I fell asleep at 11 and now am wide awake, and I am here to tell you that Muse- Knights of Cydonia is the GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER.
That is all. My head hurts.
*** Update ***
Does anyone want a cat who will wake you up at any time of the night just because he may or may not be out of food, because I have one I am selling cheap.
Sorry, I already have two such cats. As you may have figured out by the fact that I am posting at this time of the early morning.
– Badtux the cat-owned Penguin
LOL. I was about to write “Sorry, I already have two such cats”, but I guess now that would be redundant.
On the other hand, I’ll definitely second your motion as to Muse. Best live band I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen a LOT. :)
Is this what they call Friday cat blogging? Because technically it’s Saturday now.
Must sleep. Must sleep.
I usually shoot surplus cats.
But no, I do not want any animal that wakes me up in the middle of the night without a damn good reason from my point of view. Nothing to do with my safety? Pipe down, or I’ll shoot ya.
Agreed. It has everything a movie/music video should have – lasers, kung-fu, hot chicks, sex, unicorns and robots. Oh, and those little Russian schmoo dolls.
SELLING A KITTY??? :( oh so meow…
Can’t get any better than that. I want to see the video. But my head hurts. Time for bed. Must sleep. Must sleep.
So aside from Tunch’s penchant for pissing on your bed, he’s now adopted the malicious habit of disrupting your sleep, and seems to be displaying an almost pathological interest in his food?
Hmmm, that’s a very interesting set of behaviors—I wonder what could be causing them?
Let me think about this for a moment……
Here’s a thought—have you ever considered the possibility that he may be just a tad bit bitter about having had his nuts cut off? I know its a long shot, but maybe, just maybe, he harbors some slight resentment towards you for the fact that he’s got absolutely ZERO fucking chance of ever getting laid in his poor miserable life? Do you think that might also explain his inordinate interest in his food since, you know, that’s the ONE thing left in his life that the poor bastard has left to look forward to? Other than plotting your demise, that is.
I had my cat fixed and I’m firmly convinced that she’s going to take her revenge some dark and lonely night when I least expect it. I catch her staring at me a lot, and I gotta tell you, sometimes she don’t look real friendly.
Just something to thnk about. Sleep well, bro.
Bass Communion. Ambient Champions.
cbear, that was brilliant.
Our present spayed cat, adopted off some free exchange list-serve my wife is on, was also de-clawed, so teh midnight death strikes are somewhat ineffective.
re: cbear’s brilliant post, we had a neutered cat who learned to have sex when we had an in-heat Siamese. She pestered him until he did it, then he seemed to grow to enjoy it (although he always seemed a bit puzzled about the whole process). Then she had kittens, was spayed, and that was that.
As for John, tough love – you’re a parent now. First, close the door to keep your cats out; studies have shown that people with pets sleeping with them are often sleep deprived. My wife and I did that a decade ago and we did, indeed, sleep better.
Next, get a water bottle and anytime your cat claws or otherwise demonstrates at the bedroom door, squirt it good. Repeat as necessary until the behavior stops. The other choice is to ignore it until it goes away, and hope it learns from that. Just like teaching an infant that, no, you won’t go to it’s room every time it cries.
On another topic, I’ve been wondering if we can use any of the above approaches with Hillary? I really want her to just go away.
Finally, great job on your Obama fundraiser. I would have donated through your link, but had, literally, just donated when you started your campaign. Go Obama. No chance in WV, of course. All the kids at my wife’s school are convinced he’s a Muslim.
Great band, great song, great video. Other noteworthy videos at YouTube: Time is Running Out (no showgirls in the war room!), Supermassive Black Hole, Starlight, Hysteria, Bliss, Sing for Absolution, Map of the Problematique, Butterflies and Hurricanes. There’s also a cheapie video (still pics only, from a fan) to go with their stomping version of House of the Rising Sun.
I’ve only seen them live once, at a Virgin Festival in Toronto a couple of years ago, and they ruled the night. They came out in ridiculous primary coloured jumpsuits, looking like alien toddlers, but they played HARD. The venue was displaying text messages from fans above the stage during sets, which was mostly the kind of garbage you’d expect, but somebody texted the following message at the end of their set which made up for it all: “I’m so glad that Mork went out and formed a band.”
Of course, their singer/lyricist is a complete nutter, or is simply putting us all on, or is giving David Icke some cheap thrills. Google “matthew bellamy nutter” if you don’t believe me.
I think my love for this band is partially due to my hatred of pretentious Canadian prog-rock trio Rush, who based so much crappy music on the ideals of Objectivism back in the 70s (and now). Now I’m a huge fan of a (younger, prettier, more flexible) prog-rock trio whose lyricist seems to believe in every conspiracy theory going.
So maybe I am a cougar after all.
In this economy? Good luck. Here’s an alternative solution.
If you wake up with your face clawed down to the bone, you’ll know Tunch can read.
Some advice: If you ever plan to have someone spend the night, start shutting him out of the bedroom now.
The sounds of an angry critter trying to break the door down are not conducive to romance. If you leave the door open your dagger clawed, icy nosed, evil minded, four legged companion will come investigate the ruckus at the worst moment, plop his furry ass down in an mood-killing location and refuse to GtFo until you drag him from the bed and throw his ass out of the room. The cat will either:
1. Scream bloody murder so your date thinks you’re a cat torturing son of a bitch and leaves.
2. Maul the living shit out of you so your date has to help bandage you up.
Plus, even if he is perfectly behaved all night (bwahahahaa!) if your friend isn’t used to being stomped on at 4 a.m., she might freak out a bit.
