Catheist tee-shirt

Sorry—I posted this comment out of order this morning; these things happen. Please repost any comments you made then, if you wish (there were only three).

A kindly and humorous reader made several tee-shirts like this for his family, and sent me one as well. I’m quite grateful for the gift, though it causes me a bit of cognitive dissonance: while mimicking the atheist billboards, it also disses my alter ego Ceiling Cat.


  1. Posted May 30, 2012 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Look at the cat in that T-shirt. Someone is revealing the ceiling.

    • Adam M.
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

      Man, that’s a cryptic message. Are you commenting on his thinning hair? Or did you have a totally innocuous meaning and I just embarrass myself with my own projection? 😛

      Either way, this gives me an excuse to say that, the shirt aside, it’s a nice picture. I hope I look that happy and youthful when I’m in my 60s. 🙂

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

        The commenter’s being a jerk, I suspect, and if so it’s the sign of a pretty nasty character.

        • Adam M.
          Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

          Maybe, but I suspect it was just meant as lighthearted teasing. Luckily, ceiling cat has the grace to refrain from sending a pair of lions to maul 42 old rhymer timers in response. 🙂

          • gravelinspector
            Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

            What makes you think that Basement Cat hasn’t sent black panthers (wearing false lions teeth, to correct the forensic evidence) to pursue you and maul you when you no longer anticipate it. Ceiling Cat may work in straight forward ways to achieve un-obvious ends, but the routes taken by Basement Cat are twisty little passages, all alike.

      • Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

        Well, at 51, I’ve already got less hair… 😦


        • Thanny
          Posted May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

          I had less hair at 21.

  2. Sam
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    When you live in an apartment, one man’s ceiling cat is another man’s feline mole…
    Two YouTube videos EVERY Atheist, with a sense of humor, should watch

    • gravelinspector
      Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

      So, there was a message, apart from that the person who did that work had no intention of communicating any substantial message?

  3. Adam M.
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I want to know if there’s some rough consensus on the “right” way to misspell words in catspeak (LOLspeak? What’s that called?), or if you can just make it up however you like. 🙂

    • Gregory Kusnick
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Standardized LOLspeak? Does the expression “like herding cats” mean anything to you?

      • Adam M.
        Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

        You’re right. That’s totally applicable. 🙂

    • Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

      There is an online LOLspeak translator, but in common with most such services, it leaves a bit to be desired.

  4. suwise3
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    “Probably doesn’t exist?” Not the same as NOT existing.

    • Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      More similar than existing, though…


    • Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

      We’ve been there with the bus campaign. “Probably” is good. They find it a lot harder to argue against “probably”.

      So are you an Aceilingcatism 6? Where is you prooof? (I’ve looked in the roof.)

  5. Lee
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Yo Jerry, ever read On Cats and Dogs by H.P. Lovecraft? Read that with a smirk on my face. Jolly good smack talk, Lovecraft style.

  6. Kirth Gersen
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Will a special version of the T-shirt be made available for U.S. residents? It would be exactly the same as the one Jerry has on, except the last sentence would be omitted (in deference to the massive government surveillance expansion going on here).

  7. Jonathan Hartley
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I’ve had a pawline conversion and now I reject the false noodly god and all his appendages. I shall henceforth devote my life to spreading the good news of Ceiling Cat.

    • Posted June 1, 2012 at 5:28 am | Permalink

      Were you on the road to Damuscus?


      • John Scanlon, FCD
        Posted June 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Permalink


        • Posted June 2, 2012 at 1:00 am | Permalink

          Not really as subtle as mine! 😛


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