Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today’s Word: felicide

felicide: The killing of a cat. It seems that every cartoon that has a cat in it has some felicidal antagonist to match. Think Tom and Jerry, Tweety and Sylvester, Itchy and Scratchy. Uh, Ren and Stimpy (one of them was a cat, right?) You might also consider most of the murders on CSI: Miami a form of felicide: One jilted swimsuit model murders her ex-boyfriend's new lingerie-model girlfriend and tries to frame her bisexual one-time-college-roommate debutante. Cat fights writ large.