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2002-10-21 01:42:35 PM  
Cats are such attention whores.
2002-10-21 01:46:15 PM  
Good cat. But stupid family for leaving papers right next to the electric stove.
2002-10-21 01:46:38 PM  
More like "cat proves handlers are morons." What kind of asshat would leave papers stacked upon a stove?
2002-10-21 01:48:40 PM  
"a mis-step switched on an electric oven, which ignited papers stacked next to it"

Who the hell stacks paper next to a stove, why that's an accident waiting to happen.
2002-10-21 01:51:03 PM  
good pussy cat : ) she was just showing her owners a leason.... don't leave papers by the stove!
2002-10-21 01:51:58 PM  
Cool! I'll go start a fire and then save everyone from it.

I'll be a hero!
2002-10-21 01:53:24 PM  
And now, for our first weekly fire drill....
2002-10-21 01:53:24 PM  
Awesome headline. Kudos to the submitter.

/former cat-owner
2002-10-21 01:53:58 PM  
So strange the cat looks. Has it changed shape?

[image from too old to be available]
2002-10-21 01:54:35 PM  
Something something something something blah blah blah idiots left papers next to a stove blah blah something something
2002-10-21 01:54:35 PM  
should be its
2002-10-21 01:55:26 PM  
Spiffy? That cat wouldn't of woke anyone if it could get out all by itself.
2002-10-21 01:56:57 PM  
Cats rule
2002-10-21 01:57:56 PM  
"Why does your cat only have three legs?"
"Let me tell you about this cat. One day this cat woke us up when there was a fire in the house. How 'bout that?"
"Yes, but why does it only have three legs?"
"Well, a cat like this you can't eat all at once."

[/bastardized pig joke]
2002-10-21 02:01:13 PM  
Every time you masturbate, a kitten starts a fire.
2002-10-21 02:02:05 PM  
Cat-Like Pyromania Detected
2002-10-21 02:05:50 PM  
Nice white puddy-tat, there, Zzeuss.

White cats often go deaf, sadly.
2002-10-21 02:06:51 PM  
Hey mistah, don't call that cat "lifesaver", call that cat "sheet head".
2002-10-21 02:08:31 PM  
[image from angryflower.com too old to be available]
2002-10-21 02:08:40 PM  
Clean that damn keyboard, too.
2002-10-21 02:09:14 PM  
Mimi the black-and-white cat

This cat has 2 personalities, the black cat side starts a fire and trys to kill its owners and the white side wins the ensuing mind battle and saves the family.
2002-10-21 02:09:37 PM  
Kickass cat!
2002-10-21 02:09:47 PM  
I'm sure the cat REALLY started the fire.
2002-10-21 02:11:48 PM  
if cats had thumbs they would rule the world.
2002-10-21 02:18:47 PM  
Cat's DO have thumbs, they are just very, very tiny.

See that Fat Freddy's Cat cartoon with him hitch-hiking for details.
2002-10-21 02:19:04 PM  
flakeloaf, you beat me to it.
2002-10-21 02:23:11 PM  
Take heart Sihaya, Koz still needs your help.
2002-10-21 02:25:26 PM  
That darn cat!

/obscure disney reference
2002-10-21 02:28:08 PM  
My cat howls at me whenever the furnace comes on; does that count for anything? Didn't think so.
Of course, he's also taken to licking patches of his fur off, but i think that's anxiety over the dog tormenting him.
2002-10-21 02:29:24 PM  
[image from rivercityhigh.keenspace.com too old to be available]
My cat has no aspirations to start fires nor alert people of the fires.
2002-10-21 02:31:09 PM  
What a cute pic Zzuess! She is blind, right?
2002-10-21 02:33:29 PM  
My cat is a damn safety freak. We have a fire drill every night, where he meows until I wake up and let him out.
2002-10-21 02:33:33 PM  
CAT (upon finding his fresh bird kill in the trash):
"You people have ticked me off for the last time. I'll show you."
(moves papers, turns stove on, purrrrrrrrr)...
"hee hee hee hee... i like to look at the pretty flames."
(catches glimpse of locked kitchen door, tail twitch)...
(goes go wake up owners)...
"i'll get it right next time."

story developing...
2002-10-21 02:34:07 PM  
Is that a fur-ball I spy on the floor, Tokumei? And.. oh my lord, are they your underpants at bottom right?? Ow, my eyes!
2002-10-21 02:34:10 PM  
"Mimi saved the family. There would have been a major fire had she not raised the alarm," a police spokesman said.
Of course, it would've also been nice had Mimi not started the fire, wouldn't it?
2002-10-21 02:36:33 PM  
Hah! That's not underwear, that's the leg of my pants. I was standing when I took the picture. Besides, I'm a boxer man myself.
2002-10-21 02:47:54 PM  

10-21-02 02:05:50 PM Korzeniowski
Nice white puddy-tat, there, Zzeuss.

