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« Reply #280 on: September 08, 2021, 03:20:34 AM »
I love the Existential French cat and especially the line about 'The fifteen hours a day I spend asleep...'
:laugh:  I know!  :)  I stumbled across a posting about the 10 best cat videos and Roger Ebert (who was known here in the US for his film reviews) thought that this was the best one...so I had to check it out.  There are other ones with the same cat (haven't watched those--really truly!) also on youtube.  It did crack me up though.  :)  "They leave me tasty snacks just out of reach...."

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« Reply #281 on: September 08, 2021, 05:40:43 AM »
:laugh:  I know!  :)  I stumbled across a posting about the 10 best cat videos and Roger Ebert (who was known here in the US for his film reviews) thought that this was the best one...so I had to check it out.  There are other ones with the same cat (haven't watched those--really truly!) also on youtube.  It did crack me up though.  :)  "They leave me tasty snacks just out of reach...."

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Yes, that's a great line!

as is 'when my caretakers step here they become irate'
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #282 on: September 08, 2021, 05:46:04 AM »
Yes, that's a great line!
I confess:  I went back and watched a couple other of ones featuring Henri.  The guy who created them also created a cat videos fest.  That, and his "store" have raised money (at least $5,000) for animal shelters.

Sadly, the tuxedo kitty (real name Henry) passed away in December of 2020.  :'(  Well, he was a real credit to all felines--helping to raise money for them.

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« Reply #283 on: September 08, 2021, 09:50:21 AM »
I confess:  I went back and watched a couple other of ones featuring Henri.  The guy who created them also created a cat videos fest.  That, and his "store" have raised money (at least $5,000) for animal shelters.

Sadly, the tuxedo kitty (real name Henry) passed away in December of 2020.  :'(  Well, he was a real credit to all felines--helping to raise money for them.

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Sad news, but his existential commentary on life live on in the You Tube videos. RIP Henry (Henri?)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #284 on: September 09, 2021, 04:10:49 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #286 on: September 09, 2021, 09:21:45 AM »
Boy, he even had his own book(s)!  Thanks for the link!  :)

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His status is 'Internet Celebrity'  :)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #287 on: September 09, 2021, 11:59:15 AM »
His status is 'Internet Celebrity'  :)
Yes, I saw that!  ;D

Well, you managed to lure me back to that Wiki link of yours and saw an episode with "artiste" in the title and had to watch it.  Très drôle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUtn3pvWmpg

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« Reply #288 on: September 10, 2021, 01:29:24 AM »


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« Reply #289 on: September 26, 2021, 06:58:34 AM »
This picture made me laugh:



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« Reply #290 on: September 26, 2021, 02:54:00 PM »

     I don't see much pacification.

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« Reply #292 on: October 02, 2021, 06:33:34 AM »
     

     
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« Reply #293 on: October 02, 2021, 06:44:12 AM »

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« Reply #294 on: October 02, 2021, 08:01:30 AM »

Sorry, but can't see it.  :(

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     I think I fixed it.
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« Reply #295 on: October 02, 2021, 11:41:55 AM »
     

   
lol  :)  I strongly suspect that a parent put that kitten on top of their baby!  ;)  Still cute though!

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« Reply #296 on: October 03, 2021, 04:15:06 AM »


Ah, to have no worries in life!



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p.s. Posted for Jeffrey and his "other half" in particular....  ;)

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« Reply #297 on: October 04, 2021, 05:59:34 PM »


Source: Andre in the WAYCR thread

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« Reply #298 on: October 04, 2021, 06:57:41 PM »
Begemot!

A Russian speaking friend of mine named her cat Begemot after that character and also told me that while he is for some reason called Behemoth in English translations his Russian name actually means hippopotamus.

They've made a variety of really good covers for various editions of that book using that character.



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« Reply #299 on: October 04, 2021, 08:12:23 PM »
Begemot!

A Russian speaking friend of mine named her cat Begemot after that character and also told me that while he is for some reason called Behemoth in English translations his Russian name actually means hippopotamus.

They've made a variety of really good covers for various editions of that book using that character.

I've been told (perhaps Karl or another member who knows Russian can confirm) that the Cyrillic character which sounds G is used to transliterate H as well. Hence Begemot/Behemoth.

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