Hey! Did you know people like looking at pictures of cats on the Internets? Turns out it’s true, so I figured I should help out.
We have three cats in the house—that way there’s enough of them to have a little mini-pride and their interactions become interesting to watch. Turns out that for self-sustaining predators, they sure have a lot of social pecking orders to work out.
All our cats are rescues, thanks to the stunning amount of idiots who somehow manage to not get the memo about spaying and neutering their animals.
Really, people, there’s no excuse. If you don’t have enough money to have your animal fixed, how are you going to have enough money to feed and take care of it?
The answer, of course, is that you won’t. You have the money; you just don’t want to spend it. Which makes you the kind of asshole who sentences innocent animals to a slow, painful death of starvation and disease for no other reason than you being a dick.
And you should be ashamed.
The beautiful animal you see above is an example. She was found as a kitten, starved and sick, mostly dead, and was brought back to health by volunteers spending what I think is a bit more time, energy, and money than might be prudent for a kitten. But be that as it may, they succeeded and Phoebe survived to become a happy, content cat now having a life of security and love.
We think she’s mostly a Russian Blue, since she has the charcoal fur and rings on her tail common to that breed, but of course, any time an animal is found half-dead on the street, it’s impossible to really know. What we do know is that we hope to have her with us for a long time.
Posted Saturday, 08 September, 2012 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.