From whence doth Ceiling Cat?
June 20, 2006 5:43 PM   Subscribe

What's the history behind ceiling cat?

I've heard it originated here on MeFi, but I'm not sure (if I was 100% positive, I'd post this on MeTa). There's nothing to substantiate this theory on the MeFi wiki, and the Wikipedia page is severely lacking. So, dear MeFites, what is the history of ceiling cat? Where did it start? Whose cat is it? Etc.?

Someone asked a similar question here, but it seems to have gone unanswered.
posted by c:\awesome to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Last I checked no one knows. It supposedly was first posted by a wiki user but even that's shaky.
posted by puke & cry at 5:50 PM on June 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


whois identifies the site admin as:

Steve, Jimmy supermodifiednospam@gmail.com

Maybe write to him?
posted by SPrintF at 6:14 PM on June 20, 2006


The wikipedia image page has links to a forum where it was posted in February. The poster (an Australian?) said someone emailed it to them.
posted by gubo at 6:34 PM on June 20, 2006


I'd guess it's a picture of a situation where a cat got trapped in the roofspace and had to be rescued. But googling is getting me nowhere.
posted by slightlybewildered at 6:41 PM on June 20, 2006


The relationship between ceiling cat and MeFi arguably started with this deleted post. But that was May 28, and the image was nominated for "Picture of the Day" as a joke on April 1 on wikipedia, so clearly it was around far before that.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:44 PM on June 20, 2006


I have to say that researching this question is really fun. example
posted by Rhomboid at 6:52 PM on June 20, 2006


and so on (all ytmnd's tagged with ceiling cat here)
posted by Rhomboid at 6:55 PM on June 20, 2006


I started the "deleted post". I found Ceiling Cat on IRCImages.com, a website that just posts images for people to comment about. A lot of weird stuff, a lot of pr0n, a lot of ogrish.com stuff.

Anyway, Ceiling Cat showed up there a few times, and I got a little C C crazy and posted it here. I still think it's pretty funny, but not to the same extent I once did.

Here are the origins, according to Wiki.
posted by Doohickie at 7:39 PM on June 20, 2006


So would that mean this guy is ceiling cat's owner?
posted by c:\awesome at 8:04 PM on June 20, 2006


Perhaps
Who knows?
posted by Doohickie at 9:42 PM on June 20, 2006


The relationship between ceiling cat and MeFi arguably started with this deleted post.

Nope, it was this one.
posted by the_bone at 10:19 PM on June 20, 2006


The relationship between ceiling cat and MeFi arguably started with this deleted post.

Nope, it was this one.


Dubious claim-to-fame #14,387: if true, that would make moi only the third mefite to comment on or mention Ceiling Cat, after weretable & the undead chairs, and doohickie.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:24 PM on June 20, 2006


I am the creator of the animated version of ceiling cat (ceiling, trans on white matte, trans on mefiblue matte).
posted by dmd at 7:43 AM on June 21, 2006


Fark originally had a thread or photoshop that said "Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten."

It's become somewhat of a cliche over there, and this certainly seems to be a tie-in.
posted by Merdryn at 7:46 AM on June 21, 2006


I am ceiling cat.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:47 PM on June 21, 2006


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