Weekly Wag: Cats and Computers

I read a book from my local library, A Treasury for Cat Lovers by Richard Lederer. He is best known for his books on word play. I asked for permission to share some of his humor from this great book and he agreed. This book is humorous and a fun read. It has interesting facts, riddles, poems, quotes and more; a short read at 122 pages.

Richard Lederer is the author of more than thirty books on language, humor and history, including Anguished English and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Simone van Egeren.

16 Ways a Cat is Like a Computer

  1. User friendly, although the control key will not always function
  2. Available in three sizes: mainframe, desktop, and (the smallest) laptop
  3. Portable, if placed in suitable transportation case
  4. Mouse driven
  5. Self-cleaning
  6. Sensitive interfaces
  7. Dual video and audio input
  8. Visual and audio output; wide-ranging sound card
  9. Can function in direct sunlight but keep away from water
  10. Energy-saving standby mode
  11. Self-recharging
  12. Instant transition between standby and full-power mode
  13. Requires annual check-up
  14. Minimal power consumption as compared to energy output
  15. Top of the line: Never any need to upgrade
  16. If you properly care for your unit, it will give your years of loyal service. Many users get a second unit, to enjoy the ability to run complex simulation games.

10 Clues That Your Cat Has Hacked into Your E-mail Password

  1. Your keyboard has traces of kitty litter and a strange territorial scent.
  2. Your mouse has teeth marks in it-and an aroma of tuna.
  3. You find you’ve been subscribed to strange news groups like recreationalcatnip.com and alt.cats.world.domination.
  4. You receive e-mail messages from some guy named Tiger.
  5. Your web browser has a new home page, http://www.feline.com.
  6. Your out-box contains hate-mail messages to Apple Computer, Inc. about their release of “CyberDog.”
  7. You keep finding new software around your house like CatPayTax and WarCatII.
  8. On Facebook you’re known as the IronMouser.
  9. Your screen saver is now a picture of Garfield and your mouse pad a picture of the Cat in the Hat.
  10. Your kitty is wearing carpal-tunnel braces.


Related Links:

Richard Lederer’s Vervibore

Richard Lederer Facebook Page


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