Cat and Girl Follow Up
  • Esn
    June 19, 2009

    I’m lucky I read through the first part of the archives a little while ago.

    This is the one, I believe:

  • David Matthew
    June 19, 2009

    Ah! But it’s not been ten years yet. There’s still time to be boring and/or dead.

  • Dorothy
    June 19, 2009

    Is that better?

  • Scott
    June 19, 2009

    Well, the good thing about crazy is sneaker pomegranate bubblebath.

  • Chuck Kirk
    June 19, 2009

    this actually made me very sad, Dorothy.

    mostly because I kind of think I know how you feel.

    that guy who has been reading since like 2003-04 or something and has never commented or emailed you or anything but decided to now because he got the reference to this one immediately.

    p.s. i went with “boring.”

  • Olly
    June 19, 2009

    Aha – Does it help to know that other people feel the same? I feel the same. I went with “crazy” and “postgraduate study”. Two closely related doctrines.
    I think, from looking at my friends, that boring really is the better choice – When you’re boring, you’re only boring to strangers. When you’re crazy, you’re crazy at everyone. Sad thing is, once you eschew the boring there’s no going back.
    I think the redemption comes from using the craziness to do something that positively affects the lives of other people. Not to be obsequious, but your webcomics do enrich the lives of a number of people, myself included.
    If that’s not enough – why not use your public profile and/or willingness to travel to do some good? Raise money or volunteer… raise money TO volunteer. There are some amazing opportunities available, and hey – it’s not boring.

  • Olly
    June 19, 2009

    insert paragraphing as desired :P

  • Matthew Phelan
    June 19, 2009

    Nooooooo! There still has to be time to un-eschew boring!

  • Chris
    June 19, 2009

    Crazy is the best choice out of the three.

  • Jake
    June 19, 2009

    I’m planning to go with “dead”

    is it your birthday or something?

  • alice
    June 19, 2009

  • idkrash
    June 19, 2009

    Last night after eating a burger dog with peppers and sharing a side of chilly fries with jalapenos I had an extended dream sequence that included a nail biting driving segment, a mystery walk along some railroad tracks, an encounter with some railroad dicks, and ended with a life and death battle with a Jedi-ninja dog who attacked me as I was scrambling over a chain link fence.

    The dog was incredible every time I would toss it off me it would flip around, grab the fence (in complete disregard for the laws of physics) then climb back over to me and attack again. But what was more incredible were its owners who were yelling, “We are giftologist! We believe in giftology, and you had better gift us or the dog will keep attacking you.”

    The problem was I was all out of ding dongs, Twinkies, and Ho Hos.

  • Oliver
    June 19, 2009

    I miss the McAfrica. It was a pretty good burger with a sad name.

    Crazy is better than dead and all around more entertaining than boring. Honestly, crazy, that takes talent. Death is a cheap option and boring… boring just takes an awful lot of work to get rid of, which is why so many of your formerly cool friends never even try and just marry, sit back and get fat.

  • Swifteye(Aaron)
    June 19, 2009

    I like crazy. Crazy is my best friend. Isn’t that right crazy……..Crazy says yes.

  • monstrosity
    June 19, 2009

    Crazy seems pretty close to brilliant, actually. You do touch a lot of lives with your webcomic. And every day I think of Bad Decision Dinosaur and I go “YESSSSSSS!”

  • Ghede
    June 19, 2009

    Yes. You made the right decision. Madness is the only logical choice.

    Hahahaha. Ha.

  • dangerian
    June 19, 2009

    I fall into the fallacy of the excluded middle

  • matt
    June 19, 2009

    It’s easy enough to rationalize crazy as relative that I don’t know why you’d pick anything else. You, dear, are perfectly sane.

  • idkrash
    June 19, 2009

    One foot is on the dock. One foot is on the boat. The boat is slowly drifting away from the dock. Eventually you end up on the boat, on dock or in the water.

    The question remains. Did you think of the body of water as a lake, river, ocean, or sea? (Alt correct answers: Swamp, or Bayou) (Gulf, Bay and other names are not incorrect but are awarded no points because they actually describe the surrounding shore line.)

