Open Thread by John Cole| April 2, 20109:28 am| 70 CommentsThis post is in: Cat Blogging, Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailHere is a moment of zen for you on this Friday morning: It is good to be the king. Also, new petitions for you to take part in on the right over there.
Hear him roar.
Somebody needs to photoshop a little crown on top of his head.
That’s more of a laugh. An evil, I-am-cat-this-is-MY-world laugh.
He has the right idea this morning… enjoying the sunshine (and bitching at you!)
Tunch has a happy!
I iz in Ur window seat, ruling over Ur house
Good job, human, now go get me some sushi grade tuna.
This gives me great pleasure.
Looks like he’s singing opera, Bugs Bunny-style, to me. “Laaaaa lalalala-lalalala LA laaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”
I think you could set up a Tunch-cam aimed right at that window.
How can you get laid if you keep posting so fast?
I think he’s laughing an evil laugh a la silent movie villain. All he needs is to twirl his moustaches.
Bad Horse's Filly
That is one happy cat! Good way to begin the day.
@RedKitten: Have you started work? If so, how is it going?
The Grand Panjandrum
I iz Tunchinator. Heer mi rawr!
During my mis-spent youth, when I was living in a house full of friends and bandmates, we had a song for the homeowner’s cat Mortie (also nicknamed Purrbite, for one of her habits):
I am Mortie, hear me meow
I am saying “feed me now!”
and to have a meal it is my only goal
I don’t think I’ll be alive
If I have to wait ’til five
David have a heart and please fill up my bowl
Yes, I am fat, does it matter anyway
I’m just a kitty-cat. Ignore how much I weigh
If I had food, I would eat everything.
I am purr, I am a biter too, I am Mortie!
I still find myself singing that song 30 years later when I feed my own cats.
R.I.P., Baron Mikel Scicluna, one of the greatest villians of pro wrestling.
You tell ‘im Tunch. Keep the staff in line.
I love that when Gail Collins mentions Mitt Romney she mentions the dog on the roof escapade every. single. time. That just never gets old.
Happy Jesus Attached to a 2×4 Anniversary, y’all.
Tunch is yowling for his manservant to quit taking pictures and fetch him breakfast on the veranda.
would you take me by the hand
Can you show me
The shine of your Japan
The sparkle of your china
Oh, that’s how I want to spend my day!
Nice of you to buy him his very own window.
President due to arrive in Charlotte later this morning:
I work in a location close to here. Unfortunately, I won’t get to see him, but it should make for an interesting day nonetheless…
Got home from the gym about 6 this morning to discover that the golden pup, Beauregard, had decided to dismantle the couch. He didn’t chew a thing, just took each cushion to a different room of the house. I suspicion his three “older brothers” may have aided and abetted the effort.
What a great pic. Happy, happy.
On Obama and the environment, compare this to this.
Tunch is lord of the house. Seems like he’s adjusting nicely to his new domain.
I noticed that, too. When I started reading her column yesterday, I wondered if she would bring it up and she did.
This is the Lord’s doing. And it is marvelous in our eyes.
South of I-10
Aaawww. Tunch looks happy in his new spot. I have the day off, so the little one and I are going to hear some live music and have a little lunch in the park at Bach Lunch. Should be fun!
Brick Oven Bill
John has it all wrong, and it is sad day when Teabaggers know his cat better than him. Tunch is in fact yawning after reading the federal government’s case against those guys in Michigan.
A private citizen owning ammunition. Yawn.
A private citizen making angry statements without specifying targets, taped by a federal plant. Yawn.
Tunch, who gets his news from Balloon Juice and Sun Tzu, knew days ago that he was observing a shaken government, easily provokable by insults, poking at its political opponents.
Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous start to the holiday weekend. It is our third day of blue skies and sun, with steadily climbing temps. It is supposed to go up to over 80 degrees today and tomorrow. What a relief after all the horrid snow we had in February.
In other good news, my John is going to be meeting with a possible new client for his consulting services early next week. The consulting jobs have been very sparse over the last year and those he’s gotten have entailed such long distance travel that he’s hated them. This one, however, would be almost ideal as it is with the VA and would only mean traveling to Erie twice a week. A two hour drive each way twice a week would be wonderful.
We plan to go for barbeque and blues tonight. Mmmmmm, barbeque and Jill West and the Blues Attack. Should be a good weekend all the way around.
No kitty, that’s my pot roast, THAT’S A BAD KITTY!!
