A cat

Anybody with a cat and a piece of paper can do this. Try it at home and send me the results. There’s an autographed book for the winner IF the winner is really good. I reserve the right to determine that. Deadline: January 1, 2013.

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32 Comments

  1. Posted December 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Might be an interesting challenge…to do this without making the cat look undignified….

    b&

  2. gravelinspector
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Even easier with a piece of paper and a dab of Marmite.
    I’ll just have to get us a cat [exit stage left, clutching a sack…]

    • Grania Spingies
      Posted December 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      :D

  3. Florian
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Works with dogs too .. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fboyd/8236659482/

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

      No contest; the cat pic is WAY better. Dogs already look goofy without paper!

      • Florian
        Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

        I knew Eddie never had a chance. But was fun anyway.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted December 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

        For example, dog tongues are known to LOL a lot.

  4. Posted December 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    that definitely made me smile, and giggle a little

  5. Miles_Teg
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    How about a picture of a cat with horns, a pitchfork and a tail? Oh wait, they already have a tail… :-)

    • still learning
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

      And multiple pitchforks at the ends of the paws…

  6. Sastra
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Anybody with a cat and a piece of paper can do this.

    Inaccurate. Revised version: anybody with a cooperative cat and a piece of paper can try doing this.

    • Kevin Alexander
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 3:03 am | Permalink

      If the cat won’t cooperate then Photoshop will.

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted December 2, 2012 at 4:18 am | Permalink

        NO PHOTOSHOPPING!

  7. Greg
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    This effect works best if the cat’s lower face is white. My two moggies are tortoise-shell and solid black –but this just makes me extra-motovated to submit a picture!

    • Kevin Alexander
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 3:06 am | Permalink

      If the cat’s black then use black paper.
      Then white paint for sabre teeth. Or maybe big Cheshire smile.

  8. Posted December 2, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Damn it, I don’t have a piece of paper :(

  9. still learning
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Knowing cats, the paper would be nommed before the camera clicks.

  10. Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    My cats are all eager to try this, but they want to know the rules. I’m supposed to ask about size of paper, use of color, and whether the art must be hand-drawn. Also whether you would like your car washed weekly until you choose a winner.

  11. Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Now Comrade Nikolai wants to know if we are allowed multiple entries, whether the paper held in front of the cat can only cover the lower face, or whether it could be larger? Does the paper even have to be paper, or could another material be used? Clearly we need a lot of guidance.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      One entry per person, paper should at least allow one to see part of the cat’s face, and another material can be used. The art needn’t be hand-drawn but if it is the chances of winning will be increased.

      No need to wash my car.

      • Posted December 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for the clarification. We are now assembling mask-making materials, clamps, etc.

  12. Jim Norman
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    We lost our beloved family cat yesterday. Put a sad face on me.

    • Christopher
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      Sorry for you loss. It is tough. We had trouble losing our cat and had to go out to the human society and get evil sibling kitties who now inappropriately run off with yarn skeins and maul toes. When your grieving is done, there will be someone waiting for you at the shelter.

      • Christopher
        Posted December 2, 2012 at 10:52 am | Permalink

        human = humane

      • Jim Norman
        Posted December 2, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

        Many thanks. I’m sure we’ll further adopt some day. So far my teenage daughter hasn’t brought up the subject.

        I don’t think our domestic short-hair would have stayed still long enough for mugshot photography anyway.

    • Posted December 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Condolences, Jim. That is rough.

    • Posted December 3, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      So sorry. There aren’t the words….

      b&

  13. Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Here’s mine:

    Heh.

    A photo posted by messygoat (@messygoat) on

    He was very cooperative.

  14. lisa
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Do you have any idea what my cat would do to me if I tried that? I’d prefer trying it with pope.

  15. Posted December 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    My entry is ready. Can you tell me how to send it?

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted December 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Just Google my name and The University of Chicago and it will lead you to my work email address.


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