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Tycho
12-07-2003, 04:55 PM
This takes The Cat in the Hat to a whole new level:

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Catman.html


Some people really need to clean out their litter box.

Go ahead and read what this guy had done to himself. Whiskers implanted, dental work to make fangs. He spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for what? Will he receive his pension in a zoo?

Does Michael Jackson know about this guy? I bet "The Thriller" would be jealous!

Beast
12-07-2003, 05:11 PM
Good for him. As long as he's happy with the results, then I applaud him for being unique. It was his money and his choice, and it's a better use of plastic surgery then breast implants or any of the other body modifications that get done in the name of beauty. The fact that he's looking for someone to actually graft pelts on to him may be a bit much though. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Exhaust Port
12-07-2003, 05:29 PM
And he still looks more normal than Micheal Jackson.

Beast
12-07-2003, 05:49 PM
And he still looks more normal than Micheal Jackson.
Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees look more normal than Wacko Jacko. :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

I am Jabba the Hutt
12-07-2003, 07:02 PM
I can't believe this guy was a former Marine! Maybe the Leatherneck drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket should pay him a visit.

"What is your major malfunction numb-nuts?!" :D

bobafrett
12-07-2003, 07:29 PM
Funny, I was thinking I would have my armor permanently attached to my skin!

stillakid
12-07-2003, 10:58 PM
I saw this guy last year at the San Diego Zoo. He appeared to just be hanging out. I figured he was in makeup or something.

I say, whatever. If this is how he gets his jolly's, then he can knock himself out. But looking like a cat doesn't mean he'll wind up with another pu55y to pet. ;)

Jargo
12-08-2003, 03:06 PM
Pah, that is soooooo last years news. blah blah blah cat dude, very nice. yadda yadda mothman rhubarb rhubarb Jersey devil, phalurrrp ganurf *yawn* waffle waffle elephant man.

So there you have it.

I am Jabba the Hutt
12-08-2003, 03:15 PM
Pah, that is soooooo last years news. blah blah blah cat dude, very nice. yadda yadda mothman rhubarb rhubarb Jersey devil, phalurrrp ganurf *yawn* waffle waffle elephant man.

So there you have it.

Jargo.. your posts are never dull. :)

You bought Emperor Throne Room Duel yet? Your post/rant about that figure was a true Jargo classic! :D :crazed:

Jargo
12-08-2003, 07:29 PM
Nope, never did. Can't imagine why not. :happy: I love the reactions to my posts though. People rise up in a tide against my aversion to certain toys and then three months down the line gues what, my words are regurgitated in tenfold posts regarding said toy. Imitation is the sincerest form of imitation though. ;)

Now, this here cat man. He was featured in one of our UK magazines over a year ago after appearing on a tv show about body art and cosmetic surgery etc. It must have been not long after one of his bouts of surgery because his eyes were all bloated and they looked like they were either recovering from a little nip and tuck or some more tattooing.
I can't remember for the life of me what his whiskers are made of but a little bell is ringing that says they're metal of some sort. I could be wrong about that though.
Personally i think one of the weirdest surgeries is the other ones featured on odd pics of the people who have themselves transformed into Barbie and Ken lookalikes.
The guy pictured doesn't look like he can move his face muscles without cracking something.
Oh and then there was the guy who was Liberace's 'companion' who Liberace had go under the surgeons knife to make the guy look like himself. I mean, I don't care how rich someone is I just wouldn't want to look like someone simply to get money. And I certainly wouldn't have surgery that involved slapping huge chunks of builders material into my face.
Now personally I wouldn't mind a nose job to straighten my hooter after it got broken and bent when I was a kid. I'd consider having moles and freckles removed but only those that looked like they might be problematic like the one on the base of my spine that has an aura which is a telltale sign of melanoma or something bad like that. Not just for the sake of attaining unblemished skin. If you have freckles and moles then you're prone to them or you sat in the sun too long. You could spend your life having repeat treatments for freckle removal and it wouldn't stem them.
I reckon that people who have so much money to waste on ugly surgery and surgery that actually leaves them less able to communicate effectively because their mouths are too tightly sewn up or they have sixteen extra teeth implanted or they have weird implants like cat man, should have their funds 'liberated' and used for more worthy ventures. Like African AIDS charities, or social care for the mentally ill. Disaster relief funds. all that sort of gubbins.
These people who go out and mutilate themselves to such a degree that they become unrecognisable as actual human beings need taking into care and get treatment for the mental problems they obviously have, poor self esteem, being a fantasist, detached from reality, self harming, unwise investment, and any other thing that can be thought of that fits.
It isn't right and while on the one hand it might be fun to say "good on him, he's doing what he wants and believes in." The very fact that he's ex military should ring a warning bell, the fact that he believes his dream told him to do this to himself should make people question why he believes so strongly in a dream that anyone could have had any night of their life. What was it in his mind that flicked the trip switch and fused his junction box leaving him cut off from reality? There's got to be some bad doodoo in his mind that he's suppressing and refocusing into his self mutilating habits.

