Putu the Cat

Fear me, if you dare. Meow.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Sukumar Ray

from Amardeep Singh.
Putu has been getting mails telling Putu that Putu's readers know who Putu really is. Never underestimate the power of misdirection.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Dogs of War

Amardeep, in a comment on the last post, spoke of the movie Cats and Dogs, where secretly hi-tech cats and dogs battle it out for control of the earth.
and yes, cats are not portrayed too positively in this movie.
in case you are worried, humans, stay calm - i am, indeed, planning to take over the world, and so is every other cat - but collective action is not something cat go in for a lot. dogs, of course, could never take over the world either - i mean, really, even humans are more intelligent than dogs, and have more sophisticated weapons too.
as far as negative portrayals are concerned, we really dont mind - i mean, sophisticated outerspace beings are often shown in a negative light too in human movies. cultural misunderstandings, amardeep - if you knew us or understood us, you would not fear us. we purr sympathetically when we see anti-feline human propaganda. think george bush watching millions protest, and you get the idea.
on the subject of dogs - putu likes dogs a lot. in fact, putu loves dogs. they are loving, warm, selfless, loyal, trustworthy, soft and cuddly when young, and make excellent pets. easily among the most likeable of the lower lifeforms.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Incredible omission

Putu loved the incredibles, but has found, after much thought, a flaw. mainstream superhero movies continue to portray cats in traditional, cliched terms - even when they have significant roles, these are either as slightly sinister pets lovingly stroked by otherwise immobile chair-bound villains, or as sleek and kinky sidekicks to leather-clad feline superheroines. now when you have a movie like the incredibles, which talkes about everything from nietzsche to adam west, why is a cat sitting in a tree and cunningly avoiding its litle old lady still seen as someone who needs to be SAVED?
the movie was perfect otherwise. go see it, and then go see it again.
one more time for the sweet souvenir, as bill the butcher (daniel day lewis, another part-time god) says in gangs of new york, as played in zee movie zone when they play the same movie four days in a row and claim that its a good thing.