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Editorial Comments In Cat-Barf Form, Vol. 1

Submitted by on August 27, 2009 – 8:18 PM28 Comments

peterdeluis-thenBarfed on: my notes for a recap of the two-part 21 Jump Street pilot; a catalog from Costume Express whose back page pictures a tween girl in a slutty-goblin outfit; a final-issue notice from Star for a subscription I don't even have.

All objections: sustained.

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  • Courtney says:

    Photo? Classic.

  • Rosiebeans says:

    Seeing that DeLuis-errific face made me so happy, Sars. Thank you. Also, sorry about the barf, and I am quite excited about Jump Street recaps.

  • Jane says:

    LMAO..ours..tonight,,,,carpet…my new coldwatercreek catalog…the light bill

    Happy times

  • MsMolly says:

    Slutty… goblin? Really? O_o

  • Bubbles says:

    *sigh* Just the dirty sheets, which means that I really have to wash them now. Irritatingly, he barfed up a hair tie that I thought had been secreted away from prying kitty paws. How do they not learn that eating these things makes them barf? Seriously.

  • Jaybird says:

    I snorted so hard at that photo that I choked myself. You know, as you do. Awesome. I am all aquiver at the prospect of early Depp and DeLuise, to say nothing of Robinson.

    PLEASE tell me you're going to snark on Grieco, because there has to be a reason for him to have lived at all, I just KNOW it.

  • brickton says:

    Who has a costume catalo-… oh right, the Tomato. Fair enough.

  • Kristina says:

    Yeah, I'm seconding MsMolly – what in the hell does a slutty goblin look like? I googled it, and you came up third. So…no help there. I'm imagining Golum in a bikini.

  • Vanessa says:

    I'm deathly afraid that sustaining the hairball objection means the 21 Jumpstreet review will follow the notes into the trash. I am reassured no one else has mentioned this.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    It's not like Brandon Douglas's destruction of the scenery in seven bites is something I'll be able to overlook on second viewing. Heh. Don't worry; might be a few days, but it's not because the notes got blerfed on.

  • RJ says:

    Please. My cats took out a chair, my sneakers, my dresser top, my desk top, and various parts of my kitchen with barf and hairballs just this week.

    I hate my cats.

  • jive turkey says:


    On a related note, I think you'll enjoy the latest installment of "Simon's Cat" (if you haven't already seen it)

  • Jen says:

    MsMolly and Kristina – I just took a look at the teen girls' costumes on the Costume Express website. Didn't see one I'd call slutty *goblin* exactly, but their entire teen girls' line looks more like stripper-wear than anything. Picture your fourteen-year-old daughter headed out of the house like that …

    Good call, whichever cat chose the heaving-ground!

  • Emerson says:

    Hee hee, I too say.

  • Jen S says:

    @Jen (hey!) nice to know what catalogue Rob Zombie got his wardrobe for Halloween II out of, isn't it? Sars, if you can get your wee ones to barf on him, while filming it on your descreet camera phone and posting all over YouTube, my gratitude would know no bounds.

    Sigh…this made me miss my Danny Cat, champion barfer. Our carpets will always remind me of him.

  • Oxford says:

    Yesterday morning our ginger cat (we think – there is another suspect) barfed in both of my husbands slippers. Completely missed the tile floor, just the slippers. Not a nice thing to wake up to.

  • ferretrick says:

    @jive turkey: that was awesome. Those cartoons get better every time.

  • Sam says:

    Do kittens generally eat barf? 'Cause I got a kitten about a week ago and when my older cat barfed the kitten ran over to eat.

    This is rather OT but it made me think of Tomato Nation: The chick who played Rayanne on MSCL? She married a guy who's gonna be an Earl. She lives in a castle now.

    Rayanne. English Royalty. Puttering around a castle.

    Sorry, just had to share that.

  • Hattie says:

    Sam: I have two cats; one regularly acts as the cleanup crew for the other, post- blarf — for which I'm grateful as long as I don't have to watch it.

  • Grainger says:

    If my own cats are any indication, then the tastiest and most desirable food in the entire universe is whatever the other cat is currently eating.

    Therefore, barf = "cool! Now *I* get to eat it!"


    You don't have a subscription and you never did; this is their way of advertising a "special renewal deal" to you, and to make you look they put big scary "FINAL NOTICE — YOU WILL BE CUT OFF — LAST WARNING — NO SERIOUSLY YOU WILL DIE — TRUST US WE ARE NOT JOKING — THIS IS YOUR ABSOLUTE FINAL LAST CHANCE — THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!"

  • Kim says:

    @Oxford: no way. *My* ginger cat tidily barfed into one of my slippers over Christmas, last year…but just the one.

    This, however, was still preferable to the time his gray tabby sister chose to express to me that, no, really, she was pretty sure she had a bladder infection, by jumping up into my lap and peeing all over me and the couch.

  • Jennifer says:

    Sigh, my pre-tween wants exactly that slutty goblin costume – I was thinking it was the least slutty of the other tween costumes, but may now have to reconsider seeing it described that way. Sigh.

  • Jaybird says:

    I'm pretty sure it's the hipslung pose, the come-hither expression and the obvious makeup on the widdle model that makes it look slutty. Not so much the outfit itself. Although I now have to question the intentions of anybody who puts out a catalog with such pictures.

    "Okay, Amber–now you're SULTRY! Think SULTRY!"

    "But…I'm eight."

  • Cat_slave says:

    Thank you jive turkey for making this boring, flue-filled day (ok, night, actually) a lot better :-D I had not seen that one – it was priceless :-)

    Off to bed, and to pet my sweet, pretty non-barfy cat <3 (I still miss the barfing one every day. But not because of that, maybe…)

  • Margaret in CO says:

    "Rayanne. English Royalty. Puttering around a castle." That tidbit made Monday morning bearable! Thanks, Sam!

  • Sandman says:

    I know, right? I looked around online after Eyes (snif! Eyes!) was cancelled, and discovered that AJ Langer is now Alison, Lady Courtenay, the future Countess of Devon. Go, Rayanne!

  • Grainger says:

    Actually, that costume looks more like Tim Burton's interpretation of a Goth pimp.

  • Leigh in CO says:

    So that explains it. My newish kitteh (I was moved to adopt by sweet Nikolai) just barfed for the very first time the night you posted this, and I didn't know why. Apparently she wants to be a joiner, but has no editorial sense whatsoever.

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