See, if a guy in the UK did this he's be locked away for his own safety and given treatment for free, trained specialists would work with him for however long it took. But over there people like this are free range, wandering around like a mobils freak show and then when bad things happen everyone looks aghast and says " but he was such a nice quiet guy, kept himself to himself...." Yeah, the silence is the warning sign, the quiet ones are the ticking bombs.
I'm not saying cat man is a psycho at all. I'm just saying that there's something wrong with society to celebrate this freakery in the first place. Instead of looking after people who are quite literally barking mad society just giggles at them like pre-schoolers and turns its back on those who need care and help.
Cat man can't be happy because he isn't a cat. His little demons are telling him to be like the big cats but he can't because he has the wrong physiology. He could pay for his bones to be reset into some approximation of a cat like shape, but frankly any surgeon who would do that to a human deserves life incarceration at penitentiary. Cat man is seriously unhappy because he isn't a cat. But if he does decide to really act like a big cat and take to hunting and killing his food people will scream murder and call for him to face the death penalty when in actual fact had people actually taken the guy into specialist care early enough he would never have got so ill that he thought he could be a cat.
Society sucks. The military sucks. All I know is that somehow Cat man is a victim here. But who the hell can the finger of blame be pointed at? I get the feeling that it's a cumulative thing, blame being laid at the feet of everyone this guy has come into contact with. Not least the surgeons.

jeddah
12-09-2003, 05:04 AM
In some African cultures, aborigine tribes and other cultures, the adornment and decoration of the body in the sometimes most gruesome way is seen as beautiful and is not always done to represent an Animal Totem, sometimes it is purely cosmetic. Furthermore, in many cases it is is just a sociological norm for that culture and/or idiosyncratic of an individual.

And that is what I feel this guys passion is; just an idiosyncracy, an eccentricity and if that is what floats his boat, then more power to him. I saw the programme EJ mentioned above and here in the UK (Scotland to be precise) we have an old nudist-type guy who lives in the hills as a wild cat. It was quite disconcerting seeing him crawl Gollum-stylie over the rocks and hillocks of a babbling burn. :D Knowing the kind of personality EJ injects into his posts I took the inference of him being psycho with a pinch of salt because I don't see how anyone can draw that conclusion from the information we know about this guy. But to view him or similarly mutilated individuals as a time bomb is reminiscent of the outmoded fear and/or revulsion of other minorities resulting in their persecution through a society's collective ignorance.

When I see these kind of acts, I am reminded of the fanatic SW fans who dress up like Darth Maul, or other Sci-Fi characters. However, I think this guy attaches a spiritual significance to his metamorphosis which I think we would be small-minded to judge.

