June 5th, 2009

cat demon

Satanic Cat Watch: Day 2483

This has got to be a sign of the apocalypse.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a … cat?

A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.

While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind — or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat — others speculate it's a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty's mother while she was pregnant.

Veterinary experts said then that despite the hard inner core, the "wings" don't harm cats' quality of life or safety. According to the Telegraph's report, scientists believe the appendages developed due to grooming habits, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition

Is that pretty screwy or what? Cats with wings. All of a sudden I'm reminded of that quote from Ghostbusters.

Dogs and cats, living together. Mass hysteria!

The idea that 'grooming' some how caused this seems pretty ridiculous. I'm willing to bet that no matter how often or how strongly you lick yourself, you're not going to grow any extra appendages. In fact, I'll issue that as a challenge if anyone out there wants to take me up on it. Just start licking yourself and let me know the minute you grow a new foot or a tail or something.

I can't quite help but suspect this is some sort of evil plot.

Step 1: Genetically engineer cats with wings
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit and world domination

If this is an experiment, then I figure something like this will be the final product.

And you thought smashing bumblebees made a fucking mess. You'd have to take a bat to something like this and there would be fur and guts everywhere.
mr men bump

Into the abyss

I'm feeling a bit like crap warmed over at the moment. I managed to stab myself with the autoinjector on only the 3rd or 4th try this time around which is a marked improvement for me. Give it another month and I might even be able to do it on the first go around.

Right after the pop 'n stab though I had another runin with that weird tingly feeling and thus couldn't sleep. I should probably run it by a doctor at some point since I'm still not sure it's formication. The problem is that I'm not sure I could accurately describe the issue anyway. It's not even exactly a tingling, though I'll be damned if I can come up with a more descriptive word for it. The only thing I do know is it's damned unpleasant and seems to be occurring with more frequency of late. As if I need more screwy things and potential medical whozits in my life.

Oh, I should mention that I did finally pull the trigger and got a hotel room for Origins and also faxed in my badge application. I waited until pretty much the last minute but decided to go through with it. I have no clue how it'll go but I'm pretty sure if this trip ends in disaster, it'll be my last Origins for a while. I tried to register for events online today but it seems that my profile hasn't been updated yet. I rang GAMA and it seems that the person who handles that sort of thing has been out sick for the entire week. I guess no one else in the office can do data entry. If I'm lucky, they'll sort it out in the next few days before event registration completely shuts down. The guy on the phone was a bit vague about when that would be, speculating that it could be some time next week. Oh well.