Kitteh wars: the final smackdown—with prizes!

It’s the battle of the titans: Maru versus Ceiling Cat, and the voting ends at midnight (EST) tonight.  I’m asking my “minions” to go vote, with the chance of winning a prize.  Just go to the Catfight! site and cast your vote for either Maru or Ceiling Cat.  Then simply indicate which way you have voted in a comment on this post.

Now be honest.  Don’t vote for Ceiling Cat (who, by the way, is a religious symbol) and write that you voted for that adorable fluffball Maru.  And don’t not vote and say you did.

IF MARU WINS, I will award the following prizes. To reduce the appearance (though not the presence) of bias, there will be two winners:

Those who voted for Maru: a randomly selected winner gets an autographed paperback edition of Why Evolution is True

Those who voted for Ceiling Cat: a randomly selected winner gets a mint-condition paperback (autographed by me) of Krista Tippett’s Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit (I can’t wait to unload this one!).

151 Comments

  1. Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Maru! Of course, I voted for him. There’s no cuter than Japanese cat cute. >^.^<

  2. physicalist
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Hmm. Tough call. Ceiling cat did give us the LOLCat Bible. And I tend to think that it’s useful for illustrating the silliness of religion.

    But then there’s Maru . . .

    • physicalist
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      Well, the bribes decided it. I already own WEIT, and I do like to add items to my woo/crank shelf.

      I voted for CEILING CAT.

  3. Kenneth Averill
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Maru rules!

  4. Danielle
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru!

  5. Jose
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Maru gets the vote.

  6. Tim Martin
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    You bet your sweet billy club I voted for Maru! And he’s kicking ass right now too.

  7. Kent Sharkey
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Can the Ceiling Cat create a box so large that Maru cannot jump out of? (or into?) I think not! Another vote for Maru!

  8. Scote
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Well, it was sort of tempting to vote for a sacrilegious cat, but in the end I voted for Felis Gump Maru.

    • Scote
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Strikethrough fail on Felis Gump. Doh.

  9. Menno
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    One more for Maru! For the bribz!

  10. confused
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    This is not about cute. It’s a about better. Ceiling cat isn’t a God, he’s just been turned into a religious symbol by his followers. He’s just a good cat, who watches you masturbate. It is, however, a tough choice, as Maru’s antics are awesome and better documented – but he’s just less iconic that t3h ceiling cat.

    I voted for Maru from home, and was actually surprised to see Ceiling cat trailing, so I voted for Ceiling cat when I got to work.

    Do I get entered for both prizes? Or excluded from both for cheating? (Where does it say you only get to vote once anyway) Or do I only get entered for my first choice (which was Maru, by the way, partly because I thought he’d be the underdog. Um. Undercat).

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

      You get entered only for the first vote. Otherwise it’s UNFAIR! 🙂

      • Scote
        Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

        Besides, sending both books together in the same package might lead to spontaneous combustion.

        • steve oberski
          Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

          more like matter and anti-matter

  11. Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Maru! Maru! Time well spent!

  12. Jeff H
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Maru FTW!

  13. Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    another vote for Maru.

  14. Jessica
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Maru!

  15. Jacob
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru. Ceiling Cat freaks me out anyway.

  16. Erika M
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for Maru here. 🙂 Good luck to both kittehs.

  17. n.martin
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Maru all the way… Though when I win, I want my autograph to say, “I’m sorry. I’ve been wrong about the importance of hybrids throughout my entire career.”

    Also, I have very astute students who just showed me free online pdf versions of your book… I think from Russia. If you want me to give you links, let me know and I’ll e-mail to you.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

      Yes, please do send them to me. My email is easily gotten by simply googling me and going to my university site. Thanks.

      • Tim Martin
        Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

        Speaking of sending things to you, I emailed you a few weeks ago with a question about Marsupials and Metatheria (this name was in the email). If you got the email, would you be kind enough to send a quick answer?

        • whyevolutionistrue
          Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

          Oh dear; I vaguely recall that and thought I had answered it. Resend plz.

  18. Gordon
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Maru obviously… I dont believe in ceiling cat

  19. Bill
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Of course I voted for Maru. I’d much rather read ‘Why Evolution is True’. 🙂

  20. Sigmund
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I was going to vote for ceiling cat but he completely put me off when he insulted the adorable Maru by arrogantly prancing about the room meowing “how ignorant!, how ignorant” at the top of his lungs. I think he’s one of those militant new catty-ists.
    So Maru it is!

  21. evogene
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru, it is so cute!

  22. Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru – he’s an excellent box jumper.

  23. Damian
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Maru FTW! We need a weekly contest for a signed copy of WEIT! Or visit Arizona soon, but bring your papers.

