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(Mother Nature Network)   Back in the 1800s, fishermen on one island mistakenly thought that feeding the local cats would bring them wealth and fortune. Boy, were they wrong   (mnn.com) divider line 85
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2012-12-18 09:18:52 AM  
I want to live there!
 
2012-12-18 09:20:01 AM  
Me too!
 
2012-12-18 09:28:06 AM  
'N Sync

www.mnn.com

www.mnn.com
 
2012-12-18 09:30:40 AM  
You know, come to think of it, I kinda already do.

Sigh.
 
2012-12-18 09:32:10 AM  
Holy crazy cat ladies, batman!!!
 
2012-12-18 11:23:46 AM  
You know, when I heard there was an island in Japan overrun with pu**y, this is not at all what I imagined.
 
2012-12-18 11:34:08 AM  
... カーターデイのためだけの時間.
 
2012-12-18 12:04:53 PM  
"Synchronized Licking" is a great name for a band...
 
2012-12-18 12:24:33 PM  
Slow news day? Killing Fields must be closed.
 
2012-12-18 12:26:24 PM  
A penal colony for crazy cat hoarders?
 
2012-12-18 12:27:20 PM  

cgraves67: A penal colony for crazy cat hoarders?


Just think - a hundred crazy cat ladies on one island.
 
2012-12-18 12:28:02 PM  
A Chinaman would love to live there
 
2012-12-18 12:28:23 PM  
good place to test my cat-a-pult.
 
2012-12-18 12:30:43 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: "Synchronized Licking" is a great name for a band...


Or 69 for short.
 
2012-12-18 12:31:00 PM  
Why don't you go back to your home on who--- I mean, cat island
 
2012-12-18 12:32:48 PM  
i877.photobucket.com

Just set her loose, she"ll have the problem under control in a week!
 
2012-12-18 12:33:38 PM  
FUNFACT! My family lived on Chichijima before I was born.
 
Depite the name, it was not chic and luxurious, it was also not populated with Spanish breasts.
 
2012-12-18 12:35:02 PM  
Pussy galore! Not much of a rat problem there, I guess.
 
2012-12-18 12:35:16 PM  
A 870 Remington in 12 gauge load with 6 shot will fix that islands problem
 
2012-12-18 12:35:50 PM  
i877.photobucket.com

If she needs backup. We"ll call this guy in.
 
2012-12-18 12:36:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: A Chinaman would love to live there


Know what a catgopher is?

cat go for $9.99 a plate if you put enough MSG and red sauce on it.
 
2012-12-18 12:36:29 PM  
I want a cabin with cat ears.
 
2012-12-18 12:36:48 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: cgraves67: A penal colony for crazy cat hoarders?

Just think - a hundred crazy cat ladies on one island.


My nose burns with the stench of ammonia just thinking about that. A whole island encrusted in cat shiat just like those homes on Hoarders
 
2012-12-18 12:37:14 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: A 870 Remington in 12 gauge load with 6 shot will fix that islands problem


Followed by a beat down by superstitious mouth Japs on the bloodthirsty round eye.
 
2012-12-18 12:38:03 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 12:43:41 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Mid_mo_mad_man: A 870 Remington in 12 gauge load with 6 shot will fix that islands problem

Followed by a beat down by superstitious mouth Japs on the bloodthirsty round eye.


Works on yellow people as well
 
2012-12-18 12:44:51 PM  
To stave off the boredom of island life, the cats have developed their own culture, included a unique sport called "Synchronized Grooming" which they are promoting as a potential Cato Lympic* Sport for the 2013 Cato Lympics on Catalina Island. Originally they tried synchronized swimming but they didn't like it, salt was a major problem, and it was deemed too scary for broadcast to aquaphobic cat audiences.

*Feline lawyers suggested this name to avoid trouble with the litigious Olympic Committee.
 
2012-12-18 12:45:00 PM  

DownDaRiver: Just set her loose


I've seen that before but what is it. Has that cat she's holding ceased to be?
 
2012-12-18 12:45:26 PM  
So the fisherman would stop "overnight" on the island and visit the "local establishments"

Can you say Cat House....literally??
 
2012-12-18 12:48:54 PM  

brantgoose: To stave off the boredom of island life, the cats have developed their own culture, included a unique sport called "Synchronized Grooming" which they are promoting as a potential Cato Lympic* Sport for the 2013 Cato Lympics on Catalina Island. Originally they tried synchronized swimming but they didn't like it, salt was a major problem, and it was deemed too scary for broadcast to aquaphobic cat audiences.

*Feline lawyers suggested this name to avoid trouble with the litigious Olympic Committee.


(With apologies to Piers Anthony)

The first place prize is the . . . Catastrophe.
 
2012-12-18 12:50:08 PM  
The cats that lived on the farm down the road from where I grew up went feral when the farmer died. Feral cats are nasty, disgusting, horrible creatures.
 
