2013 BJ Calendar Preview

The calendar is almost done, and here is a look at the cover:

I think it is purrfect!

58 replies
  1. 1
    Mararama says:

    Love it!

  2. 2
    Hawes says:

    The FBI frowns on Kitty Porn…

  3. 3
    Lavocat says:

    Coooooool: feline porn!

  4. 4
    RobertDSC-PowerMac 466 says:

    Rub my stomach, plebian.

  5. 5
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I’m watching Lions/Packers right now. One thing I find weird about cold-weather football games is that the announcers treat the weather like it’s the weirdest, quirkiest, silliest thing ever. I know it’s Green Bay and TV announcers feel obligated to talk about it, but it’s barely below freezing: not notably cold. But they can’t shut up about it. “Man, look at that snow! Look at that wind! It’s really something!” Costas and Collinsworth are from NY and OH respectively, so I assume they’re not personally impressed. So are they just pandering to the sun belt viewers or what? I don’t know, maybe I’m overthinking it.

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    Maude says:

    It suits the blog so well.
    A lovely cover.

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    MikeJ says:

    Draw me like one of your French cats.

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    jurassicpork says:

    I think it’s adorable. Good job, John. My cat Popeye would’ve been Mr. June but his talent agent wanted too much.

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    Athena2 says:

    Goody! Been waiting for news of the calendar!

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    Yutsano says:

    @MikeJ: I’m ready for my close-up Mr DeVille…

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    jl says:


    This ain’t going to be no family friendly BJ pet calendar. Our innocent cats and dogs, hamsters and rabbits, will be debauched from coast to coast. Won’t be able to tear them away from the racy pin-ups, Pretty soon they will be hanging around the local ASPCA looking to hook up.

    Shame on Cole, pet debaucher!

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    mainmati says:

    Unlike the card playing dogs (snore), this one has a certain animal erotic nature to it. All in all beautiful and ridiculous at the same time.

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    AT says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: yeah you hardly notice it when you are in your puffy jacket, beanie and gloves. Wait what’s that? You’re telling me they play football in Lycra and that they can’t wear wollen gloves out there?

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    Alison says:

    That is hilarious. Can’t wait to see the calendar!

    Also, because I am 12: “BJ calendar”. heh heh

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    slag says:

    Cat with a Purr Feeling.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Can we photoshop in a cigarette into the cat’s paws?

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    Narcissus says:

    You people are perverts

    It is why I love you

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    Karen in GA says:

    I was going to buy two so I could hang one over my desk at my job, but obviously it’s NSFW.

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    PeakVT says:

    “Still life with stomach”

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    redshirt says:

    It’s like one of those old French painters, except with a cat.

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    Comrade Mary says:


    Too bad it’s too late for someone to submit a pic of a macaque found wandering in the North York Ikea. Our pets dress appropriately for the weather, mind you.

    Twitter people, you must follow #IkeaMonkey. Some samples:

    is possible that #IKEAMonkey is in fact a real-life Chell, an intrepid escapee from secret IKEA Allen wrench testing facility
    It’s hard out here for a chimp.
    We’re all going to feel really horrible when they determine it’s just a really ugly toddler.

    And the capper.

  22. 22
    Baron Jrod of Keeblershire says:

    I think it is purrfect!

    Oh fuck you. That’s just wrong and evil.

  23. 23
    Yutsano says:

    @Comrade Mary: MONKEY!!

  24. 24
    AnneW says:

    “Paint me like one of your French girls.”

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    suzanne says:

    Ohhhhh I am so excited!!

    It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like our feline friend has his leg arranged JUST SO as to avoid any full frontal. So this year’s theme is soft-core.

    I see how this place rolls.

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    Yutsano says:

    @suzanne: I think it fair to say Sister Sarah is not assisting in the layout design.

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    Roger Moore says:

    OTOH, when they’re out there in their spandex, they’re exercising vigorously, which can generate a lot of heat. When it’s right around freezing, I can work up a decent sweat by walking vigorously while wearing quite a bit less than those football players are. And when they’re not on the field, they’re allowed to wear parkas and gloves.

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    Face says:

    “BJ Calender” sounds like an Adam and Eve promotion, or something theyre sellin at Hooters…

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    trollhattan says:

    Holy cat, that cow…uh, holy cow, a Renaissance kitteh. Very dignified, like an ancient Egyptian kitteh that might have been worshiped and stuff.