    • swences
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      I second this. Arizona needs people like Jerry Coyne to help dispel the craziness around here.
      Besides the problem we have with bigotry and paranoia, anecdotally I can say that Arizona also lags shamefully behind in accepting evolution as a fact.
      I work at a public library, and when I started there 3 years ago, I noticed that a lot of my co-workers are liberals or at least left leaning. (except for one 70 year old lady republican who does not trust Obama because he’s black – to put it nicely) But to my surprise, only 2 of them besides me accepted the fact of evolution and knew anything about it in any kind of detail. Three others seemed interested in the subject and after a few long talks seemed pretty convinced and intrigued by the idea. But at least 5 of them call it the monkey theory or fish theory and scoff in mockery at the whole work done in the past century and a half and claim that it is made up and complete nonsense (surprise! Surprise! 4 of these are hardcore Christians). I’ve done what I can there, and along the way de-converted 3 people to atheism/agnostics.
      At the house everyone has suffered my wrath (really just long discussions about the bible, its history, its very dark and immoral stories, the outlandish claims, and the relentless clashes of religions with science) and now all there are athiest except for a brother and his wife (but they are deist at most). My father is now a flat-out and proud athiest and shocks everyone at work and his sisters when they come around with his irreligiosity and I think it’s damn awesome, since he also proudly claims that his youngest son (me) taught him a lot, mostly to not be afraid or ashamed to admit that you do not believe in fairy-tales. (If I accomplish nothing else in life, haha, which seems likely, I could die happy with that fact)
      Crazy stuff, Phoenix iz not very highly educated. (Oh and when I was in high school, only one of my biology teachers ever mentioned the word evolution, it seemed taboo just to utter it in a classroom, and the same also applied to 2 college courses)
      So, what’s my point with all of this? That, oftentimes we tend to blanket term evolution-deniers as right-wing republicans, but in fact a big chunk of left leaning citizens reject or are ignorant of what evolution is and is not. (Many seem to think that creatures just evolve spontaneously into new creatures, or as if the whole spiel had directionality to it, culminating in humans)
      So yes, Arizona most definitely needs your intellectual clout Professor Coyne. We need re-enforcements, for though the statistics point to a shrinking of religious affiliation, I fear the crowd of ignorance/bigotry may be getting louder, stronger, and more desperately dangerous.

  24. jdhuey
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Maru ! natürlich.

  25. Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Maru, hands down.

  26. daveau
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Jerry, use your power only for good. I voted for Maru, but it is meaningless since the demise of Happycat, who is a British Shorthair, the most beautiful and noble of all the cats.

  27. bigjohn756
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Maru for me.

  28. Sajanas
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Maru gets me a book I’ll actually read, so thats who gets my vote.

  29. Juha Savolainen
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Jerry, I do not quite know how to say to you…Please, sit down to your most comfortable chair, take a long, deep breath and maybe also a healthy dose of some fine single malt..

    Here are the bad news: Bec Crew of the
    http://runningponies.com/ fame sent me this message, after I had alerted her to the possibility of casting the decisive vote on teh Celestial Cat vs. Maru fight, via Twitter:

    “No competition! Maru sucks”.

    I know that you cannot leave that shocking and perversely Antipodean challenge to all standards of kitteh cuteness unheeded: it is a declaration of war and now it is the time for everybody to stand up and be counted.

    Having already given that decisive vote for Maru in the semis, my choice is clear: I shall not say a word to Bec…:)

  30. Joshua
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    iz votehd fur maru. iz wahnt teh buk.

  31. J Cantwell
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Totally voted for Maru. So adorable!

  32. steve oberski
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I voted for that adorable fluffball Maru.

    But only because the best cat should win.

  33. Juha Savolainen
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Seems that teh Ceiling Cat is badly trailing, after I gave the 844th vote for Maru, but it isn´t over until it is over, and if there is anycat who can make miraculous comebacks, it must be teh Ceiling Cat…I wonder whether Paul the Octopus knows the final outcome already…

  34. Seth
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Voted Maru! Ceiling cat is pretentious.

  35. NoAstronomer
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Maru for president!

  36. Stephen Gaffney
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m a proud Maru-voter. Maru (if you’re reading this), you leapt straight into my heart. Maru for state comptroller!

  37. Tezcatlipoca
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Maru 4 teh win!

  38. Alex
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Maru is possibly the funniest thing on the internet. I wish Ada did things that silly…

    Maru >> Ceiling cat!

  39. Don
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru!

  40. Jack van Beverningk
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru! (But only because my own Bonnie & Clyde aren’t contestants!)

    • Jack van Beverningk
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

      .. well .. ‘my’ .. I am, of course, only their most favorite bringer-of-food and scooper-of-poop: there’s no matter of ownership.

