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(Short List)   The nine most unfairly typecast animals. One day, we'll live in a world where a cat won't be the villain. One day   (shortlist.com) divider line 99
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2012-01-29 08:27:50 AM
Owls have been associated with knowledge and wisdom since ancient Greece. I am endumbened after reading this.
 
2012-01-29 08:40:56 AM
Subby you challenge the world with your ignorance.
i150.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-29 08:43:52 AM
Koalas. Cute and cuddly and a 99+% STD infection rate.
 
2012-01-29 09:40:29 AM
www.reelfilm.com

Your blog sucks.
 
2012-01-29 09:40:58 AM
i1131.photobucket.com
Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?
 
2012-01-29 09:48:19 AM
boltandmittenssite.webs.com

Well, I see this is being taken care of.
 
2012-01-29 09:48:25 AM
farm5.static.flickr.com

'I must destroy you.'
 
2012-01-29 10:44:32 AM
Forget someone, Mr. Lousy List Maker?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-01-29 10:55:18 AM
No we won't, subby. Cats are the manifestation of Satan on Earth, vicious, evil creatures. Cats are for target shooting like all other vermin.
 
2012-01-29 11:25:58 AM
They need better agents. Except for cats, who control the media.
 
2012-01-29 11:29:19 AM

Makh: They need better agents. Except for cats, who control the media.


Funny, they don't look Jewish.

/duck and run! serpentine, serpentine!
 
2012-01-29 11:31:50 AM

Makh: They need better agents. Except for cats, who control the media.


Well, that would explain why certain projects get Green lit.
 
2012-01-29 11:57:05 AM
lets see whats up with today's, 38 year old semi-pro writer who watches too many children's movies.

/really bears?
//who doesnt immediately jump to steven colbert version of these guys?
 
2012-01-29 12:04:33 PM
#4. Apparently author never saw Watership Down
 
2012-01-29 12:06:49 PM
Don't call him cute

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-01-29 12:11:01 PM
FTFA: 1. WEASELS
Character type: Snide, villainous henchmen


images.wikia.com
Yup
 
2012-01-29 12:16:11 PM

PacManDreaming: Forget someone, Mr. Lousy List Maker?

[i.imgur.com image 460x345]


Hey, that cat totally was into cheating at gambling, breaking and entering, violation of national secrecy acts....

/Sheesh, I loved that movie.
 
2012-01-29 12:16:17 PM
Stimpy is quite evil.
 
2012-01-29 12:23:49 PM
Dinosaurs. The list forgot dinosaurs.

What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?
 
2012-01-29 12:24:20 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Dinosaurs. The list forgot dinosaurs.

What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?


Yes.
 
2012-01-29 12:32:42 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?


weknowmemes.com

Both.
 
2012-01-29 12:32:46 PM

DON.MAC: Koalas. Cute and cuddly and a 99+% STD infection rate.


Sluts, they're all sluts.
 
2012-01-29 12:33:19 PM
I just want to say rabbits live in burrows, they don't travel by burrowing.
/left toin at ablakoikee
 
2012-01-29 12:35:33 PM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Huck And Molly Ziegler: What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?

[weknowmemes.com image 250x165]

Both.


Brings up horrible memories of when my daughter was young.
 
2012-01-29 12:35:59 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: No we won't, subby. Cats are the manifestation of Satan on Earth, vicious, evil creatures. Cats are for target shooting like all other vermin.



That doesn't describe any cats that I know.

Except for the target shooting thing, you're describing Republicans.
 
2012-01-29 12:39:20 PM
rlv.zcache.com

wanna go root around for some nice juicy ants?
 
2012-01-29 12:44:21 PM
Lions

Character type: Wise, fatherly figures

Examples: Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mufasa in The Lion King, King Richard in Robin Hood


Uh, you remember that there were OTHER characters in the Lion King, don't you, idiotblogger?

www.disneyvillains.net
 
2012-01-29 12:52:40 PM

xant: Lions

Character type: Wise, fatherly figures

Examples: Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mufasa in The Lion King, King Richard in Robin Hood

Uh, you remember that there were OTHER characters in the Lion King, don't you, idiotblogger?

[www.disneyvillains.net image 360x214]



And of course, Prince John in Robin Hood was a sniveling coward
 
2012-01-29 12:55:27 PM
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2012-01-29 12:55:34 PM
 
2012-01-29 12:58:03 PM
Yeah, I wonder why the snakes are portrayed as evil.

Uh...maybe because it's in the farking Bible...?

