Friday, December 29, 2006

Yoga inspired by cats

Recently, it has come to the attention of your humble narrator that the ancient practice of yoga has an unacknowledged

debt to cat culture. The pose often referred to as "child's pose" should actually be called "cat's pose" as it is clearly modelled after a common stretch that has practiced by cats from time immemorial. Photographic evidence is provided for those unfamiliar with yoga or with cats.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Petition to re-establish the partridge festival

Come back, MF! Your public anxiously awaits your return to blogger. Where else may the world learn of catism's dark, fluffy underbelly?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

At last!!

Dissertating has officially recommenced! It would seem I am on the second page of chapter two. And I am sure it is all thanks to my cat Gergiev, though her inspiration came in the rather inconvenient form of sitting upon my open book so that I could not read of it. Now, I must away to bed so that work can begin promptly on the morrow. Farewell, gentle readers, and good night.

Quality time with cat

Tonight, I watched cat videos on YouTube with my lovely cat Gergiev. She especially liked the video below, showing her admiration by rubbing all against the speakers.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The story of Peerl continues

Due to his superhuman stamina, Peerl survived the horrifying ordeal of being pickled, though he was forever weakened. Not only did pickling prevent Peerl from ever blooming into a lovely flower, but his stem also became vulnerable. As a child, Peerl had been bathed in tomato sauce by his father Assuma, giving the young artichoke a godlike strength and invulnerability. The sauce, however, had been poured over him from above, and so his stem had been but lightly coated. Alas, the wily Del Monte removed the superficial coating from Peerl's stem.

Friday, December 15, 2006

New mythological creature discovered last weekend!

In the interests of science, I shall take it upon myself in this and subsequent postings to inform all of my lovely readers about the latest discovery: Peerl.

Peerl was a mythical winged artichoke born to a mother (Pertilote) of the standard artichoke variety who was ravaged by a minor deity (Asumma) who temporarily took the form of a tomato in order to rape the lovely virgin Pertilote in secret, the union being condemned by Asumma's father, Zaccha. The resulting creature, Peerl, was red in color and unusually large for an artichoke. Early in life, Peerl was captured by one Del Monte and pickled forthwith.

Stay tuned for future installments concerning the fascinating life of Peerl.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


My cat has such a lovely ur. She possesses impeccable urostateliness.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Out came the sun . . .

My snowcats have both melted into unrecognizable lumps. How sad. To console myself, I have created a new masterpiece of catist art that combines photography and paint. I have entitled it The Spirit of Catism.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Snow inspires fine art

Yesterday, I made a snowcat, using my stately cat Gergiev as a model of catliness. It was so much fun that I decided to make another one today. The world may never again see such glorious statues.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Cat Gets Exercise

Today, we have maybe 10 inches of snow outside and my cat Gergiev, in celebration of the season, has been playing indoor soccer with some of my Christmas ornaments. Perhaps she is sad that she cannot go frolic out in the lovely snow.