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2013-02-15 09:41:48 AM  
I don't think I've ever had a perfectly preserved puss.
 
2013-02-15 09:42:07 AM  
I CAN HAZ MOISTURIZER?
 
2013-02-15 09:44:37 AM  
I've been to some bad strip joints and seen some pussy that seemed to be mummified, but nothing like that.
 
2013-02-15 09:44:42 AM  
I feel ill.....
 
2013-02-15 09:47:41 AM  
This reminds me of a joke whose punch line is "the chitterlings were real tough".
 
2013-02-15 09:50:29 AM  
And judging from the picture, it's a mummified long cat.
 
2013-02-15 09:51:17 AM  
Long cat mummy is long.
 
2013-02-15 09:51:21 AM  
First meme ever.
 
2013-02-15 09:53:27 AM  
That is some seriously old, dried pussy!
 
2013-02-15 09:55:34 AM  
Fang Q to traylor, Prank Call & megarian for their comments. Come Caturday all y'all will see a truly excellent tale re multiple cats rescued from similar fate.
 
2013-02-15 09:56:27 AM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I CAN HAZ MOISTURIZER?


Nice  :)
 
2013-02-15 10:00:18 AM  
I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?
 
2013-02-15 10:03:47 AM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


Pardon me boy, is that the cat that moved your choo-choo?
 
2013-02-15 10:05:33 AM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


102 uses for a dead cat.
 
2013-02-15 10:05:43 AM  
Long Cat's Great^100 Grandma
 
2013-02-15 10:09:09 AM  

/cat
//dead
///good

No, really. Guess my phone browser doesn't like that site. This is all I get.

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2013-02-15 10:21:32 AM  
http://www.fark.com/users/buttery_shame_cave" target="_blank">buttery_shame_cave http://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/If-you-see-anything-better-today- than-this-2000-year-old-mummified-cat-then-youre-in-a-strip-joint-my-f riend#c82529848"> http://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/If-you-see-anything-better-today- than-this-2000-year-old-mummified-cat-then-youre-in-a-strip-joint-my-f riend#">Smartesthttp://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/If-you-see-anythi ng-better-today- than-this-2000-year-old-mummified-cat-then-youre-in-a-strip-joint-my-f riend#">Funniest<small><input type="checkbox" name="want_to_vote0_82529848" id="want_to_vote0_82529848" value="1" ><label for="want_to_vote0_82529848">Smartest</label>< input type="checkbox" name="want_to_vote1_82529848" id="want_to_vote1_82529848" value="1" ><label for="want_to_vote1_82529848">Funniest</label>< /small>http://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/If-you-see-anything-better -today- than-this-2000-year-old-mummified-cat-then-youre-in-a-strip-joint-my-f riend#c82529848"> http://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/82529848#c82529848">2013-02-15 10:05:33 AMhttp://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/If-you-see-anything-better-toda y- than-this-2000-year-old-mummified-cat-then-youre-in-a-strip-joint-my-f riend#c82529848"> http://www.fark.com/comments/7594314/82529732#c82529732" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

102 uses for a dead cat.
I have heard this too, but not cat mummies, people mummies
 
2013-02-15 10:23:07 AM  
I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.
 
2013-02-15 10:25:34 AM  
Geeze I hate this new Fark thing.
 
2013-02-15 10:26:11 AM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


King Tutifuloveboobs LXIX revered cats so much he was presented a gilded cat mummy as a symbol of triumph. Unfortunately during excavation the front half of the mummy was destroyed... it was a catastrophe!
 
2013-02-15 10:55:13 AM  

HailRobonia: I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.


and the duplicity of business and law marched on
 
2013-02-15 11:08:55 AM  
Mrs Slocomb nods in approval.
 
2013-02-15 11:20:36 AM  

HailRobonia: I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.


Not insane, really. Agricultural societies tend to revere the animals that get rid of the rodents that eat their crops. Maybe considering them minor deities and mummifying them is taking things a bit too far in some people's minds, but it makes great sense from a cultural ecology/cultural materialism perspective.

Spoiler Alert: Hindus revere cows because it also makes common sense to do so. Marvin Harris' 'Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches' explores that and other topics and is a great read for eggheads and non-eggheads alike.
 
2013-02-15 11:35:40 AM  

everlastinggobstopper: HailRobonia: I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.

Not insane, really.


The insanity I was referring to was the cognitive dissonance of "these animals are sacred and it is a crime and a sin to kill them.... oh by the way do you want to purchase a pre-killed and mummified kitty to donate to a temple?"
 
2013-02-15 12:06:18 PM  

HailRobonia: everlastinggobstopper: HailRobonia: I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.

Not insane, really.

The insanity I was referring to was the cognitive dissonance of "these animals are sacred and it is a crime and a sin to kill them.... oh by the way do you want to purchase a pre-killed and mummified kitty to donate to a temple?"


Yeah, that make less sense. But Americans do that too. We spend 15 billion a year on the ceremony related to death. A decent chunk of that is people buying cut flowers to display at funerals. Growing flowers so you can kill and display them while they slowly decompose at a funeral is a little creepy when you think about it.
 
