble, your gushy food, and your scratching toys, and get my monkey slave to forget to clean your litter box on time! (insert corny cinema villain laughter in cat-speak). You shall rue the day!”

Meanwhile, Rockykins relaxes in his favorite cool spot on warm nights and hot days, the bathroom sink, which fits, so he sits, and sucks up all the attention he can get from the resident monkey…

Eccleston, on the other hand, plots away in his (not-so-secret) hideout on his monkey’s workspace, hatching new schemes of ebil cuteness and tricksiness, to tweet at @Mister_Eccles when the time is right…

Curse you, Rockykins! It was such a cool plan!

Curse you, Rockykins! It was such a cool plan! Mew! *licks paws*

Welcome, O Gnoo Kitteh: Willow the Pillow


A few days ago, my family adopted a fourth cat to add to our menagerie of beasts, the lovely and amazingly fluffy Willow. About as heavy, and even wider than Rockykins, our older male, Willow rounds out our cats as the second female, after Gorgeous. She’s a lap-moggie like Rocky, only more prone to hissing at other cats, with an amazingly sweet disposition toward humans. Maine coon, or Norwegian forest cat? I’m not sure, though she’s big enough for either, or both, and may have something in her bag of tricks for Mr Eccles should he foolishly attempt to jump on her head or chase her fluffeh tail!

Long live Willow the Pillow!

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