White cats often go deaf, sadly.

Yes, she is quite deaf.
Wants to play with the vacuum. The heat and vibrations are quite attactive. Gotta lock her up when I clean or else someone tries to see what's underneath a running vacuum cleaner.

I was actually thinking of PSing the keyboard clean but didn't think someone would actually ding me on it...

10-21-02 02:31:09 PM Kylie
What a cute pic Zzuess! She is blind, right?

No, just deaf. And since she's deaf she goes nuts over other sensations, like seeing a light on the wall, or vibrations from washing machine, dryer, etc. She's a freak. She just looks at a laser point, but when a car drives by the window and throws reflections on the wall she'll jump halfway to the ceiling.
2002-10-21 02:49:35 PM  
I thought I was going to see one hell of a tough cat that became utterly indifferent subsequent to bursting into flames. Oh well.
2002-10-21 03:08:17 PM  
Ooops my bad. Too much tequila that night!
2002-10-21 03:14:59 PM  
I think I might change my username to "GrammarCurmudgeon" or something and only post when the word "its" hasn't been properly used.

his normal state
her normal state
its normal state

he's normal (he is normal)
she's normal (she is normal)
it's normal (it is normal)

everybody got that?
2002-10-21 03:31:10 PM  
Yes, I did typo a bad apostrophe, there, but that's the crux of the bisquit. My bad.

Although, I have to say for all the lingo-correctoids out there, I found the shift in tense in the headline more offputting than anything else. Should have been:

Cat starts fire, then saves family by waking them up. Cat then returns to its normal state of indifference.

Now try it again, only in Quechua.
2002-10-21 03:40:50 PM  

10-21-02 03:08:17 PM Kylie
Ooops my bad. Too much tequila that night!

Hell ya, it was me that was blind! Alchohol poisoning.
2002-10-21 03:53:07 PM  
It sounds more the the cat was trying to DESTROY!

Starting a fire, letting out a war cry, and breaking every precious breakable item it could find.

"And this *push...CRACK* is for taking the DOG for a walk yesterday!"
2002-10-21 03:57:50 PM  
2002-10-21 03:59:33 PM  
So are you saying here that "its" only has an apostrophe when it is a contraction, but it NEVER has one when it is possessive?

I'm like the grammar police, especially with spelling. I can see every misspelling before I even read the article, and it drives me crazy. But I still get stumped on that "its". And that change of tense in the headline was a little strange, too.
2002-10-21 04:08:45 PM  
Cats are a lot of things, but never indifferent. What you see as an indifferent cat is a cat very actively ignoring you. Cat owners know better.
2002-10-21 04:13:37 PM  
Odd cat question.....

Does anyone have their cat CLEAN their hair? if I'm laying down, or sitting against a chair with a decent sized back, my cat will lay down around my shoulders or on the back of the seat and start to lick my hair. Very weird. This same cat also begs to go outside and to let the ferrets out of the cage.
2002-10-21 04:23:13 PM  
So....Zzeuss....where's your other hand...

I'm an asshole
2002-10-21 04:24:13 PM  
My two don't lick hair, but they'll lick my hand. Usually a knuckle. Sometimes it's a few 'happy to see you' licks, sometimes it's 'I'm going to clean your skin down to the bone' licks.

Nosey, the white deaf cat posted above, is DYING to go outside. I adopted her from a shelter and she was pretty beat up; I think she was abused, or got stuck outside for a few weeks. She'll run to the door and meow and scratch to get out, but since she's an indoor cat, once I open the door she'll go into sensory overload and just sit there staring out the open door. Sometimes I'll let her out onto the back deck, but curiousity overcomes fear to quick for me to catch her if she dives through the deck slats, so I usually have to keep her cooped up. I need to get her a cat leash or something.

Um. So in answer to your question 'No but I'm going to type a buncha other cat stuff anyway.'
2002-10-21 04:27:06 PM  
Cryinoutloud: Correct. "it's" only means "it is" and never the possessive of "it". Compare with "his" and "hers", for example. We don't write "hi's" and "her's" for possessives; neither do we write "it's" for a possessive.

Such a simple rule, so seldom followed...
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