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Oscar, the psychic death sensing nursing home cat, found dead
The Daily Redundancy ^

Posted on 08/21/2007 10:48:13 AM PDT by chordmaster

PROVIDENCE, RI (TDR)- Oscar, the nursing home cat who could seemingly sense the impending death of patients, was found dead early yesterday. The cat gained recent notoriety when reports of his ability to detect the impending death of the terminally ill became public. Seemingly aware that death was at hand, Oscar would reportedly climb into the bed of patients during their final hours...

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: badjoke; deadcat; dentedbedpanalert; elderly; fakenews; lessthanfunny; nottrue; oscarthecat; parody; satire
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1 posted on 08/21/2007 10:48:16 AM PDT by chordmaster
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To: chordmaster

Serves him right.


2 posted on 08/21/2007 10:49:47 AM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: chordmaster

Awwwww.................Oh, wait...............


3 posted on 08/21/2007 10:49:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: chordmaster
IMO, some relative of one of the hospice residents poisoned him.

There's a lesson here somewhere.

4 posted on 08/21/2007 10:50:27 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: chordmaster

Perhaps someone didn’t take too kindly to Oscar climbing into their bed.


5 posted on 08/21/2007 10:50:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: chordmaster

I bet after a while him climbing onto your bed would give you a heart attack, so it became a self fulfilling prophecy.

Sort of like predicting someone is going to die then shooing him,


6 posted on 08/21/2007 10:50:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Red Badger

If I found him lying on my bed, I would have killed him too


7 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:00 AM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: chordmaster
Parody news site?

-PJ

8 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:05 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Mr. K

or even shooting him

geez I need better glasses


9 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: chordmaster

So who killed Oscar? One of the patients feeling unlucky, or the Chinese?


10 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:21 AM PDT by penowa
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To: chordmaster

I doubt they will catch the nursing home resident who did it :>)


11 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:28 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: chordmaster

“Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”

***

It’s a joke folks.

And a pretty funny one at that.


12 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:35 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: chordmaster

Snork! Good one.


13 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:47 AM PDT by MJemison
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To: chordmaster

DailyRedundancy.com:

“The Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”

Funny, short bit of humor - let’s see how long it takes MSM to pick it up.


14 posted on 08/21/2007 10:51:59 AM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Peace based on respected strength is truly peace; peace based on weakness is ignoble slavery)
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It's Bush's fault

Disclaimer...

Couldn't resist.

15 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:02 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: chordmaster

Bush’s fault!


16 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:07 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Is the lion burning?")
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To: chordmaster

LoL!


17 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:33 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: chordmaster

The Daily Redundancy

“The Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”

(LOL)


18 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:44 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: chordmaster
Did patient come in and curl up next to him before he died?

Joking aside, although it is possible he was sensing something, it also seemed possible he could have been instigating something in those patients, or merely noting extra attention given to a near-death patient.

19 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: chordmaster

Did he curl up for a nap in front of a mirror first?


20 posted on 08/21/2007 10:52:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Fred Thompson 2008! Taking America Back for Conservatives!)
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To: chordmaster

The Daily Redundancy

“The Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”

Darn! I’m such a sucker for dead cat stories, too!


21 posted on 08/21/2007 10:53:14 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: chordmaster

He didn’t see that one coming.


22 posted on 08/21/2007 10:53:19 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: chordmaster

That’s okay. He has eight lives left.


23 posted on 08/21/2007 10:53:58 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: penowa
Don't you mean Chinese restaurant?
24 posted on 08/21/2007 10:54:35 AM PDT by HeadOn (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.)
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To: chordmaster; Slings and Arrows

Cat was creepy.


25 posted on 08/21/2007 10:54:42 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Sure managed to bring out the usual cat-haters on the site, anyway.

You know, I can understand someone not particularly liking cats, as pets. Birds and small rodents do nothing for me, as pets. But the outright hatred some people seem to have for them goes beyond the rational, and really makes me wonder about what kind of personality defect they (the cat haters, not the cats) have.


26 posted on 08/21/2007 10:56:21 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: chordmaster

Sounds like someone decided that this cat was psychic, and the rumor spread, probably regardless of the facts. People die quite often in a place like that. The rumor turned the residents against the cat. Nothing the cat could do about it. Rather pathetic, really.