I think it looks unattractive, and cumbersome and I am searching to think of something cosmetic that I would have done and can't. Perhaps a pair of retractable velociraptor claws would be cool ;) I'd probably look like a camp donkey trying to use them though :D

We have a great comedy programme here called Phoenix Nights about a Northern social club. One of the activities they organised in one episode was animal face-painting. Unfortunately they didn't have greasepaints so they used car paints and stencils. One of the main characters spent the rest of the series with an indelible tiger face. It cracked me up every time. :D

jeddah

Jargo
12-09-2003, 08:31 AM
Good points jeddah. I think I got a little lost in my own invective there. It was V late for me and my mind wandered slightly midway. I wasn't actually wanting to say that cat man himself was psycho but that I recognised the potential for the slip from kooky and strange into downright disturbing and dangerous.
I think - THINK the main point I was trying to get across is that while individuality and diversity should be celebrated, there are some instances where the public and media revel in the freakish and encourage people to mess themselves up. I'm just saying that people should look beyond the one dimensional response of "freak" and try to understand the person who appears well, 'freakish'.
Now, I'm a broadminded person, have nothing against body art or tribalism, tattoos and piercings can be impressive if done well and if suited to a person. I personally think some of the biggest meanest looking hells angel type bikers with piercings and tats are among the most visually interesting people you're likely to see.
I accept that there are tribes in Africa who have a culture of body modification. They wear it well because they have thousands of years worth of practise applying such modifications. It's a part of their society and integral to it. It isn't just one individual saying "hey, i think I'll change myself and look like an elephant because a hyena spoke to me while I was taking hallucinogens and told me to."
The same can be said of South American natives. Or any culture that has evolved over the last few thousand years and has these sorts of modifications ingrained into their culture's very fibre.

The notion of cosmetic surgery for vanities sake or simply to make a statement of vanity I find repugnant. Such as the people who alter themselves, like I mentioned before, to look like Barbie and Ken. But I also have the depth of compassion to see that those people aren't happy and something deep within them is very wrong.
Zero self esteem and depresion, inner demons, fractured psyche, all things I would be wanting to look at if someone wanted to alter themselves that much. It's creating a mask and hiding from reality, reality that in all probability they can't cope with and need tools to help them cope anot just block out what it is that frightens them. Be it age, skin flaws, lumpy faces, being vertically challenged or whatever, I personally feel that society shouldn't be encouraging these people to go under the knife but rather reaching out to embrace them and love them for who they are.
I also think plastic surgeons are little short of modern day Vincent Frankenstein-esque figures. Madness in their eyes as they think only of the next alteration and the dollar signs with little to no thought of the psychological damage walking into the operating theater wanting to be changed and no thought once the even more damaged leave the clinic.
But i guess i could continue arguing here until i'm blue in the face. I could talk myself into a cycle of confused ideas (probably already did.) I just want people to see the bigger picture rather than just look at the pictures and point and laugh. Thee's a real soul inside these people that may be crying out for compassion and help. Don't look at them as entertainment.

jeddah
12-09-2003, 10:39 AM
The notion of cosmetic surgery for vanities sake or simply to make a statement of vanity I find repugnant. Such as the people who alter themselves, like I mentioned before, to look like Barbie and Ken. But I also have the depth of compassion to see that those people aren't happy and something deep within them is very wrong.
Zero self esteem and depresion, inner demons, fractured psyche, all things I would be wanting to look at if someone wanted to alter themselves that much. It's creating a mask and hiding from reality, reality that in all probability they can't cope with and need tools to help them cope anot just block out what it is that frightens them. Be it age, skin flaws, lumpy faces, being vertically challenged or whatever, I personally feel that society shouldn't be encouraging these people to go under the knife but rather reaching out to embrace them and love them for who they are.
I also think plastic surgeons are little short of modern day Vincent Frankenstein-esque figures. Madness in their eyes as they think only of the next alteration and the dollar signs with little to no thought of the psychological damage walking into the operating theater wanting to be changed and no thought once the even more damaged leave the clinic.


Quite. I think as a (Western) society we have an automatic response to things like this of hold on, this looks odd; wrong; freaky. I just think of the response I had when I saw Michael Jackson's image - horror and revulsion. And here we have a prime example of someone who alters themself on a mixture of whim and psychologically-fuelled impulse. Part of it I am sure is to distance himself from his father; if I don't look like him, then I am a step away from him and boy did he succeed!

And, there are other reasons for self mutilation; The Sedan Carriages that were necessitated by the female gentry binding their feet from such an early age that the bone plates making the feet became deformed and prevented them from walking!

As far as African and other aboringinal tribes, some indeed also alter their appearance on whim, but I suppose that is different in that it is encouraged within that specific community.

