!!Important poll!!

You know I wouldn’t ask you to crash a poll unless something truly important was at stake. There are enough readers here, I think, to influence this poll at Pajiba, which was clearly created by a wrong-thinking person:

 Why are some people dog people, and some people cat people, and why are those two constituencies so hostile toward baby people?

I don’t understand these phenomena, myself. Personally, I am anti-cute puppy and adorable kitten, and I believe that devoting even a fraction of our unlimited Internet space to these two subjects is antithetical to good taste. I think it’s dopey. I currently write for a site that I love despite the fact that Corgi Fridays is a popular weekly feature, and where a post comparing dogs to “Mad Men” characters was one of the most popular of last week. I respect it, but I don’t get it. But show me an adorable baby, and I will awww with the best of them.

  • Adorable Pictures of Babies?
     5%
  • Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
     34%
  • Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
     27%
  • All of the Above
     21%
  • None of the Above
     10%

You know what to do. Vote here.  If cats win by noon tomorrow, I’ll give away an autographed copy of WEIT to any  an autographed copy of WEIT to one randomly-selected reader who says he/she has voted for kittehs in the comments below.  Be honest!  Just give your handle and say that you voted for teh kittehs.

Thank God Ceiling Cat they didn’t include squids. . . .

_____________

UPDATE: Oh dear, I meant ONE autographed copy to a randomly selected reader among those who votes for cats. I have only a dozen paperbacks left!  Apologies for the misunderstanding.

472 Comments

  1. Marella
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs.

    • Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      I voted for teh kittehs! all praise ceiling cat!

  2. Dermot C
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Thank God? Thank GOD?????? Jesus, Mary and Joseph…..

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      It’s fixed. And did you vote for cats?

      • Dermot C
        Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

        I will, in memoriam of my lovely 2 year-old cat, Charlie, who died 2 weeks ago; don’t know the cause… C’mon everybody! Let’s do it for Charlie.

        • still learning
          Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

          I’m so sorry…

          • Dermot C
            Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

            Thanks.

        • CatWoman
          Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:00 am | Permalink

          Sincere condolences on your loss. :'(

          • Dermot C
            Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

            Again, thanks.

        • Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

          I, too, offer my condolences. Very sad when a kitteh passes away.

          • Dermot C
            Posted April 12, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

            Again, thanks, again.

      • debonnesnouvelles
        Posted April 14, 2012 at 12:26 am | Permalink

        The situation seems to deteriorate again.

        Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
        40%
        None of the Above
        30%

        Bit too close for comfort. Maybe you could put a refresher post on the story today with caturday felid, get all those weekend surfers involved.

        Hope we win!

      • debonnesnouvelles
        Posted April 14, 2012 at 12:27 am | Permalink

        The situation seems to deteriorate again.

        Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
        40%
        None of the Above
        30%

        Bit too close for comfort. Maybe you could put a refresher post on the story on caturday, get all those weekend surfers involved.

        Hope we win!

  3. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs. Clearly.

    (Although I would have been seriously conflicted if they also had owls.)

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      If only you could see my cat, Lucky. He does the best owl face of any cat I ever met! He totally has the look down, tilting his ears just so.

  4. steve oberski
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs.

  5. Duxor
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs!

  6. Gregg Baker
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kitties.

  7. Atom
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    voted for kitties on my phone and computer!! sending it to friends as well!!

  8. Carl
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs!

  9. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Fact, Kittens are cuter than dogs, babies and all of theeabove = VoTed.. Although this poll ratings are still not the cat’s meow– 33% puppies, 29% kittens :(

    • Kevin Meredith
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

      Just voted. Kittens catching up, at 31 now to puppies 33.

  10. Lynn A.
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I voted. Kittehs rule!

  11. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kitties!

  12. alopiasmag
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    That was fast…

    Kitteh!

  13. jpetts
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs

  14. jpetts
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs!!

  15. Christopher
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Definitely voted for the cats. Bitches love cats.

  16. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs, obviously…

    BUT THEY R LOSIN 2 TEH PUPPIEZ! TEH KITTEHS CANT LOSE 2 TEH PUPPIEZ! VOTE, PEEPS! VOTE OR DYE!

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      I want to note that I already have a copy of WEIT. Of course, it’s not signed, but since I’m trying to start a branch of the Secular Student Alliance at Florida Atlantic University (we’re not official, yet, but getting close… just looking for an adviser at this point), I’ll just do everything in my power to get you to come out here and speak about evolution and WEIT.

      Then I can meet you and get you to sign my copy, instead of being greedy and hoping for a second copy that happens to be signed.

      Please give the signed copy to someone who doesn’t actually have a copy of the book. Thank you.

  17. Xenithrys
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs. And that photo of the dog licking the baby’s face! Do they know where that tongue has just been? Louis Pasteur’s life was all in vain.

    • Justicar
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      I’m not so sure that Pasteur spent much time licking either babies, or his ass. Or are you trying to imply he had an unseemly relationship with a baby-licking dog?

  18. Swulf
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I, Swulf, did voted for teh kittehs. =D

  19. alopiasmag
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    That’s gonna be a whole lotta WEIT copies… BTW.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

      Whoa! I mis-typed. What I meant was one copy will go to a randomly selected reader who says he/she has voted the right way. Thanks for pointing out my error, which I immediately corrected lest I be bankrupted.

  20. Don
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Happily voted for the kitties. Puppies have their charm, but the cuteness is compromised be the goofiness.

  21. Chuck Watson
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs. Several times :)

  22. Charles McCullough
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Of course kittehs, but no hamsters were offered for choice.

  23. Elf Eye
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs!

  24. Laryssa Leigh
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Totally kittehs all the way!!

  25. Stan
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs 2012. I voted! They are now tied with pups at 32%.

  26. E.A. Blair
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    As of my vote, kittehs are tied with dogs at 32%.

  27. Daniel OB
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    April 11, 1135am, Australia time

    It is gaining!

    Cheers – Daniel

    Do You Prefer:
    Adorable Pictures of Babies?
    5%
    Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
    32%
    Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
    32%
    All of the Above
    20%
    None of the Above
    9%
    Total Votes: 836

  28. Grif
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    One more kitteh vote added!

  29. Diogenes of Syncope
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Reppin’ kitties, all the way. ={^ω^}=

  30. Lowen Gartner
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittens!

  31. jt512
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittens.

  32. eNeMeE
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Kitties!!

    Voted for thems!

    • Rob
      Posted April 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, pur, pur, pur.

  33. elsburymk14
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I voted for cats. Hope I win!

  34. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs! Right now they’re tied for the lead.

    And I really want that book at random!

  35. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Kittens, of course.
    Human larvae are gross.

