I’ve mostly stopped doing the reader videos because I was getting too many involving children dancing and singing, and I don’t want to be responsible for the next Rebecca Black. But here’s a short film a reader made and sent in:
Also too, open thread.
My gosh, when I saw the still frame my first words were, “The Smashing Pumpkins sent in a reader video to Balloon Juice?”
I am soooo happy to report those two kittens we rescued have a lead on a home with a wonderful woman, thanks to schrödinger’s cat! Who put it out on the cheezburger network…
More to come. And thanks to all the lovely folks at Balloon Juice!
That was cute, loved the nicknames for Tinkerbell. So which reader was it? And lol I want some dust!
Still steamed about the Aston Villa match this morning. If you’re going to pull a red card on someone in the first half, there damn well better have been a foul that even the people in the cheap seats could see, because you’ve just changed the match irrevocably. it’s questionable whether there was a foul at all on that play, much less a red card worthy offense.
Just spent the last week calling people to coerce them into paying money they don’t have on stuff they probably shouldn’t have been sold in the first place. I try to tell myself that it’s a paycheck and pays the bills (almost). I also try to tell myself that these people should have known better. But the worst is when I see something like a washer and dryer; something someone clearly needs.
I’m really starting to be ashamed of living in this country.
Paul at Predictable Funk
I was the reader who made the film. Thanks for the compliment! The Tink nicknames were my favorite to write. And I thought Steve did a great job delivering them.
Steve and I are also the guys who made this video:
Hope you like.
@jeffreyw: Yup, thrilled! Still need a home for Mum, but she’s a known quantity and sweet as custard pie.
I got into a Twitter fight (happens less often than you might think) earlier this week with a douche who refused to acknowledge that maybe the banks had some responsibility in the financial collapse. He acted as though the fact that someone asked for a mortgage meant the bank was obligated to give it to them, even if it knew the borrower was unlikely to be able to pay it back. Drove me nuts.
Do you have any tips on getting semi-socialized ferals to the vet? Ours are so sweet and loving until we try to get them into the carrier, and then they turn into stiletto-wielding punks who leave us bloody. With the male (who is very fat, despite being on Innova for over a year now), we actually have had to sedate him. But getting the sedative into him is also a challenge.
You might get some help at my friend’s blog “The Ferals.” She and her husband have done wonders working with a small colony of feral cats in the woods behind their house. They got all the kittens neutered, and just recently they finally caught and fixed the elusive mama cat. If you left her a message, I’m sure she would respond in detail.
Plus she has great pictures and videos of the cats.
ETA: Check this video from her site.
Is that bald guy Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins?
Paul at Predictable Funk
No, his name is Steve Wannall. He sings the song over the credits. He wrote it’s melody which is the motif for the score.
COD just came out for Romney.
Doesnt that mean they should run Gingrich?
@gogol’s wife: put ketamine in their food.
@gogol’s wife: What kind if sedative is it? One trick is to mix it with butter or coconut oil and smush it into the fur of their foreleg. So you are not wrestling with them quite so much.
I put the carrier on its end and lower themin hind legs first. They get their feet on the floor and I close the door.
They are never going to like it. I figure sedating them first keeps them from freaking out so much.
And… If they have a song with their name in it, get them used to it and then when you sing it in the car, it helps them.
It’s a pill the vet gave us, I can’t remember the name. I tried smashing it up and putting it in food, but he doesn’t always eat the whole thing.
Strangely enough, once they’re in the carrier they calm down, and especially at the vet’s, they are completely quiet. It’s just getting them in there. Louis is too fat to lower in hind legs first. I guess sedative is the only way. I keep hoping there’s some easier solution. Thanks!
@Paul at Predictable Funk: Oh I love that one! I’m such a geeky nerd. And damned proud of it LOL
And dude, iff’n your funk is predictable, you’re doin’ it wrong, just sayin’.
Paul at Predictable Funk
Our tagline: “Neither predictable nor all that funky, but Lord knows they try…”
Paul in KY
@gogol’s wife: My sister will take one of her cats that is sorta like that & wrap it completely up in a towel. She then chucks said towel/cat into the carrier & by the time the cat gets out of the towel, it is trapped.
Is not happy when it gets to the vet, though.