2012-12-18 12:53:45 PM  

curtis_e_bare: Feral cats are nasty, disgusting, horrible creatures.

There you go.
 
2012-12-18 12:53:55 PM  

farkmedown: brantgoose: To stave off the boredom of island life, the cats have developed their own culture, included a unique sport called "Synchronized Grooming" which they are promoting as a potential Cato Lympic* Sport for the 2013 Cato Lympics on Catalina Island. Originally they tried synchronized swimming but they didn't like it, salt was a major problem, and it was deemed too scary for broadcast to aquaphobic cat audiences.

*Feline lawyers suggested this name to avoid trouble with the litigious Olympic Committee.

(With apologies to Piers Anthony)

The first place prize is the . . . Catastrophe.


This has nothing to do with the article, but a person who can recognize Piers Anthony's stuff would probably like this.
 
2012-12-18 12:56:54 PM  

DownDaRiver: [i877.photobucket.com image 396x428]

Just set her loose, she"ll have the problem under control in a week!


I love that picture, but it always gives me conflicting emotions. On the one hand I just feel so sorry for that poor poor kitty and on the other hand it always makes me laugh like crazy because of the weird joyfully exuberant expression on her face.
 
2012-12-18 12:57:45 PM  
curtis_e_bare

The cats that lived on the farm down the road from where I grew up went feral when the farmer died. Feral cats are nasty, disgusting, horrible creatures.

This. I lived in the country and there were feral cats that made their way on to my property when the people "next door" moved out. Literally every night cat fights waking me up and the got into everything like rats.

I was glad there was winter, and a county road that took care of the problem.
 
2012-12-18 12:57:53 PM  
 
2012-12-18 01:02:49 PM  
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Sadly, some cats, having fallen on hard times, have resorted to prostitution. Travelers to the island are encouraged to learn the phrase "全く牙はご遠慮ください"
 
2012-12-18 01:02:49 PM  
www.mnn.com 

UFIM?
 
2012-12-18 01:03:44 PM  
This cries out for a bunch of 'em to be caught, "fixed" & released. Don't get rid of 'em, just bring the population down a bit. It would be neat if they did genetic tests and selected the best to keep breeding, maybe bring in some new blood.

Collect lots of data too. They're so inbred by now they might be genetically interesting. Are there major mutations? Could they be speciating or at least be starting a new "race?"

And I'm picturing hordes of fleas chasing people around. Ship in some Advantage and Frontline, stat.
 
2012-12-18 01:11:21 PM  
www.mnn.com

The day Ishiro wore "Tuna Spice" after shave was the last day anyone ever saw him alive.

/"Tuna Spice" was the name we gave a female programmer way back when the Spice Girls were together.
 
2012-12-18 01:13:40 PM  
Just don't inadvertently use the Tag body spray for sick cats.

image1.frequency.com
 
2012-12-18 01:14:23 PM  
I call Shenanigans. Those cats don't look Japanese to me.
 
2012-12-18 01:16:27 PM  
Did the cats survive the tsunami? Because it's an island in Miyagi Prefecture, which was one of, if not the, worst hit last year. And the last place I'd want to be in a tsunami is on an island...

/cats probably moved to higher ground...
 
2012-12-18 01:17:02 PM  

Rabid Turnip: DownDaRiver: [i877.photobucket.com image 396x428]

Just set her loose, she"ll have the problem under control in a week!

I love that picture, but it always gives me conflicting emotions. On the one hand I just feel so sorry for that poor poor kitty and on the other hand it always makes me laugh like crazy because of the weird joyfully exuberant expression on her face.



Yes, its the girls expression that makes the pic so great.
Don't know where it came from. Just came across it one day. Might have been here.
Would like to believe the cat is just fine and loves the attention.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:59 PM  
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Synchronized ass licking.
 
2012-12-18 01:18:04 PM  
They replayed the cat lady with full freezer episode of Hoarders last night.

Ewweweee
 
2012-12-18 01:26:39 PM  
This is the opposite of my nightmare! An island where all my dreams come true! (Something tells me there are probably more female residents than male ones)
 
2012-12-18 01:29:59 PM  

Paris1127: Did the cats survive the tsunami? Because it's an island in Miyagi Prefecture, which was one of, if not the, worst hit last year. And the last place I'd want to be in a tsunami is on an island...

/cats probably moved to higher ground...


Yes and yes... the cats raised a ruckus, peeps & pusses made for higher ground, and no lives of either species were lost. Caterwauling video goodness here.

s3-ak.buzzfeed.com
 
Skr
2012-12-18 01:32:04 PM  
Sounds like an interesting place to visit, I'm guessing the semi feral cats bury their refuse like racoons do so it probably isn't completely terrible.


On a side note, Feline leukemia would be a tragedy if introduced into an island population like that : /
 
2012-12-18 01:41:22 PM  

BKITU: ... カーターデイのためだけの時間.


Who is Carter?
 
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