  41. Kirth Gersen
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Ceiling Cat is watching this contest. He watched me vote for him on the site you linked. He’s watching me post this reply. He watched me… well, let’s leave that out for now.

    I vote Ceiling Cat!

  42. Obscurantist
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Naturally I voted for Maru.

    It’s so cute, it’ll probably eat anything!

  43. Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    まる (Maru) all the way.

    A note to readers: Yes, this blog honors Caturday, and yes, Ceiling Cat commands us to honor Caturday, but that does *not* imply that this blog is a front for the Ceiling Cat cult! That is absurd, and I hope this post will put these impertinent accusations to rest.

  44. pjmad
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Maru wins cutefight. Vote tallied.

  45. Adam M.
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Sorry. Ceiling Cat looks inquisitive, playful, and intelligent. Maru just looks mopey. So it’s gotta be teh Ceiling Cat!

    But I did do my part to help Maru beat out that poser Sockington!

  46. Colin
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru!

  47. Justin Wagner
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru!

  48. Tacroy
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru before I even saw this post!

  49. Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru. I must express my disgust and utter contempt for whoever set up the brackets that way. The final should obviously be Maru vs Sockington. Though Ceiling Cat is definitely the #3 internet kitteh.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Ceiling cat isn’t even REAL!

      • Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

        I think of CC in the same way that I think of FSM: he is real, even if he doesn’t exist.

    • articulett
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      hmph… I’m miffed that Roomba cat didn’t make it to the finals. S/he drives and smacks pit-bulls!

      Even still,s/he’s no Maru.

  50. MyaR
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Maru, of course.

    This means if I win, my copy of WEIT will have to be passed on to my fabulous niece who is starting college in two weeks under the gross handicap of having spent the past ~10 years under the influence of crazy fundys.

  51. Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Voted Maru, of course! He’s currently ahead 67% to 33%!

  52. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I did voted for teh ceiling cat. While technically a religious symbol, CC is usually used to mock religious explanations.

    If I win the Tippet book, you can send it to me at this address:

    Creation Museum
    PO Box 510
    Hebron, KY 41048

    Tkskayby

  53. Philip
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Maru

  54. Pliny Hayes
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Like everyone else in Red Deer, I voted for Maru.

  55. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Voted Maru!

  56. Peg
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I voted for maru!

  57. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru. As cute as ceiling cat is, Maru is cuter. ’nuff said.

  58. 5keptical
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    A Vancouver vote for Maru!

  59. Max
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Maru.

  60. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Maru (just voted), because ceiling cat is not real. However, if this was a different contest, one for the cleverness of video making, Maru would lose to Ceiling Cat.

    You’ve raised the minion bar–Myers will have to ply his with tempting rewards now to get them to do his bidding.

  61. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru at 2:10 MDT and Maru had 68% of the vote at that time

  62. palefury
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru too!

  63. MosesZD
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru.

  64. rodionsturmoil
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru.

    At time of voting, Maru 70%, Ceiling 30%.

  65. Nathan P
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maruuuuuuuu!

  66. Marc
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Maru all the way

  67. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru. I don’t trust ceiling cat. All we see is a face. I think he/she is hiding something.

  68. ikinengland
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Maru gets the vote of the english jury

  69. Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru, not for Tippet.

  70. Yakaru
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru, not for Tippet. (Second comment: first one seems to have gotten swallowed.)

  71. Matthew Cobb
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Maru. But he needs to get some exercise!

  72. Owl700
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Voted Maru, who has a nice lead btw.
    Ceiling Cat 503 (30.6%)
    Maru 1142 (69.4%)

  73. Dean Buchanan
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Ceiling Cat 509
    Maru 1178

    That last vote for Maru was mine.

  74. Dennis
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Maru. I can haz teh book plz?

    • Dennis
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

      …but only becuz Basement Kitteh iz not in teh kompetischun, or I vud haf voted fur himz

  75. swences
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    My vote went to Maru and he’s winning by over 40%!!!

    • swences
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      oh, and this is now my new desktop background.

  76. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Maru is a winner as of this point in time (5:00PM EST)

    Ceiling Cat 530 (29.9%)
    Maru 1243 (70.1%)

  77. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Well, It wasn’t an easy pick, but I went for Maru.

  78. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Maru – Hiz da bomb!

  79. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Maru!

  80. articulett
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Maru has my vote.

  81. Steve
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru

  82. sasqwatch
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    BOKO-MARU!

    (that’s a “Cat’s Cradle” reference, if you didn’t know)

    He’s kicking CC’s little booties.

