Meanwhile, in a Small Cafe in Cairo, a Strange Transaction Takes Place…

“You have brought the gold, I presume? Very well, then — I have brought the amulet you seek. Take it and go, but heed this warning: It is not of this earth nor any place that is holy. It is forged with unspeakable powers beyond control. It is something Man was not meant to hold.”

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So maybe you’ll want to use tongs.

Found on Sad and Useless by Tamara S.

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50 thoughts on “Meanwhile, in a Small Cafe in Cairo, a Strange Transaction Takes Place…

  1. allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike September 21, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      I instinctively began studying the pattern of wrinkles on their foreheads to determine if both pictures featured the same cat. (I’m thinking they aren’t.)

      • allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 3:09 pm

        This one seems to have a darker nosal region, too.

    • fkaWaldenPond September 21, 2016 / 6:35 pm

      😀

  2. Murray C. September 21, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Where IS everybody today!? And, yes, that is one evil lookin’ kitty.

    • allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Email notifications seem to have been down today. I didn’t get a chance to check until lunch, and there were three new posts that I hadn’t gotten a message for.

      Then my tablet died. I’ll have to look at all the links in the links post when I get home.

      (I did get the notification for this one, though.)

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike September 21, 2016 / 3:22 pm

        Yes, I can confirm the notification system was down. It came back online in time for the fourth post today. My apologies to all.

        • allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 3:23 pm

          I’ve been busy so I didn’t realize it until shortly before lunch, but then I thought, OMG What have I missed?!?!?!

          • 6rabbits September 21, 2016 / 6:45 pm

            Yeah, I sorta panicked when I got home from work and had no updates!

    • Gigi the cat lady September 21, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      I didn’t have much time to check the site today, I barely had time to breathe! The bosses at work are finally realizing that I’m retrieving in a month and they’re trowing everything at me before I leave!

      • Murray C. September 21, 2016 / 9:00 pm

        GiGi, I was uncertain what you meant by “retrieving” – was it an auto-correct or is it a process unknown to me? I have never been in either the academic or business worlds so I wouldn’t know!🙀

        • Faye September 21, 2016 / 11:40 pm

          I’ve been retrieved for more than two years now. 😊

        • Gigi the cat lady September 22, 2016 / 8:21 am

          LOL!! I don’t know if it was autocorrect or I just was too tired. What I meant was I’ll be retiring in a month.

          • Murray C. September 22, 2016 / 9:05 am

            Here I thought it was a particular expression, like the English use of the word “redundant” for “fired”.

            • Smartypants September 22, 2016 / 9:26 am

              “Retrieved” is what happens when they realize they can’t do it without her and ask her back! 😀

              • Faye September 22, 2016 / 9:28 am

                Exactly.

          • Murray C. September 22, 2016 / 10:27 am

            By the way, GiGi, congratulations on your “Retrievement”😜(just teasin’)

            • Faye September 22, 2016 / 10:50 am

              I’ve retrieved some of the activities I used to do. Lol!

            • Gigi the cat lady September 22, 2016 / 11:20 am

              I can’t wait to enter my golden retievement years LOL!!

              • Faye September 22, 2016 / 12:15 pm

                *Clapping Loudly*

  3. Laura September 21, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I actually opened Cutetropolis to show my husband the golden with the braided tail from yesterday, and he then got hooked on Mike’s wonderful intro. So I showed him how you have to scroll down carefully and then be sure to read the hovertext, and he made a note of the site to come visit. I doubt he’ll ever visit the comments, but yay!, he’s a convert to Teh Cute. I has found another one, hee hee hee….(laughing like that wonderfully evil kitty)

    • debg September 21, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Congrats on turning someone to the Dark Side, Laura! Your hubby will like it here.

      That is one evil looking cat. I’m told Sphinxes have wonderful personalities, but I find their lack of fur offputting.

      • debg September 21, 2016 / 4:24 pm

        Plus it’s hard to imagine that my beautiful kitties look like that when they’re nekkid.

      • 6rabbits September 21, 2016 / 6:42 pm

        The fact that you have to bathe them regularly cos they get oily skin is equally off-putting.

  4. Faye September 21, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    The more I see Sphinx Cats the more intrigued I become. I don’t mind getting a look at all those hidden cat details. Who knew?

    • fkaWaldenPond September 21, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      I’m picking up what you are putting down; my intrigue grows as well and I don’t think (?!) I would mind an oily cat. I would definitely have to implement some sort of wipe down procedure. Huh.

      • AB September 22, 2016 / 12:44 pm

        I promised my husband I will get him a sphinx if he goes bald so that he won’t feel alone. I adore hairless animals! I fell in love with a hairless shelter dog who looked like the chupacabra but was insanely sweet.

    • Alice Shortcake September 22, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Hidden Cat Details – a great band name!

  5. Jeannine September 21, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I have held a hairless cat once or twice and their skin is so soft and warm. He was a sweetheart. Poor things need extremely warm rooms or clothes on at all times. I would really love to have one, but the constant 78* – 80* is tough to take in Summer time in Alabama

    Maybe that is why this guy is so Grouchy. He needs the money to buy more sweatuhs
    .

    • Flowerfanatic September 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Sphinx kitties feel like a warm peach!! I was showing my flowing coated Persians when the Sphinx started making the show scene. Now THAT’S really the long and short of it!! 🙂

    • Rachel September 21, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      I’d melt in those temps. Obviously I am better suited to kitties with hair, though it’d be fun to meet a hairless one.

    • allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      There was an episode of Too Cute with a family of Sphinx kittens. I remember they mentioned having to keep the room warmer. They were so cute!

      • Faye September 21, 2016 / 8:51 pm

        Wrinkled widdle woodgies.

      • Puddleglum September 21, 2016 / 9:45 pm

        Prune??! *dies and is ded*

        • allein 🐾 September 21, 2016 / 10:33 pm

          And Gremlin! Don’t feed him after midnight!!!

      • Tara September 22, 2016 / 7:39 am

        OMG – a litter of baby Yodas!!!

        • Murray C. September 22, 2016 / 9:03 am

          Same thought here – we probably all flashed on that! They are cute.

  6. jeannine September 21, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Hey NOMTOM I thought it might put my pic in there as a tiny little image, then I thought I would take it out, so I did. However, YIKES. My pic is there in rather large format. Could you remove or shrink me considerably since it won’t let me edit as I used to.

    • Murray C. September 21, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      CUTE -crouchin’ in the crotch!

    • Faye September 21, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      I can’t say what I want to say.

  7. Raymond September 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    NTMTOM’s story made me think of Terry Pratchett’s Making Money, with signet rings made of Stygium — best handled with tongs if exposed to light.

  8. ^oo^ September 21, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    The Lord of NAIR.

    • 6rabbits September 22, 2016 / 7:13 am

      😂

    • Murray C. September 22, 2016 / 9:01 am

      As in the depilatory cream? I always loved their ad claim- ” ….fragrant, odorless Nair”

  9. hilz September 22, 2016 / 9:58 am

    It’s like cats: behind the scenes.

    • Faye September 22, 2016 / 10:49 am

      The Broadway show CATS when the costumes come off. Hahahahaha

  10. Doug September 22, 2016 / 10:53 am

    No Mr. Bond .. I except you to die

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