  36. Dermot C
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Kittens 33%
    Puppies 31%
    as of now.

    Hey, this works!

  37. jcusens
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I voted for bloody cats depite my preference for dogs. My wife loves cats, but I just want a copy of the book. LOLCAT

    • FastLane
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Heretic!!

      I voted for the kittehs, and kittehs are currently leading the poll!

      Consider it pharyngulated.

      If they included otters, it would have been much tougher to choose.

  38. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs can haz 33 percents!

  39. Rudi
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittens!

  40. Miss May
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I votz 4 kittehs! All hail Ceiling Cat!

  41. MadScientist
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I like doggies but I voted for the kittehs for a chance at a free book. The dogs will forgive me just because they don’t hold grudges … I might have to do some butt-sniffing to make up for voting for the kittehs though.

  42. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    ‘nother kitteh vote (will hail Ceiling Cat away from my Basement Cat-adoring feline)

  43. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I am anti-cute puppy and adorable kitten…

    …and apparently anti-grammar as well. What exactly does an “anti-cute puppy” look like? (Or am I better off not knowing?)

  44. Justicar
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I have just joined the 34% who chose correctly, up from 27% before you made mention of this sacrilegious poll. A none of the above? You mean there are non-catists that exist? It’s a good thing Ceiling Cat is merciful . . . that’s all I can say.

  45. Jake
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs!

  46. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    As much as I’d like a signed copy of WEIT, I couldn’t bring myself to vote for cats. I couldn’t even bring myself to lie and say that I did…

  47. Jim Jones
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    All of the above. I have too many enemies already.

  48. Keith
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Kitty vote! (but that wasn’t easy… I love french bulldog puppies)

  49. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittens.

    But no need to send the book. I’ve read it (several times) and have even purchased copies for those I care about.

    Thanks though for the kind thought.

  50. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs!

  51. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Kitteh vote done. Honest and for true.

  52. Davide
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens (I am a so far silent Ceiling Cat worshipper hoping to be randomly selected)

  53. Posted April 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. Was there any other choice?

  54. Dermot C
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Hold on a minute: adorable pictures of babies – 5%? ONLY 5%????

    What about natural selection? I don’t Adam and Eve it.

    I want an evolutionary biologist’s analysis of this. If around 30% are irresistibly attracted to cutesy pictures of our feline and canine friends, do we have some sort of hypothesis emerging for Darwinian bestiality? I demand an explanation.

    • Gregory Kusnick
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Natural selection requires only that you bond with your own babies, not with random Internet photos of someone else’s babies.

      • Dermot C
        Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

        I adopted kids; fell instantly in love with my daughter who was then 13 months old when I first met her. I can’t explain it; I did it, frankly, to please my then partner – now wife. I had no conscious paternal feelings until that point.

        Birth parents talk about overwhelming feelings of love when their child is born; I think I felt the same thing on meeting my adopted daughter Jamie. The French have a phrase, ‘bouleverser’, sort of bowled over and everything becomes different. There it is; that’s what I felt.

        • Gregory Kusnick
          Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

          Actually I had a similar experience a few years ago when my wife and I volunteered to host a 17-year-old ballet student from out of town. Up to that point we were contentedly childless and had no particular expectations for the relationship. But within a couple of months it was like a switch had been thrown in my head, and nothing has been the same since. I never used to cry at sentimental movies; now I do it all the time.

          • Dermot C
            Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

            I wasn’t ‘contentedly childless’, I was bordering on the ecstacically childless. If you want, or need, to adopt, then adopt. When you see the life chances of so many kids up for adoption, it makes you pretty angry.

            • Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

              I would adopt, if I could. Meanwhile, the theory you requested: Humans are overcrowded due to overpopulation, so decreased fertiility (via lack of interest in children, homosexuality, or overwhelming other interests) helps control and perhaps, eventually, decrease population overcrowding. Maybe Rebiblican gun laws are also part of the mix, though they’d work better if the guns backfired…

              • Dermot C
                Posted April 12, 2012 at 2:49 am | Permalink

                Hitchens once gave the one-word comment, “China”, in response to some incoherent historo/theological gobbledy-gook spouted by D’Souza (not that I’m calling your reply ‘nonsense’, Doc, nor comparing you to our Christian friend). But, yeah, population over-crowding and State policies, you get the drift.

  55. lwgreen1
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs, of course.

  56. lwgreen1
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs, of course. But I already have your book.

  57. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Cats duly voted for.

    b&

    • Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

      BTW, before I close that window….

      Do You Prefer:
      Adorable Pictures of Babies?
      5%
      Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
      31%
      Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
      35%
      All of the Above
      19%
      None of the Above
      9%
      Total Votes: 947

      We’re winning! Woo-hoo!

      b&

  58. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I can’t bring myself to do it. I voted for “None of the above”. Sorry….

    • daveau
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:57 am | Permalink

      Ceiling Cat has a long memory…

      • Beachscriber
        Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:29 am | Permalink

        What do you need a memory for if you’re omniscient?

    • Hempenstein
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

      I’m with you, Lou.

      • Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

        Would you have voted for the kittehs if they were running through a field of hempenstein? At least, cats appreciate good herb, though catnip/catmint is their favorite.

  59. still learning
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Voted 3 times for =^..^= (ascii cat…ascat?)
    As of 9:07 CDT, it was cats 35%, dogs 31%.

  60. Shoebutton
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs, of course.
    Kittens ahead!

    Adorable Pictures of Babies?
    5%
    Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
    31%
    Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
    35%
    All of the Above
    18%
    None of the Above
    9%
    What is the 9%” none of the above” all about? Who could possibly resist kittens, with puppies and babies a close second?

    • Justicar
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

      Lou Jost apparently can. Just when you think you can trust someone too!

  61. Mat
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs !

  62. ivo
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Major premise: I don’t have your book
    Minor premise: But I want to read it

    Ergo: I voted for the kitties.

  63. CstWoman
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehz.

    • CatWoman
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

      Cough, cough… furball… CatWoman, that is.

      • CatWoman
        Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

        Voted for kittehz.

  64. Glenn Butler
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kitties and I’ve got your book, but I want a signed copy I can shelve next to my signed copy of Hitchens’ God Is Not Great

  65. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kitties, not because of you, but because kitties are awesome!

  66. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Done. Obviously kittens.

  67. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I just voted for the meow meows!

  68. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Meow.

  69. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Kittens leading @ 36%

    I voted for kittens, but please note I have no need for another WEIT book

  70. Sigh
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Voted for teh overlords, I mean kittehs.

  71. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    As a cat owner and lover, of course I voted for the kittens!

  72. Laura Hubbard
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    GO, KITTENS, GO! You certainly have my vote!

    • Laura Hubbard
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      37% at the moment!

