Tuesday, December 7, 2010

late night pussycat

I never post pictures of cats because I don't have one anymore but I loved this photograph the minute I saw it. Nice, hmmm?

Have you ever considered this?

When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of toast is strapped to a cat's back, buttered side up, and the animal is then dropped, the two opposing forces will cause it to hover, spinning inches above the ground. If enough toast-laden felines were used, they could form the basis of a high-speed monorail system.


  1. I have to tell you that made me laugh out loud. Felice is sitting on the back of the loveseat watching television news and gave me a "crazy caregiver momma" look. I want to know how the photographer got that shot. Great picture.

  2. Your mind is quirky and brilliant!
    Love the photo, but it is def one that will come to me just before I drop off to sleep -- and it will give me a jolt to picture it. :)

  3. LOL! You seem to have time on your hands..

  4. When I rule the world, you're in charge of transportation with a sideline of generating new ideas on any topic.

  5. A Nobel, a Nobel! Perpetual (feline) motion! The world energy problems are solved ...

  6. Just as well that cats have great balance and no fear of hieghts!

    As for the suggestion, hook it up to create power and you have solved the world energy problems at a stroke!

  7. Funny!!!!! and if you strapped sand=paper to a dog... "ruff, ruff"

  8. Plus it'll create even more jobs. Someone's gotta clean up all the stuff that won't end up in kitty litter.

  9. charlene - I hope he wasn't springing back and forth on a bungee cord.

    lydia - Seeing gave me that same vertiginous feeling.

    liberality - Me too :-)

    nancy - I should be getting some work done :-)

    lisa - That would be fun. Can Crow help?

    francis - Hey, if Obama can have the Peace prize anything is possible.

    jams - I wish we could.

    okjimm - Excellent - I'll work on it.

    randal - Not you, of course.

  10. Hahahahahahaha! What HAVE you been partaking of there in Halifax??? :-D

  11. pagan sphinx - Maybe it's just a jolt of anticipated cabin fever :-)

  12. this really made me laugh when i read it and i thank you for that...can use it about now...you come up with some of the craziest, most loony things to post. xoxoxo

  13. If that cat topples, it may indeed land on its feet, but it will none the less be flat and dead.

    And I suspect the toast will also be somewhat worse for the air time.

    Brilliant juxtaposition of concepts, though! ;)

  14. linda - It just seemed perfectly logical to me :-)

    cr - The picture of the cat sitting so primly up there just struck me as amazingly funny and everything went from there :-)