June 17th, 2003


Stray Cat Strut

From Cats With Hands:
(one domestic cat talking to another, while they lounge on a radiator looking out a window at a stray cat)
"Strays lead extremely difficult lives...every day is a struggle for survival.

They have no word in their language for treats."

This comic resonated particularly poignantly with me today, because I am going to have to skip lunch in order to properly enjoy the ice cream social being thrown here in the office today. Ice cream is more important than lunch.

In other news, here is a particularly useless Google search. If you want information about smurfs, this is not the way to do it.

However if you were to search for la la la song (supposing you couldn't remember what those little blue critters were called), it's even more useless, because Google says "The following words are very common and were not included in your search: la la la".

Um, excuse me? "la la la" is very common? Since when? I don't say "la la la" much, hardly ever actually, unless I'm singing. How many people have spoken the phrase "la la la" in the past week?


Yeah. That's what I thought.

Oh, and if you were looking for smurfs? I kept adding quotation marks and words to my search until they came up on the first page. If you search for "la la la" song blue creatures you will get several smurf hits.