Oh holy shit, we’re talking honest-to-goodness internecene throwdowns happening all along the Great Atheist Rift! Crommunist fired the first shot, like Franz Ferdinand himself, declaring that anyone who likes cats must naturally be infected by toxoplasmosis, which is the only explanation why anyone would subject themselves the nonsense that is a cat’s existence.
It’s not ‘cat people’s fault that they’re nuts – their brains are crawling with parasites! People who post videos of their cats doing things that are
really cute and interestingentirely typical of cats? It’s parasites. People who enter cat fashion shows? Parasites. People whose otherwise perfectly wonderful blogs are festooned with pictures of cat after cat after cat? Parasites explain it all! Somehow, these devious parasites are able to crawl through the internet tubes and infect the readers too, so that instead of a perfectly reasonable response like “yo, what’s with all the cat pictures?”, they instead respond with “OMG that’s so cute! He didn’t quite make that jump onto the bed and fell a little bit! ADORABLE!”
Crommunist, apostate that he is, declared cat people to be crazy, and that the only animal worth considering is the otter, though he calls himself a dog person.
My wife Jodi responded with a photo of our cat with an orange peel on his head, though she’s more a dog person herself. Jen McCreight posted some kitty filler on her blog shortly thereafter, without even realizing her territory was under attack. Dana marshalled her cat to the cause to attack Crommunist directly, while Stephanie has shown her true colors and posted a video of dogs dancing to dubstep that one could only describe as an attempt at appeasement to Crommunist and his ilk.
Me? I like turtles.