I got nothing else to say, so I will just give you this- a cat in a banana split costume eating a banana:

Why not?

56 replies
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    BGinCHI says:

    Someone planned, shopped for the raw materials, then made a banana split costume for their cat.

    That’s mindblowing.

    You just aren’t going to see that in North Korea.

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    shortstop says:

    I’m just gonna say this and take the punches. Persian cat faces freak me out.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    We’re #1! We’re #1!

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    licensed to kill time says:

    Ok, something weird just happened…the whole front page is missing, like, everything! No sidebars, recent posts etc I feel lost in a blank wilderness wtf?

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    Moses2317 says:

    Here is my closing argument in favor of voting Democratic for those who are undecided or Democrats who are not yet sure if they are going to vote. Please forward to any folks you know who fit into either of those categories.

    Winning Progressive

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    The Other Chuck says:


    That’s actually somewhat less disturbing than the probability that you can purchase a pre-made banana split costume for your cat.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @shortstop: On planes or all the time?

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    Is that what they call them? I’ve never been able to appreciate that look. But then, I don’t appreciate bulldogs either.

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    shortstop says:

    @BGinCHI: Naw. They bought it at a pet boutique filled with row after row after row of appalling costumes and outfits with which to cover the beautiful fur coats provided by nature to dogs and cats.

    Like that creepy place on Clark in Andersonville.

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    CynDee says:

    @licensed to kill time: That’s what happens when a cat eats a banana.

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    Chat Noir says:

    Very cute kitty. Two of my cats prefer to gnaw on the outside banana peel if there’s a bunch sitting on the counter.

    Can’t decide what I’m going to do next Tuesday evening, re: election returns. May just monitor Balloon Juice and let my emotional chips fall where they may. I don’t want to feel despondent like I did in 2004 when Kerry conceded the election.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Somewhere out there, that video qualifies for Rule 34.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Moses2317: Holy Moses!

    I expected after the click to just see Palin or Angle’s face.

    Worth 1K words, really.

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    Rosalita says:

    Where’s YOUR cat? Tunch pic please…

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    shortstop says:

    @BGinCHI: You consistently crack me up.

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    JPL says:

    I’m waiting for Sarah’s tweets on the bombs that were on cargo planes. Her insight is always amusing.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @The Other Chuck: But the Ed Show told me we don’t make things in America anymore.

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    Rosalita says:

    @Laura W.:

    I like how the darker one had to stop and wash at the end… OCD?

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    BGinCHI says:

    @shortstop: There’s another one next to the Trader Joe’s on Lincoln!

    A’ville is my hood (east of B’way, actually, but you get it), and I’m thinking due to our demographic there are a lot of dresser uppers.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Here is my closing argument in favor of voting Democratic for those who are undecided or Democrats who are not yet sure if they are going to vote. Please forward to any folks you know who fit into either of those categories.

    @Moses2317: My brutally honest comment; very, very weak sauce.

    At best, you are preaching to the choir. You need to make a better case than that.

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    JPL says:

    @Laura W.: Tunch doesn’t get that much exercise in a year.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    My favorite cat video: Pinky, the lovely cat

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    shortstop says:

    @JPL: Xtremist bombers cant take down Amer’n freedom & thrifty 2 dy delivery; Obama, why U a FedEx cstmr?

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    Rosalita says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    That video still makes me cry with laughter (sorry to all you guys who are cupping your nads just thinking about it).

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    slag says:

    @Laura W.: Those cats weren’t fast as lightning. But they did have expert timing.

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    shortstop says:

    @BGinCHI: Is that place on Lincoln for animals or for people? I’m going to TJ’s tonight, so I’ll have a look.

    We lived in Andersonville for years back in the day when it was mostly old straight people and young lesbians. That creepy dog costume shop was already there, so don’t blame the boyz. Now we’re in Buena Park where you can get shot for dressing your canine the wrong way, but the housing prices are super groovy.

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    If KimJong-Il decided that all his cats needed to be dressed as banana splits, you better believe you’d see it in North Korea. Dancing the macarena if need be!

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    slag says:

    @The Moar You Know: If I were you, I’d be more specific with my criticism if I wanted it to be taken seriously.

