Cats -vs- Christmas Trees – Precious Fur Babies Capable of Malicious Destruction – The Worst Crime Scene Photos We Could Find

Unfortunately for humans, a Christmas Tree is irresistible to a cat. They are attracted to the wires, shiny ornaments, ribbons, garland, and the tree itself. To them this is a jungle gym playground designed for cats. They get to climb, chew, bat at things and stare blankly into reflective ornaments. They get to perch and hide. They simply love it.

Many folks believe that cats actually enjoy knocking things over and causing chaos. They seem to enjoy enacting destruction. This blog will not offer any advice on that subject. Here is the inevitable results in the battle between Christmas Tree and cat.

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taste of home
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twitter @marj_cat
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kktv
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youtube / SushiAndRunt
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There are endless examples of cats engaging with trees on the web. If you want to see more just check out the source links below. For this blog, we looked for knocked-over trees only. If you have a photo like these to add, send it to us in discord.


SOURCES

https://www.artzabox.com/a/blog/ways-to-cat-proof-a-christmas-tree
https://www.boredpanda.com/cats-christmas-tree-destroying/
https://www.reddit.com/r/cat/
https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/what-christmas-looked-like-the-year-you-were-born/
https://www.reddit.com/r/catsinxmastrees/
https://www.kktv.com/content/news/Cats-ruin-Christmas-tree-408071055.html
https://www.sadanduseless.com/festive-fights/
https://www.youtube.com/@sushiandrunt

All of these images were found on the websites listed above. If you own any of these photos and would like them removed please let us know.

The WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop Stunt – Classic Radio Translated to The Medium of Television

Here we have a classic bit from the 1970s hit TV Show, WKRP in Cincinnati. The viewer may have been watching TV but they never get to see what the newscaster sees. Instead the viewer is invited to be a radio listener. The listener has to use their imagination. It’s called “Theater of the Mind“.

In the sequence, reporter Les Nessman (played by Richard Sanders) is dispatched to local shopping center. The program director had arranged for a number of living turkeys to be thrown from a helicopter onto the shopping area. He was hoping the stunt would help promote the radio station, under the impression that these turkeys would just fly away. Needless to say, turkeys raised as human food can not fly. Something else entirely occurred. the Hindenburg disaster was referenced.

The show was trying to save money by not showing the turkeys falling from the sky and onto the crowd of people below. They needed cheep because they were already paying a fortune to licence all the rock music heard on the show. Still, it would have been great to see the mayhem described actually appear on the screen.

To help you visualize what Les is seeing, we’ve created this cheeky little rendering with Photoshop.

Does Yoko Ono Have an Orgasm at The End of This Song? – Listen (If You Dare) – Decide for Yourself

We’ve never shied away from cringe at FunHouse Radio. Before you listen to this you need to be warned. There are shrill vocalizations that make some people to get neck hair erections. Others cover their ears, yell, and stomp feet. You might even go cross-eyed.

Not only that, but we are treated with a lot of dissonant chords on a clean tone electric guitar. If you hate Jazz, you will really hate this.

“Kiss, Kiss, Kiss” was released on the album Double Fantasy in 1980. It also appeared as the b-side to Lennon’s “(Just Like) Starting Over” single. Stylistically quite different from Lennon’s track, I think it can safely be classified as New Wave. Ono fans consider this one of her best productions. It’s been remixed several times as well.

The “orgasm” starts at 1:42 in the song. The official story is that she just simulated the sounds in a studio but you have to wonder if she set up a tape recorder and then captured her and John were doing the deed. What do you think?

courtesey of Ultimate Classic Rock

Nine Songs About Cats – One For Each Of Their Lives – With Fun Videos Too!

Who needs kitty treats? I’ve loved cats since I was a kid and I am always on the lookout for songs about them. Here are the first nine that come to mind. Most of them have entertaining music videos. If you love kitties and music, this list is for you. For best results, find your own meow-faces and have them join you while you check out these songs.


LIFE ONE : “Cool For Cats” by Squeeze


LIFE TWO : “The Siamese Cat Song” by Peggy Lee


LIFE THREE : “The Love Cats” by The Cure


LIFE FOUR : “What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones


LIFE FIVE : “Pussycat Meow” by Deee-Lite


LIFE SIX : “My Cat is Afraid of The Vacuum Cleaner” by Power Salad


LIFE SEVEN : “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats


LIFE EIGHT : “Josie And The Pussycats” by Juliana Hatfield & Tanya Donelly


LIFE NINE : “The Cat” by The New Christy Minstrels


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Black Fridays At Midwestern Malls Are Now Sad And Desolate

When I first saw this I thought for sure it was Burnsville Center in Minnesota. Then I thought maybe it was the legendary Southdale Center.

To be fair, this is not real footage. It’s actually a still image with audio. Nevertheless, it captures a feeling I’ve had at those two malls back in the 2000s.

