Kliban's Cats by B. Kliban

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  1. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago

    One of the classic poems you can’t recite in public anymore because the language has changed.
    Well you can, but declaiming the owl’s love song can lead to some serious misunderstandings.

  2. BlueEyedCatMom

    BlueEyedCatMom said, about 4 years ago

    Ah yes, one of my favorite poems. I love the last verse:
    “So they dined on mince and slices of quince,
    Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
    And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
    They danced by the light of the moon, the moon,
    They danced by the light of the moon.”

  3. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Today, they’d probably fly in one of Lear’s Jets and it wouldn’t be as fun.


    yeah, yeah, they’re different Lears

  4. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 4 years ago

    Hummm. Tasty looking owl there.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Which one is Barbara Streisand?

  6. ckham

    ckham said, about 4 years ago

    @Radish

    It’s “Barbra,” and she’s the feline in the boat, of course. It’s a little hard to tell because you can’t see the pink handprints very well.

  7. MatureCanadian

    MatureCanadian GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Cat’s in the Cradle started going through my head as soon as I saw this. What a lovely drawing. I agree, I too would love to have a framed print of this on my wall. :) One of my favourite stories as well.

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago

    In case anyone would like to know, a “runcible spoon” is a spoon with slots in, so that you can scoop things out of liquid and drain them.
    My head’s full of stuff like that. Useful stuff, like phone numbers and people’s names, falls out.

  9. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, about 4 years ago

    @ orincoc- thanks. Always wondered about that. This was a favorite my mother used to read me as a child… 49 years ago.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    When I was little, I preferred Jumblies.

  11. lohaces

    lohaces said, about 4 years ago

    Oh, I didn’t even see the “catfish” until just now…

  12. Lorenzo Browncoat

    Lorenzo Browncoat said, about 4 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    Robert B Parker had a line like that in one of his novels:
    “Never knew anybody who had more stuff in his head not worth knowing”

    “What else is worth remembering?’

  13. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago

    @Lorenzo Browncoat

    Yeah…movie scripts, lines from poetry or novels, esoteric scraps of information. To quote the first volume of LOTR, in the words of the innkeeper: “Mind like a lumber room, thing wanted always buried.”

  14. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    “So they dined on mince and slices of quince,
    Which they ate with a spork.

  15. win

    win said, about 4 years ago

    What’s new Pussycat?

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