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Thursday, December 22, 2011

more on the yuletide cat of iceland

"The ginormous cat’s sole purpose in life is to eat children (and adults, some say) that do not get a new piece of clothing before Christmas. Yes, it devours financially disadvantaged children.This is the kind of message Icelanders like to send out in their folklore: if you do not have the money or means of acquiring new items of clothing before the festival of lights, you will be eaten by a gigantic cat."
Yes, this is a tongue-in-cheek piece on the Jólakötturinn (the Christmas Cat), the oddly grim accessory to the season as enjoyed by our friends in Iceland. For the rest of the piece - and you will not only laugh, but enjoy the artwork - visit here.
For a translated poem about this judgemental feline, look here. And if I were you I would make sure everyone gets at least new socks for the holiday.


Katnip Lounge said...

YIKES! And here I thought the whole "naughty or nice" thing was emotional blackmail.

curator said...

I KNOW, right? Glad I already know I'm getting new slippers for Christmas or I'd be a mass of kitty teethmarks!