2013-02-15 12:08:16 PM  
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2013-02-15 12:13:16 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

Pardon me boy, is that the cat that moved your choo-choo?


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2013-02-15 12:21:01 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

Pardon me boy, is that the cat that moved your choo-choo?


*slow clap*
 
2013-02-15 12:23:42 PM  
You're talking about some painted up pussy.  And a mummy.
 
2013-02-15 12:27:52 PM  
That had better show up in this weekend's Caturday thread
 
2013-02-15 12:31:30 PM  
As a little girl my parents had to stop letting me into the Egyptian exhibits at the local museums, because if there were cat mummies I'd start bawling.  I still tear up a little...

/only slightly pathetic
/my cats approve
 
2013-02-15 01:04:45 PM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


No.    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2341/do-egyptians-burn-mummi e s-as-fuel

I don't get this new link button thingy at all.
 
2013-02-15 01:09:27 PM  
ALL HAIL BASTET!
 
2013-02-15 01:25:20 PM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


Mark Twain wrote about some human mummies were burned as fuel for trains.

His exact comment was, "I shall not speak of the railway, for it is like any other railway -- I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, "D -- n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent -- pass out a King ..."

/ it was a tongue in cheek thing

// however; that doesn't mean it didn't happen ever
 
2013-02-15 01:30:46 PM  
2000 years old and still a day too early for Caturday
 
2013-02-15 02:34:27 PM  

iheartscotch: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

Mark Twain wrote about some human mummies were burned as fuel for trains.

His exact comment was, "I shall not speak of the railway, for it is like any other railway -- I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, "D -- n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent -- pass out a King ..."

/ it was a tongue in cheek thing

// however; that doesn't mean it didn't happen ever


Your proposal seems modest
 
2013-02-15 03:20:41 PM  
The Field Museum in Chicago has had wrapped cat mummies on display for years.
/can't call this story news
 
2013-02-15 04:09:03 PM  

iheartscotch: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

Mark Twain wrote about some human mummies were burned as fuel for trains.

His exact comment was, "I shall not speak of the railway, for it is like any other railway -- I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, "D -- n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent -- pass out a King ..."

/ it was a tongue in cheek thing


I get the tongue and cheek here but growing up I heard other accounts of how some very posh Victorians used mummies to fertilize their gardens. Never followed up on that one.
 
2013-02-15 04:12:44 PM  
Was this mummy buried in a catamaran?

/Is there a catalog of all those cat mummies?
//Any catamites mixed in there?
///So punnish me...
 
2013-02-15 04:51:04 PM  

KatjaMouse: iheartscotch: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

Mark Twain wrote about some human mummies were burned as fuel for trains.

His exact comment was, "I shall not speak of the railway, for it is like any other railway -- I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, "D -- n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent -- pass out a King ..."

/ it was a tongue in cheek thing

I get the tongue and cheek here but growing up I heard other accounts of how some very posh Victorians used mummies to fertilize their gardens. Never followed up on that one.


It's well known that they'd grind up Egyptian mummies for all sorts of fun remedies, perfumes, colors for paint; basically anything and everything imaginable. In the 19th century; you weren't the cat's meow unless you had a couple mummies laying around.

/ countless Egyptian artifacts disappeared, tombs were vandalized and bodies destroyed all for a dollar back in the 19th century.
 
2013-02-15 05:05:21 PM  

qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?


I read there used to be so many mummies found and carted out of Egypt at the start of the 20th century that they did things to them that would have horrified a modern archaeologist. Things like 'unwrapping parties', where a group took apart a mummy and kept whatever amulets and treasures they found like cheap souvenirs.

HailRobonia: I love Egyptian animal mummies - they show how religion has been insane from day one. The ancient Egyptians revered animals such as cats and hawk, and it was forbidden to kill them. Also it was a sign of piety and devotion to mummify them - thousand of cat mummies have been found. But the kicker is that the overwhelming majority of these cats seem to have been in prime health when they died.

It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.


This seems strange until you realize that in their mind they were giving the cats eternal life. The whole reason for turning them into mummies was to give them immortality and sending them to live with the gods.
 
2013-02-15 05:46:43 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: qualtrough: I remember reading a long time ago that a cat necropolis was discovered in Egypt something like 100, 120 years ago and there were so many cat mummies that they burned them as fuel in locomotives. Anybody?

102 uses for a dead cat.


More than there are for a live one.
 
2013-02-15 05:47:46 PM  

Ronin_S: It turns out there was an industry of raising cats to kill and mummify. The same cats that it was a sin to kill.

This seems strange until you realize that in their mind they were giving the cats eternal life. The whole reason for turning them into mummies was to give them immortality and sending them to live with the gods.


Speaking of the pro-life movement...
 
2013-02-15 07:26:02 PM  

iheartscotch: His exact comment was, "I shall not speak of the railway, for it is like any other railway -- I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, "D -- n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent


BAHAHAHA XD
God I love Twain.  He's such a clever funny bastard that he even gets attributed for clever quotes that someone else made.  If you ever hear something witty and funny and you don't know who said it, attribute it to Twain and there's a good half a chance you're right (or at least that people will believe you).
 
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