By Xeni Jardin at 6:33 pm Wed, Jul 7, 2010
Previously: Man dies, then his mom, then both get eaten by cats
FTA: “one dead, three injured.” Why is this amusing?
It’ll be sad when the kitteh becomes jaded and can no longer be shocked.
Nice, now can we get one in front of the double rainbow?
You got it.
It was on its last legs for years, but when the German football team didn’t make the finals, it couldn’t take the shock.
Wow, “one dead and three injured” sure is funny. WTF??
This shocked-cat meme is even better than the just-look-at-it banana meme.
Shocked kitteh pics!
I did BP
Make your own with cropped png template! do it now…
I think I am in love with you.
P.S. It is sad that people died in this incident, I must have a black shrivelled heart to hear that news and yet giggle insanely over a picture of a kitteh.
It’s funny because it’s pickled cabbage.
That stuff is funny, I don’t care /what/ the IRS says.
I’m really disappointed that Boing Boing would run a story about a saurkraut factory collapse that killed 1 and injured several others as if this were just too funny. If you’re so hip and think you’re so “all that” that human life doesn’t mean a thing to you anymore, you’ve got serious problems.
IAWTP. If it had been a transwoman trapped in the rubble, it would have been SRS BIZNESS.
Why does shocked cat have to mean funny? Shocked cat could mean just that – shocked. If you find the shocked cat image funny then that’s your own interpretation I guess.
You win the prize of hyper-rationalization for the whole year: nobody can beat you now.
No, this was in extremely poor taste. Xeni does sense of humor gravitates around that a lot. It is just a fact of Xeni being who she is. Live with it.
sauerkraut is ALSO in extremely bad taste.
How many thousands of people die every day? Only one died? Yes, it’s terrible for that person, their friends, and their family, but in the larger scheme of things, we can be amused by the idea of a sauerkraut factory at all.
Please, someone do shocked cat at the G20 for me. Picasa has bested me tonight.
And, for the record, it’s just sad about the crushed workers, not funny.
G20 Shocked Kitteh done (and Animated GIF!):
THANK YOU! You have made my day.
G20 Shocked Kitteh can’t unsee the human rights abuses.
A kraut factory collapsed? This is the wurst news I’ve heard today.
…the wurst news I’ve heard today…
We’re fortunate to have the web so that we can easily link to the topic.
Mel Brooks defined comedy v. tragedy this way: “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when a man falls down a manhole and dies.” I think this would be much more worthwhile story if there was a description of a LOT of sauerkraut in the mess.
This is god’s way of saying “No” to pasteurized sauerkraut.
Shocked kitteh is weak. I’ll be disappointed in the internets if shocked kitteh becomes a meme. It’s just a LOLCAT without the LOL.
Oh nertz to you.
I can haz relish insted?
Firmly in the “not funny” camp.
There was a previous post from almost exactly a year ago (7/8/2009) about a factory worker dying in a vat of chocolate. Also submitted by Xeni (who I generally like, of course). Also not giggle-inducing; same reason.
What’s up with the similarity of dates? A coincidence?
Perchance a horror motif has begun?
I’m just bummed they ran this but passed over the guy who threw a puppy at a bunch of Hell’s Angels, then successfully escaped from them on a stolen bulldozer.
Shocked kitteh is now a meme.
just look at him
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