Friday, September 21, 2007


Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #8
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
THANK YOU for calling my attention to this one.



Hugh Lafferty said...

I find this notion of cats laughing out loud absurd, puzzling and dangerous. My cat does not laugh. In fact, it is very serious respectful and obeys my every command: it comes when I call; when I want to pet it, it jumps into my lap; when I want to feed it, it obediently meets me at the refrigerator. And whenever I wish to find a dead mouse at the foot of my bed, it instantly accedes to my wish.

The idea that cats are laughing up their fur coats behind our backs strikes me as an *ominous* proposition.

Unknown said...

I've been planning on making an icon with the blue bucket, but have not quite gotten around to it. Thanks for the reminder.

ramona said...

I'm not sure there are any secret messages involved, but while we're worshipping Ape Lad, I want to point you to his Alphabet of Monsters. Sheer genius.

AStanhope said...


I would have emailed this to you in order to spare the other readers here the horror of this clip, but by not publishing your email address, you give me no choice:

May god have mercy on your readers' souls.

Adam Stanhope
Kingston, Massachusetts
astanhope @

AStanhope said...

Sorry, readers - I failed to "HTMLize" the link:


I hope that you and John can find it in your hearts to forgive me.

Thomas Burchfield said...

Thanks, Adam. I guess that'll go down as one of the greatest cat movies ever made.

Unknown said...

All* of the comics contain the aforementioned secret message. If this causes alarm to either yourself or your attorney-squadron, I assure you it's a natural defect of the pens I use. It cannot be helped. Please address your copyright infringement concerns to the Faber-Castell company of Germany.

*There are a few where the symbol seems to be missing. You'll know which ones they are by the furor unleashed in the comments on flickr, usually led by Glennn.

Unknown said...

Hey, it's not always me. I was still searching for it on one of them recently while someone else commented. C'est le lol.

Molly said...

I was going to post a link to one, saying "Look, here's another one!" but as I go back I see they're on almost every one.

Clearly, I'm a bit daft.

ChrisV82 said...

I wish I had a bucket.

That comic panel is like lemon juice in the open wound of my bucketless life.

Serenaded Hourly said...

Ah miss mah bukket.