“Black Holes and Revelations” has a permanent place in my car so I can crank it on the highway drive to work. That album is just fscking fantastic, from the utter musical demolition of the Blair administration in “Take a Bow” to the closing of “Knights of Cydonia.”
Bring corruption to all that you touch
And beholden for all that you’ve done
Cast a spell
Cast a spell on the country you run
You will risk
You will risk all their lives and their souls
You will burn
You will burn in hell
Yeah, you’ll burn in hell
You’ll burn in hell
You’ll burn in hell for your sins
Oh, our freedom’s consuming itself
What we’ve become
Is contrary to what we want
Take a bow.
5:15am After 3 hours of sleep I wake to the cold nose in the middle of my back followed by the Kneading Paws on my face.
So now I am up and no more sleep for me.
I guess this is Charlie’s way of saying Happy Birthday.
I guess that it is nice someone else has do deal with this as well. Misery loves company.
Let’s talk price
W. Frist, M.D.
I know this look! It’s the assessing one they give you as they’re remembering you’re made of meat…..
Aw, poor Tunch. I’d take him but would be hopped up on allergy meds for the rest of my life.
And I definitely second Jake’s advice regarding acclimatizing Tunch, should John’s drunken marriage proposals bear fruit.
And it goes without saying that if you haven’t already seen it check out the Wembley stadium DVD (“H.A.A.R.P.”) they just put out.
Matt Bellamy is a rock-god!
Always thought they were a lot like a cross between Queen and Radiohead.
Already have 3 cats. One is our cat since he was a baby. The other 2 showed up in our garage this winter as kittens. They were taking shelter there. Where they came from or how they ended up there is a mystery. But, when we discovered they were there we started feeding them and it took about 2 months for one to let us pet him. The other was much more afraid.
Slowly they got to where they now semi adopted us.
But, they are sooooo cute. They are twins with golden coats and sweet personalities. They live half and half. Sometimes they hang in their ‘loft’ in the garage or come in here.
How much are you *offering* to have your little problem disappear?
I’m not shure whether my favorite video is the Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth or the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.
You can’t sell a cat. Cats don’t have owners. They have servants.
Where the hell are people seeing music videos these days anyway? MTV dropped videos and switched to the far more serious and intelligent Reality Show(TM) format ages ago.
Ugh. I could never have my cats declawed. It’s like cutting off your knuckles. Luckily, my cats behave themselves and don’t scratch up the furniture since I got a nice big scratchign post. Of course every once in awhile a little light scratching to gain attention seems to be in order for htem. :P
My cats never look at me like they want to kill me. I do get that intense stare and it generally means they’re expecting me to do something for them. The older one wants to go out, the second one is looking for wet cat food instead of dry. They are both spayed and neutered..
Interesting bit about sleep deprivation.. none of our cats wake us up during the night. The trick is to feed them late in the evening and they get too tired to bug you at night. So treat em like the opposite of gremlins!
MUSE is AMAZING.
That is all.
Devo’s video for “Peek-a-Boo” is the best video ever.
The Pale Scot
I recommend trading the cats in for a Scotch Terrier, mine sleeps from 9pm to 9am solid, and since he’s only 26 lbs. I can hold my own in the battle for bed space. Its the psychological battle that can be wearing, From the Westminster Dog Show “…One must must be firm to stay in control but flexible enough to satisfy the dog’s large sense of fair play, and never forget that you are dealing with a dog who thinks he’s better than you”. Also known as “Scottattude”
Yeah, well maybe they’re expecting you to do something about the fact that “somebody” has horribly mutilated them and taken all the joy out of their lives.
I’m happy for you. But you might want to start thinking about what happens once they make the connection between you, the trip in the car, the nice veterinarian lady, going to sleep—-and waking up at home sans nuts (or ovaries). That’s when things could get interesting around your house.
John, my cat who previously woke me up early every morning wanting breakfast now spends her nights sleeping in a cat crate in another room of the house. It doesn’t hurt her and now I get a full night’s rest.
Just a thought.
Second best ad starring cats.
Piggybacking onto my previous comment:
Also, closing the bedroom door doesn’t work because she is persistent about scratching the door and that’s not helpful for sleep either. And putting her in another room loose didn’t work because she gets into stuff.
Hmmmm, anyone want a cat?
Doesn’t that pretty much apply to all terriers? (Not a criticism — I have a real soft spot for the little hellions.)
cbear, there may be a solution.
I was leaning over my vanity this morning, and one of my cats was drinking the water out of the bathtub (I’ve given up trying to stop this), when he jumped from the tub ONTO MY BACK, nails and all. I’m now sporting neat punctures on my back and left arm. This is the beauty of cats – they do crazy things that they’ve never done before.
Oh God, please don’t tell my cat about this…she’s pissed off enough without learning that I had her done on the cheap. I’m afraid if she gets wind of the Neuticles program—I may have to start wearing an athletic cup when I sleep.
My cat knows if he’s too annoying at night I’ll throw him outside where it will most likely be raining and the ground will be be-puddled and the grass will be wet (an underappreciated benefit of life in rainy WA).
As a result, 99 nights out of 100, he opts to let me sleep.
My cat appears to regard the squirt bottle of water technique as a form of gameplay. He claws a railing near my head at night, and he keeps on even though I’ve squirted him about 100483281774 times.
I believe he knows it’s wrong and finds it thrilling.
But he’s so cute and he snuggles, so all is forgiven…
Allow me to second the Magic Eraser. I don’t know how I would clean my sink without it. I just wished you could get longer use of them.