  • idkrash
    June 19, 2009

    “David Matthew
    June 19th, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Ah! But it’s not been ten years yet. There’s still time to be boring and/or dead.”

    Actually this is the tenth year, because the ninth year was completed in Feb. If the sentence read after 10 years and you would be right.

    Its like that third day thing. Its not 72 hours its the third day. Don’t mess with the time-space continuum. Although we can not say exactly when/where she is in time/space we can identify where she is not.

  • Krimson
    June 19, 2009

    Oh, excellent. Crazy is awesome. Crazy is not boring and crazy is not dead, so it is automatically awesome.

    And where is Cat going to find an Arch Deluxe in this day and age (and during these “uncertain times”)? He should have called for a slap bet.

  • Cloud
    June 19, 2009

    omg sequel to my favorite!

  • Karl
    June 19, 2009

    I love this strip but I hate the fact that it makes me hungry for an Arch Deluxe.

  • Rachel
    June 19, 2009

    I’ve always chosen crazy over boring, it makes me sad sometimes when people look at me funny, but I’d still make that choice every time! And I love you comic!

  • J. Kyle H.
    June 19, 2009

    Christ almighty, since when did somebody else start writing my biographical comic?

    Hoping for dead, likely to just end up with crazy.

  • Mark
    June 19, 2009

    What’s really effed up is that the world has become so twisted, we crazy folk are the only ones who make any sense.

    Long Live C’n’G, still the only comic to have referenced a Weill/Brecht song. Well, other than last Thursday’s “Family Circus.”

  • Ross Hershberger
    June 20, 2009

    I don’t think you go with Crazy. I think Crazy decides to take you along.

  • Nny
    June 20, 2009

    i wanted to be crazy once. but im not crazy. when i act like it, it only makes me look stupid and/or immature. if your not crazy, and yet you try to act like it, your friends know it and think your an idiot. if you truly are crazy…your friends are scared to say the one thing that will set off on a rampage. if your REALLY crazy…im sure you have friends, lots of them, and no one needs an arch deluxe, c’mon, let’s get you a happy meal.

  • hannah
    June 20, 2009

    You bring happiness into my life/all the other dudes lives for a while each week, and I think that’s enough.
    Don’t you worry about it.
    “Anyone interesting is mad in one way or another.”- Doctor Who

  • Bill
    June 20, 2009

    I think you went with “Awesome”

  • weng
    June 20, 2009

    other people are so good at pretending.
    America: tv-magic and intimidation

    i take it you are the type of person who doesnt feel any older or different on your birthday.
    if you don’t have a preference, its not crazy, dead or boring that matters. its if you feel uncertain.
    sigh, i am uncertain

  • a random person
    June 22, 2009

    actually i think the alternatives depend (well one of them anyway)

    Boring to other people? sod them
    Boring to yourself? give me craziness or give me death

    or a rifle and a tall tower and ultimately both will result

  • wombat
    June 22, 2009

    What a fortunate moment to finally accidentally notice that there’s a place for people to comment on the strips.

    Really, those three are not the only choices. They’re more like the rocks you need to try to steer a course through. But if you have to scrape against one of them, yeah, go for crazy.

  • Nathan
    June 22, 2009

    Just a few days removed from my alltim cng favorite, ..answer your questions:

  • Frogisis
    June 22, 2009

    Crazy is the best option, but nearly not as fun as it looks…

    Even so, stay crazy.

  • Joe
    June 24, 2009

    Dorothy, I’ve been reading Cat and Girl since 1999. I found your comic about 6 or so in. Cat and Girl have let me know that I’m not so alone in this screwed up world. That other people take deep down offence at all the mundane assumptions of our culture. That other people can question everything and still not take themselves too seriously. You’re my comic strip Socrates :)

  • Sprayette
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  • 1SpacyHammond
    February 15, 2011

    I have found it is actually possible to be any or all of the three at once, viz. Ayn Rand.

  • Ralph
    April 2, 2015

    I figure dead is good for later. I’m bouncing between boring and crazy, but I mostly feel like most of my life is being lived by other people.

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