Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Man With "Cat-Like" Tattoos And Cat Fangs Can't Find Work

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:10 AM
Original message
Man With "Cat-Like" Tattoos And Cat Fangs Can't Find Work
Edited on Thu May-05-05 08:11 AM by matcom


<snip>

GUATAY Looking freakishly like a tiger has gotten Dennis "Cat" Avner lots of attention. But it hasn't paid many bills.

"I really don't care what people think, so I really don't pay much attention," Dennis "Cat" Avner of Guatay said about the occasional hostile reaction he gets from passers-by.

That's one reason why Avner is leaving the tiny East County community where he has lived for six years and moving to Washington state. There's not much demand in San Diego County for a computer and electronics technician with tattooed stripes on his face and fangs in his mouth.

Avner, 46, began his transformation 25 years ago, undergoing up to a dozen surgeries. He offers a simple explanation for enduring all that pain.

"It's something I need to do," he said. "I have to do it. It's part of who I am."

He has gotten plenty of publicity and some money from his obsession.

Avner has been on more than 50 television shows and traveled around the world displaying his cattiness. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, MTV, VH1, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" and the Larry King and Rikki Lake shows. He has gone to Japan, England, Czechoslovakia, Australia and New Zealand.

He charges $1,000 a day for his appearances, but the offers are sporadic. Avner said his agent is pitching a show for him on the Fox television network, but the details are still murky.

"If I could make a living at it, it would be nice," he said.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050504-9999-...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. Go figure.
Edited on Thu May-05-05 08:13 AM by kick-ass-bob
:shrug:


Fangs, too? Hi, yes, I'm 1/4 English, 1/4 German, 1/4 French, and 1/4 Cat.

:crazy:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:13 AM
Response to Original message
2. Well, I hear there's this act in Vegas with tigers or some such thing
that's looking for a new partner.... :shrug:


Yes, I'm going to go smack myself now....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:13 AM
Response to Original message
3. Hmmmm....and PR work is his specialty?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #3
47. Here's his website...
http://www.stalkingcat.net /

Check out his pics...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:16 AM
Response to Original message
4. DAYUM, whodda thunk?
:shrug:

Is the circus hiring? Maybe he could take tickets and be the IT manager.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:17 AM
Response to Original message
5. The cat sitting on his lap is probably thinking
"Boy this guy is crazy, he thinks he can look like a cat when he just looks like another crazy naked monkey".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:17 AM
Response to Original message
6. And he thinks Washingtonians will be more receptive?
Huh...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:18 AM
Response to Original message
7. You know, that was my *first* thought when I saw this guy years ago...
"Who would hire him?"

Now we know. :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:18 AM
Response to Original message
8. Has he tried finding work in any
zoos? Just askin'...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 08:23 AM
Response to Original message
9. why do people want to go around looking like freaks
and then complain when people treat them like freaks? An American can't get a job in IT these days with a haircut and a suit and tie, what made this man think dressing up like Catman would get him a job?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:44 AM
Response to Reply #9
170. ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
10. I'll file that under "People who make me yell 'Hey, stupid!'"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:13 AM
Response to Original message
11. He could be a kid's birthday party attraction
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:17 AM
Response to Reply #11
13. party time
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 04:35 AM
Response to Reply #13
144. Wait, I think I know this guy
It's Ace Frehley
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #144
155. WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!
That would be Peter Criss:



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #155
167. Shit, I guess you're right
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:36 AM
Response to Reply #13
152. If he wants to look like a cat
why does he have fish scales tattooed on his arms? :shrug:

:silly:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
personman Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:10 AM
Response to Reply #152
160. and man tits?
eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:17 AM
Response to Reply #11
14. Well, I think he might scare some kids a little.
Hey, to each his own. I'm not into judging other people's choice of appearance, since it's all just a shell anyway. I hope he can find a job and a place to be happy being who he is.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:17 AM
Response to Reply #11
15. I Was Thinking He Could Work In The Sideshow Ten-For-One
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:20 AM
Response to Reply #15
18. He makes us who get feline enhancement surgery look like freaks
When I had cat ears and whiskers implanted, I did it tastefully
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #18
184. That's the most beautiful thing I've ever read,,,,
I am literally laughing out loud, Zuni!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:18 AM
Response to Reply #11
16. waaayyyy too scary
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:15 AM
Response to Original message
12. "everybody look at MEEEEEE!!!"
It's embarrassing to watch someone try that hard to get attention. Why can't some people just behave themselves?

:eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:19 AM
Response to Reply #12
17. Or... "everybody look at MEEEEEE-ow!!!"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #17
19. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #19
22. since when does "just being yourself"...
... require twenty years worth of disfiguring surgeries to turn you into something else?

:eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:22 PM
Response to Reply #22
120. He's not trying to be himself. He's trying to be another species entirely.
His money would have been better spent on therapy so he wouldn't feel compelled to mutilate his body.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:56 PM
Response to Reply #120
131. Maybe he IS a different species inside
And that is why his human suit is so uncomfortable.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 06:31 AM
Response to Reply #131
148. no, he's a human -- period.
No other species ever comes up with weird shit like this.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:17 PM
Response to Reply #148
188. Isn't that presuming alot about someone you never met
Would you say a person born male is always condemmed by biology to be a male even when he's says a woman inside? Trans gener surguries have a very high sucess rate on ending the issues transpeople have. Are you bigoted against transpeople too? Or is being in the wrong body only limited to a person's gender for you?

