My Christmas wish list

Perhaps Santa will bring me one of these, which I badly want, or perhaps an alert readers can find where this can be bought.  It was from the Feministe website, which also couldn’t locate the item.

Can you spot Judas Cat at the Last Nomz?

And there’s one error: HappyCat was not a tabby, but a gray shorthair; they seem to have gotten him mixed up with Joseph.

h/t: John S.

37 Comments

  1. ledge
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    As some of the commenters on Feministe along with a discerning wikipedia editor have noted, this is from the pages of Viz magazine.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viz_(comic)#Spoof_advertisements_and_competitions

  2. Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    You can get it on a tea towel:

    http://www.vizartwork.co.uk/life-of-christ-in-cats-tea-towel-347-p.asp

    It was originally a joke product in the UK comic Viz.

    • Reginald Selkirk
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      That’s the first thing which pops up in Google image search, which is very useful in situations like this.

    • Steve Smith
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      Extra credit: explain Viz’s “IDRIS” [?] joke inscription above Jebus cat.

  3. Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    You are joking?
    Aren’t you?

    Just in case not:

    http://www.vizartwork.co.uk/life-of-christ-in-cats-tea-towel-347-p.asp

    Ok, it’s a tea towel not a plate, but it will do less damage if you throw it at a cat I suppose! ;-)

    Seems the original artwork was a spoof advert in Viz comic – but they went on to actually manufacture a few of them in real “Armitage Shanks Urinal Quality” porcelain.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viz_(comic)#Spoof_advertisements_and_competitions

    Cheers,
    Norm.

  4. ethologist
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    As for whether HappyCat was a gray shorthair, perhaps the scripture is in error, a hypothesis for which there is precedent, viz., http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/73127-ceiling-cat

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink

      NO! Ceiling Cat (a red tabby) is the God part of the Kitteh Trinity, and the Jesus part is Happycat, a gray shorthair,sometimes called Jebus. See here for proof.

      The third part of the Trinity, the Holy Ghost equivalent, is called Seethru Kitteh.

      • ethologist
        Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

        Sorry, my comment wasn’t clear: if Ceiling Cat was really Wall Cat, then how can we be confident in what scripture says about HappyCat? I’m just saying. Preys Jebus.

      • daveau
        Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

        Happy Cat is not just an ordinary grey shorthair, he is a classic blue British Shorthair. And very handsome, too, sez Merlyn.

      • Steve Smith
        Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

        the Jesus part is Happycat, a gray shorthair

        Schismatic! Happy Cat is Jebus in lolcat bible. But C. S. Lewis haterz will always insist that Aslan is really Jebus cat.

        Because a little boy has to be killed if Jebus cat^H^H^H lion isn’t killed.

        • Nick Andrew
          Posted November 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

          If you didn’t already think the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus was a bullshit story, just watch that clip.

          “I require blood! The Dark Magic compels it! Because of … TRADITION!”

  5. Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    HappyCat was not a tabby, but a gray shorthair

    When do we start killing the heathens?

  6. Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    The cattle are lowing, teh kitteh awakes,
    But little kitteh no crying he makes.

    I love teh, little kitteh!
    Look down from teh sky,
    And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

    • daveau
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      This version is sooo much nicer than the original.

  7. Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    After the Last Supper, did Jebus Cat lie around and lick his own butt?

    • Dominic
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      There is a mediaeval or Tudor joke – ‘What manner of beast is it that hath its head between its legs? Why that is a cat when it licketh its arse”.

  8. Dominic
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I am relieved that the crucified cat has a loincloth to cover its naughty bits. Much less offensive – one really would not wish to see a naked crucified cat.

  9. Cliff Melick
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Why would you want something so degrading to cats?

    • Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:22 am | Permalink

      You’ve got it exactly backwards, I’m afraid.

      This is cats mocking religion — cats using their divine powers of inspired cynicism to demonstrate just how pathetic Christianity really is.

      Cheers,

      b&

  10. Sandi
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    You could try to get it printed yourself if you have a decent copy of the art.

    http://www.fineartweb.com/custom_plates.html

  11. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    This plate is not available in the shops. It is exclusive to the Dangleberry Mint and car boot sales all over Britain from mid September. (Viz Comic Issue No.85)

    This ad campaign is also mentioned on Viz magazine’s Wikipedia page.

  12. neil
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Holy catechism!

  13. ManOutOfTime
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Everyone is very focused on the plate/tea towel, but I can’t get past the need to break some bad news about Santa and atheist Jews: my wife insists Santa loves everyone, but it sure looks like her handwriting on my Xmukkah gifts …

    • Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:38 am | Permalink

      Are you suggesting your wife is a fat, jolly little old elf? I’m not sure that’s something she wants advertised…not that there’s anything worng with that….

      b&

  14. eric
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Can you spot Judas Cat at the Last Nomz?

    I vaguely recall hearing he’s the only one not looking at Happy Cat. Which would make him the siamese-looking fellow second on the right from Happy.

    • daveau
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

      Never trust a siamese.

    • sasqwatch
      Posted November 30, 2011 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Ah. My mind is clearer now.

      At last… all too well… I can see… where we all… soon will be.

  15. Aj
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    If you like the cats you’d love how Viz magazine rips into Rowan Williams.

  16. Aj
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    If you like the cats you’d love how Viz magazine rips into Rowan Williams.

  17. Dr. I. Needtob Athe
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    The message across the top can be easily misread:

    “Very few discerning people will ever own The Life of Christ in Cats.”

    Jill, who added “I want to be one of them” might have misread it herself and thought that she was labeling herself as a discerning person.

    But if “discerning” means “showing insight and understanding”, then the message essentially says “Very few people who show insight and understanding will ever own The Life of Christ in Cats”, which implies that the picture will appeal mostly to those who lack insight and understanding.

  18. JED
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Jerry, Viz has had some blinding anti-religious comic strips over the years. They don’t put them on their website but I can send you a scan or two if you’re interested? A while ago they gave me permission to send them to a well known website for wider viewing but unfortunately nothing came of it. If you’d like to see them I can forward some and if you want I can get back in touch with them to see if it’s still OK for someone to post them up.

  19. Laura Norder
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    But where are teh three waiz cats from teh east?

  20. bhoytony
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    If you’re going to post items from Viz I hope you’ll include some Sid The Sexist cartoons. It would be so interesting to see the usual suspects swooning onto the fainting couches shortly before the Internet League Of Heroes rises up with a righteous crusade.


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