That was a long time ago. Maybe things have changed? I really wouldn’t know because I do most of my shopping online like most Americans these days. Black Friday has been extended to an entire week by retailers both online and in the real world. Therefore it’s not really a thing anymore. Good riddance.

Malls are not likely to have a lot of foot traffic on the day after Thanksgiving for the years to come. If you enjoy desolation it might be just the thing.

If anything, November 25 will be the perfect day for members of the Emo and/or Scene subculture(s) to fade into small nonverbal gatherings conducted in odd corners and around dry water fountains. This provides the perfect balance of privacy and publicity.

I don’t really miss socializing at the mall but I do miss the people watching. Somebody recommend a good public webcam.

These 12 Songs About Time – All Sung By Men – Groove Up Your Extra Hour

It’s about that time of year when we in the northern states torture ourselves by switching the clock back one hour to reinitialize standard time. Hooray. What better time than now to share this list of songs with you?

Our list is in chronological order. It is not a countdown. Further more it is only a coincidence that all 12 songs are sung by men. Enjoy!


01:00 – “Time Slips By (pk mix)” by Nitzer Ebb


02:00 – “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller Band


03:00 – “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis & The News


04:00 – “Spacetime” by The Shamen


05:00 – “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds


06:00 – “Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets


07:00 – “Night And Day” by Frank Sinatra


08:00 – “Time (Clock of The Heart)” by Culture Club


09:00 – “Time is on My Side” by The Rolling Stones


10:00 – “Beat The Clock” by Sparks


11:00 – “Time” by David Bowie


12:00 – “Out of Time” by The Rolling Stones


Did The Devil & Mick Jagger Inspire The Voice of Starscream, Number Two Decepticon From The Transformers?

Jonathon Round sounds like The Decepticon named Starscream in his 1971 cover of “Sympathy For The Devil” by Mick Jagger, first released by The Rolling Stones. It’s uncanny. Listen to this track.

Christopher Collins was the voice actor that played Starscream on the original animated series from the 1980s. Maybe he heard this album in the 70s and then did his own take on the voice for The Transformers original animated series. It’s plausible. At times in this recording Round sounds like Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe. Collins voiced that character as well.

Some of the Mick Jagger penned lyrics are recited in a creepy somewhat Victorian style rather than sung. Sometimes the singing sounds like it belongs on a Black Sabbath track rather than an acoustic-folk number. When he belts out “Anastasia Screamed” and also when he laughs, it sounds just like that Decepticon from The Transformers.

Ever since I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, we would pull out The Jonathon Round LP around Halloween to play this cover. Not only is the song about The Devil, it has spooky sound effects.

Round (1949-2009) was apparently from the Detroit area. This would explain how my mother got a hold of his self-titled album. I still have the LP and we play it on the live stream during the Halloween season. In researching the album, I was shocked to find out that it was also released in Germany, Britain, and Spain.

Neither discogs nor allmusic have much information about this artist. It took some digging to find out anything. I discovered a few reviews of this album transcribed to a Facebook memorial group from eBay. I could not find these reviews on eBay but they seem legit.

“John was a larger-than-life man… a self-taught guitarist. His songs were a unique blend of observation, experience, fantasy, and politics. … [He was] most noted for his version of ‘Sympathy For the Devil’. Mick Jagger even mentioned this cut on-air as one of his favorite covers” (CaptainPeace, 2009)

“If you think Jonathon’s cover shots are scary, well, just wait’ll you hear this guy sing! This is the voice of a drama student on meth – overly emotive, nearly operatic grand gestures punctuated by that downright creepy maniacal laugh.” (fourthhostcelestials, 2008)

The folk-singer fad was over by the time he recorded this album.

“What you really have to wonder is how this album came out on the Westbound label. I mean, they were both from Detroit, but Westbound was known for funk and soul artists like Funkadelic, The Ohio Players and The Detroit Emeralds. Jonathan doesn’t fit into the funk category at all, but …somehow he got it done, and then got ‘em to release it in a fancy trick sleeve, all the while captivating audiences with his demonic stage show” (fourthhostcelestials, 2008)

Columbia from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nell Campbell, LOVES FunHouse Radio & We Love Her More!

How cool is this? About a year ago this fanboy sent a Cameo request to Nell Campbell. She was gracious enough to accept. Then, she divinely over-delivered. We found the video she sent back to be kind and encouraging.

This is actually raw footage. We asked Nell to film herself doing a station ID for FunHouse Radio. We were able to create several with the audio from her fabulous video.

We left the footage uncut so you can see how excellent Ms Campbell is at being extemporaneous. At one point she says “cut this part out” but there is scarcely a word we couldn’t use in our audio IDs. EXCELLENT JOB.

I almost feel like I got to meet her in person. Bravo and Thank You.

Catch up with “Little Nell” with this recent write up from The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tune in to the live stream after watching this and you will likely recognize some of the audio.