Twain is a Close Second

But after studying this for a while, I’ve decided the best picture of a writer and his cat is William Carlos Williams, who somehow manages to look slightly confused and debonair with a crotch full of kittens.

I also feel like I may have had a brief affair with Philip K. Dick in a former life.

9 thoughts on “Twain is a Close Second

  1. Interesting how many of these writers didn’t do that well with Other People. Is it the writing, the cat-loving, or the combination of the two, wonder.

  2. NM, it’s your typical “boy meets girl, boy shows girl his writing, girl suggests maybe ‘robots’ not ‘cats’ and his ego can’t handle it. They break up. She consoles herself by planning to be born. He later decides she was almost right.” story.

  3. Phillip K. Dick….fwoar! Why are the crazy ones always so hot? I’m jealous of your alternate universe affair.

    I think I was Patricia Highsmith in a former life. And I love Siamese kitties, so I liked how many of the writers had them.

  4. 1. Rod McKuen is getting instructions telepathically from one of the Masters of the Universe.
    2. I expect Stephen King’s cat to suddenly grow 2ft fangs and rip someone apart.

  5. Kosh iii, I assume the cat has like 96 more legs, but is positioned so that we can’t see that it’s a literal caterpillar or something equally freaky.

    NM, thanks. I’d forgotten all about it until seeing that picture and realizing he looked like someone I would have behaved ridiculously about.

  6. I believe that anyone who causes another person to have to take a drug test should, him or herself, be subjected to one. Every time. If a judge orders someone to be drug tested, the judge should be drug tested. If a legislator passes a bill requiring someone to be drug tested, he, too, should have to take one everytime another person is required to do the same under the bill s/he voted to pass. Same for a governor who signs the bill. And this should continue even when they are out of office and are “private citizens.”

    The same should apply to principles, coaches, employers and anyone else who forces another person to suffer an invasion of his/her privacy under the guise of some law or rule.

    If people are too fucked up to function, it should be obvious without a drug test. If not, leave them the hell alone and wait until they can be caught, fair and square, breaking the law. If they’re good enough to do drugs and avoid detection, they don’t have too much of a problem.

  7. Sorry…. I meant to post the comment above under the blog post above this one. And I’m not even on drugs…..

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