[lit-ideas] Re: Feline Implicature

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:59:07 -0500

Cats are killers, it's true.  Everything alive is -- especially humans.
What I like about cats is their sense of dignity.  It's totally unwarranted,
but it's ennobling.  Cats give me courage.  Dogs are just silly children
compared to cats.

Mike Geary

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Let me just preface this by saying: "my favourite and first cat died
> yesterday and I loved him and it was a tough day" -- but, cats ain't got no
> place in any kind of philosophy -- other than comparing them to women [in
> Cosby's words] "come here, come here, come here, get away get away get
> away"... they are not moral. They will shit where they need to shit... they
> will mark their territory even if it is spraying your brand new 3000 dollar
> bar etc. They can destroy ANYTHING that you treasure in 3 minutes flat --
> including the baby's perfect soft skinned face. They kill 'innocent' birds
> and mice and such like. They are not philosophically deep with the brain the
> size of a small grape. And lastly, they can win staring contests... which is
> an anti-requisite to a good argument. I hate/love cats!
> just my humble onion,
> p (3-1=2 cat owner)

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