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Too far! Too far!
On the other hand, I’m no longer insulin-shocky AND I’m outraged.
So maybe that anti-kitty, revulsion-chaser was in fact just about right….
Photoshop? I suck at Photoshop. Just used a black marker.
It looks real to me..My aunt use to have a dog that had the #14 on its side..and I have a rat terrier that has a silhouette of snoopy on his back…
ScottSigler (29): “Awards? Success? Fame? Perhaps one day they will be yours. But the fact is, nothing youâ€™ll ever do will be more popular than that online picture of bacon taped to a cat.” –John Scalzi
Arkizzle: Sorry, but everything 3DayWalk ever posted on Boing Boing had that link in it. Spam in a good cause is still spam.
To all the silly Photoshop comments…watch the video again while wearing glasses! :)
yeah,wondered about that….. good causes and charities, but there are just so many of them – all worthy…….
I hope they don’t sell that kitten to Cruella DeVille.
Alt + 3(on the number pad) = â™¥, for those who didn’t already know and have an overwhelming desire to annoy their friends.
CATS RULE AND THIS ONE IS GONNA BE A WARRIOR FOR SURE CUTE!!
Teresa, all good, it’s a tricky one huh?
From watching the video, it looks real, and so do the folks. And it’s part of the usual that the unusual occurs, so I vote Real.
BUT–just so you know–there is a new hobby–somewhat akin to decorated “art cars”–of customizing cats by staining their fur various odd shades. The results are striking.
(You’d have missed this bit of trivia if you don’t follow the supermarket tabloids. Someone should put up a link to a site devoted to colorized cats. There must be one.)
I heart period.
Hey, cool — self-captioning cats. Does “I Can Has Cheezburger?” know about this?
3DayWalk, I clicked your link thinking it would be relevant to the discussion..
I feel for charity, but this feels like SPAM. If you had said “and by the way, please check out my worthy cause [link]” it would have been both more obvious and more honest.
did the kitten’s mother read lolcats every day, or something? i can haz heartz?
Isn’t that soo sweet. It’s not uncommon as people think for animals to have patches like that, my mother’s minkz momma cat the biggest breeder of kittens and probably around her 6 litter she had one that had a number seven patch on his back and underdeveloped floppy back legs, giving the kitten away to a hispanic family, they said it was a sign from the God’s of course for good fortune. Reguadless of his disfunction. So I hope this family holds on to that special little kitty.
AWWWWW KITTY KITTY!!!!!
Unintelligent people saying this is fake…click the linkand watch the vid.
http://www.equineextravaganza.com/loviecupidarrowBC.jpg This is a picture of 2 horses. Cupid and Arrow. Have to see it to believe it!
Roger, you’re not referring to Why Paint Cats, are you? Cause that really IS a photoshopped hoax book. And if you believe anything you’ve read only in the supermarket tabloids… I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
This, though….AWWWWW! My head asplode from teh kyoot. *boom*
For all the cool stuff BoingBoing posts, THIS is what gets linked from the Yahoo home page?
People missing Photoshop Conspiracy Theorist Jokes:
uh. It’s a joke.
This is too beautiful. God works in mysterious ways!
SpocksBrain: Yeah, I saw that too.. HIV and it’s a little plus sign :( Not so cute after all.
has no one ever heard of cupid and her baby arrow? they are adorable paint horses. They’ve been around for awhile, you can even buy statues of them. Animals sometimes just get strange markings, not everything is a fake.
This reminded me of a report I’ve seen of a goat with an ohm (IIRC) on his side. I couldn’t find it in a short search, but came across a really adorable puppy in Japan with a perfect heart marking on his side:
Sorta looks like it says “HIV” to my eyes.
Admittedly the “H” has some ink-bleed problems, but still.
QSD: Yeh, probably you are. Why would you be ‘disturbed’ by a kid having a fun haircut? It’s not exactly subversive anymore..
I’m going to venture the entirely uncontroversial: hair-nazi
And Remmelt, reading that in English-English (as opposed to American-English) it sound like you really really like menstruation.
A noble plight, I’m sure :)
We are at Zoolatry (http://zoolatry.blogspot.com) and do lots of photoshop stuff on kittes… and if this is a photoshop work — I must congratulate the artist, cause it sure does look real to me… sorry, I just didn’t want to set up an account in order to comment here; but am not trying to be anonymous… we are Maggy, Zoey and the Zoolatry Human. Cute photo, cute kitten.
Quick, someone give me a chaser of something revolting. The cuteness is putting me in insulin shock!
Don’t you understand people, this is a message from God…There is no doubt about it… Please have faith…
That kitty was far too little to be taken outside into the sunshine. Poor thing, hope it survives the attention.
When can I expect my comic?
Awwwww. Thank every god that may or may not have ever existed that it’s not another freakin’ Virgin Mary splotch.
why would it be photoshopped??
like its THAT hard to believe.
technically a heart is just a random shape…ud think out of the BILLIONS of cats born one would end up having sports the shape of something we know…
its cute, but its not like its unbelievable
A wee fuzzy love!
Thats a total shop job, I can tell, because I have used photoshop a lot b4.
anti-kitty revolting chaser coming up!
I live in the Sacramento area and saw this video last night on the news. And it’s completely true. It seems different online then watching it on the news. Everyone is too skeptical these days.
@SEYO (#5), Ummm… did you watch the video?
Simpsons did it?
That is not photoshop… I can tell you that with confidence. I am an effects editor for movies and TV and that is original. No compositing in that video. If it looks pixilated you probably don’t have very good eyes.
Im a graphic designer and live in photoshop its not shopped at all. . .. and check out the video!
You can also tell from some of the pixels.
@9: Yeah, real cats are furry, but this one is clearly all made out of pixels!
I’m going to read it as I Love. This kitten is a Beatles fan!! Yes all we need is love sweet kitten, all we need is love. LOL. Oh dear, I’m sorry but a message from God? Right cause God is like ‘hey I don’t have anything better to do so I’m going to put a heart on a kitten’s fur. Score one for me!’ Read the kitten’s fur as you like…For example, I may be the only one to interpret it as the kitten loves the Beatles. I do not desire to tell people that they should believe the same. Just a thought. :)
great, when will this be on e-bay?
Someone photoshopped every frame of the video?
Am I the only one who’s disturbed by a toddler with a mohawk?
this is pretty awesome. I didn’t know the mother’s name was dottie, there was no mention of this when the story broke out. Perhaps an overnight name change? lol… very cute kittie though!
http://www.helpuu.com – the google search engine that helps
how cute!! at least its not another pic of something in the shape of the virgin mary, like that pretzel…
My mom sent me an email with a puppy named Heart-kun that was born in Japan.
#18m Ornith, wrote:
“Roger, you’re not referring to Why Paint Cats, are you? Cause that really IS a photoshopped hoax book. And if you believe anything you’ve read only in the supermarket tabloids… I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.”
Thanks for the information. However, the stories in those tabloids stated that the pictures in that book were the result of dying. Therefore, some tabloid readers would have gotten on the bandwagon by dying their own pets (e.g., possibly, with hearts and dots). For instance, here a story from p. 2 of the latest Examiner (April 7):
“A Boulder, Colo., woman is seeing red after she was ticketed for dying her pet pooch pink! Joy Davis says she used harmless beet juice and Kool-Aid to stain her white miniature poodle Cici to call attention to breast cancer. Davis faces a $1000 fine …”
Photoshop Conspiracy Theorists,
Have you never seen a cat? Heart shaped marks are common. Perhaps you should check out Cats That Look Like Hitler, for some perspective on feline markings.