Also, he has a weird definition of "unfair".

Mice have a great reputation in fiction. They're not complaining.
 
2012-01-29 01:09:12 PM

rocky_howard: Yeah, I wonder why the snakes are portrayed as evil.

Uh...maybe because it's in the farking Bible...?




upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
EVIL!!!
 
2012-01-29 01:21:21 PM
Subby: stereotypes exist for reason.

Blogger: I don't see that you offered anything substantial to dispute these stereotypes.
 
2012-01-29 01:27:33 PM
"Play the titular, good-guy heroes..? Check."

yafh.com
 
2012-01-29 01:35:27 PM
But cats ARE villains.

Villians are sociopathic, sometimes psychotic self-serving creatures who use others to reach their own goals of domination.

That right there is short-hand for "Cat."

/your cat would kill and eat you if it thought it could
 
2012-01-29 02:23:33 PM
Just remember, anything a cat does as cute and cuddly is a ruse
 
2012-01-29 02:25:16 PM
images.sodahead.com

Pepe wants a recount, or you get sprayed
 
2012-01-29 02:25:56 PM
It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.
 
2012-01-29 02:26:08 PM
The Kaa in Disney's "Jungle Book" is nothing like the Kaa of Kipling's original story. He was Mowgli's badass mentor, his Obi-Wan, if you will.
 
2012-01-29 02:38:18 PM
Missing on this list:

animal-world.com

Mice suck. Rats are awesome pets. They're the second most intelligent rodent, you can teach them tricks, and they'll actually play with you and let you pet them.
 
2012-01-29 02:45:41 PM

Nogale: It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.


This! No, Jerry, that food is not there for you to take. That sardine can bed between the walls stinks and we don't need Nibbles' diapers in our walls either.
 
2012-01-29 02:54:03 PM

Nogale: It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.


99% of the time, Tom or Sylvester were going about their business. Sure, Sylvester was hungry, but that biatch never fed him. The Three Musketeer one was the worst where Tom gets the guillotine at the end, and Jerry and lil mouse just look like "oh well."

Other times, they had specifically been instructed to keep the house free of pests. Jerry seemed to be doing pretty well in terms of food. What an ass.

/Crambone
 
2012-01-29 02:54:54 PM
Even Bugs Bunny can't overcome a mouse, per the performing Hungarian Rhapsody short. If Bugs can't win, then no one can.
 
2012-01-29 02:59:51 PM

Nogale: It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.


That's why I could never get myself to watch those shows.

Not without frothing at the mouth though.

I also hated how they always called for Spike to help them.

why are all bulldogs named Spike? O_o

Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.

sydlexia.com
 
2012-01-29 03:03:39 PM
This whole site is pretty funny. I suggest poking around.
 
2012-01-29 03:04:40 PM

Fano: Even Bugs Bunny can't overcome a mouse, per the performing Hungarian Rhapsody short. If Bugs can't win, then no one can.


Tom & Jerry was stolen. A rabbit and a mouse? Come on. That doesn't make any sense.
The Cat Concerto (new window)
Rhapsody Rabbit (new window)
 
2012-01-29 03:07:38 PM

dickfreckle: This whole site is pretty funny. I suggest poking around.


RUN AWAY, IT'S A CAT!
 
2012-01-29 03:08:06 PM
The blog was so-so, but dear flying spaghetti monster, the link on the bottom!

www.shortlist.com

Kill it with fire!
 
2012-01-29 03:09:23 PM

rocky_howard: Nogale: It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.

That's why I could never get myself to watch those shows.

Not without frothing at the mouth though.

I also hated how they always called for Spike to help them.

why are all bulldogs named Spike?
O_o

Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.

[sydlexia.com image 400x300]


They were all the same dog. Like how Richard Meltzer plays John Munch in everything.
 
2012-01-29 03:15:49 PM

LoneWolf343: rocky_howard: Nogale: It never occurred to me until just now to characterize either Tom or Sylvester as "evil." If anything, I always thought Jerry and Tweety were conniving, irritating little shiats.

That's why I could never get myself to watch those shows.

Not without frothing at the mouth though.

I also hated how they always called for Spike to help them.

why are all bulldogs named Spike? O_o

Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.

[sydlexia.com image 400x300]

They were all the same dog. Like how Richard Belzer plays John Munch Richard Belzer in everything.


FTFM
 
2012-01-29 03:32:30 PM

Bloody William: Missing on this list:

[animal-world.com image 400x350]

Mice suck. Rats are awesome pets. They're the second most intelligent rodent, you can teach them tricks, and they'll actually play with you and let you pet them.


