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Sep 24, 2006

It's official—reader Briana T. is nuts

So, a while back, we posted a kitteh that exhibited some unesscessary paws-uptitude while sleeping. This cat had two limbs hanging in the air, for really no apparent reason.

But that's not important right now (say in Leslie Nielsen voice.) What's important is that Briana T. has decided that this cat is Burl Ives reincarnated in the form of Sam the Snowman.

Well, obvy, she has a good point, there. Voilà the side-by-side comparison.


Briana T., you're Officially Nuts™.

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AHAHAHA, that is incredibly awesome.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:23 AM

bwahaha. "that's when i discovered i had a drinking problem..."

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:24 AM

The resemblance is uncanny! Except, where's his hat? And I certainly hope he doesn't melt away! No, that's Frosty the Snowman, not Sam. No melting Kitties. Phew! And I am NOT going to jump up and down and say First first first, because I'm likely not by now, and because I don't wanna get a paw-swat when Theo gets back...

useta hada kitteh
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:25 AM

BWAAHAHAHA!! The resemblance is uncanny!

Of course, now I have annoying carols stuck in my head...*groan*


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:34 AM

Not Frosty...Sam...narrator of famous doll-mation story of rudolph! "Silver and Gold!"

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:39 AM

When cats give that squinty-eye thing when they are contented, I call that "China eyes"....as in "awwww, she giving me China eyes! awww"

Catman Dude
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:45 AM

LOL @ Dara... I'm glad someone else thought of "Silver and Gold" too because that's the first thing that came to mind. I love the Burl Ives "movies." Soooo cute.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 10:11 AM

That's a VERY cute snowman. LOVE the comparison. Tewtally redonk!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 10:23 AM

I was going to make a collage of all the pop culture characters my cat Daisy brings to mind....including Sam Snowman, Eric Cartman, and Peppermint Patty...some resemblances are mainly physical (Sam), some are personality matches(P Patty), and some are both (Cartman)....

So now I know I'm not the only one who's "nuts"

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 11:21 AM

But did Burl Ives ever have a sofa that ugly?

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 11:23 AM

The cat is a nice transition between the ugly cushion and the funky grandma couch!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 11:42 AM

Awwwdorable! Putting this kitty in a snowglobe would be even cuter, and oooh look at the positioning of those paws! Purrfect balance.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 11:58 AM

Aww! Check out those chicken legs! And what's that cat doing on my old couch?!

m in athens
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 12:52 PM

that must be sam the snowman's spring/summer/fall job

Jackass fan 01
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 01:02 PM

so cute smiling kitteh

Jackass fan 01
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 01:03 PM

Technically, the cat didn't have two paws raised -- the photo was obviously taken from above of a cat lying on his back (those are the seat cushions behind the cat). Cute picture nonetheless and, yes, I see the resemblance to the Burl Ives pic.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 01:19 PM

I once made a vest for my (then) boyfriend, using a really pricey Italian wool fabric (a subtle, soft plaid in dark blue with sea-green and other blues-- very pretty). But whenever he wore it, I had a vaguely disturbing feeling I couldn't shake: What did it remind me of? And then at Christmas it hit me-- it looked exactly like the vest the Burl Ives snowman wears in the Rudolph 'toon!

I couldn't stop snickering. 'Cause I'm mature that way.

J. Bo
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 01:32 PM

hey that cat kind of looks like colonel sanders.. or maybe colonel sanders looks like burl ives. or, whatever.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 03:14 PM


i'm sure our faithful readers could come up with LOTS and LOTS of pics of look-alike pairs.

one of my dogs looks like eddie fisher. tee hee!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 04:53 PM

My ex was a food snob/nut, especially of the haute cuisine set. I used to call all the fancy French sauces "gravy."

'Cause I'm mature that way.
[heehee ;-) ]

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 05:17 PM

Hey, now I don't mean this to re-open the gravy/sauce debate of a few months ago. Just sayin' to J.Bo...

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 05:18 PM

the more I look at this pic, the more it makes me laugh. I totally see the Colonel Sanders reference too!

/imagines kitty in black rimmed glasses and a bowtie

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 05:47 PM

now that's one fat happy cat........*petpetpetpetpetpet*

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 06:14 PM

I agree...the Burl Ives snowman is reincarnated in that cat!

