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Liquid Emperor
« on: 04-06-2006 12:55 »

I searched and searched and searched for the thread that originally had this information to post it there.

Not having found it,  hmpf here you go:
From ATT News:
Famous One-Eyed Kitten to Go on Display
Updated 7:07 PM ET April 5, 2006

GRANBY, N.Y. (AP) - The one-eyed, noseless kitten that inspired an international debate last year over whether it was a hoax is coming to a new museum of oddities in central New York.
The museum founder, who believes in creationism, said the kitten is meant to launch another debate about how science and religion intersect.
The Oregon woman who owned the kitten said she turned down Ripley's Believe it or Not! and sold the remains to John Adolfi of Granby because she liked his religious reasons for wanting them.
"We didn't want Cy becoming a joke or part of a personal collection," Traci Allen said. "But John was so heartfelt, you could tell he was genuine and sincere."
Adolfi would not say how much he paid for the kitten, named Cy, for Cyclops. He said he plans to have it embalmed Wednesday at a local funeral home.
The kitten died in December, a day after being born. Veterinarians in Oregon said it suffered from a rare disorder called holoprosencephaly.
Cy will be displayed in a glass jar in the Lost World Museum, which Adolfi hopes to open in nearby Phoenix this fall.
Other exhibits will include giant plants and eggs, deformed animal remains and archaeological finds, Adolfi said.
Information from: The Post-Standard.
The article may be found here.

Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 04-06-2006 14:23 »

 frown Poor kitty. I hope they treat its little body with respect. You know, a living, breathing cyclops of any species would be amazing...

I can't find the other thread either. It was called "Something Matt Groening forgot to draw" or something like that, but I can't even remember which topic it was in...

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 04-06-2006 14:58 »

Oh no, the christians have the kitten? Personal Agenda anyone?

"see kids? God gave us this kitten to prove that evolution doesn't work. Cause if it did this kitten would be alive because of reasons we havn't had a chance to make up yet. Or this kitten was given to us by the devil to make you believe in evolution lies and lead you away from the path of god."

They should have given the kitten to me. It could live on my dresser besides Anilie.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
« Reply #3 on: 04-06-2006 19:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2006 19:25 »

If said woman is so religious why couldn't she just have buried the poor thing?  Oh no, instead she gives it to a "genuine and sincere" guy who plans to stick it on display so that an endless parade of morons can gawk at it.

[EDIT]Oh!  I've just reread it.  She SOLD the remains to Psuedo-Religious Freakshow Guy?!  ACK![/edit]
my man-wich!

Starship Captain
« Reply #4 on: 04-07-2006 19:55 »

agree with you pcc fred... she must be an idiot.

that is really, weird.... weird in its own kind of way but pretty interesting.
RS 2thou

Urban Legend
« Reply #5 on: 04-08-2006 09:45 »

Originally posted by PCC Fred:
...guy who plans to stick it on display so that an endless parade of morons can gawk at it.

Hasn't that already happened with being post on the net, including a pic being posted here.
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
« Reply #6 on: 05-21-2006 20:52 »

I feel sorry for that kitten, being displayed like that. Even if it was a cyclops, that's no reason to put it in a museum to stare at (like Farnsworth did to Leela, open mouthed and going "ahhhwaawahh" ).

Urban Legend
« Reply #7 on: 05-22-2006 18:43 »

 frown,that poor kitten

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #8 on: 05-22-2006 19:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2006 19:41 »

That's terrible. Being on part of a display like that. A picture would have worked just as well. It worked for Leela at the blurnsball museum!


« Reply #9 on: 05-23-2006 16:48 »
« Last Edit on: 05-23-2006 16:48 »

Actually, I don't think displaying it is all that bad, if it's not done in a crass way (and I do agree that the Ripley people tend to go to the crass side of the force with distressing ease).  But then, I've always had a side of me that is fascinated with the sort of things amateur Victorian "oddity" museums would collect.  And, after all, we put Egyptian mummified cats on display in the finest museums, not to mention mummified Egyptians, I don't see this as being all that different.  Surely there's a middle path where curiosity can be satisfied without it degenerating into gawking.

That said, giving it the jar next door to Anilie would have been MY choice for the most respectful resting place for Cy.  And it distresses me that she/he's to be used to foster an oddball agenda about a magical origin story...although, if Creationists (who are only a SMALL subset of Christians, no matter how much noise they make) didn't have such a chokehold on American politics right now, I'd find them just as amusing as any harmless crackpot, and regard this "Lost World" museum with the same affection I hold for things like the Orange Show here in Houston photo tour.  Sadly, political influence and propensity to violence make the difference between "crackpots" and "fanatics."

However, it's possible that this guy is sincere and well-meaning, in which case the little cyclops kitty will be treated respectfully.  After all, if he was a sleaze, he'd be out working as a Washington lobbyist's stooge for the Religious Right rather than setting up an amateur museum.  Or so I choose to tell myself.

Rest in peace, little Cy.  This world was never meant for one as unusual as you.
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