There Is No Cat

A huge orangupoid, which no man can conquer

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Bring this tale to a very happy ending

As a special holiday treat, Fountains of Wayne are providing three MP3s to download, including "I Want an Alien for Christmas", the best Christmas song since The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's "Fairytale of New York". I mean, how can you resist a song where the chorus goes like this:

I want an alien for Christmas
Bring me an alien this year
I want a little green guy
About three feet high
With seventeen eyes
Who knows how to fly
I want an alien for Christmas this year

Come to think of it, how can you resist a Christmas song like the Pogues' one that contains the immortal lines "You scumbag / You maggot / You cheap lousy faggot". It amazes (and pleases) me no end that that tune has become a Christmas staple. Ah, the Christmas spirit....

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Posted at 10:24 AM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

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[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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