27 posted on 08/21/2007 10:56:46 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: chordmaster
The Daily Redundancy:

The Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”

says it all.......

28 posted on 08/21/2007 10:56:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: chordmaster

Cats steal people’s breath, Oscar steals breath from people who are dying...ergo Oscar dies.

...and that’s the best I can do with $73k in student loans...


29 posted on 08/21/2007 10:57:09 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: Captain Rhino
Funny, short bit of humor - let’s see how long it takes MSM to pick it up.

I remember back in 2002 (I think), when the Onion ran a story about the US Capitol undergoing renovation to add a movable dome and luxury skyboxes. Some Chinese news outfit thought it was a serious story and wrote about it as an example of Western decadence. When they were shown that the fell for a gag, they at first refused to acknowledge it, and then they blamed the West for duping them.

-PJ

30 posted on 08/21/2007 10:58:35 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: chordmaster

Fame is a double-edged sword.


31 posted on 08/21/2007 10:59:14 AM PDT by montag813
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To: chordmaster

Filthy reaper cat.


32 posted on 08/21/2007 10:59:27 AM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Captain Rhino

Oops! RUSH just cited the story....


33 posted on 08/21/2007 10:59:59 AM PDT by HeadOn (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.)
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To: penowa
So who killed Oscar?


34 posted on 08/21/2007 11:00:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: chordmaster
BC, now DC.
[Bad cat, dead cat.]
35 posted on 08/21/2007 11:07:22 AM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: chordmaster

You forgot the /sarc lol.


36 posted on 08/21/2007 11:08:33 AM PDT by sono ("I'm glad I don't play anymore. I could never learn all those handshakes." Phil Rizzuto)
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To: vox_freedom

I remember my brother starting his car and hearing a horrible noise, opening the hood, and finding the body of the neighbor’s cat. The guy told my brother he should pay him because “your car killed my cat.” My brother told him, “No, your cat broke my car. You should pay me.”


37 posted on 08/21/2007 11:10:54 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: chordmaster

>>”The Standard of Excellence in Pseudojournalism”


38 posted on 08/21/2007 11:14:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: chordmaster
Are you sure he is’nt just CATatonic?
39 posted on 08/21/2007 11:17:15 AM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: -YYZ-
But the outright hatred some people seem to have for them goes beyond the rational, and really makes me wonder about what kind of personality defect they (the cat haters, not the cats) have.

It's that pesky "non servium" attitude cats have. People who feel they deserve to be served just can't stand it. Don't take the joking too seriously. I love my cats, but I've been threatening to turn them into mittens, ear muffs, or a collar for my winter coat for years. They just laugh at me.

40 posted on 08/21/2007 11:25:30 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: chordmaster
Hi, I'm Oscar.



Mind if I sleep here tonight?
41 posted on 08/21/2007 11:30:24 AM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: chordmaster

THe spirit of the Weekly WOrld News lives on.


42 posted on 08/21/2007 11:34:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Sopater

“Sup, Catfish?”


43 posted on 08/21/2007 12:18:19 PM PDT by battlegearboat (Driving Danny Glover)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Parody site?

I think so.


44 posted on 08/21/2007 12:22:48 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: sweetiepiezer; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
The story is a joke, minus Teh Funnay.

This cartoon about Death and a cat is actually quite good.


45 posted on 08/21/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: chordmaster

I do not understand people’s anger at the cat. We all die. We all face death 24/7. I would be very grateful to have such a lovely furry creature acknowledging my presence in my last hours or days. If this cat was murdered may the killer live their afterlife in the pits. The cat did not deserve to die for their fear.


46 posted on 08/21/2007 12:43:30 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

You’ll be glad to know that it’s a parody site, though this is not terribly funny.


47 posted on 08/21/2007 12:44:48 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: GOP Poet

PSSSSSTTTT... It’s satire.


48 posted on 08/21/2007 12:45:08 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: chordmaster

It didn’t happen, but good story.


49 posted on 08/21/2007 12:46:27 PM PDT by Williams
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To: chordmaster

I suppose that there was always a risk of this happening whenever he got into his own bed.


50 posted on 08/21/2007 12:46:28 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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