Angry slippers are angry

By Phil Plait | April 16, 2011 7:00 am

It’s Caturday, and I have decided to expand my definition once again to include not just animals but also things that aren’t alive that look like things that are alive.

So I present to you angry slippers yelling at you:

What are they yelling about?

  • "C’mon, man, wash your feet first!"
  • "Keep us off the cold tile floor you jerk!"
  • "Store us next to those yakkity flip-flops again and we’ll make sure the cat leaves you a ‘present’ before you stick your feet in us next time!"
  • "We’re a pair of slippers, not a pareidolia of slippers!"
  • "Wear socks with us again and we swear we’re calling Stacey London!"

These slippers were a gift from my mother-in-law to The Little Astronomer, which just goes to show you the world’s a pretty funny place if you keep your eyes open and sense of humor primed.


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  1. Zapatillas de casa enfadadas | April 21, 2011
  1. Diane

    Funny, but really, Caturday should really be about Cats!

  2. BigBadSis
  3. Electro

    Relatives of the Sesame Street aliens who don’t know what a telephone is?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ

    Of course many young folk today wouldn’t know what that is either.

  4. Tudor

    Angry Slippers would be an awesome name for a band.

  5. BAMom

    Cute! I do love your sense of humor.
    @#1 Diane, It IS about cats.

  6. BAMom

    Cute! I do love your sense of humor.
    @#1 Diane, It IS about cats. Look again.

  7. Douglas Troy

    Angry Slippers are tired of being stepped on and treated like they have no sole.

  8. Thomas Siefert

    “Whatta ya mean Foot-in-mouth? It’s your bloody feet and you put ‘em there”.

  9. Tim G

    “Hey! When you were on the driveway, you stepped in something!”

  10. CranialEruption

    “We’re a pair of slippers, not a pareidolia of slippers!”

    My wife is now looking at me funny because of the paroxysm of laughter I had.

  11. which just goes to show you the world’s a pretty funny place if you keep your eyes open and sense of humor primed.

    Wait, wait, wait! You can’t be saying things like that! Us humourless and dour atheists in no way endorse that message!

    :D

    Electro, those were my favorite characters!

    “Edvard Munch has met his match!”

  12. Messier Tidy Upper

    @ ^ Larian LeQuella : Or Edvard Munch’s ideal home footwear! ;-)

    Those slippers are actually feeling angry?

    Skeptical Hippo :

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/11/16/hippo-critic/

    is skeptical! ;-)

  13. Messier Tidy Upper

    A cute new word for the cute slipper photo from :

    http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/gammacrt.html

    “Obnubilated” – it’s not as rude as it sounds! ;-)

  14. Messier Tidy Upper

    @1. Diane : Funny, but really, Caturday should really be about Cats!

    Now if only the BA could’ve got his cat wearing the slippers – or about to pounce on them! ;-)

  15. Jackie

    What a magnificent pair!! I can honestly say that they are the most amusing pair of slippers I have ever seen.
    If you put your hands around them, they’d be like Edvard Munch’s SCREAM. http://bit.ly/i1tRfe

  16. Russell

    And these ARE actually Phil’s slippers !

  17. Gjeff

    They remind me of the NSFW sock puppet “Ed The Sock” who also has a permanent scowl. Unlike these slippers, Ed has his own TV show in Canada.

  18. Brett Glass

    It’s OK to have an Angry Slipper Day now and then. After all, every day is Caturday.

  19. Brian

    • “‘A pareidolia of slippers’? How dare you use us to commit such an atrocious pun!?”

    (Now I’m going to be looking for a reason to use that pun on my friends….)

  20. David

    If you were pink and fuzzy you’d be angry too.

  21. Man… you are REALLY mean!!!

    Can’t slippers just yawn any more without some yahoo coming along claiming they have anger management issues???

  22. Brian Schlosser

    Reminds me of an Aphex Twin video…

  23. KC

    Q: What is the antithesis of Happy Feet?

    A: Angry Slippers!!

  24. Idlewilde

    @caffeenman…mostslippers don’t furrow their brows and bulge their eyes when they yawn. at least, mine never do. sorry for lack of cps, i am eating an apple so i have only 1 typing hand.

  25. Wzrd1

    Cafeenman, should I ACTUALLY submit my slippers for your PERSONAL inspection?
    You’d rapidly learn why MY slippers frown! IF you survived the experience…

  26. Ray

    “These slippers were a gift from my mother-in-law to The Little Astronomer,”

    Nice try, Phil, but we know those are your slippers.

  27. The Beer

    Isn’t this an astronomy site?? “Hey, you’re blocking my view of the Orion! There should be laws against Melon Head Pollution!”

  28. Joseph G

    Rats! I missed another Caturday thread.
    At least I have something to lighten my mood as I work on my taxes at the last possible minute :)

  29. Jeff Wright

    I guess my slippers should be angry at me, the way I wear them out.

  30. paul

    “come on man, hurry up, we’re HUNGRY for tasty little toes…..”

  31. Plait, Phil. “Angry Slippers are angry.”
    Bad Astronomy. Discovery, 2012. Web. 6 Jan 2012.
    .

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