Why do I keep hearing "Silver and gold, silver and gold..." playing in my head?

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 06:33 PM

Hohohohoho! Great comparison!

I still love the picture! That cat is paws up with ecstacy!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 06:36 PM

Lol jaypo and J.bo

It's ALL gravy!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 06:42 PM

MmmmmmHmmmm, gravy....*drools*~~~~~

(that was close, I almost couldn't find my tilde')

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 06:43 PM

Ooh, Lauri! Losing your tilde could be painful! LOL

I can see that this Christmas I'm gonna hafta watch "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and find out what all these "silver and gold" references are about. My life is obviously incomplete and sadly lacking...

useta hada kitteh
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 07:15 PM

"Siiiiiiilver and gold! Siiiiiilver and gold!" I LOVE IT!!! Toe-tail-y purrfect.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 07:15 PM

Rudolph is a Classic!
I love the Elf who wants to be a Dentist!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 07:17 PM

"I am not just a nitwit. Why am I such a misfit? You can't fire me - I quit! 'Cuz I don't fit in." LOL!!! Poor little elf.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 07:20 PM

how come strong resemblances are always "uncanny"?
is it sorta like when there's a plethora and it's always virtual, as in "a virtual plethora of cuteness"?
either way, this kitteh is still uncannily cute.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 07:47 PM


 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 08:06 PM

misscrisp -- word questions like that always send me scurrying for the dictionary (or the online version). I looked up both uncanny and canny, and discovered that while uncanny means mostly things that are unnatural, eery, supernatural, as in an uncanny resemblance, one meaning of "canny" is "snug, cozy, comfortable; pleasing, attractive". So in this instance, although the kitty bears an uncanny resemblance to Burl Ives as Snowman, it is also not only uncannily cute, but cannily cute as well! (And I liked the "virtual plethora"!)

useta hada kitteh
 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 08:15 PM

"how come strong resemblances are always "uncanny"?"

Because the resemblances are fresh - newly brought to our attention. No nasty preservatives in my resemblances.

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 08:56 PM

oh bay-bay! i remember this kitteh! anything to bring this kitteh back again for an encore fine by me!

 |  Sep 24, 2006 at 09:21 PM

I think it's an incredibly apt comparison. Briana T., you get big points for observation.

A thinker
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 05:33 AM

This boy-o looks TOTALLY smug and satisfied with himself. I almost expect one eye to open as if to say "Yes, I am THAT magnificent and aren't you lucky to bask in the glow of my curled paw purr-fection."

Kris, in New England
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 05:53 AM

Love the contented squinchy-eyes! ...bet this pastel marmie has a wonderful hear-it-from-across-the-room rumbly purr.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:26 AM

Heheheheeeee, misscrisp, usta and Aubrey. My little neurons get firing when discussions involving words arise! I love it!

(ok, so I don't usually have much to contribute, I am usually here with my cheering section ;) )

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:44 AM

You do realize that now the cat, the Burl Ives snowman and the bloated and aging Peter Gabriel are like triplets, don't you? That's pretty scary!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 07:44 AM

I grew up on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. My mother had taped it over Smiley's People (poor mom! She loves SP.) just so I could watch it whenever. Eventually, I wore out the VHS, early 90's commercials and all.


 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:00 AM

Yes, extremely cute, and yes, clever camera angle. HOWEVER - I'm compelled to say that if you don't put your sweet loving kitteh on a diet ASAP, you're going to lose him/her long before need be. Don't mean to be a killjoy, but this cat is dangerously overweight!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:05 AM

You're quite right, JMD. I mean, Burl Ives *died*.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:13 AM

Hilarious! I think there should be a lookalikes page! (thinking of the Anderson Cooper kittehs)

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:26 AM

*shuffling down the path to bloated and aging myself*

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:27 AM

Vet: Well, Mr. Dave, I'm afraid your cat is a fatty boombalatty.

J. Bo
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:28 AM

That cat is no bigger than my largest cat. Of course, I take my kitties to the vet yearly and he has never said anything about her weight. He's fine.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:58 AM

Briana is nuts? OR...absolutely CORRECT!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 10:18 AM

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