  73. Duane
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    One more vote for Teh Kitteh! Wish me luck in the contest!

  74. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Kitteh! Maybe Ceiling Cat will reward me with a signed WEIT! Praise him!

  75. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs.

  76. Mason Kulbaba
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    another vote for kittehs.

  77. BubbaBlue
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for Kitteh.

  78. swences
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens!

  79. catantics
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
    37%

    I would vote for kittens myself anyway :)

  80. catantics
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Praise Bast! kitties forever

  81. Sixcats100
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Kitties all the way! 38% and leading now.

  82. penn
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens and they are in the lead.

  83. Achrachno
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Cat’s are up to 37% and clearly in the lead! I voted for them, but already bought a copy of WEIT — if I should win (which I never do) please give the book to someone who needs it more.

  84. Cruzrad
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Voted for teh kittens.

  85. Avis
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    In good Chicago tradition, I voted early and voted often for the Kittehs!

  86. morkindie
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Count me in for kittens.

  87. GrowlyBear
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kitthes too although I can be swayed by puppehs too. I set aside my occasional indescretion with the dogs. I live with both and they live with each other in harmony…most of the time. I will send a picture of Bella and her dog friend. Bella is always prettier than the grubby dog.

  88. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I am proud to have voted for the Kittehs!

  89. thequiet1
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Voted 4 dah kittehs, though that first puppy pic came close to changing my mind…

  90. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens and I mean it. They’re cute! However, I do prefer the psycho kitten videos. I have a crazy cat here at the house. The kids found him running out of the woods and I couldnt send him to a shelter. He’s a good cat but he is nuts.. I’m not kidding.

  91. joe piecuch
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    yeah, well, i voted for puppies, and not just because i already PURCHASED a copy of the book.

    • daveau
      Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:57 am | Permalink

      But have you read it? ;-)

  92. aleopold
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs must be teh only choice!!

  93. Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. They’re cute although I prefer the videos of the psycho kittens. You know what I’m talking about, the ones who have a short circuit fire off. lol I have one of those cats. He’s fine one second then rampaging around attacking non-existant things the next. Should have named him screwball…The kids named him Dragon….

  94. Mark Joseph
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs (even though I really prefer babies) to give me a crack at the book; even though I own a copy and have already read it, I’d be happy to give it to someone who needs it (I know *lots* of creationists).

  95. Ross Burnett
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Teh kittehs lead it 38% to 32, due, in part, to my help.

  96. salon_1928
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Yikes, the kittehs are in the lead – I’m predicting a cramped signing hand…and I voted for the felines.

  97. jmckaskle
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kitteh. Puppies smell and babies are weird and also smell.

  98. Rick Graham
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I haz vote for the kitteh.

  99. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    voted kittehs

  100. alopiasmag
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Kitteh’s 38% v. Puppies 29%…

    Babies 5%.

    Man… apparently babies ain’t that cute. Ha!

    I can’t wait for a WEIT copy…. If luck is with me that is.

  101. Janice C
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the felines. Pictures of cute kittehs always make me smile.

  102. rmw
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs, because I am a cat person.

  103. Kent
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs rule!

  104. Richard C.
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs. I’ll happily take a pdf copy of the book in lieu of hard copy.

  105. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I voted kittehs

  106. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Kitteh vote inkrementsed.

  107. H.H.
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    How easily all of you are bought! At least Templeton prize recipients hold out for a cool million.

  108. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs!

  109. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    i voted for kittens as requested. i already bought the book [WEIT]. can i just have the autograph?

  110. Tim
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I voted once for all of the above, then I read the comments, then I thought of the minions of Anthony Watts (climate denier whackos) voting for “WattsUpWithThat” as the “best science blog” for several years running. Then I voted for the puppies on my phone and for the puppies again on my iPad. Kittehs are OK, but I’m a dog guy. Oh… and I already paid for WEIT and it was worth every penny. (Someday, maybe I’ll get an autograph. Of course, I’ll probably neglect to mention this whole poll thing.)

  111. Naked Bunny with a Whip
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Voted for bunnehs. (I’m just that good/confused.)

  112. Bob Johnson
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Kittens – how ahead at 39%

    • Achrachno
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      39:29/kitties:pups

      Babies stuck at 5%

  113. Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    For kittehs :)
    I’m biPETsual, but kittens are far more adorable than puppies.

  114. earlycuyler
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Kittens it is! So much more cuddly than fire ants– http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/04/07/anti-caturday-post-17/

  115. Michael Fugate
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I, of course, voted for kittens.

  116. Andrea Stocco
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I voted for kittehs too!

  117. Vikki
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs, obviously!

  118. Uommibatto
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    voted for kitties and passed the site along to six others! Don’t understand that weird Corgis/babies thing… we have a Corgi (along with our 4 cats) and she’s great (oops, that doesn’t disqualify me, does it??)

  119. CR
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens (even though I also own a couple of Corgis — they’ll understand)

  120. phar84
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    i voted ‘kittens’

  121. Ruth Hickerson
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the cutest – cats, unquestionably!

    • Ruth Hickerson
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      Kittens, I mean.

  122. Evgeny Brud
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Since I already have an autographed copy (neener neener), I was able to make my decision without the influence of this corrupt Chicago-style bribery.

    My vote went to kittehs anyhow.

  123. Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs.

  124. Guy
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    put me in the draw! Kitties it is.

  125. Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    i voted for kitties!

  126. DW
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs!

  127. Chris
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    One more vote for kittehs, and it is up to 40% now. :)

  128. Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs (I lied) and it instantly changed to a majority for teh kittehs, so my vote must have broken teh camel’s back.

    (In NZ Maori, te – pronounced teh – is the singular definite article, so “teh kittehs” just looks wrong to me; I want to say “ngah kittehs”.

    “Squids” looks wrong too. Shouldn’t it be “squidi” or “squiden” or “squidim” or something?)

  129. Sameer
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t resist when Pharyngulating a poll came with chance of winning such a good prize. Tis done! Voted for teh Kittehs! I can haz WEIT?

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:20 am | Permalink

      Pharyngulating?

      Blasphemer!

      /@

    • cyan
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

      The poll was WEITed

      (rhymes with tweeted)

  130. Bee
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Kittehs! Kittehs! Kittehs!

  131. Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Upvoted teh kittehs.

  132. ftfkdad
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs. However, I confess I actually prefer cute puppies but could not give up the opportunity to be in the running for a signed copy of WEIT. This put me in a moral dilemma I know, but given my lack of true free will I was compelled to act as I did. I am a bad, immoral, unethical person. I am sure Ceiling Cat will not hold it against me though when I meet him/her at the pearly catscratching post.

  133. Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Kitties all the way!

