Push the kitten


Categories: Personal

For some reason, cats seem to insinuate themselves into the brains of cat people. If I am hearing music, and there is a kitty, I tend to get loose bits of lyrics which have somehow become cat-themed.

The trope-namer, for me, was a bit of verbiage in the Chemical Brothers piece Galvanize. There’s a piece of it where a sampled voice says:

My finger is on the button.
Push the button.

We got this album at a time when one of our cats was new, and as a result, I always think of that as

My finger is on the kitten.
Push the kitten.

This, in fact, happens to me with a lot of songs.

Cats cats cats / we like cats in boxes
cats cats cats / pointy ears like foxes
cats cats cats / with catnip and catbeds
cat cats cats / we pet them! we pet them!

I sort of wonder whether dog people have the same problem.

Comments [archived]

From: Linda Seebach
Date: 2011-06-16 08:50:00 -0500

It’s a problem?

From: Ben_C
Date: 2011-07-12 04:25:46 -0500

Thank God it’s not just me that does this!