Second? What's the first?

Agree with your mouse assessment. Daughter has some now, and they're the mammalian equivalent of a fish tank.
 
2012-01-29 03:34:26 PM

Epossumondas: Bloody William: Missing on this list:

[animal-world.com image 400x350]

Mice suck. Rats are awesome pets. They're the second most intelligent rodent, you can teach them tricks, and they'll actually play with you and let you pet them.

Second? What's the first?

Agree with your mouse assessment. Daughter has some now, and they're the mammalian equivalent of a fish tank.


Serious rat question, can they be litter trained?
 
2012-01-29 03:35:41 PM

rocky_howard:
...Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.



As a kid, I had a cat named Puma who was Heathcliff incarnate: 24 pounds, no fat.

He used to go around picking fights with the neighborhood dogs just for entertainment.
My favorite story was a neighbor who complained that my cat would climb the fence into her dog run, terrorized her dogs and eat their food.

She bred Doberman Pinschers.

/ Cool story, bro..
 
2012-01-29 03:37:40 PM

Epossumondas: Second? What's the first?

Agree with your mouse assessment. Daughter has some now, and they're the mammalian equivalent of a fish tank.


Supposedly squirrels, and considering how canny those bastards are in the park, I believe it. In urban settings like New York, they've learned to beg for food. I've had them take stuff directly out of my hand.
 
2012-01-29 03:38:30 PM

MoronLessOff: Serious rat question, can they be litter trained?


Sort of. Rats kind of pee anywhere (in drops at a time, not a significant amount unless it accumulates), but you can teach them to poop in a litter tray in their cage.
 
2012-01-29 03:55:11 PM

ScreamingHangover: rocky_howard:
...Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.


As a kid, I had a cat named Puma who was Heathcliff incarnate: 24 pounds, no fat.

He used to go around picking fights with the neighborhood dogs just for entertainment.
My favorite story was a neighbor who complained that my cat would climb the fence into her dog run, terrorized her dogs and eat their food.

She bred Doberman Pinschers.

/ Cool story, bro..


That, is bad ass.
 
2012-01-29 04:08:29 PM

Bloody William: MoronLessOff: Serious rat question, can they be litter trained?

Sort of. Rats kind of pee anywhere (in drops at a time, not a significant amount unless it accumulates), but you can teach them to poop in a litter tray in their cage.


Pee everywhere. neat.
 
2012-01-29 04:10:12 PM
 
2012-01-29 04:12:11 PM
2. BEARS

djbutterworth.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-01-29 04:18:23 PM
I would have surely thought lemmings would be on that list.
 
2012-01-29 04:23:08 PM

MadSkillz: Bloody William: MoronLessOff: Serious rat question, can they be litter trained?

Sort of. Rats kind of pee anywhere (in drops at a time, not a significant amount unless it accumulates), but you can teach them to poop in a litter tray in their cage.

Pee everywhere. neat.


No worse than Iron Man competitors, really. And less irritating.
 
2012-01-29 05:14:10 PM
Never introduce this poor bastard to Brian Jacques' Redwall books then...

/every single stereotype on this list.
 
2012-01-29 05:20:23 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/thread
 
2012-01-29 05:33:09 PM
Do you know how hard it is to get a cat to smile? (without being happycat)
 
2012-01-29 05:42:08 PM
i182.photobucket.com

i182.photobucket.com

i182.photobucket.com

It's already been mentioned, but this list is fail without rats. Squirrels may be very smart, but last I knew, rats were the only non-dolphin, non-primate studied that is capable of meta-thought.
 
2012-01-29 05:47:16 PM

simplicimus: Owls have been associated with knowledge and wisdom since ancient Greece. I am endumbened after reading this.


[two cents]

In Muslim culture, an owl landing on your house pretty much means that God hates you and is going to smite you by killing you and/or your family.

[/two cents]
 
2012-01-29 05:50:18 PM

MoronLessOff: Fano: Even Bugs Bunny can't overcome a mouse, per the performing Hungarian Rhapsody short. If Bugs can't win, then no one can.

Tom & Jerry was stolen. A rabbit and a mouse? Come on. That doesn't make any sense.
The Cat Concerto (new window)
Rhapsody Rabbit (new window)


The Cat Concerto proves my earlier point: Jerry was squatting in a concert piano. Screw him. Tom was just wanting to provide joy to a jaded arts community that wanted to see the novelty of a cat playing classical music. Don't they deserve better?

