[Noisebridge-discuss] [zine][printer][mice][cat] The purrrr-fect solution! or: Fight fur with fur

Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson mikael at johanssons.org
Tue Apr 24 01:26:49 PDT 2012


On Apr 24, 2012, at 12:51 AM, Mike Schachter wrote:
> I think we should get one of those hypo-allergenic hairless cats
> and then superglue a bunch of human hair to it.
> 

Those are _hypo-_allergenic, not _an-_allergenic. The people who would avoid the space entirely due to allergene-infestation would _not_ be helped by a hypo-allergenic cat.

I've tried.

It's not good enough.

// Mikael

> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> Can we cook the cat?
>> 
>> On Apr 23, 2012 4:36 PM, "Will Sargent" <will.sargent at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm totally for this -- we can always take out the cat later if there's a
>>> problem.
>>> 
>>> Will.
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre
>>> <anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Dear Noisebridge Discuss (asterisk * indicates a note following the main
>>>> body of the message),
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I was just talking with several of the Noiseoisie about getting a cat for
>>>> Noisebridge. As far as I can see, there's no downside. The cat would get a
>>>> great home with 5,200 square feet & all the mice it can eat, the mouse would
>>>> all be killed & eaten*, & we would have a lovable, furry feline friend (&
>>>> possible mascot?) Best of all, I would get to have a cat again, which my
>>>> violently unstable life as a squatter has ruled out. I would go so far as to
>>>> pledge to clean the litterbox once a week - that's how serious I am.** And
>>>> no one who's allergic to cats will read this message. Pure win!
>>>> 
>>>> I was just talking it over with [name deleted by request], who said
>>>> [quote censored for decency]: "This is a do-ocracy, you've just gotta do it,
>>>> it's like a__l s_x, if you try to talk it over w/ people first, it'll never
>>>> happen." (I think that's horrible!) All the same, I thought I'd send this
>>>> message out first just as a formality. I don't expect any objection, though,
>>>> & have already begun the lengthy process of selecting the perfect cat
>>>> (choice breed (Russian blue? Lilac-point Siamese?), excellent pedigree,
>>>> proper fur color,
>>>> 
>>>> Speaking of completely random segues, I have the second issue of ZiP - a
>>>> megazine, not merely a zine, as a zine purist whose name I didn't catch
>>>> emphatically argued with me in the space last night - ready to print, &
>>>> someone who happens to own a publishing company has offered to loan us a
>>>> printer for the job, & a couple colleagues w/ cars have offered to help me
>>>> pick it up & return it, & Noisebridge seems like a great space to do the
>>>> printing, so that's probably going to happen early next week - Monday night,
>>>> perhaps, later at night after the space clears out. If anyone can offer any
>>>> resources to help w/ the printing - money, a printer, ink cartridges for a
>>>> Laserjet 4300, money, paper or other printing supplies, help with folding
>>>> collating & stapling, or money - let your voice be heard!
>>>> 
>>>> It's a really nice publication, I promise. Covers you could eat off of,
>>>> and the articles are damn near good enough to read.
>>>> 
>>>> Most likely no one will read this message, which is actually fine, since
>>>> that way no one can complain about the cat, and I don't expect any help with
>>>> the zine printing anyway.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Ciaoloha!
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> "Longshanks"
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> *We might need to get 2 or 3 cats
>>>> 
>>>> **I'm sure there would be much debate over where the keep the litterbox.
>>>> Someone suggested the dark room ("nobody uses it") - we might install a
>>>> small cat door, too small for people (or light). But it seems better to keep
>>>> it somewhere in the kitchen area.
>>>> 
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Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, Dr.rer.nat.
Postdoctoral Researcher
mik at math.stanford.edu



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