Posts Tagged ‘cats’

Rambling Muskrat Hot Links

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A muskrat is not a rat. It’s more like a small capybara and is a resource of food and fur for humans according to Wiki, so send us your recipes and clothing patterns and we’ll post them with credit.

Muskrat Ramble” was written by Kid Ory and first recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five in 1926.

In 1965, Joseph Allen McDonald, aka Country Joe, shamelessly ripped off Kid Ory’s “Muskrat Ramble” note-for-note for his Vietnam-era protest song “Feelin’ Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag.”

“In 2003 McDonald was sued for copyright infringement over his signature song, specifically the “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” chorus part, as derived from the 1926 early jazz classic “Muskrat Ramble“, co-written by Kid Ory. The suit was brought by Ory’s daughter Babette, who held the copyright at the time. Since decades had already passed from the time McDonald composed his song in 1965, Ory based her suit on a new version of it recorded by McDonald in 1999. The court however upheld McDonald’s laches defense, noting that Ory and her father were aware of the original version of the song, with the same questionable section, for some three decades without bringing a suit. In 2006, Ory was ordered to pay McDonald $395,000 for attorney fees and had to sell her copyrights to do so.”

[McDonald’s parents were communists and named him after Joseph Stalin according to Wiki. That explains a lot.]

From the This Shall Not Pass Department: A Heinz ketchup packet caused a New York woman to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. TRUE.

R.I.P. Dominic Frontiere (17 June 1931- 21 December 2017).

The Football Capital of the World.

What’s the smallest hole a mouse shrew can get through? 16.5mm in diameter according to this.

Trains [via].

Jim Flora (1914-1998) was a graphic commercial artist whose work creeped me out when I was very young.

Mambo For Cats was a 33rpm EP featuring various artists. It’s now a collectors’ item for the album cover designed by Jim Flora, and original copies are worth hundreds. Papa had a copy so when I saw the album cover recently, fireworks went off in my head, and the only song I remembered from the compilation was “Muskrat Ramble Mambo.”

[Top image found here.]


The .Gif Friday Post No.455 – Dance Hard, Cats Up & Screwniverse

Friday, 7 October 2016




[Found here, here and here. And, yeah, there’s another great addition to our “Dance Hard” Archive.]

Cats Don’t Understand Why Farts Are Funny.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Farts Are Fun

[Found here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.414 – Ice Sheet Storm, Cat Daddy & Cheep Cheep Cheep Feed Me Cheep Cheep Cheep x 1000

Friday, 20 November 2015

Sheet Storm
cat spook


[Found here, here and here.]

The Free Kitchens Project.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


I’m guessing they want one of these people released from incarceration.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.391 – AfroPop, CatPong & Beluga Bubble Ring Attack

Friday, 22 May 2015


Cat Pong

bubble rings

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.380 – If Dogs Were Cats and Cats Were Dogs & Sky Swing

Friday, 6 March 2015

If Dogs Were Cats
Here's Your Tuna
Sky Swing

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Post No.349 – Eagle Meets Cat, Cats Meet Dogs & Marmot Licks Lens

Friday, 3 October 2014

Eagle Cat

Cats and Dogs

Lens Cleaner

[Found herehere and here. Stitched the first together from 3 others and un-jitterfied it.  In the 2nd, one of the cats lost a tooth. The marmot lens cleaning .gif is a timelapse from this vid.]

“Hi Honey, I’m home. Did you remember to feed the cats?”

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Man Eaten By Cats

The Illustrated Police News, 19th century

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Cats In The Kitchen, The Cleverlys & The Fenians

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Jurassic Park with cats [via].

Gangnam Style, Y’all. The Cleverlys crank it (complete with some eefin’ at about 03:20).  [via]

There’s no point in posting an Irish drinking song AFTER St. Patrick’s Day, so here’s The Fenians‘ “Token Whiskey Song” from 2008.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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