I think your solopsism,ignorance is showing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #188
193. actually, I think that all this sort of thing...
... has been carried a mite too far.

During interchanges like this, I always remember what Orwell said a long time ago in The Road to Wigan Pier about how movements founded to fight for the interests of the working class eventually...
... draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

I am a person of the Left. That does not mean that I am obliged to celebrate every harmful, pathological thing that people want to do to themselves.

I do consider self-mutilation to be pathological and harmful. And I don't think that holding this view makes me "ignorant" or a bad progressive.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #19
25. Very presumptuous of you.
Nice broad brush strokes.

Oh, and "nazi"? Come on.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:54 AM
Response to Reply #25
26. No shit.
Pussy cat guy is meowing about not being able to get a fucking job and WE'RE the ones with issues.

Nice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:20 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. But he's not complaining... though the article makes it sound that way.
I wonder why they'd do that.

:eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #29
59. To reinforce norms
To discourage people from exploring what the"elites" don't like.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #59
114. you'll not find another political group who loves cats as much as we do
but I'd rather see him donate the money he's spent "modifying" himself to the WWF or get a job in a shelter caring for cats.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:17 PM
Response to Reply #114
118. Bertha has dedicated her life to caring for cats
that woman has a heart of gold. I can't wait to meet her at the Maryland Meet-up in June

I for one, adore cats
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:54 PM
Response to Reply #114
130. Why?
What's wrong with doing what makes you happy?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:14 AM
Response to Reply #130
134. nothing but don't expect everyone to accept self mutilation as art
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 02:35 AM
Response to Reply #134
140. Self mutilation?
That is an very BIG assumption on your part..Do you know what it is like to be different?

Who are you to draw the line on what someone ELSE does with thier own body's looks...Tell me are you the "norm police?"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:33 AM
Response to Reply #140
151. I know whats its like to be different, but those who chose to modify
themselves to such an extreme have issues, deep seated issues, not happy with thier own skin they change to assume another appearance but the problem may be more of them accepting thmeselves , I can understand those born with deformities needing surgery but I've read articles nd interviews on cat and IMHO there is more to than "totems"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:13 PM
Original message
My theerapist appoves of my modifications.
And there are others who have been subjected to analysis and had thier motives for transfortming declared mentally healthy.

Lizard man went to a therapist and after a few sessions she found no mental illness reasons for his lizard looks.

You are talking in ignorance here.Alot of mods are using modification as a path to healing.Some do it because it is what *they like and enjoy*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
192. Ignorance, that I agree..only you know what drives your desires
good luck on your mods
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 06:40 AM
Response to Reply #130
149. what's wrong with a lobotomy if it makes you happy?
What's wrong with amputating a perfectly good leg, if it makes you happy? What's wrong with sniffing glue, if it makes you happy?

It's good that there's such a thing as normal, and it's good that our concept of normal includes preserving the integrity of the body.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:06 AM
Response to Reply #59
157. Well I was going more for 'to appeal to the masses'
Nothing grabs people's attention like something to harp on. And boy oh boy did it have the desired effect.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #19
30. I wouldn't use such strong terms...
Edited on Thu May-05-05 12:22 PM by redqueen
However, I see your point.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:35 PM
Response to Reply #30
35. I do use strong terms
When people act like bigots and bullies.I call them what they are. I suggest you get some empathy and think about how it would feel to be Cat and hear the shit coming out of the mouths of these.... people...and hear yourself enabling them by saying my words are harsh,why are you defending people humiliating and dehumanizing C\at for "sport"?

BTW I am in process of becoming feline myself because..I LIKE it. It is my desire to be feline.Cat is an INSPIRATION to ME.. I feel happy looking the feline way and nobody on earth has the right to tell me not to find MY happiness in what I find joy in because they are an asshole with hangups trying to elevate themselves by putting others down.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #35
45. OK, then, let's see what we got.
Edited on Thu May-05-05 09:53 PM by Redstone
which is you saying "People are nazis and assholes for making fun of a guy who dedicates his life and fortune to turning himself into a, ah, thing that he's entirely aware that people will make fun of."

He's done this to get attention. Pure and simple.

Now he's getting the attention he wanted. And now he gets to live with it.

Choices. We all get to make them.