    From the “are you fucking kidding me?” files:

    The federal government has come up with dozens of ways to enhance the diminishing flow of the Colorado River, which has long struggled to keep seven states and roughly 25 million people hydrated.
    …in the mix, and expected to remain in the final draft of the report, is a more extreme and contentious approach. It calls for building a pipeline from the Missouri River to Denver, nearly 600 miles to the west. Water would be doled out as needed along the route in Kansas, with the rest ultimately stored in reservoirs in the Denver area.


    Folks who’ve read “Cadillac Desert” will find familiar themes in this boondoggle.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Best parody of Manet’s “Olympia” ever.

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    srv says:

    I was thinking you could do a duo-tonic calendar with Cats and Zeppelins.

    Fat Kitties deserve to be loved too.

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    AT says:

    @Roger Moore: keeping your heart rate up is good as you can be warm, it’s the stopping and starting that is the problem. Coupled with the fact that they would be sweaty, that would cool very quickly, parka or not. Big problem though is you fingers don’t circulate enough blood, and as a result never warm up enough…

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    Suffern ACE says:

    You can’t fool me with your calendar. It’s just a recruiting tool for Obamas liberal youth FEMA army.

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    srv says:

    @trollhattan: Holy Fuck. Pumping water UP a MILE?

    Egyptians got nothing on that.

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    PeakVT says:

    @trollhattan: I think the NYT article is a little confused, since Denver isn’t in the Colorado River (of the west) basin. The Denver Post article is a little clearer on how and when water would cross the continental divide.

    ETA: The NYT article doesn’t really explain that water is already transferred across the continental divide. This project would reduce that flow and potentially reverse it in really dry years west of the divide.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    There are about a billion more things I need to do for the craft fair this week, but I’ve been working on it all weekend and I am officially burned out.

    I may try to cut out of work early (ie 5 pm instead of 6 pm) to have more time tomorrow night.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    I love the cover of the calendar.

    Whose beastie is this?

  38. 38
    RobertDSC-PowerMac 466 says:

    Fat Kitties deserve to be loved too.

    Fat bottomed kitties you make the rockin world go round?

  39. 39
    PeakVT says:

    The original Batmobile is up for auction next month.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @PeakVT: what about the Munster Koach?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    When I look at that pic, the first thing I think of is everyone’s favorite Bond Girl name: Pussy Galore.

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    Narcissus says:

    Also that cat appears to be stoned.

    “What if we’re all just like…pets, man.”

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    Yutsano says:

    @Narcissus: Looks like high grade catnip to me. The cat appears to be on the downslope of the buzz.

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    YoohooCthulhu says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    announcers treat the weather like it’s the weirdest, quirkiest, silliest thing ever. I know it’s Green Bay and TV announcers feel obligated to talk about it, but it’s barely below freezing

    As someone who’s been a warm clime person my entire life, I’ve learned that one thing those lifelong ice trekkers love more than anything else is to *whine* about cold weather/snow.

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    Violet says:

    I see even the Balloon Juice calendar has gone Rule 34.

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    PeakVT says:

    I may be a bad person for laughing at this.

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    JPL says:

    Sales will soar because of lovely kitty on the cover.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @BGinCHI: Homage, dear boy, homage.

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    khead says:

    Great cover pic. With all the stuff going on in our life, I forgot to send in our girls this year… so, that sucks.

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    kerFuFFler says:


    “Still life with stomach”


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    ThresherK says:

    I just finished reading a book full of stills from the Pre-Code Era of Hollywood moviemaking. This would look right at home there.

    @trollhattan: “Cadillac Desert” should be required reading for anyone filing a story on water.

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    jackmac says:

    Meow!! Love it!

  53. 53
    hep kitty says:


    Can you say “Well, Hellooooo Kitty!”

  54. 54
    hep kitty says:

    That belleh is begging for raspberries.

    Just sayin’

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    quannlace says:

    Though balloon over that cat diva, “Drink me in, folks!”

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    Opie_jeanne says:

    That’s a tom. He’s colored like the male equivalent of a calico.

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    kindness says:

    I can’t wait. I’ve been looking and it hadn’t popped up in the store yet. I was beginning to be concerned.

    Take my money!

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    LayedBackGuy says:

    Soon, I hope. This will be BJ calendar #3 for me. The 2012 version was even better than the 2011. Many animal lovers in my family; I think this year I should buy a few extra for Christmas…

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