Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hairballs

A lot of people seem to be upset by the sight of a middle-aged demagogue making a prick of himself doing cat imitations. From a purely political point of view I fail to see the problem. Anything that degrades and humiliates such people has to be a positive, if only to highlight how despicable they are for the benefit of the slower-witted members of the electorate. Like almost everyone in Bethnal Green and Bow, to pluck an example out of thin air entirely at random. After all, would the Wehrmacht have leapt to reoccupy the Rhineland if they'd just seen newsreels of Hitler fetching a stick for Marlene Dietrich? I think we all know the answer.

On the other hand, no-one seems to have considered how the feline community might view the matter. I can't imagine they're happy about it. Remember when Prince Harry dressed up as a member of the Afrika Korps for a party? Their veterans' association was seriously pissed off about that. According to their official spokesfuhrer, elderly Nazi stormtroopers were upset to be associated with anything as indefensible as a hereditary monarchy. Same deal with the cats. They're Nature's nobility - arrogant, sadistic, and not as smart as they think they are - and of course they have claws. If I were George I wouldn't go down too many dark alleys for a while.


A cat yesterday. Not amused.

4 comments:

Just Jane said...

Excellent photo!

Great blog too found via Jonny 'I'm going to be a daddy' B.

Ivan the Terrible said...

He is a sweetie, isn't he? Let's hope all the forthcoming sleep deprivation treats him kindly - would hate to see him turn to the dark side...

annie said...

I agree with Just Jane. But are you really truly in North Carolina? You seem suspiciously familiar with current British telly...

Ivan the Terrible said...

Hi Annie. Yes, I really am in NC - but the online versions of the BBC, Telegraph and Guardian keep me up to date. Some of the stuff going on in the UK now is better viewed from a distance, anyway.