Thursday, March 19, 2009

Comrade kitties

-- The air is crisp, like fresh spring leaves.

-- Do you know the time in Zurich?

-- It is you! no one believed you would survive.

-- We have little time, you must get these microfiche of the sub plans to Moscow

Zoe, as a reward for scanning her pics yesterday, pointed me towards Eastern Bloc lolcats with a twist. Heaven!

For real-life heavenly kitties, meet Beatrice and Harriet. Their names are as perfect as their looks.


Mummy/Crit said...

Can I let you in on a slightly mundane secret? The text is jsut standard, if slightly odd, Russian. Vaguely LoLcat-esque, but not as funny.

The 'Translations' are much funnier.

(These cropped up on a forum I read, and another member is a Russian speaker) Assuming, of course that it's the same site...

Ampersand Duck said...

Heh, that was 'the 'twist' I alluded to. I don't speak any Russian, but you can tell from most of the images that the LOLcat text isn't what the translation is saying. Isn't it great?

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Comrade Beatrice and Commandant Harriet say thanks to the Ampersand Duck Ministry for Workers' Kitten Appreciation.

seldom said...

Hi -- I wanted to ask if you or any of your students (but especially you!) would like to submit something to a mail-art show happening soon in a garage in Yarralumla! The exhibition is called 'feathering the nest'. We've so far received entries from all over the world, some of them finished works, some just bundles of hair or found papers. The Canberra contingent is a bit lacking, though (probably cos we don't know anyone here..) and we'd like to fix that, particularly as this whole idea is meant to be a response to the lack of artist-run spaces in Canberra--my co-conspirator used to run Wren gallery in Sydney ...This won't be a conventionally hung show. and we'd like to keep the concept going with at least two more shows this year.
See this link:
for a brief overview of the idea, and I'll send you a flyer as well.
Thanks heaps,


Ampersand Duck said...

Sounds fantastic -- I'll let my students know today, and will also pass onto the drawing class, whose teacher does interesting things with hair, feathers etc!