“World’s worst cat”

Many cats are a little nuts, but a shelter in North Carolina says it has “the world’s worst cat” and is waiving adoption fees in hopes someone will take Satan’s evil spawn off its hands.

“We thought she was sick. Turns out she’s just a jerk,” posted the Mitchell County Animal Rescue Inc. on Facebook.

The little hellion’s name is Perdita, and she’s “not for the faint of heart,” according to an adoption ad that reads like something on a bad dating app. Mitchell County is about 55 miles northeast of Asheville.

“She’s single and ready to be socially awkward with a socially awkward human who understands personal space,” the post says.

“LIKES: staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again … jump scares (her specialty), lurking in dark corners… DISLIKES: kittens … dogs, children, the Dixie Chicks, Disney movies, Christmas and last but NOT least…HUGS.”

“I hope Perdita finds the goth home of her dreams,” Sarah Sayour said.

“Us too … like soon,” the shelter responded.


New rules that will be implemented for the Feb. 3 contest could give presidential candidates an unprecedented opportunity to spin the results. In previous years, the Iowa Democratic Party reported just one number: the number of state delegates won by each candidate. For the first time, the party will this year report two other numbers — who had the most votes at the beginning and at the end of the night.

This shit is bananas.

I Feel Seen

OK, how does this work…

An H-Mart opened near me recently (well, 20 miles away. That counts, for me). First time I bought something there they instantly emailed me a receipt. But I had never given them my email address, and they’d never asked. They must have got it by association with my credit card somehow.

A couple of weeks ago, I wanted a snack, so I stopped at one of the stalls in their food court and got something I’d never had before: Taiwanese popcorn chicken. It’s just small chunks of seasoned boneless fried chicken with fried basil leaves. Tasty enough.

Today I open YouTube and it is recommending me a video on how to make Taiwanese popcorn chicken.

The world sees me and acknowledges me and wants me to be happy.

Namaste, it says, and lights my path.

Obscura Primavera

Let’s listen to Can!

Can - Obscura Primavera

You’re welcome!

This was an outtake, recorded 1969. But I’ve never heard it before today.

To my ears, it sounds like the “post-rock” bands from the mid-90s: Sea And Cake, Gastr Del Sol, Tortoise et al.. And in turn, they’ve all heavily influenced my hobby.

Which means this is yet another example of how Can was way ahead of their time.

And the reason I picked Can is because the tune below, which sounds nothing at all like the one above, popped up on Shuffle:

CAN - Hoolah Hoolah

Lifestyle Violation

A Kentucky teen
has been expelled from her school after a photo of her 15th birthday celebration was shared on social media.

The celebratory photo captured Kayla Kenney — who was wearing a rainbow shirt, and smiling in front of a colorful cake — at a local restaurant, where she’d gone with her family to celebrate.

“She was happy, she looked beautiful,” Kenney’s mother, Kimberly Alford, told local news station WAVE 3. “You know, of course as a mom, I took her picture of her blowing out her candles and I posted that on my Facebook page.”

The moment was a cause of glowing smiles for some, but gloomy frowns for others.

The picture caught the attention of administrators of Kenney’s private school, the Whitfield Academy, who found no reason to celebrate with the teen. In fact, they called the image just the latest incident in two years’ worth of the student’s “lifestyle violations.”

Not According To Plan

Ukraine opens probe into possible surveillance of U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch

Ukrainian authorities announced a probe Thursday into possible surveillance of U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch before she was dismissed from her post by the Trump administration.

The statement by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry followed the disclosure of new documents in the impeachment proceedings into President Trump. The material included exchanges between Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, and others about the need to push Yovanovitch from her post.

I suspect the GOP is going to start yammering about how Ukrainian investigations are all politically-motivated with hunts and can’t be trusted.