Hey, Listen! Links!

Londoners raise funds to replace tubeway adverts with cat posters  (Ellie J.)


Cat-butt cradles for your smartphone (Andrew Y.)


Licki brush lets you lick your cat (this stumped a player on this week’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me”) (Sharon G.)

Flatulent fainting goats flee Fort McMurray fire in Ford (AJ and also Megan W., I just remembered.)


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25 thoughts on “Hey, Listen! Links!

  1. Amy May 22, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I NEED the cat butt phone stand!

    • Deborah Gerish May 23, 2016 / 10:10 am

      If you go to Andrew Y’s link, then click through to the seller’s site, be sure to translate the page. The style options include things like “double-a**”. I nearly choked laughing.

      • Amy May 23, 2016 / 1:56 pm

        I saw that! I just need to take the time to actually order one 😛

  2. allein May 22, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Cat posters = awesome!

    Cat butt phone stand = cute!

    Cat-licking brush = I…um…no.

    And I hope I never have to ride in a truck with a pair of goats but I’m glad they made it out safely.

  3. 6rabbits May 22, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Ummmm…a giant NO‼️ to the cat licker.
    I wish it was bunny butts instead…
    Yea! for cat posters and safe goats…but not farts!😉

  4. Gigi_the cat lady May 22, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I love my cats but I draw the line at licking them!

    • dubravkamcvmd May 22, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      I tried to simulate a cat licking my cat by using my nose and moving my head the way they do. My cats were not fooled.

  5. Ricky's Mom May 22, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Oh, my stars, the goats. I’m so glad this story turned out well. But since it has, it’s awfully darned funny.

  6. Laura May 22, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Once, while living in New Orleans, I was trapped in the Traffic Jam from Hell escaping an oncoming hurricane (that ended up missing New Orleans completely) — it took me 17 hours to drive from New Orleans to Lafayette, a distance of about 130 miles. And I thought *I* had a bad escape trip from a natural disaster. But at least I didn’t have flatulent fainting goats to keep me company — my sympathies lie 100% with that poor man!

    And the cat licker? No. Just….no. Seriously, that man looks utterly demented licking his cat!

    • AJ May 22, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      I was living in FL during 2005 hurricane season and since we lived in a manufactured house (ie, fancy PC name for a mobile home) had to evacuate not once but FOUR times.

      One time we decided to to our friend’s place in the mountains of the Carolinas. Talk about the trip from hell – 3 adults, 2 cats, 1 bird and a 75 lb dog. In a Ford 150 crew cab. What usually takes about 4 hours took almost 8. And yes it missed us. Even worse, all the 4 leggeds ended up w fleas so as soon as we got back, we had to give them all flea baths. I got stuck bathing the two cats. Such a good time.

  7. Faye May 22, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    My cat would rather be trapped in a truck with flatulent fainting goats than let me lick her with a giant fake plastic cat tongue brush.

    I did not see the tiny balls on the cat butt phone stands until I read the online description. I was fixated on the X-marks. Does that mean I’m anally retinative?

    • Duckie May 22, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Faye, I laughed so hard at your comments, and so long, that my iPad timed out and I had to start over.

  8. murkle46 May 22, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    A similar campaign to get city buses ads replaced with cats?

    • Smartypants May 22, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      Oh, or how about a campaign to get CAMPAIGN ads replaced with cats? Would make election season a whole lot more bearable!

      • 6rabbits May 22, 2016 / 7:35 pm

        That gets my vote!

      • Laura May 22, 2016 / 7:36 pm


      • beemoused May 23, 2016 / 10:17 am

        I wish I could upvote this idea 1000 times!

      • tagatha May 23, 2016 / 11:06 am

        Why has no one thought of this earlier? This is a fabulous idea!

  9. amyliz May 22, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I heard about the Licki brush on “Wait, Wait..” but to actually see it in action makes it even more absurd! As for the gassy goats, I am glad the little stinkers are safe!

    • Faye May 22, 2016 / 11:16 pm


  10. Kar May 23, 2016 / 1:56 am

    Anyone else kind of want to see the whole infomercial for the Licki Brush? And I seriously hoped someone taped their pitch for a patent.

    I”m imagining eight patent engineers/lawyers looking dumb founded as some Siamese shreds their owner while he tries to lick them.

    Although I’m sure that there’s some secondary uses for this thing when you think about it. Right off the bat, the Furries will love this thing.

    On second thought, we probably don’t need to think this through.

    • allein May 23, 2016 / 7:11 am

      Lol! That was not an image I needed at 714 am on a Monday.

    • Smartypants May 23, 2016 / 7:19 am

      LOL, I can just picture cats watching the cat-licking video and shaking their heads – “Hoomins are nuts…good thing they’re so cute!”

      Oh, and NTMTOM, I really like these new collections-of-links posts – great way to present things that aren’t necessarily related but that we wouldn’t want to miss!

  11. Brouhaha May 23, 2016 / 9:28 am

    My cat hates being brushed, I would never put my face that close to her while doing so. That’s really not a good enough story to tell people when they ask why you have an eyepatch.

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