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Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 1:06pm

@Grinning Cat: I have a T-Shirt with "Books, Cats, Life is Good" with the Edward Gorey drawing on it.

Edward Gorey Books Cats Art Cartoon Sweatshirt M NEW

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 26, 2012 at 8:56am

Booklover, I don't have any cats, but I love the feel-good "Home is where my cats are" cartoon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 26, 2012 at 8:52am

Way to go Mayor Menino!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 26, 2012 at 7:20am

Holy jumpin' kimono!!!  Mayor Menino kick ass and takes tickets!  BRAVO!!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 26, 2012 at 7:14am

Some politicians are willing to not only say it, but put it in writing! Way to go Mayor Menino!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 26, 2012 at 3:29am

Thanks, Ian. I'm a firm believer in the K.I.S.S. principal, but when I get upset, I kinda go synonymous (don't even know if that'a a word, but you get my drift) on their asses. Confuses the hell outta them, and helps me to really get something off my chest.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 26, 2012 at 3:16am

Nicely put, Tony. If you're going to let rip, use a broad vocabulary.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 26, 2012 at 3:16am

Nicely put, Tony. If you're going to let rip, use a broad vocabulary.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 26, 2012 at 1:58am

@Patricia and @booklover: great pics!

@sk8eycat: I've seen a T-shirt that looked like Hebrew lettering, but viewed upside down revealed the message "GO F*CK YOUR- SELF" (again spelled out in full).

And you're absolutely right that there are many forms of "biblical" marriage which today's Christian zealots would have a cow over!

@Tony: Nancy Lebovitz makes those buttons; her website, which unfortunately doesn't show her calligraphy, is www.nancybuttons.com . (I posted a few more samples of her work in "What's Up?", including one sk8eycat would approve of: "Books. Cats. Life is good.")

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 9:27pm

@Grinning Cat - Oh! I used to collect buttons like a fiend.  My two favorites (aside from the ones celebrating the Voyager missions that a friend at JPL gave me) were, "Go, Lemmings, Go!" And one that looked like classical Hebrew writing till you turned it upside down...then it very clearly said: "F*CK YOU!"  Well, the F-word was spelled out in full...

I think I like "Secular Humorist" better.

 

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