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169 of 200 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unrequited glory, March 14, 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics (Paperback)
As a non-primate artist, I find myself struggling for credibilty within a homo sapien-dominant society. My exclusion from this book infuriates me; I have been painting with my paws for 10 years, and *not* with the anthropomorphic media the majority of the other cats use. Mine is a non-traditional approach steeped in the ancient rituals of animism which predate the appearance of you narrow-minded, talking monkies -- I swat at the flies which hover above my half-buried faecal matter, smearing my own personal excreta upon the surrounding vertical surfaces. I not only proclaim my dominance and territory this way, but I express the integration of necessity and ensoulment.

I am truly disheartened that I, a simple, "homeless" alley cat be discriminated against inclusion in this publication because I do not fit the priveledged, domesticated, bourgeois ideal. I refuse to wear a collar, and I beg freely at back alley kitchen exits. None of you talking monkies will ever claim me as a "pet," nor will I conform to your elitist dogma. I find your art criticism trite and superficial, a paeon to the Ivory Tower of academia -- completely detached from what it means to be feline, to teeter on the edge of survival.

May all my shed fur cling to your formalwear.

Lucius "Scruffy" Lickpaws

San Diego

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Initial post: Dec 20, 2007 2:38:42 PM PST
Brilliant! Love your sense of humor!

Posted on May 7, 2008 5:05:31 PM PDT
...hysterical review! Kudos!

Posted on Apr 13, 2009 8:03:44 PM PDT
Rose21 says:
Loved it!

Posted on Mar 13, 2010 8:43:24 PM PST
funniest amazon review ever. i'm in tears. really.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 2:34:19 PM PDT
Ugs says:
absolutely hilarious.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 7:51:19 AM PST
I. M. Friend says:
This should be emblazoned on the outer cover of the publication. Lucius, I bow to your stance against elitism.

Wonderfully funny!

Wirral, UK

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 8:07:05 AM PST
Luscher says:
outsider artist cats unite !
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