  134. Bennet
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for ngah kitteh.

  135. Michael
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    The caute kittehs have my sword. (and vote)

  136. Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Go Kittehs! They had a handy lead at 41% when I voted.

  137. fyreflye
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I voted kitties and it now looks like the poll has been properly Coyangulated. PZ will be sooooo jealous!

    • Achrachno
      Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

      Not WEITed?

      • Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:21 am | Permalink

        Heavily WEITed towards the kittehz!

        /@

    • Evgeny Brud
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      Jerry-rigged?

  138. gluonspring
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    kittehs are the best an I said so with my vote!

  139. Pete
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Kitties it is!

  140. mordacious1
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Well, since adorable reptiles aren’t an option I voted for kittehs, even though mine is in the doghouse (so to speak).

    While making coffee this morning, I spotted a good size rat on my deck. “Goner” I thought to myself, since the minute I turn on the kitchen faucet, my cat appears on the deck to be fed and let in for his day-long nap. Faucet on…no cat. Faucet on several times and no cat. The rat in the meantime has made several forays across the deck. Finally, the dog crawls out and want to go out and she chases the rat into the bushes. How embarrassing for catkind. The dog also takes care of a deer that is beheading my tulips. Dog 2, Cat 0.

    Sometime around 6 PM, the cat shows up, covered with dirt and in a surly mood. Who knows what he was up to for the past 24 hours, but he eats and leaves…haven’t seen him since. I think he flipped me the middle claw as he sauntered off.

    • mordacious1
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink

      [Update] 5 AM, cat wants in early because it’s raining out (hanging from window screen, sort of like knocking). I open the door to towel him off and I notice what appears to be rat guts and a familiar looking rat head.

      Cat is now curled up on top of spousal unit in bed. All is forgiven and life goes back to normal.

  141. Posted April 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Kittens are certainly way in the lead now

  142. PeterKarim
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Voted. None of the above (octopussies!).
    Sorry.

  143. ashdevra
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs on behalf of my mpg- MonkeyMikaMike! Now on 41%

  144. Frank
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Interesting excercise on how polls influence voting! That plus the autographed book…….Hope Romney doesn´t get the idea: give away a little present and show how bad (or well) he is supposedly doing. Cats will win. But puppies will prevail!

  145. Frank
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Interesting exercise on how polls influence voting! That, plus the autographed book…….Hope Romney doesn´t get the idea: give away a little present and show how bad (or well) he is supposedly doing. Cats will win. But puppies will prevail!

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      Over what? Certainly, not over kittehs!!

  146. Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs! Kittehs laff at icky babies an stoopid dogz.Kthnxbai.

  147. AtheistPilgrim
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    How could I not vote for the kittens?
    So I did!

  148. Robert TIllsley
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I voted even though I’m sick enough that I can barely get out of bed. After all, this is an emergency!

  149. Ludo
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Kittens…

  150. Liam Thomas
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    i voted kittehs!!!

  151. Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    KITTEH!

  152. MorsGotha
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs!

  153. Griff
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Professor Coyne, are you sure this was a good idea? This is potentially a lot of signed copies of your book to hand out!

    • Griff
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:04 am | Permalink

      Misread original post. My bad.

  154. paul
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Voted cattes.

  155. Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    It’s been a bad day for the Internets if no kitties have made their way past me. So of course I voted for the kitties! One day they will rule the Internet, and what a wonderful day that will be!

  156. josgeluk
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    No squids in the list so yeah, went for kitties.

  157. Lars
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    I voted. Evidently Jerry has enough groupies to sway the result. Kitties now enjoy a commanding lead of 42% to 28% for puppies. Thanks ceiling cat.

  158. bonetired
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Mini mogs all the way!

  159. Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    What? No option for adorable pictures of ants?

    I haz vote for teh kittehz!

    /@

  160. debonnesnouvelles
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Of course I just voted for kittens, too! Would have done so without your incentive, I mean, really, trust your fans! Don’t think that baby-squid-daddy could have mustered that much. The photos on that website weren’t exactly nice – its owner clearly has a lot to learn from Jerry!

  161. Anders
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Voted kittens. Internet polls are serious business.

  162. Malky
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Voted for the Kittehs – icanhazcheezburger is in my favourite – brilliant site for the kittehs

  163. Theodore
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    I just had to vote “None Of the Above” aaaaand…I did. Sorry. I just couldn’t bring my self to vote for anything else.

  164. Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    I voted for the Kittehs! They woz standin’ at 42% when i left da site..! yay” furry felines doz it agin..!

  165. serpentvie
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittens! Duh..
    I allready have a copy of WEIT, and I live in Europe, so don’t bother sending me a signed copy.
    (postcard would be nice..)
    (..of a kitteh!)

  166. Beachscriber
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Give me birds, skinks, little wild field mice and chameleons over “kittehs” any day. Those awful, pampered, hybridised, artificially sustained, mini predator extensions of their overpopulated human hosts are enemies of environmental equilibrium. Dogs too – the last time I saw oyster catchers and sandpipers nesting on my favourite beach was the year before people started walking their dogs there. I don’t even see the Egyptian gees any more and I wonder about the sea otters and about the rooikat I once encountered.

    Admittedly, there is nothing happier than a dog on the beach and it is a great sight to see but the first thing any dog does is chase off the birds – not a problem in itself, but by the sheer numbers it has become serious. I think the Western world needs to ask itself some sincere questions about how it’s own numbers, multiplied by the numbers of it’s domestic animals, impacts on the environment.

    • Griff
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

      I’m with you, but I don’t think you’ll find this a popular view here.

      I like (most)cats and dogs, but domestic cats in particular are devastating predators with an artificially maintained predator-prey ratio.

      Give me frogs, toads, newts, shrews, birds anyday.

      • Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:19 am | Permalink

        +100 – I much prefer reptiles and amphibians to cute & cuddlies!

        Cheers,
        Norm.

      • Beachscriber
        Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

        Here in Cape Town, after they banned dogs from being walked in the upper reaches of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, there was a dramatic increase in the number of wildlife sightings.

        I had a neighbour who owned numerous cats and after she moved, there was a noticeable drop in the number of those shiny shit flies together with an increase in the bird life – even a pair of kiewiets. I hadn’t heard kiewiets in the area before. They have such a lovely call.

        • Griff
          Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

          People are rarely rational about their pets. I do understand their attachment, but people should also be realistic about the effect their pets have. I want my small urban garden to be a haven for wildlife – not a hunting ground for my neighbours cat. I live in the UK and we have only a few native reptiles and amphibians. I know where my allegiance lies!

  167. shabbeerhassan
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kitties. The kitties lead the poll now by quite a big margin.

