Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Things that Gross Me Out

Frankly, I'm grossed out by too many of things. Cows with five legs, frogs with eight. Snakes with two heads. Ann Boleyn. And I'm not normally bothered by too few of things. People and animals lose arms, legs, fingers, ears, etc. all the time for perfectly valid reasons. My grandpa, for instance, lost part of his finger in an elevator accident. Yes, I still wish folks had bothered to clarify that it was a grain elevator, rather than leaving me with a lifetime's worth of fear about people getting chopped up by the elevators I encounter every day, but nevertheless, I wasn't grossed out by my grandpa's appearance. And yet, what I'm about to link to is so gross that it makes me nauseous to even think about it. I can't even tell you what it is because I'm trying to eat some crackers. Seriously, I live in fear of ever seeing something like this in real life. I respect the folks who tried to keep it alive, but if I had been there when it was born, I would have run screaming from the house and not been able to return. I know this kind of makes me a bad person, but there you go. Okay, here's the link. [Edited to add that it's now on the front page of Yahoo! and it's giving me the willies every time I go there. I seriously may switch to Google full-time just to avoid seeing it.]

12 Comments:

Blogger theogeo said...

I have to refuse to believe that's real. My fragile little world will come crashing down otherwise.

1/11/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger Yankee T said...

Can I just tell you something? I'm too afraid to look. I'll take your word for it.

1/11/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Odysseus said...

I want to blind that cyclops and taunt it.

1/11/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

AAAAAAGGGGGHHH!

1/11/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

You really ought to make him some tiny pants.

1/11/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger Cindy St. Onge said...

Poor little kitten. I could never be repulsed by such a pitiful little thing. I'm more sickend by people's reaction to this poor creature.

1/11/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Seriously, if it was a teeny little newborn kitten, wouldn't that one eye be all crusty and closed and shit? Not wide open like some freak cat version of Leela.

1/11/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

Someone sent that to me IN MY FUCKING EMAIL. No warning, no scroll-down, no NSFW warning, NOTHING. Here's the thing. People can send me gross shit all day and all night. Wanna send me nekkid pictures? Fine. But for God's sake, LET ME KNOW so I don't end up opening it IN FRONT OF MY CHILDREN.

The picture? Made Megs cry. She was standing right behind me when I opened it.

So, yeah, B. I feel your pain, that thing disturbs me too.

1/11/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger newscoma said...

When I first saw this cat, I was appalled.
But I don't like looking at pictures of Dick Cheney snarling either.
I have a weak constitutional.

1/12/2006 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger melusina said...

It is very sad, and quite a bit shocking. When I first read about it, I thought one eyed cat meant one eye placed in the right spot and one eye missing. Nope.

Yea, I think it is weird too that the eye is so obviously...open.

My husband says that this sort of condition has occurred in real life, even in humans, although babies don't survive or are aborted if they have this condition. Still, I don't know if the kitten's picture is a fake.

1/12/2006 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger Plimco said...

Tiny one-eyed freak kittens need trousers too, Aunt B. Especially when they're imprisoned in a freezer. Poor little fellah. He must be chilly in there...

1/12/2006 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

No, one eye missing and one eye in the right spot would have been fine with me. We used to have an old one-eyed cat in our neighborhood who would regularly sneak into the church. I loved him.

It's that one eye right in the center.

Ivy, if your daughter ends up needing some kind of therapeutic support group because of seeing that photo, I'd be happy to attend with her, as I would give anything to banish the thought of that from my mind.

1/12/2006 12:52:00 PM  

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