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September 28, 2012

"Why shouldn't cats govern?" (video)

It's about time someone asked.

Wrote Diodorus Siculus: "Whoever kills a cat in Egypt is condemned to death, whether he committed this crime deliberately or not. The people gather and kill him. An unfortunate Roman, who accidentally killed a cat, could not be saved, either by King Ptolemy of Egypt or by the fear which Rome inspired."

[via richeast.org and reader Alan Fick who continues to dazzle with material that demands posting ASAP. More, please.]

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I just don't know about THAT one. He reads much, he is a great observer and he looks quite through the deeds of men. Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort as if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit that could be moved to smile at any thing. Would he were fatter.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 28, 2012 6:57:55 PM

I can't think of a reason.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 28, 2012 6:46:42 PM

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