    Adorable Pictures of Babies?
    4%
    Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
    27%
    Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
    43%
    All of the Above
    16%
    None of the Above
    7%

  168. Scote
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Kittehs!!!1!1!11

    42% 1,496 votes :-)

  169. Brother Gilburt
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    I voted for teh Kittens!

  170. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Dogs, cats, babies – in that order. (And I don’t like babies at all!)

    Cheers,
    Norm.

  171. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    I have voted for KITTENS!!!!!

  172. Veroxitatis
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Voted kittehs and so did did my kitteh (Well OK, a little paw guiding there)

  173. Fré Hoogendoorn
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kitties.

    Incidentally, this morning my cat, Kira, caught a mouse we’ve been seeing traces of around the house. I managed to rescue the mouse from her and release it into a hedgerow a suitable distance away.

  174. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    I did my part and voted for the kittens!

  175. Egbert
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Didn’t vote. Anarchist.

  176. pdurrant
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kittens, of course.

  177. David Leech
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    (Lying mode on) I voted kittens, I would never dream of voting for those cute, adorable puppies, ever.(lying mode off)

    Can I have my book now?

  178. Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    I haz voted for teh kittehs.

  179. Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    I haz voted for teh kittehs, of course!

  180. Faustus
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    I’M SPARTICUS.

    I mean I also voted for the kitties.

  181. Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    Of course I voted for the kittens. I think you can actually find more cats than porn on the internet these days, and who am I to try to stop them from taking over?

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:19 am | Permalink

      Whichever way you look at it, that’s a lot of pussies… :-o

      /@

  182. Nick
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    I vote for Kitteh

  183. Bob Jochums
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    Voted for kitties. Have read and truly enjoyed your book. Thanks.

  184. senonora
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Kittens, I voted for them. They were winning at 43% when I left.

  185. senonora
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    Kittens, I voted for them. They were winning at 43% when I was there.

  186. Joris M
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Kittens of course, just look at those pictures they presented as evidence and it is clear why.

  187. JMk2
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens, of course. (Though let’s not forget the charm of the older cat.)

    I’ve already got a copy of the book – but, ok, the autograph would be nice. Should I win, though, I’d like one of your remaining copies to be left in the drawer of a desk in an arbitrary hotel room of your choice. I know that I’d find it much more interesting reading than the Gideon bible!

  188. Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    -done-

  189. Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Kittehs FTW

  190. Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    I voted for frogs.

    (have my hardback copy of WEIT)

  191. Michael
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Well that was a difficult decision to make. Kittehs all round!

  192. ianc
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    I voted for kitteh and my gorgeous fisheh is appalled.

  193. Ken Pidcock
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Kittens running away with it. (I hope they leave it where I can find it this time.)

  194. Nal
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs.

  195. Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Tsk, tsk, you can’t buy my vote with a mere raffle ticket!

    But since I would’ve voted for kitties anyway, you got mine.

  196. Ben
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs.

  197. Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    I voted kittens. Why wouldn’t I? Don’t they know the Internet is made of cats?

    • JJG
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

      Brilliant!

  198. Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Voted, currently studying evolution with the wife, being rather recent deconverts, your book would be useful.

    • Liz Naples
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Two thumbs up!

    • Griff
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

      You have my vote against “random selection of a winner”. Given that Evo is anything but random, I would encourage Jerry to non-randomly award the prize to you!

  199. Jonathan Smith
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    Done under jonboy

  200. Dianne Vitaska
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. My two cats were looking over my shoulder, so I HAD to do it. :-)

  201. gbjames
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    I voted.

    • gbjames
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink

      (for kittehs)

  202. Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    I would have voted for kittehs anyway, but hell, I’ll take a chance to win a free book: Ai votez fer da kittehz!

  203. cyan
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Of course I voted for kittens. Human babies – yawn. Puppies – okay. Kittens – ootsie cutesie. But any grown cat beats all of the rest because they have the fully developed personality.

  204. daveau
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    I already have a charmingly autographed copy of WEIT. So I let Merlyn vote in my stead. Guess what he chose…

  205. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    Yay hey! I think we’ve pharyng…. swamped them.

    The first pic there reminded me just how ugly babies and dogs can look. But then they managed to find a rather ugly pic of a (very young) kitteh, too, which I would have thought was impossible.

    Anyway, I voted as requested, kan i haz WEIT? ;)

  206. Dale Edwards
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs.

  207. aaharv2012
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens! And they are now leading!

  208. maryellen
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    voted for kittehs!

  209. crusherofdreams
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs!!!11! Had there been an option for pictures of kittens eating babies, I might have gone another way.

  210. MKray
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Kittehs all the way!!!
    Ebry physicist kno kt controls ebryting.

  211. bric
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    wot no squidz?

  212. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Kittehs FTW!

  213. Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:34 am | Permalink

      TWICE! (Since you asked us not only to vote, but to CRASH the poll)

      • Dermot C
        Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

        As they used to say in Northern Ireland, “Vote early, vote often.”

  214. JJG
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Possibly the single most significant vote I have ever cast!

    Kittehs, FTW!

  215. Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Against my better judgement, cats. But this is a bit naughty really, poll rigging…

  216. moleatthecounter
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Voted – No contest!!

  217. Zugswang
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Wow…this poll has already been successfully pharyng…er, “Coyned”? What do we call it here when Dr. Coyne rallies the readers for a poll-jacking?

    I voted my conscience, and would not be bought by promises of great scientific literature. I like all of ‘em; babehs, kittehs, and doggehs. And I dislike that I am severely allergic to kittehs.

  218. See Nick Overlook
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    I sat this one out because chimpanzees were not an option.

  219. Melissa Johnson
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens, of course! My three photogenic cats agree.

  220. John Hudson
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs!

  221. Will Valverde
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs, but I only did it for the fabulous prizes. So I also voted for babies. I can has book anyway?

  222. klementz1
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. Of course.

  223. Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Of course I voted for the Kittehs!

  224. Wildhog
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Right now, babies are polling last. That makes my heart happy.

  225. OneHappyFemale
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    Voted for teh kittehs.

  226. Chris
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Yay! Kittehs are taking it. I still put my vote in, just to drive it home.

  227. cmbh
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I don’t usually post much anywhere but the chance of winning this forces my hand.

    I voted for the kittehs too!

  228. Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Do it Chicago style “Vote early, vote often”. Another vote for teh kittehs.

  229. Heber
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens and we’re up to 46% above every other choice!

  230. Achrachno
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    Some of the commenters there are getting suspicious:

    “What happened here?!? Puppies were winning! And now kittens are dominating? Did Cat Fancy send a contingent of its readers over here to swamp the poll?”

  231. BadMA
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Did my duty!

  232. dhart52
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs. Without squids on the menu, it was a no-brainer.

