Friday Cat Blogging – 3 September 2010

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Today is Provide-Your-Own-Caption day. On the left, Domino is in a paper sack, every cat’s favorite hiding place. On the right, Inkblot is obviously trying to tell me something. But what?

Need more cats? Check out Colleen Stratton’s Psycho Kitties. It’s probably not what you think. But her ten-years-in-the-making documentary needs your help. And there’s a free preview!

And speaking of help, friend-of-the-blog Blue Girl is doing her annual fundraiser right now. If you have a few spare shekels lying around, head over and put them to good use.

UPDATE: Ha ha. Fooled you all. They’re actually both saying the same thing. Answer below.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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