Friday Cat Blogging – 8 July 2016

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I really don’t think I can face another few hours of reading the news, so I’m calling it a day. There’s plenty of good coverage of the day’s events over at the mothership and at every other news organization on the planet. I’ll be back on Monday, and in the meantime stay calm, stop obsessing over finding someone to blame, and do something nice for someone.

Also: Hilbert is not happy with us humans. He wants us to get our act together.

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