Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for July 25, 2021

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    Le'letha Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Somehow I’m not surprised that Our IX Lives has been running the same storyline for that long.

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    face.less_b  about 2 years ago

    Vexing controls recorder

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    deadheadzan  about 2 years ago

    That’s just how Elvis sounds, Goldie! Get used to it!

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    Susanna Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Yes TVs we’re very popular in Victorian times. :)

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    Le'letha Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Not to be confused with the slightly more recent Victrolan times.

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    RAGs  about 2 years ago

    I thought that “Victorian Times” had “Victrolas”.

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    dmah Premium Member about 2 years ago

    That seventh panel reminds me a bit of the Quaker Oats’ infinite regress, only this time it’s a cat on a TV with cats in the TV, with yet another cat on a TV inside the TV, ad infinitum …

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    Sue Ellen  about 2 years ago

    I love that Mouse is the model for Puck’s video chart. Somewhere, I have a photo of Miss Kitty sleeping atop one of those Very Cool Robots!

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    McColl34 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Well, at least the Man is useful for something! (according to Elvis)

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    Colorado Expat  about 2 years ago

    When I bought a heated cat bed for Silver, he initially luxuriated in it, rolling around in Feline ecstasy for about 15 minutes. He suddenly sat straight upright, staring at me; I know the message was “What took you so long to get this? I should have had one of these years ago!”

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    serenasakitty  about 2 years ago

    Is that Mouse on the TV in the seventh panel?

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    MrsXandamere  about 2 years ago

    I suddenly feel so, so very old.

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    Colorado Expat  about 2 years ago

    Shed cat fur inside old TVs can do unsettling things when combined with high voltage…

    (Smells nasty, too.)

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    Jungle Empress  about 2 years ago

    Ah, the VCR. One of the greatest mysteries of my childhood! What does it stand for? (I like Burt’s suggestion.)

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 years ago

    My thin screen iMac and TV would not make those kitties happy.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    But why is the Man collecting these CRTs?

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    Ruth Brown  about 2 years ago

    “That’s just how I sound.” Say it again, Elvis! <3

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    Ahsum  about 2 years ago

    Sunday Funday

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    WelshRat Premium Member about 2 years ago

    ‘Our IX lives’ is a classic. And Robin’s trying to turn it off.

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    Robin Harwood  about 2 years ago

    Those can’t be Victorian. Victorian TVs were made of mahogany and polished brass.

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    catmom1360 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Does the man collect old TVs?

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    Crann Bethadh  about 2 years ago

    Victorian Cat Relaxant.

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    FreyjaRN  about 2 years ago

    If it’s not for sits, then why is it made of warm?

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    FreyjaRN  about 2 years ago

    Video Catnip Player.

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    cat19632001  about 2 years ago

    What’s next on the Man’s collecting list? 8-track tape players?

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    cat19632001  about 2 years ago

    Is the tin foil on the antennae antique and come with it or has that been added?

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    Crann Bethadh  about 2 years ago

    That’s why they were called CAThode Ray Tubes, after all.

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    sprint  about 2 years ago

    Almost lost the tea I was drinking with Victoria Times, I should know better!

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    hgmtf  about 2 years ago

    wow its been so long since i read this i got to catch up a lot

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    maggijoseph Premium Member about 2 years ago

    The adorable details always make me smile—like the wad of aluminum foil on top of one of those “Victorian” TVs of my childhood. Only us oldies understand it’s importance to one’s viewing pleasure !

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    Obviously, VCR meant Victorian Crook Robots. Them robots is always eevil. Eeevilllll.

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    cldisme  about 2 years ago

    I still own a VCR for one specific reason… To prove to any doubters that Han shot first!

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    cat19632001  about 2 years ago

    Goldie, Elvis watch Puck to make sure he doesn’t accidentally roll off the self heating cat bed in panel three.

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    GSD Mom Premium Member about 2 years ago

    If it belongs to Elvis, it might be called a “Very Cranky Robot”. Pets become like their owners, after all.

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    misty  about 2 years ago

    warm cat bed is the place to be

    old tv is the life for me

    cats spreadin’ out so far and wide

    keep Lupin’s paws off the power switch side

    by Vic Mizzy – Green Acres


    The Man is such a technical hero!

    But do his VCRs tell time or just flash all zeroes?

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    rs0204 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Quick, what channel is Our Nine Lives on?

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    Michael G.  about 2 years ago

    Elvis peevish? Clutch the pearls! :-0

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    pixiekitten Premium Member about 2 years ago

    The Man really brought home a new cardboard box.

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    Flapjack omelette   about 2 years ago

    If vcr stands for Very Cool Robot, then pig actually stands for Portable Interplanetary Gerbil.

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    diskus Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Now if you can remember how to program one to record your favorite shows, you really are old. That was of course before they decided to start scrambling all the channels forcing you rent one of their over priced annoying cable boxes.

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    rs0204 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Is that July-Bug Jules in the seventh panel?

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    Zoomer&Yeti  about 2 years ago

    VCR – Vintage Collectible for Ryan?

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    Miri Tallstag  about 2 years ago

    Why does the Man have a bunch of tube tvs? Does he collect vintage video games, like my dad?

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    sugordon  about 2 years ago

    Where does the man find all those old TVs, I mean self-heating cat beds?

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    scyphi26  about 2 years ago

    I’m actually sort of surprised at myself at how much I really don’t miss VCRs—what we’ve got now does pretty much blow them out of the water. :P

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    Teto85 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    After a few years the drive belts of VCRs tend to stretch and wear out. A repair manual and several belts purchased along with the VCR have kept it going for years. Finding a business that transfers VCR tapes to DVD is even better. Finding a home unit to do that better yet. (Some of those businesses will only transfer your own videos and will not touch commercial movies. Stupid copyright laws.)