Good luck with "becoming feline." But remember that the lot of the cross-species is not an easy one, and don't complain to me.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:19 PM
Response to Reply #45
68. I won't complain
But I will gladly tear your insecurities apart and make excuses to defend the likes of verbally abusive bigots.I will rip you apart if you dare act like an asshole *to me* because you got a hang up.Provoke me at your own stupidity.And don't complain about it if I give you your hatred right back at you a thousand fold when you act like a shithead to me whgen I am just existing as I am and not out to get you or make you hurt on purpose..
Respect me as an equal or suffer for your pretenses.That's the way I am,because I respect myself and I respect and stand up for the people who are capable of conducting themselves with empathy and decency..If you cannot do that,than you will get what you give.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #68
83. hey good luck on the whole turning into a cat thing
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #83
89. Thanks.
It will take time to get done, but I like the way the beginings of my tattoo work looks already.It's blackwork first,than there will be rainbow colors put in the stripes.
If you want to see how it looks when it is all done I can send you my pic. Might take like 2 more years to complete all this.I can send you progress photos if you are interested in it.
If you are not a troll than I am cool with you. Thanks for being decent *to me*.

Take care,
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #89
93. Love to see the pics
Follow your dreams, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Okay, I guess you don't need that advice.... :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #93
95. I agree
I have made some jokes, but if you need to be cat-like to be happy, then, well go for it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #89
94. If that is what you really want to do
then I am not going to stop it. Honestly, before today I have never encountered anything like this, but people do a lot of different things to be happy.
I have been joking around on this thread, but if that is what you really want, then do it.
I actually adore cats--this is my cat, Sooty

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:31 PM
Response to Reply #94
121. Sooty is BEAUTIFUL
These are my furbabies...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #121
153. Is the middle one a Linx point siamese?
my mother has one of them:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:09 PM
Response to Reply #153
186. No
he's a singapura/oriental mix.. and wowm your kitty munching flowers is pretty.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #68
87. Ooookay, then...
Feeling a little hostile tonight, are we? A little defensive? It's The World against Us, and We're not going to take it?

Doctor Redstone prescribes a drink. Several, in fact. And a close examination of the extent of your power to make anyone suffer (your threatening promise, verbatim), in any real sense.

One word: Perspective.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #87
92. Well
Sorry,I don't drink booze. Because I don't like the way booze feels.
I also don't need to escape into being a jerk either.
I am not a troll and I didn't come to this thread to troll or be trolled.. What is so difficult to understand about I am not into trolling or cutting people down ?
But I am into body mod. And I appreciate what cat does.
I am sensitive. And since I see so little beauty in this world to see people just going off on cat is just sad. and provoking.


Imagine all this from my perspective...It looks different when someone who is similar to you is being scapegoated.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #87
103. Obviously you haven't suffered for your ignorance enough
I think you should start stabbing your leg with a pencil as punishment
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #103
107. Good advice. Ow! Goddamn, that hurts! And I like it!
And, boy, do I look forward to the lead poisoning as a side benefit.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'd not have had as much fun tonight, otherwise.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 04:02 AM
Response to Reply #35
141. Does that mean you're going to shit in a litter box?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:08 AM
Response to Reply #35
159. Yeah but nazis?
All you did was make it that much harder for anyone to understand you. Once the walls of defense go up, communication and understanding become much harder. If that's what you're after I humbly sugest you tone down the rhetoric.

However if flame fests are your thing, you seem to be doing just fine.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #19
39. Nazis?
man, now that is over the top rhetoric
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #19
41. Godwin's law. You lose.
I lose, too, for explicitly invoking Godwin's Law, but I'm willing to take one for the team.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #19
99. I won't call him names - it is his body and his face.
But being a progressive doesn't mean I have to like to look at mutilated bodies.

He is being rather presumptuous to expect people to hire him just to sit there and look bizarre. Maybe somebody will, but I have better uses for what little money I have.

I'm sure he's a nice person, and there is no going back for him now.

Do you also like what Jocelyne Wildenstein has done to herself?




Hey, maybe they could get married! A match made in kitty heaven! I hear she's got plenty of dough...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #99
154. He is not expecting to be paid for the way he looks.
He's worked as some kind of tech for years... he said it would be nice, but nowhere has he said he expects it.

Soooo many presumptions on this thread.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:32 PM
Response to Reply #19
123. Not free? He's the one with the uniform
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:26 AM
Response to Original message
20. I hear the Jim Rose Circus is hiring
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:29 AM
Response to Original message
21. Any traveling shows of CATS?
:popcorn:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:42 AM
Response to Original message
23. i know where he can find a job!
i'm g-g-g-goin to KATMANDU!

:evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:46 AM
Response to Original message
24. Shoulda thought that up before, catman.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:15 PM
Response to Original message
27. Why isn't this thread locked?
Why are we allowing this BIGOTRY to persist on a PROGRESSIVE site??!!

:wtf:

NOTE: This post is sarcastic.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:18 PM
Response to Reply #27
28. might i then suggest you use this?
:sarcasm: :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #28
32. Well, one reason is...
...I think it's funny that sometimes a few people don't see the fine print and go off! :+
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:23 PM
Response to Original message
31. More proof no one reads the articles, only the headlines.
*sigh*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 12:26 PM
Response to Original message
33. I'm gonna go out on a limb here
And guess that he hasn't gotten laid lately, either. Though he does have some impressive man-titties.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #33
34. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #34
36. Is that satire?
If so, bravo!

If not.....um.....<deleted reply>
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #36
44. Are you a troll?
Hell no it ain't satire.