  233. michieux
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Kittehs, yeah! I voted for the kittehs. How could I not?

  234. Maverick
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs.

    Does this count as phyrangulating the poll?

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink

      Yes, the poll has been phyrangulated. :-) Kitties voted for!

  235. Scettico
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Of course for the kittens!

  236. David T.
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    I voted for Adorable Kittens! Its in the lead now by 46%.

  237. DV
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    I voted for teh kittehs! God of chance, select me I pray.

  238. Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    I voted for babies and puppies. NOT. Granted I *prefer* adult cats, but the poll listed young’uns and said “which of these do you prefer” so of course I said kittens. Who would vote otherwise? They don’t droll, crap on themselves or bark. Kittens win, hands down.

  239. Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    “Drool”. Although cats aren’t droll either, they are too straightforward for that.

    Kittehs up to 46 percent!

  240. michaelbradycpp
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kittens, but only because WEIT is on my “to read” list. Me, I prefer Hubble wallpapers…

  241. Mary - Canada
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    I voted for adorable kittens. So far kittens are in the lead at 46%. I want to read your book Jerry

  242. John Scanlon, FCD
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Kittens, natch.

  243. michaelbradycpp
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens, but only because WEIT is on my “to read” list. Me, I prefer Hubble wallpapers…

  244. Fraser JH
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs.

  245. Mr. Chris
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Kittens. Voted.

    Currently at 46%.

  246. CatWoman
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Hehehe… the cat’s in the bag. Voted Kittehz.
    Adorable Pictures of Babies?
    4%
    Adorable Pictures of Puppies?
    26%
    Adorable Pictures of Kittens?
    46%
    All of the Above
    14%
    None of the Above
    7%
    Total Votes: 1,970
    Vote

  247. CatWoman
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    But this is *too* cute for words:

    • CatWoman
      Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

      Kittehz have it.

  248. compbionovice
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I voted for kitties. What else would one vote for?

  249. Monika
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Of course I voted for kittehs! How can I possibly vote for something else!

  250. Jonas
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Praise the Ceiling Cat™! I voted for kittehs.

  251. Sal Bro
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Squeaking in another kitteh vote just before noon Central time. Hoodie kitten clearly proves that hoodies are not inherently threatening.

  252. David
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Of course I voted for kittehs. Who in his right mind would be interested in pics of babies or dogs?

  253. Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Kittehs voted for.

  254. Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I voted three times, once each from three different browsers. The poll stayed at 46 percent kittehs, but there are over 2,000 votes, so far, so it looks like we’re winning!

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

      By the way, that’s one vote for my three shorthaired black cats, one vote for my three tuxedo cats, and one vote for my miscellaneous four cats (tabby, tortie, longhaired black and gray/white).

  255. Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    voted go cats

  256. Kachelhout
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I hate cats, or better, I hate outdoor cats.
    They kill my birds. :(

    • Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Hate the owners. They’re the ones in charge. It’s not as though a 10 pound animal is going to overpower them if the do the right thing and decide to keep the cats inside.

      • mknine
        Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

        …or use a collar. locking the cat up isn’t fair, and hating animals for being predators is irrational.

        • Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

          You mean harness-walk them, right? A cat should never have a collar around its neck, they don’t have proper muscles there and will snap their necks trying to escape. Cats should also never be tied up outside. A catproof mesh fence is fine but not easy to do.

          • Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

            I’m putting up just such a fence, tomorrow, six feet high! It’s meant for deer, so it should work just fine for my ten dears.

  257. HaggisForBrains
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittens! Still 20% ahead of the mutts. Just finished reading The Greatest Show on Earth, so please rush me my copy of WEIT.

  258. quidamwp
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    i can haz vote kitteh

  259. Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens!! I think I’m too late for the free book though

  260. DavidM
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs!

  261. Lauri Törmä
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Puppies!

  262. Felix
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    with a name like mine? c’mon,…

  263. Jiuguizi
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    voted, and who would be so foolish as to vote for the cuteness of a non-ambulatory pre-adult?

  264. Ahmet Duran
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Voted for teh kittehz

  265. Kirth Gersen
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs and commented over there why.

  266. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t often vote in online polls, but an autographed copy of WEIT was just too tempting. So, I voted for kittehs.

  267. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I voted for cats. They are the most photogenic.

  268. Hayden
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I voted for cats, and I enjoy non-fiction.

    Pick me! Pick me!

  269. chriskg
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    I personally did not vote. My two cats, Stimpy (a Manx with no tail, hence her name) and Squiggy, however, did vote…for cats.

  270. Hayden
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Oops. Ignore the email address submitted with my above post. I don’t use that one anymore. If I get picked, use the email address attached to this post.

    (I voted for cats)

  271. Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittenz, praise ceiling cat.

  272. Paul S
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Count another vote for kittehs. I have two Siamese next to me and they are quite vocal. Must be snack time.

  273. Ricardo
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Just voted for kittens. Good luck!

  274. Christian
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Definitely cats. Otters (significant or otherwise as well as other mustelids) are also fine but that wasn’t an option in this poll.

  275. Rick B
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. I might have voted for babies if it meant MY kids but other people’s kids hold no interest. And I would never, ever vote for dogs.

  276. Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs, while my cat stood close by, tapping his claw on the edge of my desk as if daring me to pick puppies. That’s the last time I agree to an election monitor when I vote on the interwebz.

  277. Stephen Foster
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs!!

  278. Randy S
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I voted. Kittens > *

  279. Stackpole
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I too voted kitteh.

  280. Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    The kittens, of course. As of now, 4:22PM CST, the results are
    47% kittens
    26% puppies
    14% All
    7% none
    4% babies
    Total of 2268 votes.

  281. pktom64
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I voted for les chats obviously.

  282. hotshoe
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    My vote is for sale. I’d never vote for dogs or puppies – human babies, well, maybe – kittens, sure, I’d vote for kittens if there was something in it for me. And since there is something in it – even if just a random chance of winning WEIT – then that’s how I voted. Kittens it is!

  283. Gula Gulina
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Kitties!!!!!!

  284. Martin
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs.

  285. Roddg
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Kitties, fer sure!

  286. Brygida Berse
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I already have the book and I hope to get your signature when you come to my fair city on May 2, but of course I still
    VOTED FOR KITTENS!

  287. Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I have voted for le kittehs!

  288. Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    vote for teh kittehs, but ONLY because they didn’t include adorable pictures of turtles. which probably counts agains me getting a free book, but at least I still have my honor!

  289. stabbinfresh
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I love this blog, and I voted for kittens!

  290. gruebait
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    ooh!ooh! iz voted fur kittehs!

  291. andrew
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Kitties!!!!!