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    bluegirl285  about 2 years ago

    Computer monitors too, back when they used to be big and bulky. If I was in my home office, and my computer was on, chances are you would find my kitty purring and fast asleep on top of the monitor.

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    Kitty Katz  about 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

    Queen Catshepsut the Golden: I would like to make a visit to the Nile and Afar Public Library and Koffee Shop local branch.

    Violet-Ifa: Excellent, Your Majesty! With your permission, Agnes-Ata and I would like to accompany you.

    Sometime Later Still, at the Library and Koffee Shop

    Franklin-Ben, Head Librarian: This is a tremendous honour, Your Majesty. And I am using the UK spelling.

    The Queen: It is a pleasure. I would like to borrow a few scrolls for some light reading.

    Frank: Certainly, our latest bestsellers are on this shelf. But have you seen some of our other collections and programs?

    The Queen: No. Tell me about them!

    Frank: Well, here we have writing tools available for circulation courtesy of Elvis-Anum and Kat-Mandu. And here are a few others:

    Gardening tool and seed collection courtesy of Burt-RaTrumpet workshop conducted by Serfig-AroTumbling workshop courtesy of LupiniumCheese making and cheese taking by Thomios and Tash

    Frank: And these are but a few of our libraries’ RNS, Really Neat Stuff.

    The Queen: How wonderful! Do any of our Orb friends have any stories about their libraries’ Really Neat Stuff?

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    bagholder5150  about 2 years ago

    Viet Cong Reserves

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    LucyLuLu  about 2 years ago

    When we bought our first ‘thin’ TV. Big Gray and his bro took it as a challenge. One of them was always carefully perched on the top. Amazed me they never toppled it over. They finally gave up after several stern lectures….and moved to sleeping in the exit tray of the laser printer.

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    kangtourcat  about 2 years ago

    Hello Biskits!

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    Jingles the cat  about 2 years ago

    That would be video cassette recorder. And is that the July bug with baba mouse?

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    Catmom  about 2 years ago

    I returned home last night from a trip to the National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB to find one of Jules’ cousins (and a very large one) crawling around on my living room carpet. How he got into the house is a mystery, but the July bug was rescued and released outside before the cats noticed him!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 2 years ago

    The purpose of a VCR is to flash “12:00”.

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    willie_mctell  about 2 years ago

    TV collecting. Hmm… Why not? I have some old German radios. I’d love to have one of those futuristic Dumont TVs.

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    ltrauth  about 2 years ago

    Our cats were very unhappy with us when we got rid of our old computer monitors for new ones several years back. Those were their favorite nap spots. Never really went for the TV though (except to stand in front of the screen and swat at “hockey men” when a game is on).

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    ikini Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Four little lines, one fluffy tail tip (panel 1). It really helps show Lupin’s excitement. <3 to Georgia.

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    Georgia Dunn creator about 2 years ago

    This was actually officially the first strip I did in the “old/new” style, with hand lettering! From now on the Sundays are caught up too!

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    knight1192a  about 2 years ago

    Video Cassette Recorder

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    Sionyx  about 2 years ago

    Our small town local bookstore had a store cat who just LOVED to nap on top of the computer monitor. He was rather miffed when they were forced to upgrade to a flatscreen.

    While I don’t remember our family cats on the TV (in FRONT of is another story), somewhere in the family photos there is a picture of Diana contentedly snoozing on the TV while Mom and Dad watched election results, and another of her looking down with interest at whatever Dad was doing on the computer. I plan to set up a CRT television for old game playing at some point, so we’ll see how that works as a kitty magnet.

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    The Man has good taste.

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    Mx Crazy Cat Person  about 2 years ago

    Thanks for clearing that up Elbiff. Now I know for sure that you also sound like you are complaining. ( I kinda already knew that, but Elbiff didn’t know that).

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    DorseyBelle  about 2 years ago

    I’m sure everyone has already said it, but I’m late to the party today… I spy Baba Mouse as a young kitty atop the TV!

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    comicaluser  about 2 years ago

    After years of people just throwing away old TV’s, they are now collectible and people want them (if they work, that is)!

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    LrdSlvrhnd  about 2 years ago

    My previous cat, Bob, used to sleep on top of the cable box on top of the TV. Which was an especially amazing feat because it had about the same footprint as a paperback, possibly even smaller, and he was a fairly long cat. But he’d manage to scrunch himself up enough to not actually fall off it, although he definitely overflowed it.

    First time we brought home a flat-screen TV, we set it in the dining room in the box (it was actually for the summer cottage, so we were planning on just bringing it down in the box). Bob came down and stretched out on top of the box, clearly recognizing that this would be the only time he’d be able to do that with this TV lol

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    Aspen_Bell  about 2 years ago

    My techie friend who is an awful lot like the Man (even looks like him) has been known to bring home old technology to fix up and sell, mostly free curbside hauls at the end of the school year. He says: "I think I had read panel four before I realized that wasn’t actually a cat bed! I do remember thinking during panel two, hm, that reminds me of a Sony Trinitron TV, but I was still waiting for the “real” heated cat bed reveal."

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    David 42  about 2 years ago

    Soon they’ll forget what a DVD is, too (if they haven’t already)

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    mistercatworks  about 2 years ago

    I had a 30" CRT TV that I just junked recently. It still worked but I just couldn’t wrestle it anymore. My cats were not pleased. You don’t get very warm falling off the top of a flat screen TV.

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