  83. Jeremy
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    All hail Maru!

  84. Donovan
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Okay, you bought my soul for Maru. I feel so violated. But I did it. I clicked the ominous circle and blasphemed against the one true god, Ceiling Cat.

    Well, at least as I sit in the dark, dank, depressing, French Resistance bar themed domain of Basement Cat with bad open mike poetry, I might have something worthwhile to read, some possible glimpse of knowledge that could redeem my traitorous soul. Perhaps, if I am lucky, I will be a better educated feline Judas.

    O Ceiling Cat, forgive me!

  85. Diane G.
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Maru. Because I can be bought. Have no idea what he/she looks/acts like…

  86. HennaHonu
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I voted Maru =]
    happy cat!

  87. Duke of Wybourne
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Maru, naturally. Ceiling cat watching over me is a somewhat disturbing feeling…

    • Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, he iz voyeur, but utterwize he iz gud. A much better deity than that Yahweh chap!

      • Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

        True, slight voyeurism is nothing compared to that chap from the OT. But nevertheless, Maru is cuter 😉

  88. Mickey
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Teh Ceiling C*t be praised! Mae mi vote count towards teh ultehmet victory of hiz holeynes!

  89. Juha Savolainen
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    OK, time to reveal the plot: teh Basement Cat just could not permit teh Ceiling Cat to win this, so teh Basement Cat took the form of Maru and told Jerry to bribe the jury, just to make it final…:)

  90. Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m staying with Maru for my vote.

  91. Kitt
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Maru cos he is the spittin’ image of my Murray.

  92. Posted August 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for Maru.

    It was a toss-up until I saw that the Maru prize was the better one. They’re both awful cute, after all, unlike some of the earlier contenders.

  93. Diego
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I voted Maru. Now how about you?

    It would make a good political pin.

  94. Mark Andrews
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru!

  95. BaldApe
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    When I voted for Maru, the percentage was 78.4 (I think; I can’t remember numbers to save my life)

  96. Bobo
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    CEILING CAT.

    But only because Longcat was not available.

  97. Mike McCants
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Maru. Currently 72% to 28% in favor of Maru.

  98. Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Maru! Maru! Maru!

  99. arihn
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for Maru!

  100. NoUnicorns
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Voted Maru
    Too cute not to!
    Plus, I would LOVE to have an autographed copy of WEIT on the bookshelf next to “Your Inner Fish”, “The Ancestor’s Tale” and “The Greatest Show on Earth”

  101. Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Maru for teh winz. <- I hope that is clear enough 🙂

  102. maringo
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m in ur poll votin for ur Maruz

  103. That Guy
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Maru over Ceiling Cat any day of the week. Even Wednesdays.

  104. Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru, finest cat on the internet!

  105. James Davies
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Maru, of course.

  106. Darron Knutson
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Maru iz da bomb kitteh – u go Maru!

  107. Gazprom
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Or course I voted Maru!

  108. Matt P
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Hey Maru! You are the best cat.

    Maru:[Yes. I know.]

  109. Kevin F
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I voted Maru

  110. Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    voted for Maru.

  111. dsdquilts
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Maru, just too cute for his fur.

  112. Charlie
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Maru has my vote.

  113. stlgator
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Maru — the obvious choice I dare say 🙂

  114. Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Maru. Totally.

  115. Notagod
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I voted Maru because of the unusual (for a cat) behavior.

  116. Dan Harr
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Maru. Looks just like my kitteh.
    I’m reading WEIT for the second time.

  117. James
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Maru, of course. Vote #1903 actually.

  118. MoonShark
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Maru vote 1921. Up 73% vs. 26%. I’m tired of Ceiling Cat always spying on me. Though the overhead felid is far less creepy Jesus constantly masturbating in the corner.

    • MoonShark
      Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

      ^less creepy THAN. D’oh.

  119. Janice Cornforth
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Maru is my choice, of course!

  120. Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My vote: Ceiling Cat.

    Although Maru is appealing– how can you not like a cat named for a Starfleet Academy training exercise– without Ceiling Cat there’d be no Urf or skiez.

  121. Janice Cornforth
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    wannasmile.com has a nice compilation video of Maru moments: http://wannasmile.com/2010/08/maru-da-cats-greatest-moments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maru-da-cats-greatest-moments

  122. Rik Bailey
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Maru FTW.

  123. Madhav
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Voted for Maru. And now, am waiting for the book.

  124. Nicolas Keller
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    maru 🙂

  125. puzzledponderer
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    Maru all the way! Because I am just thart clumsy, too!

  126. Carl Troein
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Maru! We noe beleivez in Ceeling Cat!

  127. Apsalar
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Maru is a lot cuter than ceiling cat. So my vote was for Maru.


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