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Video has everything: nerdy pick-up lines, a kitten, a ukelele

Did you know that "fuck" is a legitimate word in Scrabble? Enjoy stand-up comedian DeAnne Smith's, cute, catchy video.

WATCH: Burmese cats return from brink of extinction in Myanmar

One of the casualties of Myanmar's 1962 coup was the Burmese cat, which had to be repatriated from from foreign pedigreed stock about ten years ago. Wong How Man of China Exploration and Research Society describes how he reintroduced them.

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“Kitty help,” a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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Nicholas Longtin shares this photo of “A dirty farm cat reaching for help while in the clutches of a small child” in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Now Entering Hy-fur-space

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Kitten surfing on some pizza in rainbow outer space

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Blood Moon Kitten Feast

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Kitten Frog Laser Battle


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Geology demonstrated with help of kitten

A slope may look stable, but that doesn't mean it will always be stable. The same geologic material can, under certain circumstances, lose its strength and integrity. Here, a geologist demonstrates how this might happen with the help of a tired kitteh.

Caturday: headphones kitten

"little cat enjoying music," shot by Viktoria Vitkovska of Kiev, Ukraine, and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Here's a photo of an adorable kitten playing with paper

A photo of a kitten named Wheatley captured and shared by Boing Boing reader Beckitten in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Caturday: kitten is hogging the TV remote

Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy, a Mac computing consultant based in Los Angeles, shot and shared this photo in the Boing Boing Flickr pool. Happy Caturday.

Zumi plays with video of Zelda playing with iPad

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Here's Mike Outmeguine's kitten Zumi playing with the video I took of my kitten Zelda playing a game on the iPad.

Zelda the kitten plays with the iPad

We got a couple of kittens a few weeks ago. Louis doesn't pay much attention to Game for Cats, but Zelda (above) loves it.

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A wonderful photo contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Ben Lepley, who explains that this is his cat Yoshimi Minski, "sleeping in the semi-mummy position."

Cat and Ram are pals (photo)

A reader photography contest at National Geographic yields this photograph by Sarah Deutsch, of "a magical moment of love between a cat and a ram." If interspecies love is not your thing, try this trio of dancing ostriches.

(thanks, Marilyn Terrell)

Caturday

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Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy shares this image in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool and says,

Today's Kitten of the Day is Helen, named for Helen Keller because she's had troubles with her eyes. Helen moved in last Sunday! Helen would rather that I not send email.

Caturday: Sleep mode (photo)

Photo contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr pool by MightyWomble.

Caturday: watch these live nude kittens on the internet (video)

Livestream video link. Do you know what I'm going to do this weekend? Sit here and watch ALL OF THE KITTENS, for ALL OF THE WEEKEND. Sometimes the mommy cat is there, sometimes not. The cute little squeaky kitten sounds are the best part. (thanks, Antinous!)

Video: Kittens in Space, by Jonathan "Song A Day" Mann

[Video Link]. I'm recovering from yesterday's chemo infusion (my fifth!), and feeling kind of lousy. Jonathan Mann asked me this morning if he could write a song for me as his daily song project, and if so, if I had any theme requests. I was like, duh! Kittens, and space. And like a beautiful internet miracle, bam! Just hours later, he created the wonderful video above: "Kittens in Space."

More about Jonathan: YouTube channel, Facebook, Downloads, Twitter, mailing list, Soundcloud, blog, G+, app.

Lyrics follow.

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Caturday: Alfalfa Haz a Hungry

Image: Alfalfa, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike (2.0) image contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr pool by photographer David W. Oliver.

Cat is hat

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Look at that!

(via @joejanecek+@popurls, video by Katie Westlake)

Canada: Prime Minister Stephen Harper likes posting cat pictures to Google+

Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has figured out what Google+ is good for: cat pictures. Apparently he has a history of using kitteh as political props...

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Cute zombie kitten eats brains


[Video Link]. A lot can happen in 22 seconds. (Thanks, Joe Sabia!)

Three medina kittens waking up in Marrakech, Morocco

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Hugo Van Tilborg, a Boing Boing reader, pal of mine, and an avid photographer, shares this image of three kittens waking up today in Marrakech. Hugo lives and works in Morocco. What did the kittens look like last night when they were sleeping? Why, so glad you asked...

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Ultimate Kitten Snuggle

Stay with it 'til the reveal. Video Link (thanks, Tara McGinley!)

Sam the Cat, at his computer monitor (photo from Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

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"Sam," a photograph contributed to the ever-expanding Boing Boing Flickr Pool by BB reader Brett O'Connor (blog) of Denver, Colorado.

Aurora Borealis Sad Kitten Cupcake Moonscape

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Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World of Kitty Wigs

kitteh.jpg Humans love putting stuff on cats. There's stuffonmycat, there are image macros (LOLcats) with text on cats. Now, there's a new book about putting wigs on cats.

The photos in this book are equal parts cute, funny, and creepy (in that "obsessive cat lady" way), and the combination is most enjoyable. The book is well-designed for casual flipthroughs and kitteh-obsessive pageturners alike, with vivid color reproduction with which to faithfully present all those technicolor wigs. I may buy several copies for teenage, female cat-fanciers on my holiday list. Something about the brand of humor here seems particularly fitting for that age group, and I do not say that with the intent to condescend (although, hey, if the wig fits...). It's sweet, ridiculous stuff.

Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World of Kitty Wigs (by Julie Jackson, photographs by Jill Johnson / Amazon)

Here's the project website, with out-takes from the photo shoots and more about the "making of." Oh, and -- they're selling the cat wigs.

Embedded above, a video trailer. (Thanks, Monkey!)

Surprised kitten is surprised

As Sean Bonner tweeted over the weekend, this may well be the best 17 seconds of your life.