Friday, January 19, 2007

The Cat and the Butter: a Parable

It goes like this. You walk into the kitchen and see the cat, up on the counter, licking the butter that you had left out to soften.
The cat knows darn well you see him, but he does not stop licking.
The closer you get to the cat, and the louder you yell — the faster he licks.
He licks furiously, because he knows he's been caught, he knows you're going to fling him across the room the minute you get your hands on him — but what's the use of quitting licking before he absolutely has to?
Lick, lick, lick, lick, lick.
Bad cat.
Very, very bad cat.
Well. That's George Bush in his remaining two years in office.
He's wrecking the Constitution as fast as he can, even though he knows we see him. The closer we get, the louder we yell...
Wreck, wreck, wreck, wreck, wreck.
Bad president.
Very, very bad president.
I feel a flinging coming on.

17 comments:

Tana said...

"404 Page Not Found" on your link to the Bush post.

I call him "The Occupant of the Very Very White House." Also Smirky McChimpChimp. What a goon.

cookiecrumb said...

Tana: I fixed it.
Fix, fix, fix, fix, fix.
:-)

Cyndi said...

I just can't believe the audacity of the idiot. Can I fling too? What are we flinging?

Stacie said...

where's that squirt bottle!

Kalyn said...

I do hope you're right about the flinging. (As you see, I'm reading your blog when I should be working. At least the students are gone home!)

ChrisB said...

Does that go for his little buddy, Tony Blair, as well, cause I'll join you if it does!!

Barbara said...

I never comment to an American on the politics of their government after an almost fisticuff fight with a GB supporter, but hey, cute dish cookie.Might match those saucepans Chris saw.

elle said...

how true...

Dagny said...

No squirt bottle. Instead you put pennies inside of an empty soda can and seal the top with tape. Then you rattle it a lot. Apparently cats do not like sudden loud noises. Of course, my cats understand the word "no." So much more intelligent than Shrub.

sfmike said...

Great analogy. Somebody in the real halls of power needs do some flinging fast, because these bad kitties are not just going for the Wreck of the Constitution (which they have already accomplished) but Armageddon, The Bad Mideast Movie.

Susan said...

Just found your site and after reading your entries, you are definitely one of the funniest food bloggers I've seen! I don't usually laugh out loud reading about food, but you crack me up! Re:your last post about your photography skills...Who needs glamorous photos when the prose is this good? I'll be back.
Food "Blogga"

Kevin said...

CC,
Brilliant! An outstanding metaphor.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, you guys!!!
Mmm.
xx

sher said...

Upsie says she refuses to allow feline behavior to be associated with that.........goon (as Tana put it so aptly)!

Anna Haight said...

Let's make sure the flinger has a good arm - the further the better. I think you would appreciate this one:

http://www.markfiore.com/animation/land.html

bazu said...

I have cats. And what you write makes such utter, utter sense. however, I do not constantly fantasize about inflicting massive bodily harm to my cats.

cookiecrumb said...

I know, bazu. "Imaginary" flinging. Behavior modification. Zen, zen. Meow. :D