When the war broke out, Ed Brayton asked the only question relevant to a Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers addict:
But is your cat an RCPM fan? That’s the $64,000 question.
That much at stake, and honestly, I have no idea. I listen to music on headphones. I’ve not wanted to risk the possibility of expensive lawsuits for grievous bodily harm that may result from taking my cat to a concert. Roger Clyne, alas, hasn’t dropped by the house.
So I dunno. Time to find out. The simplest and quickest method is to see how the cat responds to Peacemakers’ artifacts. I have here one hat worn by Roger Clyne more than once at concerts, and a signed poster I haven’t framed yet. I will risk all in the name of science!
Now, any self-respecting feline, after scoping the territory, will immediately lay down upon the paper, even if it is an irreplaceable signed concert poster.
She’s thinking… thinking… thinking… ooo, she might be going for a full-on paper flop!
After another moment’s consideration, she proves herself a true-blue Peacemakers fan.
She risks nothing where important artifacts are concerned. No fan would risk harming a concert poster, or obscure Roger’s visage by lying down upon it. Also, though I wasn’t fast enough with the camera, she loved on the hat, gently, so as not to damage it. Just a soft few strokes with her cheek to say, “Roger wore this hat, and you thought it was yours, but it is now mine.”
Of course, I don’t trust her self-restraint, so with the experiment concluded, I removed the poster. She consoled herself by cuddling the garnet mica schist.
Good taste, that cat. And definitely an RCPM fan.