It’s a holiday today

Today is World Cat Day. I know what you’re thinking: every day is cat day already, and why should we celebrate a bunch of manipulative carnivores that infest our homes and our internet? I’m sure not motivated to praise a cat. I will point out that cephalopods, as a measure of their relative worthiness, get a full week, but that’s not until October.

So what am I to celebrate today? I need an official reason to be happy, or I might just slump into a glum lump, you know.

Fortunately, we’re all in luck. Today has another official designation: it is Día Internacional del Orgasmo Femenino, a Brazilian (of course) holiday that has gone international. It’s the International Day of the Female Orgasm! Now that’s a holiday I can get into.

So shoo the cat into the basement — OK, you can give it a can of its favorite food or something — and get busy celebrating the real reason for 8 August to exist.

I wonder if Hallmark has cards for this event?


  1. Paulino says

    Just a small correction to the Portuguese:
    Dia Internacional do Orgasmo Feminino

  2. Thumper; Atheist mate says


    I’m a big fan of food, but I’m afraid female orgasms trump even food.

    Perhaps you could combine the two?

    You will need:
    – Strawberries
    – Chocolate
    – Whipped Cream
    – A basic working knowledge of cunnilingus and/or a partner with same
    – A bit of imagination

    … I’m sure everyone can figure the rest out.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    “Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world.”
    Cats manipulated their slave species to come up with a technological civilisation so we could produce kitty litter and tuna cans on an industrial basis.

  4. Matt G says

    @7. The Christians have been doing ethical cannibalism for 2000 years, they just have a different name for it….

  5. b. - Order of Lagomorpha says

    Now the house-rabbit (better than cats!) is looking at me oddly as I giggle, having “How kind of you to have come” stuck in my head from My Fair Lady.

  6. Trebuchet says

    I was just thinking about cat-training yesterday. It’s not us that do the training. The other thing’s got me pretty well trained as well.

  7. magistramarla says

    Gotta love those Brazilians!
    This means that there will need to be a repeat of last night to properly honor the day.
    I also think that my two feline fur-babies will be getting a can of their favorite canned food for dinner tonight. They already KNOW that every day is cat day in this house.

    Oh, and PZ – I suspect that you secretly do love cats and that the one who probably lives in your house will be properly honored today.

  8. michaelvester says

    I have made the Creationist Cat aware of PZ Myers godless ways and his utter contempt for cats. Creationist Cat is Youtube’s latest star. An ordinary house cat who was given knowledge of god and the power of speech through the Internet.

  9. Thumper; Atheist mate says

    @b. – Order of Lagomorpha

    Now the house-rabbit (better than cats!) is looking at me oddly as I giggle, having “How kind of you to have come” stuck in my head from My Fair Lady.

    I read that without the hyphen, and am currently giggling like a three year old :)

  10. b. - Order of Lagomorpha says

    @ Thumper: Atheist mate

    (Now laughing over the apropos-ness of your name) You need a house-rabbit to sit there with that, “Wha…?” look on its face as it stares at you with disapproval. :)

  11. smhll says

    I wonder if Hallmark has cards for this event?

    Probably illustrated with a picture of a cat, rather than a tasteful pussy picture.

  12. David Marjanović says

    Beards Making a Fashion Comeback

    …It’s true. Plenty of colleagues have grown one within the last 2 years.