    I voted, but I do love the doggies too.

  292. E.A. Blair
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Is it ethical to cast additional votes on behalf of the kittehs who consent to let me live with them? If so, I will. Meanwhile, there’s this.

  293. Amanda
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I, of course, voted for the kittens.

  294. David Collins
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Just voted, count another for the kittehs

  295. Seyram
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    kittehs all the way :-)

  296. Matthew Jenkins
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I think it was rather unethical to skew the data like this but I’ll do anything for the chance of a free book. How’s that for free-thinking?

  297. Littorina
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Kittens have my vote!

  298. aaharv2012
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Votted for the kitties! TO VICTORY!!!

  299. aaharv2012
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kitties! TO VICTORY!!!

  300. Cliff Melick
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Voted for cats!

  301. Explicit Atheist
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I voted for kittens. I would not have votted absent the chance to win the signed book.

  302. Susan B
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I don’t need a copy of the book (not that I wouldn’t like it)…I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your posts which are forwarded by a good friend. I am currently kitteh-less and am always cheered by your wonderful, wonderful posts and photos. I have The Ten Commandments of Ceiling Cat sitting on my desk and it cheers me every time I look at it.

    Thank you.

  303. Nunuv Yerbiznezz
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Would’t it be iinteresting if it were decided that anyone who mentioned wanting to win the book were disqualified from doing so, leaving the only path to winning open to kitteh devotees?

  304. W. Benson
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittens.

    If I should win, please donate the book to a high school in east Tennessee.

  305. IntroSpectre
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Voted.

  306. AS
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kitties! Agreed on the yuck, babies sentiments.

  307. Kallisti
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Always the kittens. :D

  308. Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the cats. Unfortunately I married a dog person…

  309. Harbo
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Puppies,

    I live in Australia
    Cats are the pinnacle of terrestrial carnivores and truly beautiful, but we have a NIMBY issue.

    (the other options are also, potential environmental criminals, but “none” or “all” are for wusses)

    I have the book (or did until I loaned it)

  310. Winnie
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Voted kitties.

  311. BJ
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the Kittehz. We have three cats running our household. Gordon, Bella, and Millie.

  312. Emilie
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I voted adorable pics of kitties!!!

  313. Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Feline Overlord > all

  314. Emilie
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Voted for kitties also. Have saved the hoody kitty pic for my desktop.

  315. Nick
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Ah haz voted for teh kittehz

  316. Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    CATz!!!

  317. Posted April 12, 2012 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    I too voted for teh kittehs

  318. Posted April 12, 2012 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Hello Jerry, guess what? Yes I too voted for Kitteh babies over humans and dogs.

  319. JBlilie
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Voted kitteh. A bit late to the party I see.

  320. Mr. Taft
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs

  321. johnnyrodgersmorris
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I voted for the kittens of course! Now gimme the book! lol I have a 1 in 320 chance of winnning…but I have faith! lol

  322. Posted April 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    What? Where’s the adorable baby birdies?

    I’m sorry, but everybody knows that scrawny pink creatures lifting their gaping toothless maws towards the sky are the most adorable!

    Actually, I suppose that’s remarkably similar to human babies. But birds have spiney hollow ungrown feathers pushing out of their skin! This clearly makes them more adorable! I’m afraid I must vote for “none of the above”.

  323. A. R.
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Where are the squid!

  324. Mirror
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    PZ Myers sent me here to vote none of the above in protest of the absence of squid, BUT I VOTED FOR KITTENS! I couldn’t stop myself.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted April 13, 2012 at 3:50 am | Permalink

      So, we have a renegade cephalophile in our midst! But obviously the lure of kittehs was too much. While octopi (sorry, octopodes?) and their cousins are undoubtedly fascinating and curious, I’m not sure they can really compete in the ‘cute’ and ‘cuddly’ stakes.

      They can certainly outrank humanoid larvae, though. ;)

    • Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

      Yeah!!!
      PZ, send more like this one!

  325. thedxman
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I voted for squid of course.

  326. Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs as well, obviously…

  327. Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Uh-oh! He Who Shall Not Be Named is rallying his minions: A Squid Less Poll

    /@

  328. aquaria40
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    Hai

    PZ sent me here, too, and I defied that old poopyhead to vote for teh kitteez!

  329. aquaria40
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    Poopyhead PZ Myers wants people to vote in protest over no squid.

    But

    OMG Noooooo!

    Hai

    Ai alwaiz votet for teh kittehs.

  330. newenglandbob
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I voted “none of the above” even before P.Z. posted his challenge because the poll neglected to post my favorite “atheists eating babies pictures”.

  331. Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    PZ is trying to sabotage the poll!

    Vote for the kittens, quick!

    I did my part, did you ?

  332. Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    I did my part and voted for the kittens.

    Did you ?

    The evil cephalopods are trying to sabotage us.

    Would you like to know MORE ?

  333. Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    PZ pointed to the poll and I voted for the kittykins. I mean, seriously. No contest.

  334. James Dunn
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    I have voted for kittens today and I will continue to vote for kittens for as long as I am of able body and mind.

  335. VikingWarriorPrinces
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Voting for them is one of the few things I can do with kitties without my eyes swelling shut, throat itching and violent sneezing occurring.

  336. Aaron
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Voted for our feline friends, this poll is internet proof kittens rule. I’m dog-sitting a friend’s dog right now, and I’ve spent some time with babies: there is no disagreement they both definitely drool.

  337. Michael B
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs.

  338. Brian Allen
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I voted

  339. Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I got three more votes in, yesterday, and saw that the kittehs were up to 47 percent!

  340. LanceBush
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I haz vote for tha kittehs. May ceiling cat purrveil!

  341. Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Gatos a mi. Mi voto fue el 3760 de la camada de felinos adoradores.
    Lo hago por Jerry y para enojar a PZ.

  342. Notwerb
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    The kittehs have been voted for

  343. Charles Jones
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    And hand-drawn kitteh!

    I voted for the kittehs anyway, and I’ve already read WEIT, but with the hand-drawn I’m keen for the prize.

  344. Sesu
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    voted for the kittykins

  345. frank sellout
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I voted for the kittehs but I think this bantering back and forth between Jerry and PJ is funny. Shows exactly unstrident you are, if unstrident is even a word!

    Cheers, happy Friday!

  346. frank sellout
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Meant P.Z., totally meant P.Z.

    Don’t want to be attacked by a giant squid!

  347. Matthew Cobb
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    I voted for dem kittehs!

  348. Juan
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Voted

  349. stevehayes13
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Voted.

  350. Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    I voted for cats, but frankly, I prefer a copy of WEIT to any cat picture.

