Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 24 @ 5:35am
It was the performance of a lifetime. Thousands of people were in their bed sleeping. Every note rose blissfully from his mouth, starting deep in his lungs and throat. The birds at the bird feeder watched, dreaming of the sky and tree branches and the seed in their bellies.

434 miles away, the bobcat sat on a train, alone, thinking about the cash he had just made by selling his rights to The Great Dance in the Sky Forever Cakes to the guy. He didn't even know the guy's name. The $127 that rested in his over the shoulder bag rested comfortably in a slot made for such an amount of monies.

The guy sang and wept, watching the sun as the sun watched him, both of them weeping in perfect harmony.

As he finished, he took a bow. No one applauded. He waved to the invisibles, who were begrudgingly in attendance. The put on their polite faces and smiled at him, even though he couldn't see them.

He crawled back in bed with a bowl of oatmeal, spilling it on his sheets.

Comments

miguelito says:
this is forever.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 5:37am -
miguelito says:
cake.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 5:37am -
gfmorris says:
FC FTW. I'm so glad you did this, even if Forever Cake still eludes me.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 5:41am -
mOtke says:
@gfmorris - it eludes me as well. Don't feel like you're out of the loop.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 5:47am -
Ploafmaster says:
So this one time, I was at this dance int he sky.

It was great.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 5:59am -
Gavin says:
so many robots
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:03am -
michaeljstraub says:
My heart is applauding. My heart
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:04am -
tedford says:
i hope bobcat's train is heading east, or back west after heading east. or southeast after a ride north. or just straight to my house. i'd let him sleep in our guest bed and eat all our peanut better.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:08am -
shularbrau says:
I wish I had spent more time talking with you this last weekend.
I also would have liked to worn your hat for a minute.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:32am -
(Another) Rachel says:
hey, I'm eating oatmeal too! But I didn't spill it...yet.

I don't know if that show is going to get off the ground without that bobcat.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:34am -
brandon says:
You Photoshopped in the bobcat. Admit it.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:38am -
brandon says:
There never was a bobcat that you keep in your trunk and drink with. Photoshopper.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:39am -
Grower&Shower says:
What happened to your thumb? Solar flare laser cut it off?
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:53am -
Steve-O says:
hark
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:57am -
jnonfiction says:
While you slept, bobcat sold the rights again.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 7:04am -
julialikesbeards says:
Sweet.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 7:09am -
Yogi Beard says:
How many robots do you add to your header each day?
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 7:20am -
(Another) Rachel says:
I have personally met the bobcat. He DOES exist. He can sometimes be a real pain in the butt too!
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 7:43am -
sariebell says:
Gross. Oatmeal in the boudoir just makes me hurl. And that looks like oatmeal. Kinda smells like it too.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 9:07am -
mattyc says:
your caption was longer than two sentences and did not contain anything about robots or mittens or kittens...so that means I did not read it.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 9:54am -
mattyc says:
CLAME FOR CATS
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 11:47am -
mattyc says:
now with more beards
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 11:47am -
mattyc says:
so i finally got around to watching the short...mostly b/c i forgot. and i'm trying to figure out what; @derble said. did he say something along the lines of "I dated a guy and then he left me for someone on whiskerino....so whiskerino has broken hearts"?
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 11:48am -
ThatGuy says:
I always feel like I'm missing something at the end of your captions. but I guess I can get used to that for these great photos.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 12:27pm -
mOtke says:
@mattyc - I think @derble was quoting someone, but the edit made it look like maybe he was saying it about himself, but the way he ends it, it seemed to clear it up a bit.

Maybe.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 12:30pm -
Brandon Hill says:
hi.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 1:18pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
your invisibles make me think of the tree spirits from Princess Mononoke. if you haven't seen it, watch it.

tonight.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 2:52pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Your hands looks funny. :)

but you have the best wardrobe of clothing ever.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 3:04pm -
S. P. Dinsmoor says:
I regret not getting a picture of us doing the FC pose. It was on my to do list but then I got drunk and realized I didn't actually have a to-do list.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 3:49pm -
mOtke says:
@spdinsmoor That tends to happen on occasion. Usually when a bunch of beer and beards are involved. It was very cool to meet you.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
jclutch says:
mmm, lovely FC + open sky. delicious.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:23pm -
TheStride says:
It came down from the sky when his hand outstretched to great them. The forever cake whirled and buzzed as it made it's descent.

"You have a beard," it said. "We love you."

"You are cake," mOtke said. "Would you like to lick my elbow meat?"

"Yes. We can be forever."
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
Andrew says:
I'm applauding. You better believe it.

and @thestride has brought some sort of resolution
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
mOtke says:
@thestride that was kind of strange. Seriously. I mean, elbow meat? Where do you get such bizarre ideas?

Wow.

Yikes.
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 7:38pm -
jason says:
i feel one you and your feline friend will meet again.

and great shot!
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 10:41pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Hello mr motke
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 - 11:52pm -
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