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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Bill the Cat, you best believe. Shiny nickel if you can place these lyrics:

You make me sick (way-oh, way-oh, way-oh)
You make me sick
You really stink girl
You make me sick (way-oh, way-oh, way-oh)
You make me sick (heavy tuba: poot poot)
But I love you

What? You don't know Billy and the Boingers' U-Stink-But-I-(heart)-U?

Any fan of Berke Breathed's Bloom County knows and loves (oh yes you do) Bill the Cat. He started out as a Garfield spoof, and had some basis in a college friend of Breathed's, Bill Moore. His adventures are numberless, his lives infinite. He's the cat you love to hate. Breathed did that on purpose.

I'm sending you to the Wikipedia entry -- do be aware that searches for "bill the cat" bring up some things that have not one thing to do with him. (Shame on you people.)

1 comment:

The Mike said...

This was actually written by Chris Kerr and Bill Cassler, both of whom I went to school with and to whom I was very good friends when they wrote this song. Bill later entered the song in a competition to create a theme song for Bill the Cat and won, much to the chagrin of Chris Kerr who did not know he was entering the song. Bill Cassler claimed sole rights to the song, and the two of them had a falling out over the money that Bill received and over the authorship of the song.