What is really ironic is that a person could go to therapy to exorcise their demons, or resolve self esteem issues and it could end up costing more than the cosmetic plastic surgery desires that they are in therapy for!

jeddah
p.s Good topic!

LTBasker
12-09-2003, 10:48 AM
Very very odd.. looks like Maul. I guess it brings a new meaning to "Mauled by a cat."

Tycho
12-09-2003, 03:13 PM
Maybe he was a Star Wars fan and a Sith zealot who went to the doctors and told him "make me look like DARTH FURY!"

Only the doctor heard him wrong and thought he said Darth FURRY. :D

Tonysmo
12-11-2003, 06:44 AM
I dont see what the big deal is.. We all strive to live out our fantasies in some fashion. Today will be my third installment of YAK hair to be surgically implanted into my back.. ( right now, I'm not ready to show off my wookieness ) About the only part Im not looking forward to is when they break both my ankles to stretch out my legs..

I have to agree though with EJ. Sometimes people take this "out" a bit too far. Artistic talents are great, and more power to Asian Tatoo artists printing absurd sayings permenately on an idiots skin.. ( heh )

What happens when they hire this guy and he has to sit next to you while your working.. nice guy - great attitude.. except for the occasional purr, and the raw meat thing..
I couldnt do it.. Id have to stick capnip in his desk drawer and report him for kitty drugs.

Tycho
07-23-2004, 04:01 AM
Today I met CatMan at the San Diego Comic Con.

I was a bit in shock.

I spoke with him and shook his hand paw.

I'm not quite sure what to make of all this, but I'll update you soon.

While I'll probably have no troulbe spotting him throughout the rest of the Comic Con, perhaps you guys have some questions you'd like me to ask him for an interview?


I'm slightly frightened to do this, but I'll bring my Mouse Droid.

Tycho
07-23-2004, 04:02 AM
Actually, cancel that last part.

Catman..... one of MY Mouse Droids...

I don't think they should mix...

Dr Zoltar
07-24-2004, 05:41 PM
Take some photos if you can. Has he evolved (or devolved?) anymore from the previous photos?

Deoxyribonucleic
07-25-2004, 01:54 AM
You gotta ask him for me PLEASE....do the girls line up for him OR WHAT!!??

*wink wink, nudge nudge.

;)

seriously though, is he married, have a girlfriend/boyfriend? I'm more than sure there's plenty of people out there who would totally dig "being" with him!!

Does he still work as a computer programmer? Or just go to conventions and such making money from that?

I'm TOTALLY curious about this fellow.



and it's a better use of plastic surgery then breast implants


Hey, whats wrong with boob jobs? I got one a couple of years ago. Sometimes it's more necessary than people think, and not just in the name of beauty. My neighbor got one too, we went together and I must say, I'm very happy with my results. :D So are all my girlfriends...WOOOOT WOOOOOOO!

:kiss:

Dr Zoltar
07-26-2004, 01:22 AM
Hey, whats wrong with boob jobs? I got one a couple of years ago. Sometimes it's more necessary than people think, and not just in the name of beauty.:kiss: Are you talking about breast reduction surgery or breast implants? There's a big difference and both could fall under "boob job."

And are you trying to tell us something by saying that your girlfriends like the results? :confused:

Edit - oohh, I just re-read that. That's a bit personal. You don't have to answer if you don't want to Deoxy.

Emperor Howdy
08-22-2004, 10:58 AM
Are you talking about breast reduction surgery....

Zoltar, I'm afraid I have to ask you to never mention "that" procedure again. It should be illegal. True, women complain of back pain, but we have solutions for that, namely back braces and Percodan. Doctors should just give those out for free and insist the lady keep her beautifully delicious boobs! :D





mmmmmmm.....boobs. :ko:

stillakid
08-22-2004, 02:08 PM
Zoltar, I'm afraid I have to ask you to never mention "that" procedure again. It should be illegal. True, women complain of back pain, but we have solutions for that, namely back braces and Percodan. Doctors should just give those out for free and insist the lady keep her beautifully delicious boobs! :D


mmmmmmm.....boobs. :ko:

Right, if they'd just stay on their backs they wouldn't have that problem... :smoker: