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Tilting at Windmills

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November 9, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CATBLOGGING....On the left, Inkblot poses as King of the World. Or, at least, King of the Bench.

On the right, Domino is trying to take a nap as Inkblot keeps an eye on her. She's a tired kitty. Not only does she have the sniffles this week, but she's tuckered out from overseeing her vast and growing empire, which not only includes the famous tile game, but also Domino Sugar, Domino's Pizza, Domino magazine, and Domino Recording. I don't know how she keeps up with it all.

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Maybe the reason why Inkblot's BMI is over 85 is because Domino is feeding him extra large, extra cheese pizzas?

INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: optical weenie on November 9, 2007 at 3:10 PM | PERMALINK

Doesn't Domino also have that antique bench?

Posted by: ahab on November 9, 2007 at 3:12 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, I have not been reading you lately. Nothing you wrote; just busy, you know, and there are lots of blogs out there. But now I find that David Brooks is using you to prove a point about evil Dems and bloggers making up this whole thing about Reagan and the Southern Strategy? WTF? If this is true I think it needs a recap about now, as no doubt lots of folks are viewing your blog for the first time, now that Brooks is trying to turn you into a blogger version of Joe L.

Posted by: johng on November 9, 2007 at 3:24 PM | PERMALINK

It's Inkblot's world...we merely live in it.

Posted by: Vincent on November 9, 2007 at 3:26 PM | PERMALINK

Vincent: It's Inkblot's world...we merely live in it.

So true. I prefer Inkblot myself. Should he decide to run, I will certainly support his candidacy for President.

That being said, with Domino's empire expanding, you can't possibly stop her, you can only hope to contain her!

Posted by: bigcat on November 9, 2007 at 3:32 PM | PERMALINK

Domino looks mad right now.

What did Kevin do to her? I don't think she wants to be on the bed right now. Stop posing the kitties cause they don't like it.

Anyways there is an important bill coming up on whether to grant telephone companies immunity for participating in Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.

And the every nasty Feinstein is up to being her nasty self once again.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif....saying they didn't think the companies should have to answer for their alleged cooperation in court.

These companies have lawyers on staff within their risk management departments AND they knew better than to simply just hand wiretapping ablities over to Bush and company.

You and Marshall have a very big soapbox to just sit there and wait until it's just so much water under the bridge, that once again, you two will relate the autopilot, glass half-full bullshit.

Posted by: Me_again on November 9, 2007 at 3:37 PM | PERMALINK

At the risk of sounding like a worried kitty owner, make sure Domino's sniffles aren't an upper respitory infection. Our kitty had a case of the sneezes and ended up needing some antibiotics.

Posted by: barkingkitten on November 9, 2007 at 3:56 PM | PERMALINK

I think this post is the proof we needed that Kevin is secretly working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Admit it, Kevin. Admit it.

Haha.

Posted by: gqmartinez on November 9, 2007 at 4:13 PM | PERMALINK

The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats.
- Anonymous

Posted by: Mike on November 9, 2007 at 4:18 PM | PERMALINK

Plus, Van Morrison did a song about her. Whoa, Domino!

Our Shadow did a strange thing this week. Mrs. T and I were out for few hours one evening. When we came home, there was a puddle of cat barf in the middle of the kitchen floor. Nothing unusual about that, but here's the odd part; she had apparently fished out a discarded paper towel from the wastebaske,t and placed it next to the cat barf. (Or else someone broke into the house and put the paper towel there just to mess with our minds. Seems unlikely.)

It was kind of spooky, actually. Have any other cat people seen anything like that?

Posted by: thersites on November 9, 2007 at 5:09 PM | PERMALINK

Domino must feel like African Americans whose faces always come out unrecognizable in party pictures. (Cameras and film are calibrated to caucasian skin tones.

Kevin, political correctness requires you to become familiar with the concept of exposure compensation.

Posted by: JS on November 9, 2007 at 5:32 PM | PERMALINK

I think both cats should lay off the Domino Sugar.

Posted by: Donald from Hawaii on November 9, 2007 at 5:43 PM | PERMALINK

Donald: I think both cats should lay off the Domino Sugar.

Nothing but C&H, then? I'm sure there aren't stock holdings involved ;-)

Posted by: bigcat on November 9, 2007 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK

Especially love the photo of Inkblot, but the expression on Domino's face, exposure compensated or not, is priceless.

Now my Friday can continue in the happy, well-ordered world of catblogging.

Posted by: PTate in MN on November 9, 2007 at 6:04 PM | PERMALINK

JS: Yep, same problem. I actually use exposure compensation sometimes, but it generally doesn't produce very good results with Domino. A couple of the photos in this very series were done with a bit of compensation, in fact, but they weren't very good.

The best way to get a good picture of Domino is to use flash, but the add-on lens I use keeps me from using it. I suppose I should just take the thing off occasionally and try the flash.

Posted by: Kevin Drum on November 9, 2007 at 6:50 PM | PERMALINK

The cats are cute. Did you know that people in the U.S. and Europe spend more per year on pet food than it would cost to eliminate world hunger on a yearly basis? There's a brilliant website called The Borgen Project (www.borgenproject.org) that has concrete and creative information on the problem of hunger and poverty and how to help.

Posted by: Diane on November 9, 2007 at 8:36 PM | PERMALINK

overseeing her vast and growing empire, which not only includes the famous tile game, but also Domino Sugar, Domino's Pizza, Domino magazine, and Domino Recording.

What about Fats Domino and the Domino Effect? Domino Theory? Lotus Domino servers?

Posted by: G. Jones on November 9, 2007 at 9:01 PM | PERMALINK

Is Inkblot being Prime Minister today or just being a back bencher?

Posted by: Budly on November 9, 2007 at 9:02 PM | PERMALINK

Seeing them on the bed brings back memories; we just did the autumn "wash of the comforter" at the laundromat with the big machine. Same one I had when I was single and cat-owned; I had to put a light blanket on top of it. Not for the added warmth here in CT, mind you, but because it was more cozy for the kitties than the bare polyester. If only we had the fleece throws back then-- they would have loved it!

Posted by: steverino on November 10, 2007 at 6:12 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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