Cat is a really nice tiger. If you got to know him,took the time to relate to him as an equal instead of putting him down, you might see something beyond your own reactions and see a interesting being in there. You might quit being so bigoted twords him and other body mod people.
You might even find he has similarities to you. You might open up to the idea of self transformation more.Try some yourself in your own way.

But you won't see past yourself as long as you act like a bigot to anyone different.
Cat is a cat and he has a right to be one regardless of what ANYONE thinks.

I am a panther and I have a right to be what I choose and become what I feel is right *for me* regardless of my biology or whatever.Since it can be done I will do what I can.It is my happiness.

WE all have a right to find our own happiness and to be respected as a living creature with a heart and a mind that can be wounded..by a bigoted word or hate. If you cannot extend this common decency you would to a stranger to cat,

I never want to hear you defending people who are gay,trans gender black,or women's rights to choose because being bigoted based on how someone looks or changes their body Hate is all rooted in the same control and domination shit that hurts people..It does not matter who the target is it is the same hateful garbage.. Belittling Cat is bullying and it is wrong.And this Panther will NOT stand for it or make excuses for your crap..I am not amused.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #44
48. Yes. I'm a troll.
I bought the complete trolling package that included:

The Bob Ross broad-brush statement kit.
The Godwin thread-killer post generator.
The leftier-than-thou righteous indignation self-study booklet.
The humour-impaired sniff sniff soup mix.

Had I paid for the deluxe package, I could have gotten the Verbal Diarrhea Dictionary of Stupid Replies. I was too frugal to pay for that one, luckily.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #48
53. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #53
56. I'm not even going to alert on that.
I want everybody to see you, champ.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #53
57. Oh please.
Blue Jay is FAR from a troll or a Freeper.

Gotta nasty furball or somethin?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #57
71. Than why is he being a troll?
Why? why can't people here stop being mean?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #71
74. you were the one who called him a nazi
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #71
75. Calling people "nazis" is not mean?
Dude, you're cracking me up. Well played, Miss Coulter.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #71
187. BECAUSE YOU HAVE TAKEN AN INTENTIONALLY BIZARRE VIEW
OF LIFE.

IF you choose to live sooo far away from the mainstream, don't be suprised when people laugh and stare.

You call yourself a panther, refer to all acats as "Cat," claim that you are going to modify yourself to look like a cat, and when people roll their eyes and think it's a bit weird, you lambast them for being mean.

What did you expect? Open paws...uh, I mean "open arms?"

A lot of people in the outside world suffer from emotional and mental disorders. Many of us are on medication, myself included. If you seriously think that you are a cat trapped in a human's body, there's probably some medication out there you can take that will help you lead a productive life. This is meant with no malice at all: I think you need help, just as I did when I was having debiliating agoraphobia and panic attacks.

You can choose to heed my advice, or you can choose to be offended, but you cannot choose how WE react to your situation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #57
72. I have to give it up to undergroundpanzer!
There's some funny shit in this thread! I like that sort of thing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #72
76. best thread ever
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #72
84. BQWhAHAHAHAH
:spray: :rofl: :popcorn: :applause:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:20 PM
Response to Reply #53
69. oooh---ouchtown, population Blue-Jay
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #53
109. Deleting that post was LAME.
Don't ruin a fun thread, mods. No one has gotten an eye poked out yet.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #48
78. Without commenting on the rest of this thread.
:rofl:

You do have a way with words.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #48
79. Without commenting on the rest of this thread
You do have a way with words.

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #48
102. You get my vote for Best Post of the Evening
with that one.

Well said.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #48
112. I bought that Dictionary
:rofl: Great Post!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:29 AM
Response to Reply #48
180. nicely done Blue Jay
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #44
50. "relate to him as an equal?" OK, sure,
uh-huh.

Fine Spring weather we've been having lately, isn't it?

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #50
54. Red - If you were a cat, you wouldn't be so flippant.
You wouldn't have thumbs, either. (Thumbs are important when you're typing useless bullshit, ya know)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #54
64. I suppose I wouldn't be so flippant. And they are important,
the thumbs, I mean, even though all they do is provide the spaces betweenthewordswhenyou'retypingandthatisn'tallthatimportant,isitafterall?

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #64
73. you wouldn't be so flippant if you pooped in a box
that is for sure :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #73
82. And scratched so diligently to cover it up
when I was done.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #50
86. Fine spring weather?
No wonder you can't relate...Geez.
Now I know why our country is becoming so sick.

Look I am just asking that you all think about what you say,is the lounge a flame fest place? or a place for slower discussions?
Like I said I came to this thread for Cat not for trolls.
Is the lounge for trolls? to help you keep your ass holiness out of other forums?
I still wonder
Why do you gotta be so intolerant to people for being different for?.Why hurt people for finding their own joy.What is wrong with you people? Why must you choose to be such an ass to someone who is NOT into trolling??

