January 11, 2006
Cyclops Kitten Posted by Ellen at January 11, 2006 09:14 PM

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Jesus fuck why did you show us that?!

Posted by: DensityDuck on January 11, 2006 10:09 PM

'Cause she likes to share pics of fatally deformed animals with people.

What, you didn't know how goth this site is?

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on January 12, 2006 12:53 AM

I have seen some strange thing but that is just wierd.

Posted by: faeriewind on January 12, 2006 08:53 AM

It's out there - I'm not sure it wasn't a 'shopped pic, but it does appear to be genuine (and I'm too lazy to do a Snopes look-up).

Posted by: ronaprhys on January 12, 2006 09:03 AM


It's real. The science journals have been talking about this little guy all week. He was cute. Too bad he didn't make it. :(

Posted by: Dianne on January 12, 2006 11:08 AM

Let me just state for the record that women are wierd. I say this not in a misogynist way or anything like that, but damn, you are all wierd. The things you think are cute has come to completely defy any logical grouping that I can come up with. First of all, men don't typically use the word cute to describe anything (occasionally, we use it with women but it's limited to girls who are attractive but innocent-looking. The other usage is reserved for other guys - but ONLY to make fun of them. Think "all look at that, Scott is wearing little girly tights. Isn't that cute?"). However, women use it in the oddest manners. You see some atrociously ugly baby animal and it gets the "look it's so cute" tag. WTF?!?

The best thing I can come up with is that anything small and fuzzy (and occasionally reptilian) thing gets cute because it needs to be taken care of. Is that how it works?

Posted by: ronaprhys on January 12, 2006 11:28 AM

Um... just because I like circus freak cats and because all of mine are doesn't mean I linked the pix up because I wanted it.

Being a LVT I find it interesting when nature fucks up.

It's a real pix. This is not the first documented.

Posted by: ellen on January 12, 2006 01:36 PM

I don't see what's so repelling about the picture of the kitten. It's adorable. Just because it has one eye doesn't make it any less sweet.

Posted by: Dianne on January 12, 2006 02:53 PM

Maybe it's a difference in men and women based on overall parental investment. Women have a huge investment in offspring, men have minimal investment (think evolution, not how we want things to be today). Given that, if a man sees a non-normal offspring, his first thought would be "Let's try again". A woman's would be something like "I've got to keep it alive because it's cost me so much.".

I'm not saying I hold this view. Don't think that. What I am doing is potentially pointing to the underlying difference in why some people find things cute - and a potential difference between men and women.

Posted by: ronaprhys on January 12, 2006 07:06 PM

I wonder if anyone thought to make a video of it while it was alive. Watching it blink once or twice would probably put anyone off their lunch.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on January 13, 2006 10:51 AM
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