In his previous post, our host says McClatchy is the only decent news left. This is only because he’s forgotten or overlooked CSM.
I have a question; After a year of Dems in Disarray stories. Where are the GOP in disarray stories?
Hmmm? Anybody balanced enough to talk about how bad things are at the RNC? No?
Didn’t think so. Obviously this jobs report is good news for John McCain.
Zen? You want Zen? Settle for a turtle?
Aww! I couldn’t tell if he was yawning or bitching.
I still think that window needs a little something extra. As, as I promised before, I would buy Tunch swag if you did it.
South of I-10
@jeffreyw: We are not going to be seeing the turtle in sauce piquante form tonight, right?
Tunch basking in the sun and ready for a nap. Nice way to start my day.
Doors are open, storm door screens are down here. It’ s a beautiful warm sunny day in the morning. we are going for a record temp today.
Of course, I am going to make it warmer making 8 loaves of Easter bread.
I am loving the revolving BJ link titles.
I’m glad your windows survived the Roar of Tunch.
Why am I not surprised BOB is objectively pro-terrorist?
@South of I-10: Turtle soup is not on the menu. She was out looking for a place to lay eggs when I noticed her while mowing yesterday.
Short Bus Bully
I think Tunch letting you know that his idea for you to move was obviously a good one once you finally came around to acknowledging it.
In Brick Oven’s world there are non terrorist home grown groups that want to wipe out cops & the real terrorists which are non white, non Christian & liberal.
I have a suspicion that window seats were invented for cats, not people.
General Egali Tarian Stuck
Mighty Tunch has it made in the shade
Hey, do you know “”Melancholy Baby?”
@Brick Oven Bill:
teabaggers – yawn……….
joe from Lowell
He’s looking a bit more svelt these days, isn’t he?
That was one of your better posts. Quite clever, actually. And yes, you will probably get beat up for it. Enjoy the reaction that you always elicit!
John: Nice picture of Tunch. It is good see some happiness.
Videos for folks to look at….and for Seattle type folks to go to….
Happy Birthday, Emmylou Harris.
OK, did somebody do something that rejiggers how the reply button works? For me, it no longer shows up next to the comment timestamp, but instead in the bottom-right corner of the comment box when you hover over the comment.
B.O.B. notwithstanding, the Michigan thing does look like a real bust and one that the arresting agencies can take pride in. I think we owe them a “well done” here.
That being said, why do charges in these cases always have to include the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” for God’s sake? These guys wanted to use a bomb, admittedly, but their plans did not even approach taking out a whole city, or even a major part of one.
I’m wishing that phrase had never been invented. It is
beginning to driveis driving the whole nation batshit crazy.
He truly iz king! Go Tunch!
He’s adorable and looks so incredibly happy on his perch in the sun. Aww….
@Bad Horse’s Filly: Nope. I start this Tuesday. It’s funny — I got an email from my boss, saying that they’d basically just show me to my office and get my computer and phone all set up. And all I could think was “I have an OFFICE?”
I’ve never had my own office before. My own cubicle, sure. A shared office, yup. But my very own office? Never.
I feel like such a grown-up.
Ummm, is there a reason why none of my posts are showing up?
Testing again for a fifth time.
Karen in GA:
You have a message, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Now that’s meow I can believe in.
This is the most awesome thing you’ll see today.
Ben Folds on Chatroulette before live audience – Charlotte, NC
“Butler, another helping of souffle a la purina, and a double brandy, stat!”
Heh….you think he’s FORGOTTEN the trip in the cat carrier? Nay, not so, that look was a curse on John Cole and all his works. You’re being set up; when you least expect it he will exact his pound of flesh and you’ll be lucky if it’s only a pound.
Just make sure to ask that they set up your office so the computer screen doesn’t face the doorway. You don’t want to have to be too much of a grownup…
The sun shines so beautifully through his translucent pink ears.
@gbear: No kidding. And not just because I still want to be able to peruse Balloon Juice every so often. I startle easily, so having my back to the door would be a recipe for disaster.
licensed to kill time
Tunch laughs at all silly humans who think they own him!
KS in MA
@Mithras: That’s marvelous about the mountaintop mining. Thanks for mentioning it!
All hail Tunch. :-) I ♥ that cat.
West of the Cascades
Tunch is my new bicycle.
TUNCHIE! It makes me happy to see my boy so happy.
@RedKitten: Congrats, girlfriend! And I hear you on the startling easy part. No way I could have my back to the door.
@jeffreyw: That turtle is beautiful. Glad you are not eating her.