You could be curious about Cat or body mod.you could discuss how job sites and their dress codes are sometimes overdone and why this may be..What about schools do they have a right to tell people how to look? Why? Doesn't conformity bother you? Doesn't mono culture feel stifling? Just sitting here insulting cat,what does that do other than make you look pathetic?
Cat brings up alot of issues like non conformity in a mono culture,and what it means to be rejecting"norms" do you guys even know how and why normal was invented? Norm is a word that used to describe a carpenters square,it made exact angels. Same repetitive right angles. Norms as social engineering has it's origins in Eugenics.

When you troll on here belittling cat or anyone defending the right to body mod ,I wonder why.. if you know how norms are a tool of social control why are you reinforcing them here..on a liberal site??

I just do not understand where this hostility twords Cat or differences I see here comes from in you. Is the lounge a place to just attack and vent or get out sadism? Is this what the lounge is for on DU? I am asking this honestly,because I can't tell.Topics on the lounge are not always troll fests.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #86
91. Call people names enough,
do you?

Don't you have any other rhetorical weapons than ad hominem attacks? Time for you to go back and take debating class over again.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #91
98. I'm not debating
belittling people is rude.Making fun of people is hateful.
Being an ass to me is provoking. And calling Cat names is still rude.
Trolling me is stupid.

There is nothing to debate.
Either you stop trolling ME or you get what you dish out.
If you do not like it ,than stop being a jerk.
I refrered to Nazis because Normal comes from Eugenics,which was historically an American invention that the Nazis used as a form of social engineering that led to scapegoating. If you tear a person down who is not harming you but is only diffferent than the "norm" than what are you acting like... Could it beee... a Nazi?

I didn't come here to tease or make fun of body mod at Cats expense.
Howe come you don't get that?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 01:22 AM
Response to Reply #44
136. You're a PANTHER???
OMG, I'm a bunny rabbit! I am running away from you! Please don't eat me.

No seriously, I am in consultation with a plastic surgeon about the ears. We've pretty much decided to attach them to my human ears.

But again, I am not to be eaten.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #44
185. You're not a panther. Panthers can't type.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #34
38. yeah, and if I had a railroad spike hammered through my head
from one side to another because I wanted to be a choo-choo track, and it didn't manage to damage my brain. Even if I was a top of my class nuclear physicist the only thing people would see when I applied for a job at the atom smashing plant would be a spike sticking out of my head.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #38
60. But let's talk about your Godzilla fetish.
Hmmm? Shall we????

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #60
61. it's true, I have the first atomic bath and spinal scale insertion
surgery planned for next week.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:16 PM
Response to Reply #61
66. Cool!
I going to go in for my "Men of Planet X" surgery in August.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #66
67. cool!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #61
70. call me small minded
but I don't want to hang out with you after you become Godzilla :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #70
77. I'll try and promise not to step on you
but watch out for the Japanese Defense Forces, they have a thing for collateral damage.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #77
80. and mass genocide, but hey
I am sure those women and children in nanking and other cities all over asia were leading the IJA on
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #38
111. BigMcLH, that post is so FUCKING funny, and gets
right to the heart of the matter as well.

I salute you.

Redstone
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #34
42. Hey, lighten up, it's the lounge
We crack on people. Take it with a grain of salt. Personally, I have no problem with him, but you are just way out in left field with this rant.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #42
49. Well
If you crack on people,expect to be cracked back. I can't read your mind only what you type here.I find no fun in making hateful comments over looks or desires that cause no harm..
You see cat and myself and some other people who are extreme body mod types get alot of shit from bigots. Alot of cracks. We get sick of the flippant attitudes people have twords abusive speech that is totally out of line. Online you NEVER know who may read your posts or where they come from . Be careful be aware words can hurt. If you do not seek to hurt people be aware that whomever reads this may not see it as you do.

It's called having empathy for the readership, instead of assuming an in clique is all that reads stuff put in here.. When I clicked on this I saw a thread about Cat. Than as I read along,

I saw alot of snide remarks dehumanizing him. I being feline myself thought it was gross it was hateful.. I am came to this thread because I was interested in Cat and what was he doing.. I was not seeking wise asses doing a circle jerk troll fest at Cat's expense..
And yes it pissed me off. because it's hatefulness at someone I find beautiful and inspiring. So of course I will say something to point the hurtfulness. There are not many Cat people body mods out there. So I feel a natural solidarity with them.We are seeking similar routes of transformation that leads to our own kind of happiness.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #49
51. "I being feline myself"?
genetically?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #51
55. as genetically as these guys...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #55
65. Thundercats!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #49
63. I'll try to be more considerate in the future
Edited on Thu May-05-05 10:20 PM by Hardhead
But I'm a natural born smartass. And when I'm not cracking on other people, I'm cracking on myself. It's just who I am, like the cat-man said.

This all reminds me of my best friend from high school, who made himself look like a muscular chinese demon, with long jet-black hair, bulging arms, sharpened teeth and goth clothes before there were goths. Everyone was scared to death of him, and he could look pretty mean, but he was the sweetest guy in the world, very soft-spoken and articulate. A great friend and extremely intelligent. I used to watch people misjudge him and get angry about it. Perhaps I need to remember my past better. Bobby (my friend) would have thought the cat man is unconditionally cool.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:14 PM
Response to Reply #63
116. Wow!
I Chinese demon.I bet he looked neat.

