“only two things are infinite, the universe and human ignorance… and i’m not sure about the former”-Albert Einstein
That is one cross-eyed cat.
Looks like my cat after it got into a snort of Laphroaig. Had to hang it over the toilet during the hangover stage of misery.
Gee, Amanda hasn’t lost her skepticism in the face of getting poit-dunked in Calhoun Lake, hm?
It’s good to have Perspective!
AHAHAHAHAHAAaaa! Thats fantastic! I’m printing that one out and posting it on the Library wall! 😀
And that, in a nutshell, may explain everything we know about the Library!
I was thinking that it was as if Amanda sensed everything happened the last couple of weeks. 🙂
Of course, not expecting anything better means she won’t get rattled. That may be why Monica likes having her around.
Doh! It didn’t occur to me that Amanda had been told about what happened at library. I think now that she is specifically talking about the library when she says “something larger and beyond us.” Time has passed since she met Bud and was told about Jin’s problem, so she probably wouldn’t be reacting to that anymore.
Poor Selenium, looks like Amanda just interrupted a good nip buzz.
Ow! Ow! Ow! Whiplass!! Change of subject to fast!
Also Kitty going to scratch if you manhandle her like that.
Normally I wouldn’t say this, but I was hoping for some fluff today. IIRC, Selenium obeyed Amanda very well wrt using her claws and didn’t seem to mind being manhandled. Strange cat! Ah, that’s redundant. Sorry.
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups”
(Picture of a boat sinking with to many people on it)
Seen on a drink cozy in a supermarket.
Wisdom is everywhere, Just keep your eyes open.
Ah, so she’s heard of Bernie Ecclestone now! Never pictured her getting into Formula 1… ^_^
my kinda woman!
I’d like to see a romantic arc with Amanda! We’ve never seen the kind of guys she likes to date, have we?
what do you have against cats? you made Dietzel all super smart with a personality. then you made this (cant remember his name) cat retarded!
Uh, I believe it says his name in the comic: Selenium.
I don’t have anything against cats. Selenium isn’t retarded, he has an injured eye from being in a fight with another cat and observes more than acts. Although he looks like a kitten, he has a form of dwarfism that makes him small. He’s loosely based on my son, who has a lazy eye and is small for his age.
Incidentally, Paul… You’ve been doing a really good job on eyes lately. I’ve really been noticing them in the last few months.
I have to say that his name is perfect for a photographer’s cat.
Selenium knows how to get what he wants. Dietzel has to deal who means well, but is absent minded.
I don’t think Selenium’s retarded. If you’ll recall, he understood when he was told he was only allowed to shred certain things. 🙂 He also understood “Selenium save us!”
Actually, all of the pets in this series seem to be pretty smart…even Katherine’s fish (though that could be all her interpretation of his actions).
Ah! “Nobiggerthanconfet” That’s why I couldn’t find anything with “confetti”. Grats! 🙂
It’s because dogs have to do something special to prove personality. Cats are personality. And yes, I’m being speciesist. 😛
Those who do not yet understand just how superior cats are to dogs need to read the sequence of strips that begins here and runs to here.
Those of us who do understand, need to read it to reassure ourselves that, so long as they do not have opposable thumbs, cats still need us.
I don’t know. I believe the proper definition goes something like this:
To a dog — you’re family.
To a cat — you’re staff.
Hmm…to me that doesn’t show that cats are superior…just that they are not to be trusted (which I already knew after living with a cat for 2+ years…I’ll never do that again).
Which makes them just like small furry humans without thumbs.
I disgree. 😛 Cat’s only reveal they are personality if they choose to interact with their humans. Dog’s always interact with their humans, so their personalities are easily manifest.
This old joke says it all.
Will we ever see Selenium and Dietzel together ?
Oh, I hope not. I think that’s the signal that Pablo has jumped the shark.
I don’t know. Paul might find a way to handle it well.
As long as the pizza girl doesn’t pay too much attention to Selenium, I suspect that Dietzel would think that Selenium wasn’t even worth his time. I don’t know that Amanda would want Dietzel with Selenium, though. They didn’t seem to get along that well.
Hmph! That’s what she gets for being a smart ass. 😛
She’s taking this exceedingly well.
Best. Cat. Ever.
Well, Amanda, that’s certainly the way the percentages run if you’re wanting to place your bet.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.
I long ago come to the conclusion that everything in life is six to five against.
You know, that’s certainly a perspective on life that explains oh so very much…
It’s funny to compare this scene with the bigger idiot who runs the galaxy in the HHGTTG. He has a cat, too. But he doesn’t know if he does. He just knows that it seems to him that he has was seems to be a cat.
He just knows that it seems to him that he has what seems to be a cat.
oh noooo keep him away from the box office
Welcome to the Multiverse! Infinite diversity in infinite creation … and never once getting it right!
Perhaps, but the real problem is that it is likely none of the species, including humans, actually have any concept of which way is the “right” one, let alone execute it properly if they did.
My basic philosophy/meaning of life can be summed up as “it seemed like a good idea at the time.”
your philosophy of life also applies to the stunts preformed by the guys on “jackass”
Yes, but a slight difference. Those guys know it’s not a good idea, but they go ahead and do it anyway. Still, we should not knock them too much. We need guys like that to try things for the first time. Somebody’s gotta do it. It’s guys like that who take the risks on other, more meaningful things as well.
It’s guys like those who make the Darwin Awards entertaining…
I’m just surprised those dumbasses are still ALIVE!
“First, find the right company. It must be big, very big, so big if fact that nobody knows what anybody is doing at any time.”
How to succeed in business without really trying, Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book.
Thomas Sowell is fond of saying that the vast majority of trouble comes in two phases.
“What could it hurt?”
“How was I to know?”
The amateur photographer in me LOVES that she has a cat named Selenium, such a photography geek joke…
Nice to see Selenium back! Hope we get to see more Amanda, Owen, and Lakshmi as well!
Today’s page is going on my wall at work. 😀
Speaking of Felines & weirdness
Dietzel and Selenium must meet 🙂
I, personally, would not be comforted by the thought that there’s something larger & beyond us, potentially being run by enormous idiots.
Long ago, I realized that my spiritual mentors are people like Groucho Marx, Harlan Ellison, Yogi Berra, Isaac Asimov, Yogi Bear, and Tigger. After that epiphany, I got along better with the universe.
It wasn’t until I reread this today that I remembered the Addams Family Values quote by Gomez: “They say that a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. And with God as my witness, I am that fool!” Gomez would be perfect as one of the “greater idiots”.
Hey, Amanda! Does this mean you’re going to be a Helenistic Pagan like me? Or are you going to choose another pantheon? Or just be agnostic? Well, you can’t really be agnostic, you KNOW Gods exist now. You just don’t know who the hell they are and what they do, except for Tepoz, but has Monica introduced him to you yet?
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