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Tuesday, January 25, 2005


This is a cat:

Scientific name: Felis Domesticus or Felis Catus.

Any questions? Didn’t think so. Pretty obvious huh?

Let’s review. We here at The Idiom, believe that your blogging experience should provide you with more than the self-absorbed, pre-adolecsent, solipsistic blather you so commonly find on the internet, especially in the blogosphere. After surfing through the blogosphere, I have detected a disturbing trend: catblogging. Countless blogs have countless photos and wearisome, droll anecdotes about the family cat. Really, are any of these remotely necessary? No.

Is your cat famous? Is your cat one of those $50,000 genetically engineered hypo-allergenic cats? Is your cat an anthropomorphic, post-modern e-cartoon character? Is your cat the living embodiment of the Egyptian cat-god Bast? Does your cat transmit messages for you to the underworld? Is your cat the subject of a famous thought experiment on quantum mechanics? No? Then spare us and don’t blog about your cat anymore.

Please note that putting a funny hat on your cat does not put it into any of the above blogworthy categories.

Let this be the last catblog:

Growing up I had a cat. He did anthropomorphic things that endeared him to me and my family. He died. I buried him under a tree in the backyard. I was sad. The End.

OK? Will that do? Yet another public service from your friends at The Idiom. Serving the Blogosphere since earlier this month. You're welcome.


At Friday, February 25, 2005 at 4:48:00 PM EST, Blogger Okapi said...

Guilty. Securing cat inside box and conducting aforementioned quantum experiment in order to render my heinous catblogging worthy.

At Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 5:38:00 AM EDT, Blogger Linux Unix said...

Cute blog! Please visit my dog fence blog.


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