America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.
The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
Via My Modern Met
What…where am I going to find the money in time?!
I need one closer to me.
According to the wikipedia article, “The name “Lolita” has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl.”
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?
THAT’S IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE POINT OF THE BOOK.
Lolita is not about shaming young girls who choose consensually to become sexually active.
It is about a disgusting pedophile who forces himself on a TWELVE YEAR OLD girl. Go back and read that sentence again. Yes. TWELVE YEAR OLD.
And then he proceeds to talk about how irritating she is and how much of a tease she.
"In order to keep Lolita from going to the police, Humbert tells her if he is arrested, she will become a ward of the state and lose all her clothes and belongings. He also bribes her for sexual favours, though he knows that she does not reciprocate his love and shares none of his interests."
This is rape, people.
Dolores (“Lolita” (which is Humbert’s name for her by the way not her own)) is not old enough to consent and even if she were it would not be a consensual relationship because Humbert is in a position of authority. He is her stepfather. Her mother, who wanted to protect Dolores and run away with her daughter when she found out Humbert’s true intentions, is dead. She has no one else.
[Critics have further noted that the novel gives very little information about what Lolita is personally like, that in effect she has been silenced. Nomi Tamir-Ghez writes “Not only is Lolita’s voice silenced, her point of view, the way she sees the situation and feels about it, is rarely mentioned and can be only surmised by the reader…since it is Humbert who tells the story…throughout most of the novel, the reader is absorbed in Humbert’s feelings”. Similarly Mica Howe and Sarah Appleton Aguiar write that the novel silences and objectifies Lolita.]
Nabokov goes out of his way to make sure we understand the whole book is about how Humbert is an unreliable narrator. And a terrible person. AND WRONG.
Nabokov himself described Humbert as “a vain and cruel wretch” and “a hateful person.”
UGH, DO YOU NOT GET IT?
DO NOT MAKE “LOLITA” INTO A TERM OF SHAMING YOUNG GIRLS FOR CHOOSING TO BE SEXUALLY ACTIVE IN PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND NORMAL SITUATIONS THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PEDOPHILES OR RAPE OR NON-CONSENSUALITY.
DO NOT ROMANTICIZE THE TERM “LOLITA” EITHER.
YOU DISGUST ME.
THIS MAKES ME SO FRICKING ANGRY.
My dog sometimes refuses to get off the bed.. So he sits up and stares me down..
this is the realest tweet i have ever seen in my life.
You better tell somebody! Shiit!!
Let’s see what the xenophobes and racists say about THIS^^^
TELL YOUR BOYFRIEND
IF HE SAYS HE’S GOT BEEF
THAT I’M A VEGETARIAN
You’re like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren’t you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite.
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