February 02, 2006

Cogito Ergo MEEEOOOOOWWWW!!!!!

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Behold the Cat Gun.

This little gem recently was given me by my cousin as a birthday present. And I've been mulling trying a philosophical experiment with it.

You see, I've always been extremely partial to the Platonic idea that material objects around us are simply flawed expressions of their true being. I also believe that our own creative expressions add layers to this relationship. So, for example, I might paint a picture of a tree. The painting is a flawed expression of the physical tree I see which, in turn, is but another flawed expression of the perfect essence of tree-ness.

So I got thinking- the Cat Gun shoots imperfect representations of cats. If I were to use this gun to shoot such ammunition at real cats, themselves only a higher level of flawed expression, would this possibly start a chain reaction that could go all the way up the existential ladder to destroy the ultimate essence of Cat-ness?

In the name of philosophy and dog lovers, I think it's worth finding out.

Posted by Robert at February 2, 2006 03:14 PM | TrackBack

You can get ones that launch ninjas or bosses, too.

Posted by: Brian B at February 2, 2006 04:19 PM

West College has finally taken hold.

Posted by: LB buddy at February 2, 2006 05:00 PM

In the name of science, this is a question that MUST BE ASKED!!! Preferably with federal funding.

Posted by: Sobek at February 2, 2006 11:07 PM

LB Buddy: Aw, hell - I could out-weird any half dozen of those WestCo flyweights whenever I wanted. It was just more fun driving them crazy by not doing it.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at February 3, 2006 08:47 AM

To paraphrase Will Smith: 'Oh! I have GOT to get me one of these!'

But on a more philosophical note; Ceci n'est pas un chat.

Posted by: MRN aka "The Husband" at February 3, 2006 10:08 AM

In the name of science, this is a question that MUST BE ASKED!!! Preferably with federal funding.

There was a federally funded researcher that had PETA in a tizzy because he did head injury research on cats. They may have had a point with that one, pretty gruesome stuff...

Posted by: LB buddy at February 3, 2006 11:05 AM