Anyways..I did the goth thing before goth too,I used to wear a big wool cape in the winter,and I had natural fangs.The kids called them dog teeth knowing my cat affinity.
In middle school before punk was even known in my town I used to get my mom to bleach blonde streaks in my hair and I'd color my hair pink with poke berry stain! It would fade to burgundy after awhile. But I got beat up for having pink hair and looking different,and the same bullies who beat me up tried to imitate my style in a lame milder way...Ironically now I can go to any mall and get a rainbow of colors.

and I am glad too because I know when my rainbow stripes are done my Mohawk will match! I have wanted to be this kind of beautiful for years.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when I look at my stripes I see beauty. On ME!! Radical self transformation is not for the fainthearted or self doubting . But it is rewarding if that is your path to happiness .I get approached by curious people,fascinated people,I have made alot of friends with my look and there have been people who for some reason inside them have to be a killjoy and try to diminish me for being happy.

The cutest things are the kids. One kid at the supermarket told his mom to look at the cat looking at the mangoes.The kid ran up and touched my tail.I turned around..and said a little Prrrt? and he had this look of wonder that almost made me cry.His mom was curious as to why I do this, she asked me and I told her all about it. And since it was near Halloween mom got her kid a costume ears and tail at the Halloween display and he had them on before she had them off the display ,and as we shopped and ran into each other in the store he'd growl and I'd growl back and his mom would laugh. It was the most fun I ever had getting groceries.
As their car pulled out and I was putting stuff in the trunk,he hung out the window yelling some combo of Mmrreowbye! It was so awesome these people. I was just on a rush of joy for two days after that! Because this is the town I grew up in where people made my life hell for being different.
Sometimes I see them at the stores around town and the kid always grabs my tail and greets me with a meow.Sometimes he's wearing his own tail,he told me last time I saw him he has a whole collection now.His mom is so cool.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 01:28 AM
Response to Reply #116
137. Ok you actually had me going until those last two paragraphs
about the kid pulling on your TAIL and meowing at him and shit.

That was pretty good, I gotta say.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 04:14 AM
Response to Reply #116
143. I've never met a cat who enjoys getting their tail pulled
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #49
90. "Dehumanizing" him?
Seems to me he's been taking care of that himself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #49
189. If you get the body mod you fetishize, that you think will make you happy
....then what?

Can you hold down a job?

Will you be able to walk down the street without hassles?

Will you be able to walk into a bank and get a loan?

Will you be able to be taken seriously?

Will your political position as a liberal be used against you by people who will point to your extreme differentness as evidence that "liberals are out of the manistream?" I'd hate to be on your debating team.

Will you be able to meet a mate?

Will you still accept your view of your body at 60? 70?

I don't see extreme body modification leading to much happiness. Maybe right now it seems like something you HAVE TO DO, but you may not always feel that way.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #34
43. Also, hiring him would probably set a precedent with regard to
Edited on Thu May-05-05 09:50 PM by BigMcLargehuge
the Americans with Disabilities act and the company would have to install a special litterbox to accomodate his hygenic needs, a scratching post in the break room, and spend ample time chasing him out from under the furniture.

And no one wants that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #43
46. true
the cafeteria at work would also have to serve Fancy feast (my cat likes sliced turkey in gravy, but I don't know what he would like).

Don't forget all the time employees would spend petting him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #43
96. .
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #43
97. Somewhere out there a Bobcat operator just wept
Since you just argued why he shouldn't get a job cleaning out said litterbox



:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #43
108. OMG!
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #34
115. I can relate to what you are saying.... he did what he 'needed' to do
Who am I to say it's wrong? He seems happy. Perhaps if he had ignored his needs he would have become a repressed and violent person?

Who knows? I'm not going to judge or taunt him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #115
124. Thanks little lark
A voice of understanding!!!
Purrs to you.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:43 PM
Response to Reply #124
128. Meowzas back to you!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 04:09 AM
Response to Reply #34
142. Call it what you want
Edited on Fri May-06-05 04:30 AM by RagingInMiami
I call it my right to an opinion. The guy is a freak.

I'm not saying he should be persecuted or anything, I just think he looks like a fucking freak. That's my first impression of him.

Why is that such a surprise to you? Why are you trying to make us feel guilty for stating the obvious?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #33
40. that limb just broke
If thats what the man wants to do so be it, but when wealthy old ladies spend thousands on face lifts and boob jobs or men who place silicone muscles in their arms and chests to give the appearance of being muscular but don't do the hard work required then I think your comment is not too far off mainstream opinion
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:10 PM
Response to Reply #40
58. Yes somewhat
The dude getting chest work has the right to use the technology that is there. No shame in that.A weightlifter who sculpts his body has a right to use body building technology to do it.

Tattoos are hard work,but not in the same way lifing weights is.In both changes you endure significant pain,quite a bit and you go back for many sessions.Pierces require care and caution until the heal.Lip pierces can be tricky.. The pain you endure for surgury or for tattoos is a labor of love. A body builder is no more virtous in his route of body change than the old lady or Cat is.They lead to the same thing,self transformation into something you want.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #58
100. All snarkiness aside,
I wish you the best in your new life as a feline.