  351. Keith
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    I voted all of the above.

  352. Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I’m not gonna lie to you; I tried to help you out, and I went to the website with every intention of voting for the kittens, but when I saw those pictures of the cute little baby pups, I just HAD to vote for the doggies. If
    only I had free will, I would’a used it to
    vote for the kitties, I swear! Ceiling cat, forgive me!

  353. blckCat
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittens!

  354. Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Kittahs rule!

  355. Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Kitties rule!

  356. Maple
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Adorable Pictures of Kittens? For the win.

    Alas, site was missing:
    Adorable Pictures of Cephalopods?
    or
    Adorable Pictures of Slime Molds?

  357. Nick LaRue
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Voted for kitehs. :)

  358. CortxVortx
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Yes! A vote for cute, fuzzy, wide-eyed kittens!

  359. Joe Jarosak
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Count me amongst the Kitteh voters. Delilah threatened to shread something if I didn’t.

  360. coyotenose
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittehs, then returned to lurking.

  361. BigBob
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Yep, I’m in!

    Lovely, lovely Kittehs – 40%
    None of the Above – 25%

    so it isn’t over yet …

    Vote, vote, vote.
    Bob(Big)

  362. Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Kittehs ftw. None of the above is now at 25% :(

  363. Posted April 13, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Kittehs for the win!

  364. PigFish6
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs!

  365. john maltby
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I voted for kittens because my cat Ovid!

  366. Baktru
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Voted for the kittycats after being led there by good old PZ. PZ’s great, but he cannot overcome the cyoot of kittycats.

  367. WML
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I voted the right way, of course, despite my cat allergy.

  368. Duane
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    KITTENS HO!

  369. Yossarian?!!(?)!
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Another kitten voter here!

  370. Andrew
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Voted for cats!

  371. Tezcatlipoca
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I haz voted for Shiloh, Romeo, Weezer, Carmelo, and Shadow. I will now also cast a vote for Pudge…

    Ceiling Cat Haz Spoken!!!

  372. Lotharloo
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    All heil ceiling cat! Voted for cats of course!

  373. mandrellian
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Voted.

    Prize nao?

  374. jillpoke
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kitties! Looks like ‘none of the above’ is now at 29%. Oh noes- Go kitties.

  375. Jack BENTLEY
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Not too late?

  376. Alektorophile
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Voted for kittens, in memory of my childhood cat Jerry (true). I would have voted for goslings or ducklings, but that specific option was not offered, alas.

    Also, most babies are ugly, as are many puppies, but I haven’t yet seen a single ugly kitten in my life. So there, and may the tentacled overlord have mercy over me.

  377. chrissargent
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m allergic to felines, but I’ve voted for kittehs anyway. Now make with the signed copy of WEIT already!
    Only joking, hope we win. Go kittehs!

    PS: If I win, can I have it with a hand drawn squid instead? Thanks. ;-)

  378. Dominik Miketa
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Cats of course :P

  379. Kirsten
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I voted KITTEH!

    They’re in it to win it. (*gag*)

  380. Gert Jan
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    I voted kitteh. Kitteh rulez.

  381. Dominique Poulin
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I voted kitteh.
    J’ai voté pour les minous, les chats, les gros minets, les miaou, les matous, les chattes, les chatons.

    All these words for cats. Enjoy

  382. Gayle
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    voted for kitteh of course!

  383. Laura Norder
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    The feline furry home companions have my vote!

  384. Sylvain
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    What a useless poll…
    The answer is so obvious.

    But some people are unable to see it. That’s weird.

    So I voted for the obvious, i.e. ze kittehs.

  385. Posted April 14, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Voted for kittehs, again, but noticed that the browsers for AOL and Internet Explorer (which AOL uses) are now blocking the webpage, so not only does it block further voting, it blocks even the sight of current stats, pictures, words, everything. This is blatant CENSORSHIP! Granted, it’s a totally separate issue, but knowing that you are all quite the intelligent audience, I thought you’d want to know where real internet censorship is occuring. I cast this last vote via Google Chrome. It is not censoring — at least, not yet.

    • Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Butter sez: clear thy cookies and jump up and down on the keyboard again. It’s working for him, excellently. I’m just having a beer and watching him go at it. It’s quite entertaining.

      • Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

        Excellent idea! Thank you, and kudos to Butter for all those kitteh votes! Will enter more votes ASAP, if clearing cookies works.

      • Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

        Butter was right! I got a bumch more votes in for the kittehs, and kittehs are at 46 percent! Thank you, Butters, and thanks, also, to Sasqwatch.

        • Dermot C
          Posted April 15, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

          Docatheist and sasqwatch, I’m shocked. Youse wouldn’t by any chance be Putin supporters?

          On the hundredth anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, remember, the Suffragettes revised their slogan to, “Votes for Women, Boats for Men”, but the policy of “Votes for Cats, as Many as you Want” seems to be taking things a bit far.

          • Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:36 am | Permalink

            Read far enough up the comment stream, and you’ll see it’s just good, old, Chicago politics: Vote early. Vote often.

            After all, the kittehs deserve it!

            • Dermot C
              Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

              And which I quoted earlier in reference to Norn Irn politics, so there’s more than an element of sarcasm and hypocrisy in my previous post.

              Being Oirish myself, I wonder, with a frisson of apprehension and the anticipation of associative guilt, whether there is a connection between the statelet’s electoral corruption and the old Irish domination of Chicago politics.

              • Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

                I SO want to add to that, and throw in the history of Prohibition (the Oirish do drink a little, don’t they?) and Mafia connections (a bit of Italian in with the Oirish), but I’m neither. Can I get away with it? What if I said I lived there for years and it is my favorite big city?

              • Dermot C
                Posted April 15, 2012 at 7:05 am | Permalink

                Your call, Doc – consult with JAC, if you’re worried? I’ll be offline for ages – family Sunday dinner to cook.

              • Posted April 15, 2012 at 7:21 am | Permalink

                Actually, I did the addition in the last reply, so it’s already out there. ;-)

  386. MaryS
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Voted for the kittehs!

  387. Posted April 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I voted for cats.

  388. Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Butter is EXTREMELY pissed at what remains of PZ’s minions, and is furiously jumping up and down on the keyboard in the back bedroom voting again and again and again and again and again and again…

    for kittehs. Somehow, he’s managed to single-pawedly swing the percentages by a few points in the last couple hours, keeping the cephaloclods at bay.

    Adorable Pictures of Babies? 2%
    Adorable Pictures of Puppies? 16%
    Adorable Pictures of Kittens? 44%
    All of the Above 7%
    None of the Above 28%

    Total Votes: 5,668

    It was 40%/30% kittehs/squiddles when I gave Butter the catnip a few hours ago; and look at the results!

  389. Janice J
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    I voted for the kitties, of course.


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