We could have a cartoon about a bum living in the middle of a construction site who is mad that "evil workers" are pouring concrete into "his" "clothes washer."

Or just have fun with a sadistic magician (new window)
 
2012-01-29 05:55:20 PM
How is it 'unfair' when all cats are, in fact, dicks?
 
2012-01-29 06:24:19 PM

glwtta: How is it 'unfair' when all cats are, in fact, dicks?


My wife's cat is too shy and cuddly to be evil. The most terrible thing he'll do is sit in your lap and purr. My two cats on the other hand are stupid, evil, mean, lazy, viscous, fat, etc. they're not so much evil as merely sociopaths.
 
2012-01-29 06:35:29 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

1.bp.blogspot.com

/fairly typecast?
 
2012-01-29 06:42:17 PM

Kurmudgeon: DON.MAC: Koalas. Cute and cuddly and a 99+% STD infection rate.

Sluts, they're all sluts.


So that's what my first wife meant when she said she was very "koala-like"?

/she said it was because she was cute and cuddly and could rip your face off when provoked.
//she never fully defined "provoked"
 
2012-01-29 07:04:19 PM

xant: Lions

Character type: Wise, fatherly figures

Examples: Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mufasa in The Lion King, King Richard in Robin Hood

Uh, you remember that there were OTHER characters in the Lion King, don't you, idiotblogger?

[www.disneyvillains.net image 360x214]


And I seem to remember another lion named "John" in Robin Hood who went against the stereotype.
 
2012-01-29 07:04:37 PM

Smeggy Smurf: My wife's cat is too shy and cuddly to be evil. The most terrible thing he'll do is sit in your lap and purr. My two cats on the other hand are stupid, evil, mean, lazy, viscous, fat, etc. they're not so much evil as merely sociopaths.


ಠ_ಠ
 
2012-01-29 08:16:17 PM
You've never had a thick cat that kind of oozed everywhere it went? I told you they're evil. Sort of like vermin that would be found in Cthulu's sweat
 
2012-01-29 08:28:42 PM

MadSkillz: Bloody William: MoronLessOff: Serious rat question, can they be litter trained?

Sort of. Rats kind of pee anywhere (in drops at a time, not a significant amount unless it accumulates), but you can teach them to poop in a litter tray in their cage.

Pee everywhere. neat.


You really don't notice it unless you have a black light.

And girl rats don't even have to be potty trained. They just poop in one spot.
 
2012-01-29 08:32:17 PM
Many people here seem to not understand what's being discussed here.

Yes, there are SOME works that don't portray the animals in question as how they're USUALLY portrayed, but the fact is that how they're USUALLY portrayed is the most common and because of it many people believe them so they continue to be typecast. You can list all of the exceptions, subversions, and aversions all you want, but they're overwhelmed by the typecasts.
 
2012-01-29 08:37:37 PM

Summoner101: Just remember, anything a cat does as cute and cuddly is a ruse


Thank you. That video made my day.
 
2012-01-29 08:39:47 PM

Smeggy Smurf: You've never had a thick cat that kind of oozed everywhere it went? I told you they're evil. Sort of like vermin that would be found in Cthulu's sweat


I actually kind of did, now that I think about it. He had the power to turn into a lump of furry liquid so as to escape from affectionate clutchings by ardent human admirers.
 
2012-01-29 09:06:09 PM
Given the chance a cow would eat you and everyone you care about!
 
2012-01-29 09:15:41 PM

Bloody William: Epossumondas: Second? What's the first?

Agree with your mouse assessment. Daughter has some now, and they're the mammalian equivalent of a fish tank.

Supposedly squirrels, and considering how canny those bastards are in the park, I believe it. In urban settings like New York, they've learned to beg for food. I've had them take stuff directly out of my hand.


Bok Tower Gardens in Florida quit selling peanuts to feed the squirrels because they were getting to the point they would crawl up your leg and bite you if you didn't have a peanut for them. It was like you had to pay them a toll to start walking on the path through the garden.

On the other hand, I've known 3 people who had squirrels for pets.
 
2012-01-29 09:26:20 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Smeggy Smurf: My wife's cat is too shy and cuddly to be evil. The most terrible thing he'll do is sit in your lap and purr. My two cats on the other hand are stupid, evil, mean, lazy, viscous, fat, etc. they're not so much evil as merely sociopaths.