You'll still never be able to lick your own balls, though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #100
104. Don't have any balls too lick..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #104
105. You started with the neutering?
Hard core.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #105
106. .
I'm dying here.

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #105
125. Uhh no I am born female
I want to UN neuter.. I am Female to male feline..

I guess the acronym for my kind of transforrming would be FtMtF??

Heh that 's funny.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 01:30 AM
Response to Reply #105
138. missb is dying, I'm choking. Tears rolling down my face.
This isn't for real.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:38 PM
Response to Original message
37. I don't suppose he's considered working for Frist's campaign?
:sarcasm:

come to think of it, he might be just the spokeskitty I've been looking for for Operation Meow:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

(my most successful DU post to date!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:03 PM
Response to Original message
52. Put 'em up!!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #52
62. Excellent!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #62
81. Thanks. I'm surprised I was the first to do it.
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 05:46 AM
Response to Reply #81
145. LOL... Funny... From Top To Bottomus!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
85. This guy's never thought of picking up a guitar???
I get 60% for the idea alone. Lifetime contract too.

No one's posted a Josie/Pussycats pic? Shame, shame.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:38 PM
Response to Original message
88. Fuckin' A! This just hit the "Greatest" page!
I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #88
101. one of the most unusual threads ever
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:04 PM
Response to Original message
110. Hm...
I don't care for cats.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:06 PM
Response to Original message
113. THUNDERCATS , HO!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:22 PM
Response to Reply #113
119. To hardhead
Your freind looked like a Chinese demon? wow I bet he looked neat.
I love to see people who become living myths. It makes the world more interesting.

Anyways..I also did the goth thing before goth was around too,I used to wear a big black wool cape in the winter,and I had natural fangs.The kids called them dog teeth to be jerks, knowing my cat affinity.But I didn't care.

In middle school before punk was even known in my town I used to get my mom to bleach blonde streaks in my hair and I'd color my hair pink with poke berry stain! It would fade to burgundy after awhile. But I got beat up for having pink hair and looking different,when nobody else had pink hair and the same bullies who beat me up tried to imitate my style in a lame milder way too...Ironically now I can go to any mall and get a rainbow of colors. I am glad too because I know when my rainbow stripes are done my Mohawk can match! I have wanted to be this kind of beautiful for years.It's an image of Beauty that I created. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when I look at my stripes I see beauty On ME!!

Radical self transformation is not for the fainthearted or self doubting . But it is rewarding if that is your path to happiness .I get approached by curious people,fascinated people,I have made alot of friends with my look and there have been a few people who for some reason inside them have to be a killjoy and try to diminish me for being happy and they can be quite cruel about it.

The cutest are the kids. One kid at the supermarket told his mom to look at the cat looking at the mangoes.(and I was the only cat in the store)The kid ran up and touched my tail.I turned around..and said a little Prrrt? and he had this look of wonder and almost giddy joy that almost made me cry.His mom was curious as to why I do this, she asked me if I nly dressed up on halloween,I said no, and I told her all about my cat thing. And since it was near Halloween mom got her kid a costume ears and tail at the Halloween display and he had them on before she had them off the display ,and as we shopped and ran into each other in the store he'd growl and make claws and I'd growl back and make claws and his mom would laugh. It was the most fun I ever had getting groceries.

As their car pulled out and I was putting stuff in the trunk,he hung out the window yelling some combo of Mmrreowbye! It was so awesome these people. I was just on a rush of joy for two days after that! Because this is the town I grew up in where people made my life hell for being different.It was a welcome change.
Sometimes I see them at the stores around town and the kid always grabs my tail and greets me with a meow.sometimes he has his little freinds with him.Sometimes he's wearing his own tail,he told me last time I saw him he has a whole collection now.His mom is so cool too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:16 PM
Response to Original message
117. It makes him look like a pussy
C'mon, someone had to say it
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:31 PM
Response to Reply #117
122. Yup
You said it well. :rofl: (this thread is great)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:36 PM
Response to Original message
126. I'm conflicted about this...
on the one hand, I want to say that if you know your job requires you to be involved with people on a daily basis perhaps you shouldn't radically alter your appearance in such a way that is likely to drive away with fear your average person...

but on the other hand, what if this guy was transgendered? (i guess he's transpecied) he's just trying to make the outside look like how he feels inside, he shouldn't be punished for that...

I got nothin'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #126
127. Can't a record store hire him?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 05:47 AM
Response to Reply #127
146. Radio! -- Nightclub D-jay!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #126
129. EXACTLY!!!
When a person is transpecies it's called being furry.

Furries have a range of how they express their own kind of animality.
Some dress up in fur suits.Some go for body mod. Some make it a spiritual practice and focus on were ism,a temporary wildness .Like werecats werewolves etc..

I am trans-gender.and I am furry in the fur community this is called being transfurred. I am what I am As a kid I dressed up in boy clothes and feline stuff. It is my real self.Biology need not be destiny.

