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 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

So, I got home last night, and my cat and "something different" greeted me at the door.

That "something different" was an assault on my senses....something was totally amiss.

Then I placed it: Cat piss.

My cat had relieved herself on the floor of the bath off the entryway to my apartment. Her litter box was right there...relatively clean and free of remnants (having been cleaned the night before)...but she obviously did not like something about it or me.

And this had happened just moments before I walked into the apartment...fresh urine!

I was cleaning, disinfecting and scrubbing for the next 45 minutes.

She showed no remorse whatsoever.


[This message has been edited by Ron Pulliam (edited 30 March 2001).]

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Brian D. Mellies   (Member)

Thanks for sharing.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Originally posted by Brian D Mellies:
Thanks for sharing.

You're very welcome.

I notice I forgot to mention that I settled myself in by listening to Morricone's "Mission to Mars" and North's "Cleopatra" -- music that soothed my ravaged breath!

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I was going to say that these must really be the dog days of this 'board, but, know.

So I won't.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   debi   (Member)

Howard L: If I had a hook, you'd get dragged off for that groaner.

Ron: I guess your cat is pissed at you.


 Posted:   Mar 29, 2001 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Gimme my hook. --Marlon Brando after they beat the crap out of Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Brutus   (Member)

Good kitty! Nice cat! Makes El Brute smile...

By the way: HI RON!

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

"Like sands through the litter box, so are the days of our stupid lives."

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Bach-Choi   (Member)

An Australia, when a cat does its business in the living room area of the house, the Aussie's say: "Oh the cat's taken a poo on the carpet"!

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2001 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   steve jongeward   (Member)

you can lead a cat to litter, but cha'can't make it piss!

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2001 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Did anyone else's weekend totally suck?

First, I didn't get "Untamed" yet! Damn! I hate reading reactions to "subscription" CDs I haven't gotten yet.

Second, I broke down and did my taxes.

AUGHGHGHGHGHGH! I hate doing taxes.

If I didn't have to pay taxes, I wouldn't carry any debt whatsoever.

Third, just because!

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2001 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Logied   (Member)

Anyone know where "Piss Ant" or
"Piss Aunt" came from. My Step dad use to use
that "You piss ant" all the time.

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2001 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Some folks I've encountered think that "piss ant" is a derivation of pismire ant...a "type" of ant.

Webster's does not make that assumption. Webster's defines "pissant" as "one that is insignficant - used as a generalized term of abuse; sometimes considered vulgar."

I heard "pissant" used frequently all my "formative years" in South Carolina.

I always took it to be a pejorative, simply because of the folks using it and how they used it.

I have never heard a friendly, non-committal "pissant" ever escape anyone's lips.

[This message has been edited by Ron Pulliam (edited 09 April 2001).]

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2001 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I know it's unusual to comment on something someone said on another thread, but....

On "'Untamed' Waxman", Beatty wrote:

<<It's a toss-up which is more headache-inducing:

The doctrinaire approbated by the philippic


The credulous pothered by the facetious.>>

To which I say, "Huh?"

But better yet, I'm all for any credulousness influenced by or resulting from facetiousness.

Life's too short...and my ability to affect is too take much of anything very seriously.


[This message has been edited by Ron Pulliam (edited 10 April 2001).]

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2001 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Beatty   (Member)

It's all about the context, baby. And the paradigm. The beautiful, beautiful paradigm.

------------------" TARGET=_blank> np: See it live! (Mostly!)
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 Posted:   Jan 22, 2023 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I am so grateful for these intellectual heavy topics we discussed back in the day.

I am not zee author of ziss thread!

 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 3:36 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Ok, what am I missing? Why are we suddenly resurrecting so many threads from 2001?

 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Piss Ant/ Pissmire in current slang is the petty annoyance as you've guessed.
But it is a real ant. Both prefix and suffix are of Scandinavian origin and are not considered slang or vulgar.
The ants excrete a form of formic acid that smells like uric acid or urine. Hence the descriptor name.

This might be explained in Warner Bros, THEM. By Santa Claus no less. Edmond.... the guy from MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.
It was explained in some movie about ants I've seen.
How many ant movies have I watched?
A WONDER WOMAN episode where villianess Formicidia was bringing down buildings via ants. (That may have been it but I cant see Lynda Carter or Wonder Woman saying "piss" on TV.)

I would direct you to THEM.

 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Is this thread why the non-music forum was invented?

 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Is this thread why the non-music forum was invented?

I was thinking the exact same thing!

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