ಠ_ಠ


blogs.confusticate.com
 
2012-01-29 09:50:35 PM

RatMaster999: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Smeggy Smurf: My wife's cat is too shy and cuddly to be evil. The most terrible thing he'll do is sit in your lap and purr. My two cats on the other hand are stupid, evil, mean, lazy, viscous, fat, etc. they're not so much evil as merely sociopaths.

ಠ_ಠ

[blogs.confusticate.com image 115x155]


Pink pudding cat is pink!
 
2012-01-29 09:58:29 PM
This got a greenlight ? FARK needs its 'It's not news, it's FARK', back.

/ The reason I don't pay $5 a month is so I can be protected from articles like this.
 
2012-01-29 10:13:22 PM

Krymson Tyde: [i1131.photobucket.com image 300x200]
Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?


This. Thank you. My favourite animal, my spirit animal, the most maligned (in my opinion) of all animals.
 
2012-01-29 11:22:55 PM
frowns on the idea that weasels are bad
accel11.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com
 
2012-01-29 11:44:38 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Dinosaurs. The list forgot dinosaurs.

What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?


I read "Gentile". As you were.

/Sunday night whiskey
 
2012-01-30 12:40:41 AM

simplicimus: Seth'n'Spectrum: Huck And Molly Ziegler: What say you, dinosaurs? Are you gentle constant children's companions or bloodthirsty predators?

[weknowmemes.com image 250x165]

Both.

Brings up horrible memories of when my daughter was young.


What are you talking about? Those movies are fantastic! I used to have a Littlefoot plushy that went everywhere with me.
 
2012-01-30 02:20:33 AM

ScreamingHangover: rocky_howard:
...Heathcliff is a great inversion on this. He's the guy who makes the rules and idiot dogs can't do crap to him.


As a kid, I had a cat named Puma who was Heathcliff incarnate: 24 pounds, no fat.

He used to go around picking fights with the neighborhood dogs just for entertainment.
My favorite story was a neighbor who complained that my cat would climb the fence into her dog run, terrorized her dogs and eat their food.

She bred Doberman Pinschers.

/ Cool story, bro..


I want to party with that cat.
 
2012-01-30 03:18:11 AM

Hobbess: The blog was so-so, but dear flying spaghetti monster, the link on the bottom!
www.shortlist.com


Now why would you want to do that? That's the funniest looking real-life critter I've ever seen. It looks like a WWII-era "Kilroy was here" cartoon come to life.
 
2012-01-30 04:19:17 AM
Who knows, there might be hundreds of lions out there with great talent for playing slapstick buffoons or nervous, Woody Allen types, but they'll never get the chance.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-30 06:26:34 AM

Krymson Tyde: [i1131.photobucket.com image 300x200]
Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?


What I thought. Wolves have god a bad rap too
 
2012-01-30 06:45:14 AM
On an unrelated subject, the author of TFA feels the need to censor "bastard" but "berk" is perfectly OK.
 
2012-01-30 07:46:52 AM

simplicimus: Owls have been associated with knowledge and wisdom since ancient Greece. I am endumbened after reading this.


"Western" centric views. Most (if not all) ancient american native cultures saw owls as evil omens, often associated with witches. Something that makes a lot of sense since they are nocturnal animals and scare the freaking crap out of you with their silent flight that allows them to appear out of nowhere.

//I know how ironic is to say native american cultures aren't "western" :P
 
2012-01-30 08:01:46 AM
Oh come on. How can you look at this cute wittle face and see a villain?

i243.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-30 09:06:24 AM
Did anybody post a picture of Oliver and Company?

Stupid blog, cats have been good guys in tons of movies.
 
2012-01-30 10:00:38 AM
bulk.destructoid.com

"We are Siamese, if you please. (Mrow)
"We are Siamese, if you don't please. (Mrow)
 
2012-01-30 03:06:40 PM
Goddamn Beastmaster had a tiger. Also, somone forgot the cat in The Mummy saving a couple of lives.

Jerks.
 
2012-01-30 06:04:40 PM

Smeggy Smurf: glwtta: How is it 'unfair' when all cats are, in fact, dicks?

My wife's cat is too shy and cuddly to be evil. The most terrible thing he'll do is sit in your lap and purr. My two cats on the other hand are stupid, evil, mean, lazy, viscous, fat, etc. they're not so much evil as merely sociopaths.


I take it you haven't dealt with many sociopaths.

/they're evil. By definition
 
2012-01-30 06:22:01 PM
Rats are awesome pets.

true, too bad they only live 2-3 yrs, miss my Joey
 
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