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Fat Cats aren’t just on Wall Street: Open Thread

fat cat

You think *you* have problems?  Imagine this poor cat trying to answer nature’s call in one of those enclosed kitty litter boxes. (See more over at Pet Confessions.)

BTW, This is an open thread.  Grab a cocktail, and tell us what silly or outrageous pics, videos, or stories you’ve come across on the “internets” lately.  We could all use a good laugh.

39 Responses

  1. Boy are you busy! I can hardly keep up. And I think that cat is adorable.

  2. More fat cats:
    and the fattest of all…

    • Jeez, those cats make mine, look absolutely skinny.

    • Remember when Afrocity had her cat in her avatar? It was so big I genuinely thought it was a Scotty or some kind of dog. It wasn’t fat so much as just huge.

  3. Well, twitter has been atwitter all day with balloon boy. Over now I guess. In other news, this is kind of funny..


  4. On my mind? The incipient complaining of Obama’s administration about Fox News. I mean really, you have nothing else to do but complain about a news network? You’re the president of the United States and all you want to do is whine because Glenn Beck doesn’t like you? Seriously? Mr. Amad-dinnerjacket basically gives you (and the whole country by extension) the finger and the best you can muster is, boo hoo Sean Hannity doesn’t want to play nice? What a bunch of babies

    • Now elderj, you know that not “loving” the prez is a major no no! Fox should know better! /snark/

    • To be fair, Obama gets so much relentless press criticism, there’s really only so much a person can take. He has his breaking point, too.

  5. This isn’t a funny story, it’s a Whaaaa?!?!?! story.
    Just read this on yahoo news:
    Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.
    “I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”

    Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said.

    Here’s the link:

  6. Oh and it looks like we need the biggest loser for pets now!

  7. The majority of the Nobel jury objected to the Obama Peace Prize!


    • saw that…why do I get the feeling that there’s more to this story?

    • And the reason? “questioned his ability to keep his promises”

      Big surprise.


    • That article’s last graf is missing a sentence. It reads:

      Obama himself said he was “surprised” and “deeply humbled” by the prize.

      It should read:

      Obama himself said he was “surprised” and “deeply humbled” by the prize. This coincided with his functionaries at the Democratic National Committee calling critics of the award terrorist sympathizers.

  8. It would be interesting to see what the poll results are now After the Nobel Peace Prize debacle

    • I think his approval rating went up to 56 and then back down to 53. It was a small, short-lived, bump

  9. If you’re having a bad day, just check this out “When Stars Have a Bad Day.”

    Don’t miss picture #6…What happened to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith! OMG

    • Holy crap! At first glance I thought that was Janice Dickinson. But, no, it’s Steven Tyler. Wow! Looking seriously ropey there.

  10. Well, he can pose with his medal on a breakfast cereal box.

  11. Somewhere a pig just sprouted wings.

    Greenspan Says U.S. Should Consider Breaking Up Large Banks

    Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) — U.S. regulators should consider breaking up large financial institutions considered “too big to fail,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said.

    Those banks have an implicit subsidy allowing them to borrow at lower cost because lenders believe the government will always step in to guarantee their obligations. That squeezes out competition and creates a danger to the financial system, Greenspan told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

    “If they’re too big to fail, they’re too big,” Greenspan said today. “In 1911 we broke up Standard Oil — so what happened? The individual parts became more valuable than the whole. Maybe that’s what we need to do.”

  12. Morning news is up!!!

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