Should You See Contagion? This Flowchart Will Help You Decide

Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide whether or not to go see Contagion. One tip: if you see this movie with a group of people, one of whom is very germophobic, and the rest of you have a betting pool to guess how many minutes of the movie that person will be able to take, then you should probably pick a number less than 10.

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Rebecca Black’s Lesser-Known Cat Video

Cover art for Rebecca Black's hypothetical cat video

Lyrics to Rebecca Black’s lesser-known (by which I mean hypothetical) cat video:
Cover art for Rebecca Black's hypothetical cat video
Ten a.m., waking up after napping
Gotta be fresh, gotta groom myself
Gotta sharpen claws, gotta scratch furniture
Sniffin’ everything, my territory
Seems to be okay, everything’s good so far
Gotta jump up to the window
Gotta look outside, I see sunshine

Nappin’ on the front porch
Sleepin’ on the back porch
Gotta make my mind up
Which nap shall I take?

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood.

10:45, I’ve eaten all the tuna
Hearin’ a buzz, I must catch that fly
Stealth, stealth, think about stealth
I know what to do
I’m stalking, I’m stalking
The fly is on my right, now
I’m stalking, I’m pouncing
Now I’ve got it.

Nappin’ on the front porch
Sleepin’ on the back porch
Gotta make my mind up
Which nap shall I take?

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood

Yesterday was chicken, chicken
Today it is tuna, tuna
We we we so excited
We so excited
We gonna eat it all today

Tomorrow is halibut
And salmon comes afterwards
I don’t want this seafood to end


K.C., my Kitty Cat
She’s nappin’ on the front porch (on the front porch)
On the back porch (on the back porch)
I’m shoppin’, buyin’ (yeah, yeah)
Fast lane, checkout lane
With a cart full of fish (woo!)
C’mon! In my line, man’s got coupons in front of me
Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream
Check the sign, it’s express, it’s the fast lane
We need to get home, c’mon, c’mon y’all

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood.

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood

This is not a cat blog. Really. More non-cat-related material is coming soon.

Can Mad Men’s Ad Agency Survive? Yes, With a Little Help From Some Of Its Contemporaries

It’s 1965, and things are looking pretty grim at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (SCDP), the fictional advertising agency featured on Mad Men.   Partner Pete Campbell has just sabotaged a lucrative new contract with North American Aviation in order to avoid a background check that would reveal secrets that might result in jail time for senior partner Don Draper.  Even worse, they’re about to lose their largest client, Lucky Strike cigarettes.  Can the agency survive?  I think it can, with a little help from some of its contemporaries:  this series of five crossover episodes with 1960s-era TV shows should put SCDP back on track.
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