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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1 #17) - Cats and Celebrities and a Celebrity Cat


I had a few ideas for this week’s post, but we should recount the events of the past week. 

First, we should note that it was a rough week for celebrities.

Doris Day passed away on Monday.

Comedian/comic actor Tim Conway died on Tuesday.

Thursday brought the news that Grumpy Cat had passed away, also on Tuesday.

I repeat the past week was a rough week for celebrities.

I enjoyed all three throughout my life.  Grumpy Cat was the most recent addition to our entertainment universe, having only become an Internet sensation in the last 7 years.  She rose quickly and burned out suddenly.  To be fair, Grumpy Cat’s presence has faded a bit with the rise of a newer Internet sensation, Cranky President.

So, who will assume Grumpy Cat’s place in our hearts and memes?  Angry Anteater?  Pissy Puma?  Garrulous Grackle?  Please, anyone step forward!  Cranky President has worn out his welcome.

Despite this bit of melancholy news, there was a feel-good story about cats this week, or, more specifically, kittens.

Recently, in San Diego CA, a group of construction workers were working on a new Kaiser Permanente building when they heard mewing coming from a steel column.  They tilted the post and five kittens slid out.  There was no sign of the mother cat and the kittens were quickly given to the local animal shelter for adoption.

The workers named the kittens Rebar, Piper, Crowbar, Chisel, and Jackhammer.

Moral #1: Don’t let construction workers name your kittens!

Moral #2: Never let bipolar, narcissistic New York real estate tycoons grow up to be President! 

(Thank you for reading.  RIP Ms. Day, Mr. Conway, and Tarder Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat.)

6 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Cranky President has worn out his welcome.

True.

Never let bipolar, narcissistic New York real estate tycoons grow up to be President!

Truer.

May 19, 2019 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I am in mourning this weekend for Grumpy Cat. I loved her so much!

May 19, 2019 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

I think the next sensation will be a turtle called Sorrowful Mitch.

May 19, 2019 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I wasn't aware the grumpy cat was an actual animal; thought it was a made up meme.

May 19, 2019 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

R.I.P Grumpy. Wishing you an infinite supply of fishy treats and eternal tummy-tickles.

No further words need be said about the divine D.D. - 'cept maybe 'Thank you!'

May 20, 2019 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Right on, Bob!

Grumpy gave us all something to smile about, Debra.

I see what you did there, Dave! Very good!

See what you miss by going to the opera/ballet, Ur-Spo.

Thank you Raybeard. I was thinking of posting the video 'Que Sera, Sera", but I just did it for her 97th birthday a few months ago.

May 20, 2019 at 5:56 PM  

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