Thursday Cheezburger and Delurking Day: The Best Laid Plans…

Did you know that line is paraphrased from a poem written to a mouse? What more could a LOLcat desire?

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
Robert Burns, To a Mouse (Poem, November, 1785)
Scottish national poet (1759 – 1796)

a very bedraggled looking ginger kitten is trying to climb OUT of a fish tank, two goldfish swim close by obviously feeling totally unthreatened, captioned: ***dis plan not work like I hoped***
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a cat in an alert pose looking out the window towards a mini-bobcat in the backyard, captioned: ***OH NOES! THEY FOUND THE BODIES!***
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ADDENDUM: I FORGOTTED!!! It’s our monthly Delurking Day! If you’ve been reading along, give us a shout and let us know you’re there. You’re welcome to post your favourite macro (post the link and wait for Admin Image Magic), introduce yourself, or tell us what’s impressed or disappointed you lately.

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11 replies

  1. see more Lolcats and funny pictures
    YES, Ize WERKING! Ize in teh PLANNING stage.

  2. Hi, I’m here!
    Disappointed lately by Gillard saying that her personal view is that the Marriage Act should stay the way it is (ie homophobic), in accordance with the ALP’s policy.

    I expected better, not because she’s a woman, but because she’s a former lefty, and, well, a person.

  3. Delurked 🙂
    No lolcat to post, but I thought I’d offer this in response to the first pic and the Burns poem. It’s one of my favourites from Quiller-Couch’s collection:
    Ode on the death of a favorite cat
    Twas on a lofty vase’s side,
    Where China’s gayest art had dyed
    The azure flowers that blow;
    Demurest of the tabby kind,
    The pensive Selima, reclined,
    Gazed on the lake below.
    Her conscious tail her joy declared;
    The fair round face, the snowy beard,
    The velvet of her paws,
    Her coat, that with the tortoise vies,
    Her ears of jet, and emerald eyes,
    She saw; and purred applause.
    Still had she gazed; but ‘midst the tide
    Two angel forms were seen to glide,
    The genii of the stream:
    Their scaly armor’s Tyrian hue
    Through richest purple to the view
    Betrayed a golden gleam.
    The hapless nymph with wonder saw:
    A whisker first and then a claw,
    With many an ardent wish,
    She stretched in vain to reach the prize.
    What female heart can gold despise?
    What cat’s averse to fish?
    Presumptuous maid! with looks intent
    Again she stretched, again she bent,
    Nor knew the gulf between.
    (Malignant Fate sat by and smiled)
    The slippery verge her feet beguiled,
    She tumbled headlong in.
    Eight times emerging from the flood
    She mewed to every watery god,
    Some speedy aid to send.
    No dolphin came, no Nereid stirred;
    Nor cruel Tom, nor Susan heard;
    A favorite has no friend!
    From hence, ye beauties, undeceived,
    Know, one false step is ne’er retrieved,
    And be with caution bold.
    Not all that tempts your wandering eyes
    And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
    Nor all that glisters, gold.
    Thomas Gray

  4. I may have delurked before, but I don’t think I have. Anyway, I find the new front page hard to read at a glance, and useless with JavaScript disabled, because the new articles are stuck in the box at the top, and there’s no link to go back through the archives.
    The Score by Atul Gawande does a good job of explaining the prevalence of caesarean section – obstetricians optimise for the Apgar score, which only measures the baby’s health, not the mother’s.

    • @James,
      Sorry you’re having navigation difficulties – in the top nav bar above the banner logo, there are links to various pages – Blog and Archives are both there. They are also both linked in one of the widgets in the footer section so that you can click on a page link without having to return to the top.
      Aesthetic preferences differ, and I happen to be rather fond of a magazine-style front page giving new visitors a “taste” of the site at a glance, but that’s not the major story behind the change. The major reason for the shift to a magazine-style front page is that it makes an appreciable difference in bandwidth consumption if people land, look, and move quickly to reading another page.
      Thanks for the link

  5. Fer yur own sayke… I urge yu to rekonsidder dis plan.
    It was a shameful ploy, but Doug was in desperate need of some attention after the baby arrived
    They’ll never figure out who stole that uranium…..
    Okay, I know I’ve posted this one before but it’s still a good ‘un…
    The same thing we do every night, Pinky try to take over the world!

  6. I’ve been lurking for a long while, and now seems as good a time as any to say hello 🙂
    Count me in on the disappointment re Gillard and gay marriage. With all the waiting for change, I feel a bit like this cat:

    27….28….29….Ready or not!
    …z z z

  7. Right, Blog is the regular layout I’m looking for, thanks.

  8. OK, back on topic:

    Can I have one that’s not on fire please?

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