Long ago in tribes people who had connections to the animal within had outlets for expressing it.It was nothing crazy.It was not called "sick" to be a two spirit any more than it was "sick"to be carrier of cougar medicine. It is our modern ways of"civilizing " the domestication we impose on each other,to make us into productive utilitarian workers by imposing these arbitrary norms on us that suppress and scapegoat the natural and sometimes spiritual connection and relationships we have to other species we share this world with.Just like a straight Christian male like Falwell has no mandate to deny the right of a gay man to love his partner and the right to find a family that accepts him.We crightfull call fallwell a control freak on the Gay issue. So why should people who relate to the feline (or some other species)deeply be denied their connections and expressions to that part of themselves,that what gives them joy and wholeness inside? The world is painful enough.When you find yourself within you can begin to heal and healing does not happen the same way for everyone.. I have a deep affinity and connection to the Feline race. It matters to me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:08 AM
Response to Reply #129
133. Agreed.
:patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 01:12 AM
Response to Reply #129
135. I really didn't know that there was a fur community
and transfurred people. I find it fascinating. You'd fit in around here, we treat our cats the same as anyone else.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #126
161. How could he possibly be "transpecied" ?
When humans have no feline DNA? :shrug:

Men and women share chromosomes, homosapien and feline do not. If this man believes he was born a feline, it's all in his mind and doesn't have anything to do with his physiology.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:03 AM
Response to Original message
132. Can he sing?
He might have a future in musical theater.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 02:19 AM
Response to Original message
139. Best.Thread.Ever. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 05:50 AM
Response to Reply #139
147. wow. last time *I* go to bed!
:wow:

:rofl:

:D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 06:58 AM
Response to Reply #147
150. dude, I was gonna PM you this
amazing
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:04 AM
Response to Original message
156. I have the PERFECT job for him
http://www.jimrosecircus.com/newest_site/flash/main.htm...

Jim Rose would love this guy. He'd fit right in and make very good money.

Enigma are Katzen part o his troupe. Fascinating people and Enigma is a wonderfully talented musician.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
158. Hey, good for him.
I couldn't do that. But it's what the guy wants right?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:27 AM
Response to Original message
162. How skilled is he
At killing mice and song birds?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:32 AM
Response to Original message
163. He always has a career at Coney Island !
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
personman Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:33 AM
Response to Original message
164. I'm going to get a penis sewn onto my forehead...
Edited on Fri May-06-05 09:42 AM by personman
so I can act all indignant when people yell "haha dick head!"
and when the cops arrest me for indecent exposure I can cry discrimination. Who are you to critiscize me for being transported-genitalial..ish...ified...?

-personman


freak
n.
1. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular: A freak of nature produced the midsummer snow.
2. An abnormally formed organism, especially a person or animal regarded as a curiosity or monstrosity.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:37 AM
Response to Original message
165. maybe he should update his resume -
Position wanted - Good mouser...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:50 AM
Response to Reply #165
166. won't work silly
he can't be allowed outside. not around the songbirds either
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:38 AM
Response to Reply #166
168. Maybe you'd like to buy him a bell... TRAMP!
:grr:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #166
176. And he should DEFINITELY stay out of Wisconsin...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:07 AM
Response to Reply #176
178. and away from the Senate
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:43 AM
Response to Original message
169. retracted
Edited on Fri May-06-05 11:13 AM by jukes
oopsie! you guys caught me!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #169
172. I submit that the flames didn't start until DU in its entirety was called
a bunch of ignorant bigoted nazis. Then it went downhill. So point the finger elsewhere.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:49 AM
Response to Reply #172
173. DS1 is correct
the flames did not start until underground panther called Blue-Jay a nazi bigot
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #173
175. Well, he is isn't he? Ever seen his blog?
;-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:06 AM
Response to Reply #175
177. it is pretty damned anti-feline american
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #173
179. nods to Zuni & DS1
ok, i was scanning & didn't REALLY read all the posts. i admit it. jukes is just a LITTLE trigger-happy these days, but i'll adjust my mole-scope and settle down.

i'll try to play nice now and things will be MUCH better once i quit jonesing for nicotine.

oh, and Bluejay is DEF not a nazi. bluejay is merely a bird trapt in a human shell.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:36 AM
Response to Reply #179
181. hence his aversion to feline-americans
songbird americans have a lot to worry about. not only bigotry from "normal" society, but pellet guns and cat people as well
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:41 AM
Response to Reply #179
182. my bad,Arwalden was the first person flamed
for his meeeoooow comment. I was here when this brewed up last night.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #172
174. You're just being a bigoted Nazi sympathizer - who hates puppies
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 10:45 AM
Response to Original message
171. Take a page from Peter Pan -
Sooner or later, we all have to grow up
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:47 AM
Response to Reply #171
183. WHY????
i wanna be a "Transfurrite" tttttoooooooooooo x(
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:28 PM
Response to Reply #183
190. I want to be a transferrite
And beat Beastman to rockness.

Or, failing, that, a transferret
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #190
191. transferret????
Edited on Fri May-06-05 12:37 PM by matcom
now THAT is something to strive for!!!

fuck this cat shit, i wanna be a Llama!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 06:03 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC