Friday Funny – think furry happy thoughts

People send me stuff. A couple of days ago this arrived in my inbox. – Anthony

The Gender-Neutral Kitten Salvation Happiness Fund

Brytni Ambyr is out to save the gender-neutral kittens of the world from abuse by global warming through Happy Thoughts.

Hi! :^) Brytni Ambyr* is an attractive blonde female out to save the gender-neutral kittens of the world from abuse by global warming through Happy Thoughts. Have you ever thought about what it would like to be forced to wear little fur coats through an endless summer? That’s like so cruel! :^(

Brytni will use your generous contributions to create lots of Happy Thoughts! She wishes she could save every little sweet creature. But she will do what she can to be Happy! and use your donations to be Happy! and save the ones she can. Aside from Happy Thoughts!, she will also do her part by adopting a gender-neutral kitten (or even a gendered kitti, and spaying/neutering it), and treating it sooo nice. She’ll give it love, treats, and a nice air-conditioned place to live. This will make Brytni AND the kitten Happy!! Double-plus-good Happy Thoughts! Enough Happy Thoughts and Happy Cats may even hold off the global warming!

Make the kittens Happy!

Make Brytni Happy!

Gaia will love you for it. http://www.indiegogo.com/genderneutralkittenfund

Goddess Bless. :^)

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79 thoughts on “Friday Funny – think furry happy thoughts

  1. I didn’t watch the video but the still shot displayed looks like the kitten is thinking, “WTF! Who is this nut trying to shave me?”.

  2. Hmmmm – – Perhaps Brytni needs to do a bit more observation/research.

    My cat sleeps in the sun all day long, systematically following the sunshine all around the south-facing exposures. When the sun doesn’t shine, she will always be found on the warmest section of the heated floors. At night, she sleeps on top of us.

    Global warming would be the answer to all her prayers. She generates her own Happy Thoughts!

  3. I just watched the video. I’d say this was a spoof along the lines of something The Onion might put out if I didn’t know that there are some people out there that actually think this way.

  4. Just when you think you’ve seen or heard every nutty thing under the sun…

    The only thing missing was whether or not these will be alien gender-neutral kittens. My donation awaits the answer to that question… not.

  5. Well I watched the video. I was waiting for the flamingo because it has to be a spoof from the Minnesotans for global warming.

  6. Lessee…

    Campaign pitch: “global warming” links to the bogus hockey stick _and_ a WUWT post on the _lack_ of global warming. Video includes the URL for the famous “what global warming causes” list, a “free cat”, and a “PETA kills” pic. States outright that “Brytni” isn’t real (includes a commercial attribution link for the model pic).

    Then there’s the fine print…

  7. Another con.

    What amazes me is that organisations like WWF are actively promoting wildlife and habitata destruction.

    The biggest threat to Orangutans is increasing jungle clearance – some of which is to produce palm oil for biodiesel.

    The real scandal was fully illustrated this week with the news that 47% of the Great Barrier Reef has been seriously damaged by the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

    While naval gazing and needlessly worrying over less than 0.04% of the atmosphere our Government has ignored a known scourge of coral reefs identified more than 50 years ago as a threat to the reef get to plague proportions.

    Gaia at her best it seems.

    And our ABC is presenting programs pointing the finger at climate change and chemical runoff from agriculture even while the expert they interview is only talking about the Starfish.

    How did an organisation that 50 or more years ago prided itself on balance, objectivity and integrity stoop so low ?

  8. Brytni actually makes more sense here than those arguing for geo-engineering “solutions” to global “warming”. At least her happy kitten thoughts cant do any harm.

    Homo sapiens is starting to unevolve intelligence.

  9. Bob B. says:
    October 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    That made me think happy thoughts
    ====================================================
    Don’t you mean “laugh” happy thoughts? 8-)

  10. I just spit super hot tea all over my keyboard … … … That’s bad.

    I did miss my gender-neutral kitty who was lying on the desk in front of my monitor … … … That’s good.

    Happy thoughts.

  11. Apparently this person has never seen The Solar Cat Book books, at http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Cat-Book-Jim-Augustyn/dp/0898150183/ref=sr_1_2

    While I have seen cats pant or splay out on cool fieldstones I’ve never seen one seek out the slipstream of an air conditioner except in my car.

    See also

    http://www.pals-nj.org/hairless-breeds-of-cats.html

    http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2011/12/6-strange-breeds-of-hairless-cats.html

    Hmm, how would someone shave a cat, anyway? I guess you start by trimming its claws.

  12. “She’ll give it love, treats, and a nice air-conditioned place to live.” Air-conditioned ? That’s not green. Seems Brytni Ambyr, our little hippy progeny is another “air-conditioned” hypocrite.

  13. Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger says:
    October 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    > Lessee…

    Welcome to WUWT! It takes a twisted mind (or a SF writer) to turn Britney into Brytni. Like several WUWT denizens, I live in NH too.

  14. I thought this was pretty damn funny ( and was intended to be ) Followed up to find out who Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger was before I’d noticed he had replied in the comments. Hi Carl, welcome. I’m sure you are enjoying the traffic :)

    For all those shouting ‘con’, it’s satire. I didn’t have to finish reading the pitch to see that but then I’m a Brit, satire and sarcasm isn’t just comedy for us, it’s a way of life. I’ve seen from my visits to America that it often slips under the radar of many Americans if done a little too sincerely.

    My concern when at the site was that it is a little sincere and that there might be some poor, misguided half-wit tree-hugger out there who would consider this genuine and actually donate some cash yet I was reminded of the saying ” a fool and his money…” and thought: “sod it, I hoe carl gets some beer money from the deluded.”

    Thanks for the laugh.

  15. zootcadillac (October 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm: “My concern when at the site was that it is a little sincere and that there might be some poor, misguided half-wit tree-hugger out there who would consider this genuine and actually donate some cash…”

    I thought of that, but then I realized that anyone contributing would fall into one of two classes: 1) terminally stupid, who probably won’t be able to click the right links to donate anyway, and 2) those who just got a good laugh out of it. But just in case, the pitch does say that Brytni isn’t real and that kittens don’t cause of stop global warming; if the clue-challenged can’t grab that one, so be it. I could use some b/e/e/r/ scotch money. Not to mention the replacement kitten.

    And thanks for the welcome to WUWT (I think Ric mentioned that, too), but I’ve actually been a regular reader and semi-regular commenter here for years.

  16. I have obtained covert video of the perpetrator of happy thoughts !

    It appears she has enslaved the kitties and is making them produce power through her home made generator. ; -)

  17. As of this post, Brytni and Bear have raised a total of $0.00 so far.

    I think they should be compensated just for the humor and creativity !!

    Somebody will chip in. (YOU can be first !)

    Good work guys, that was funny !

  18. Yes, “Bear” Bussjaeger, welcome to WUWT. Great spoof of some of the campaigns on the indiegogo site. Although they do seem to have done some serious fund raising. You will probably actually get some donations.

    For those who didn’t check out the referenced site and gone on the find out about indiegogo, the following quotes are from wikipedia:

    “Indiegogo is an international crowd funding site founded by Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin, and Eric Schell in 2008. Its headquarters are in San Francisco, California. As of 2012, it has hosted over 100,000 funding campaigns in areas such as music, charity, small business and film”
    And

    “In an interview with Film Threat, Rubin said the site is “all about allowing anybody to raise money for any idea.”[10] The site’s structure allows users to create a page for their funding campaign, set up an account with PayPal, make a list of “perks” for different levels of donation, then create a social media-based publicity effort. Users publicize the projects themselves through Facebook, Twitter and similar platforms.”

    Good Luck “Bear.” Hope you get enough to get yourself a new kitten.

  19. Bear says:
    October 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    > And thanks for the welcome to WUWT (I think Ric mentioned that, too), but I’ve actually been a regular reader and semi-regular commenter here for years.

    I thought your name looked a little familiar, but couldn’t remember if it was here or in some other corner of NH. I didn’t recall welcoming you to WUWT before, and figured I could handle the embarrassment if I already had. Not that I have any authority to welcome people here….

    I am a bit embarrassed to have missed Brytni’s link to WUWT. That would have led me to look into your posts. Won’t be long before everyone who’s someone has left a comment at WUWT. :-)

  20. Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger says:
    October 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Ric: EX-SF writer.

    Nay, nay, no. Never are you an EX-SF. Always, the Farce you will be.

    “Feel the Science Farce, Bear. Do not think, but feel it surround you in its 97% cushion of consensus and conformity and funding. Once you are known “to the Farce” you will be always “of the Farce…….”

  21. Brytni says:
    October 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    If I’d thought of it at the time, I would have mentioned that saving the kittens and preventing global warming will stop the alien invasion
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    The video was a hoot! Well done. Nearly had a coffee through the nose moment when I spotted the asterisk comment “non statistical estimate based on unhappy thoughts”.

  22. timbrom says:
    October 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Brytni just booked her seat on the B Ark.

    Yep..an apprentice telephone sanitizer if ever i saw one

  23. Brytni says:
    October 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    @ H.R. October 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm:
    If I’d thought of it at the time, I would have mentioned that saving the kittens and preventing global warming will stop the alien invasion:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/19/global-warming-alien-invasion_n_931608.html

    ================================================================
    Dang! You would have had me there with alien kittens: first cousins, don’tcha know. Them’s the little varmints that came back and tole me all ’bout how Earth Girls Are Easy.

    I’da coughed up a good two bits – or mebbe a hairball – fer the cause.

  24. What? Not real? I just donated 5 million dollars from the liberal party of Canada – this news will just devastate them they are leaderless – still.

  25. After watching the video, I knew it had to be farce. Then I went to the website and saw that it was possible to donate money! And I thought: Brilliant! Finally a way for a skeptic to make money: Pretend to be your average warmist and just ask for money to ‘save the planet’! (No more waiting for that check from Big Oil.)

    Again…Brilliant!!!

  26. old engineer (October 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm): “Yes, “Bear” Bussjaeger, welcome to WUWT. Great spoof of some of the campaigns on the indiegogo site. Although they do seem to have done some serious fund raising. You will probably actually get some donations.”

    Danke. I had fun with it. Although when Joel Simon (http://joelsgulch.com/) realizes that his cats and dog are featured in the video I may (hopefully) live to regret it. [grin] The toughest part was opening the necessary accounts and uploading the files on freaking dial-up.

    I’m actually in favor of voluntary crowdsource fundraising, and Indiegogo (and Kickstarter, etc) do some real good. So this is less of a spoof on the process itself as it is on some of the less discerning people donating. Three campaigns in particular inspired me to go for it: the bus monitor who raised over $700,000 for a vacation after getting sassed by teens, a singer who convinced folks to pay for a European vacation so she could “record” a new (apparently studio) album, and the wikigun guys who claimed they’d design a 3D printed handgun and spec’d an ABSplus thermoplastic printer that literally could not do what they claimed they’d do with it (and they’re having a few legal problems since).

    Ric Werme (October 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm): It could have been here, my old Blogger blog, or NH politics.

    davidmhoffer (October 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm): “non statistical estimate based on unhappy thoughts”

    Glad you saw that. I thought it was a nice touch, but my sense of humor is… odd.

    Anthony: Thanks for the FF link!

  27. Minnesotans for Global Warming might do a new song for this.
    ***note NYT bookends this piece with it’s hot in texas spiel!

    5 Oct: NYT: Timothy Williams: It’s Snowing in Minnesota! Yes, October Is Early for That
    ***Early Friday morning, the temperature in Houston was gradually cooling from a high of 88 degrees, part of a Texas summer that just will not quit. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 miles to the north in Minnesota, a different kind of cooling was taking place: More than a foot of snow was coming down…
    In Middle River, Minn., eight inches fell.
    But the heaviest snowfall was in Roseau, Minn., 10 miles from the Canadian border, where 14 inches of wet, heavy snow fell, snapping tree limbs and causing power failures in the town of 2,500, which bills itself as the birthplace of snowmobiling.
    “We’ve gotten snow this early, but not like this,” said Greg Sorensen, a dispatcher at the Roseau County Sheriff’s Department…
    Patrick Slattery, a spokesman for the National Weather Service, said that given the abrupt temperature shift — autumn crispness to freezing cold — even more snow than the accumulated amount may have fallen, but the rest had quickly evaporated…
    National Weather Service meteorologists say snowfall will be above normal this winter in an arc of the country stretching from Minnesota to New York.
    Mr. Slattery said that heavy snow was anticipated for Wyoming and parts of Nebraska later Friday, and that it would continue Saturday into northeastern Colorado and northwest Kansas.
    “It would seem to indicate that winter has started,” he said.
    ***Just not in Texas, where the high on Saturday is expected to hit 85 degrees in Houston, and 92 in Corpus Christi.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/us/october-snow-falls-in-minnesota.html?_r=0

  28. Jim Clarke (October 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm): “(No more waiting for that check from Big Oil.)”

    I assure you, I’m still waiting for my Big Oil check.

    pat (October 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm): “Minnesotans for Global Warming might do a new song for this.”

    That would be excellent! IMHO, it would be perfectly acceptable “fair use” for satire purposes if they used as much (or all) of the video as they wish, if they do one.

  29. Of course you know that global warming has been blamed for the excessive amount of cats in Germany as well as the acute shortage of Bulgarian prostitutes.

  30. Ha ha love it!

    But, it is a bit of a worry to see that about 20% of our commentators here are so dour and focused on ‘their mission’ that they couldn’t recognize a spoof if it hit them in the face with a custard pie!

  31. Steve in SC (October 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm): “Of course you know that global warming has been blamed for the excessive amount of cats in Germany…”

    The excess of cats was linked, as it happens. [grin]

    “… as well as the acute shortage of Bulgarian prostitutes.”

    Wait… Too many pussies… leads to too little p… ?

  32. I am reminded of the android quote from “Blade Runner”:

    “…so we’re stupid, and we’re going to die.”

  33. “Caterpillars and Worms around the world have been suffering from polution, and global warming, causing them to grow to giant insects and mutate into dangerous, poisonous bugs of their prehistoric ancestors”

    Now how am I going to think happy thoughts with these caterpillars mutating into huge insects!

  34. the writer’s name seems so fitting for this gloomy story:

    6 Oct: Bloomberg: Justin Doom: First Solar Declines on Concerns Over Panel Reliability
    First Solar Inc., the world’s biggest maker of thin-film panels, fell the most in five weeks after the company said as many as 232,000 panels in the field may need to be replaced.
    First Solar declined 11 percent to $20.07 at the close in New York, the most since Aug. 30.
    he panels, made between October 2008 and June 2009, “may over time develop a loose cord-plate attachment,” Ted Meyer, a company spokesman, said today in an e-mail.
    The company is working with owners to repair or replace the affected panels and will replace roof-mounted units at no cost, he said. The issue isn’t expected to have a “significant impact” on earnings because it was included in financial guidance released in August, he said.
    Solar panels with loose cord plates put at risk the units’ wiring, increasing the risk of electric shocks and fires, Mark Bachman, an analyst at Avian Securities Inc. in Boston, said in an interview. Bachman downgraded the shares to the equivalent of sell from buy today and removed his 12-month price target…
    “Some of those modules that have this problem may have already been replaced, but where this is a big concern is with the European installers who were putting them on rooftops.”
    First Solar has had other mechanical issues. It reported a $164 million charge in February for warranty payments related to flawed panels that may have premature power losses.
    “It’s the second time that something’s gone wrong,” Bachman said. “First Solar is going to have to communicate that they don’t have any issues going forward. Investors are going to want to know, ‘What’s the third issue going to be?’”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-05/first-solar-declines-on-concerns-over-panel-reliability.html

  35. A complete list of things caused by global warming and all on 0.006 deg C per year!
    Women more likely to cheat on vacation than men, says new study:

    http://www.gadling.com/2010/07/22/women-more-likely-to-cheat-on-vacation-than-men-says-new-study/

    For the full list go here: Yes very funny. Shame that the “Wolves eat more moose meat link is gone, not enough money sent I guess to maintain the site, blast that was a good one.

    http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

  36. Yay! There is nothing wrong with my Benelli at all! A recoil action has to have something to recoil against.

    You all probably know how cats will mawer, scream and whine half the night or so when they get frisky. Next morning my beagle will pester me until I take him out. Usually I throw on something warm to wear at daybreak because it’s cool.

    So when my beagle launches a low fast one or launches two at one time, I’ve been getting into a hurry and pulling up too short. That is, not properly seating the buttstock firmly into my shoulder. The thick warm clothing adding to this cushioned effect on the recoil action. Low brass loads also contribute.

    Making sure to get the gun firmly into my shoulder every time appears to have stopped any cycling blip. Whew, thought I’d picked an expensive turkey.

  37. Quick, someone get her an invite to work on IPCC 5. She has just the right methods and she is photogenic. Are there any other qualifications required?

  38. A friend of mine had a cat that would sleep for hours curled up around the flue pipe of the boiler, the only thing that happened was the boiler engineer would complain about all the cat hair in the boiler.
    A manufacturing company that I visited heat treated parts it made, they had a cat that used to curl up and sleep on top of whichever furnace was on and would only change furnace when the next one was up to temp.
    Our long haired cat would spend hours on the flat felted roof at the back of our house in the sun and only come in to eat and then go back to cook some more. Our present cat was wanting to settle down in the hearth with the fire and only came away after his whiskers got singed and he didn’t like the smell.
    James Bull

  39. My cat sleeps in our greenhouse most of the days, rain but especially shine when the temperature inside the GH is at least 10C above outside. Cat loves it, hotter the better.
    Stupid film.

  40. I work for an animal charity and this very day three six week old orphan kittens arrived at the shop in a carrier bag, found on the main road where some nice person had simply stopped their car and deposited them. Grey and whites and in a state of shock but doing OK now on meds. Have a laugh by all means at the often hilarious antics of cats but next time you pass an animal charity shop or shelter drop in and give them your unwanted bric-a-brac or spare dollars. Many like ours dont get government cash, we get by on a shoe string and a prayer and if you ever see a kitten that needs assistance please go out of your way and do the right thing and take it to a shelter.

  41. Stephanie Clague (October 6, 2012 at 6:35 am: “Have a laugh by all means at the often hilarious antics of cats but next time you pass an animal charity shop or shelter drop in and give them your unwanted bric-a-brac or spare dollars.”

    All joking aside (hint to some of the commenters: read the prior comments; “Brytni’s” campaign is an acknowledged joke, satire), animal shelters really do need help. If you don’t know of a good one in your area, try the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (http://hava-heart.org/) in Washington state. A friend works with them occasionally and thinks well of them. (And they are not a joke, nor do I have any connection with them.)

  42. OssQss says: October 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    The dark one takes its exercise just like me. 50% committed.

  43. Stephanie Clague says:

    October 6, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I work for an animal charity and this very day three six week old orphan kittens arrived at the shop in a carrier bag, found on the main road where some nice person had simply stopped their car and deposited them. Grey and whites and in a state of shock but doing OK now on meds. Have a laugh by all means at the often hilarious antics of cats but next time you pass an animal charity shop or shelter drop in and give them your unwanted bric-a-brac or spare dollars. Many like ours dont get government cash, we get by on a shoe string and a prayer and if you ever see a kitten that needs assistance please go out of your way and do the right thing and take it to a shelter.
    ==============
    As opposed to what ?, you are wasting your breath with this crew.

  44. This blog has a global following. And most gentle readers would no doubt value freedom of speech. If not for this freedom, the truth about carbon dioxide, global temperature datasets and political interference from other countries would not be known.
    Freedom of speech is under attack in Australia. Mercedes-Benz – a global corporate giant – has seen fit to withdraw its sponsorship from the Alan Jones broadcast in cooperation with the Labor government to try to silence Alan Jones and rob many 2GB listeners of their right to hear Mr Jones. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/alan-jones-loses-his-merc/story-e6freuy9-1226489835280
    “We want the car back, the deal is cancelled, it is over,” Mercedes-Benz’s corporate communications manager, David McCarthy, said. Yes, his name is McCarthy!
    If you value freedom of speech, please take a few moments to let them know what you think of leading the charge to persecute one man, one radio station and its many listeners.
    Please be polite and respectful. Let them know you value freedom of speech and that it is irresponsible for a big corporation with huge resources to team up with a government with unlimited power to try to shut down speech they don’t like. https://www1.mercedes-benz.com.au/custom/forms/ContactUsCar.aspx
    McCarthy is living up to his namesake alright. McCarthyism is a term used to describe the targeting of political opponents for persecution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism
    Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific knows what a bunch of angry twitter users think. Let them know what real people think about freedom of speech. That people have given their lives for it, and that it is an act of treason to throw it away so carelessly.
    Thank you.

  45. u.k.(us) says:
    October 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    Stephanie Clague says:
    October 6, 2012 at 6:35 am
    I work for an animal charity and this very day three six week old orphan kittens arrived at the shop in a carrier bag, found on the main road where some nice person had simply stopped their car and deposited them. Grey and whites and in a state of shock but doing OK now on meds. Have a laugh by all means at the often hilarious antics of cats but next time you pass an animal charity shop or shelter drop in and give them your unwanted bric-a-brac or spare dollars. Many like ours dont get government cash, we get by on a shoe string and a prayer and if you ever see a kitten that needs assistance please go out of your way and do the right thing and take it to a shelter.
    ==============
    As opposed to what ?, you are wasting your breath with this crew.

    What do you mean “as opposed to what”?

    Do you really believe that sceptics are cruel animal abusers? What on earth possesses you to judge people you have never met, never interacted with? There are good people of whom there are many and there are bad people of whom there are few. I give my time to help animals, what do you do? Ask yourself this question, how many lives have I saved this year? How many times have I gone out of my way to help and assist a fellow creature in need? Before you point out the mote in the eye of those you have never met, take care of the log in your own eh?

    In fact the three stooges are doing fine now, one with a real temper and attitude and one with a shy gentle nature, and one outgoing happy go lucky chappy. Names suggestions please.

  46. Stephanie Clague says:
    October 7, 2012 at 9:56 am
    In fact the three stooges are doing fine now, one with a real temper and attitude and one with a shy gentle nature, and one outgoing happy go lucky chappy. Names suggestions please.
    =====================================================================
    The one with a real temper, “Michael Mann”.
    For the other two, you’ll need to pick a skeptic.

  47. u.k.(us) (October 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm): “As opposed to what ?, you are wasting your breath with this crew.”

    You’ve found us out. We all hate cute furry critters. Obviously that’s why I have the URL for a animal rescue group on file, and even included one of my own cats (the chubby Siamese) in the video. [/sarc]

    Check your assumptions.

    In fact, check them at the door.

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