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    Cat Lady says:

    @Laura W.:

    This is why I am a cat lady.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    My parents had cats when I was in High School. I think that what put me off of cat ownership was their kitty “Fexil” (Not misspelled, that’s what they named him). Fexil was black with a white chest and paws. His idea of a friendly greeting was to run up one of your legs and down the other. He was so mean that he survived being hit by the neighbor’s SS 396 Chevelle. He clawed his way through the screen door so many times that my parents gave up replacing it. When I half-humorously suggested that we simply drop Fexil off in Barstow they argued that it would only be worse when he made it back.

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    Martin says:


    You just aren’t going to see that in North Korea.

    Huh. First time ‘move to North Korea’ got a check in the ‘good idea’ column.

    Well done!

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    Moses2317 says:

    @The Moar You Know: I ask this seriously – what is weak about it, and how would you phrase it differently?

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    Maody says:

    i don’t much cotton to schmooshed faced cats and the costume is just criminal. do you think that cat is on thorazine? lmao

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    BGinCHI says:

    @shortstop: I think people, but I haven’t ventured in.

    I don’t do Halloween.

    Bar on Buena. Best reason to live round there.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Dennis SGMM: At least he was hit by a classic fucking muscle car.

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    shortstop says:

    @BGinCHI: BonB is one of our favorite summer sidewalk hangouts. We always take the (uncostumed) dog.

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    WyldPirate says:

    Damn. That cat reminds me of a girlfriend I had along time ago.

    All lick, no swallow.

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    shortstop says:

    This Persian cat business has reminded me of a deceased friend who had three Persians in a row named Koala. The first one died and he got the second and named him Koala, too. That one eventually died and the process was repeated. Don’t you guys think that’s weird? I think that’s weird.

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    BGinCHI says:

    O/T: What’s up with all the trolls (none of whom I’ve ever seen around here before, but maybe that’s me) on the Jonah Goldberg thread claiming none of us understood JG’s piece?

    Sock puppets?

    Goldberg’s minions of the night?

    Of course Goldberg is saying the CIA doesn’t work like it does on TV or in the movies, but he’s also taking it for granted that Assange deserves to be killed for what he’s doing. ZERO fucking analysis of the leaks or the leaked material. No serious consideration of anything substantive.

    Man, I hate those assholes for their stupidity as much as for their inhumanity.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    Is no one else seeing this site missing a lot of stuff? I’ve tried it on Opera 10.63 as well as Firefox 3.6.12 and on both it is missing all the sidebars and recent posts thingy and, well everything that’s usually on the sides. All I have is the header and footer and a huge amount of blank space.

    Is it just me?

    eta: it happened right after John put up this post with the kitty video…

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    ruemara says:

    Mush faced kitteh eating a mushnana, wearing a mushnana split costume. Epic. Cole, you are seriously bored.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @Laura W.: Hey, you’re back! Stick around, eh?

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    Maody says:

    chmurka’s depression for John Cole… and bigger pouches. Cheers!

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    JPL says:

    @BGinCHI: If Goldberg really felt that way he’d fly overseas and confront Assange himself. Of course, he’d have to bring his mommy with him.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @shortstop: How many of his cats did you have to poison before he stopped doing that?

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    gbear says:

    But I was hoping for a bunny with a pancake on it’s head.

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    R-Jud says:


    Like that creepy place on Clark in Andersonville.


    I went in there once. Once.

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    Bruuuuce says:

    Even moar cuteitude: a horse playing with a ball. (via Geekosystem)

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    licensed to kill time says:

    What’s even weirder is that when I clicked the link to the next post Voting While Black is Fraud, everything looks normal again. But refreshing the main page or this tab or even restarting FF and loading the site from scratch? I get the Big Empty Wasteland.

    I realize no one is interested in this but me, but it is decidedly odd. I’ve cleared my cache and asst other tricks but nothing will load the front page correctly. I’m just not used to seeing Balloon Juice so nekkidy looking.

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    General Stuck says:

    Why not?

    Said the drunkard to the thief

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    South of I-10 says:

    Why is this stuck in my head? Is this somehow related to my quitting smoking this week?

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    dr. luba says:

    Why did an “affordable cremation” ad pop up while I was watching the cute kitty? Aren’t the ads somehow supposed to be related to the subject……or web site? That was just creepy.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    You may appreciate this poem by Thomas Lynch:


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    Steeplejack says:

    @South of I-10:

    Possibly, but it’s also a great fucking song.

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