Black Friday catblogging: mutant edition

Catblogging: Demitasse cries out for high-tech protective gear

Expert on comics that he is, all Demitasse wants for Christmas is one of those visors, like the one Cyclops wears, that would prevent him from injuring people by accident when he exerts his powers…

 

Cat with laser eye

Author: Andrew Sabl

I'm a political theorist and Visiting Professor (through 2017) in the Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale. My interests include the history of political thought, toleration, democratic theory, political ethics, problems of coordination and convention, the realist movement in political theory, and the thought of David Hume. My first book, Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002) covered many of these topics, with a special focus on the varieties of democratic politics and the disparate qualities of mind and character appropriate to those who practice each of them. My second book Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England was published in 2012; I am currently finishing a book on toleration, with the working title The Virtues of Hypocrisy, under contract with Harvard University Press. A Los Angeles native, I got my B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Before coming to Yale I taught at Vanderbilt and at UCLA, where I was an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor; and held visiting positions at Williams, Harvard, and Princeton. I am married to Miriam Laugesen, who teaches health policy and the politics of health care at the Mailman School of public health at Columbia, and we have a twelve-year-old son.

20 thoughts on “Black Friday catblogging: mutant edition”

  1. I’m with Demitasse…think I’ll stay home, safe away from the Black Friday melees. A cat could get hurt…and even might have to deploy his mystical powers in self-defense.

  2. But with his rare blue fur, Demitasse needs the death ray to stop being turned into a Hermès handwarmer.

          1. Having thought about it, there are at least three superhero RPGs that use the same terminology: Champions; GURPS Supers; Mutants & Masterminds.

          2. Harrumph. No idea what you-all are on about.

            But that’s a great name for a cat. I assume, that is just cat red-eye, right? He doesn’t really have magic powers?

          3. I played Champions from the very first edition on. I actually thought it was a case where the “improvements” made in the rules over time were inferior to the original.

        1. Used to be, there was a pretty good street band in Berzerkley by the name of Thoth, iirc. I wonder if they’re still around. Two guys wearing not much and it was mostly percussion, I think.

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