Categories
kitties off topic

Everything is shitty so here’s Freddie Mercury with his cats

Freddie with Tiffany, one of his real-life Fat Bottomed Girls

By David Futrelle

Did you all know that Freddie Mercury was really, really into his cats? I did not. But he was, and here is photographic proof. I ran a couple of the pics here through some filters because I sort of like to do that.

We Hunted the Mammoth will return to its primary mission tomorrow.

We Hunted the Mammoth relies entirely on readers like you for its survival. If you appreciate our work, please send a few bucks our way! Thanks!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

59 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bina
2 years ago

Cat men are the best men.

That is all.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy

I found this out a few years ago and it made me love Freddie even more. The pic of him with his partner and cat up there is one of my absolute favourites.
I take it very personally indeed when alt-right people, or MRAs, try to claim Freddie. It also shows they don’t know a damn thing about him 🙂

Knitting Cat Lady
Knitting Cat Lady
2 years ago

I play French Horn in a band.

The last piece we played at practice yesterday was ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

Which is pure distilled essence of Freddie Mercury.

Rei Malebario
Rei Malebario
2 years ago

I thought Delilah kind of gave the game away. He wrote a song about how much he loved his cat and put it on one of their albums. 🙂

Gijoel
Gijoel
2 years ago

Seeing this only makes me realise that we live in a world without Freddie Mercury. Our lives would be so much better if he was still here with us. 🙁

Citerior Motive
Citerior Motive
2 years ago

I knew I liked him.

Cheerful Warthog
Cheerful Warthog
2 years ago

I’ve thought we seriously missed an opportunity, as a species, when we didn’t make a music video in which Elvis and Freddie Mercury played Prince’s parents.

rugbyyogi
rugbyyogi
2 years ago

That big ginger cat seems to be saying “Someone stop him now…”

Temascos
Temascos
2 years ago

Queen is still one of the best bands of all time, I always have a hell of a time listening to them and so does everyone else I know. Freddie was a
heck of a dude.

I remember at my school full of immature fools I got made fun of because Queen was my favourite band, because Freddie was gay (Or bisexual, my memory’s mixed up on this). I was stupid to not call them out on it and just get on with rocking.

The show must go on though 🙂

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

We Hunted the Mammoth will return to its primary mission tomorrow.

Wait, wait — isn’t cats the primary mission of WHTM?

dust bunny
dust bunny
2 years ago

He loved his cats, but he didn’t love Michael Jackson’s llama 🙁

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

god I am SO tired…

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/anger-in-america-trumpism-incivility.html

The no-longer-tacit approval of abuse and humiliation is the ethos running the country.

on the bright side, I have never known a band to be as versatile as Queen.

“Bohemian Rhapsody”, “You’re My Best Friend” and ” ’39” are on the same disc… and it’s named after a Marx Brothers movie….

Vic
Vic
2 years ago

Man, those cats in the second pic are pretty big, especially that orange tabby. They all look very happy 🙂

Katamount
Katamount
2 years ago

What? No pictures from the These Are The Days Of Our Lives music video?

comment image

Granted, that was near the end, but that VEST!

Penny Psmith
Penny Psmith
2 years ago

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere (I don’t frequent the comments enough to know), but here’s a rather nice thing I found today: British conservative twat Piers Morgan had tweeted some prime toxic masculinity about a picture of Daniel Craig carrying his child in a baby carrier (which he called a “papoose”) hashtagging it “emasculated bond” [warning: link leads directly to Morgan’s tweet. I think it’s worth it for the replies]. In response, dozens and dozens of awesome dads have been posting photos of them carrying their children (and telling him he’s a twat).

Even Chris Evans weighed in on this: https://people.com/movies/chris-evans-slams-piers-mogran-dad-shaming-daniel-craig-baby-carrier-emasculated-bond
(By the way, I find Morgan’s backpedaling attempt there, in claiming that it’s specifically the carrier he’s objecting to, totally hilarious, since he doesn’t seem to realise that it makes him look not just toxic and foolish, but also petty. “This is not a manly enough baby-carrying system! You must use a lumberjack’s pack stuffed into a hummer!”)

And, while I haven’t seen an official reply of the Handsomer Marvel Chris, a quick Google searched led me to this truly wonderful photo:
http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2012/12/chris-hemswort-elsa-pataky-palm-springs-stroll-with-india.jpg

That will be all.

Kari
Kari
2 years ago

Freddie had like 14 cats. It is one of my favorite facts about him.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
2 years ago

@Penny

Erm, “Twat” is a misogynistic slur in most countries, might want to replace it with “Asshole” or “Shitstain.”

Penny Psmith
Penny Psmith
2 years ago

Oh! Thanks for letting me know, I didn’t realise that. Only knew it was used in British English to denote something like “idiot” – which felt fitting here.
Can’t edit my comment, but I’ll know in the future.

Penny Psmith
Penny Psmith
2 years ago

(My English is a bit of a hodgepodge of British and American, since, not being my first language, it draws from several sources – books, movies, TV etc. So I don’t always know 100% the right words/terms/connotations.)

Katamount
Katamount
2 years ago

Huh. Comment I posted a couple hours ago never appeared. Oh well, just wanted to point out that you can’t have a Freddy Mercury + Cats thread without this definitive image from the “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” music video shoot:
comment image

This was near the end, sadly, but BEST. VEST. EVAR.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

Freddy Purrcury

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

@ Alan Robertshaw. Wins the Internet.

Red Naje
Red Naje
2 years ago

This dad made my day.

As a former pro wrestler, he’s more manly than Morgan will ever be.

This is me wearing an Elsa dress after Lyric asked me to wear her Mom’s Halloween costume. I look ridiculous. But who cares? That’s what you do for your kids. I’m sure ⁦@piersmorgan⁩ would find this emasculating. I say only if you’re uncomfortable in your masculinity. pic.twitter.com/kDOvnw4pz2— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) October 16, 2018

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Fabe
Fabe
2 years ago

Off topic but for those of you who joined me on my minecraft realm I just re-opened it. so lets try and forget about all the crap going on in the world for a bit and build some stuff. new players welcome!

K.
K.
2 years ago
kavafish
kavafish
2 years ago

De-lurking to say I would love to play minecraft with fellow readers of this site! How do I join?

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
2 years ago

He is a gentleman- A Good Knight, who is aggressively confrontational against corruption.

So he screams at himself in the mirror every morning? Yeesh, sounds like a Soldiers of Odin wannabe.

John Lucas
John Lucas
2 years ago

All the greats love cats. Another example: http://brian-eno-with-cats.tumblr.com/

Fabe
Fabe
2 years ago

I liked the bit where it talks about how he went searching for the Holly Grail. Yeah like he’s going to succeed where experts have failed.

Button
Button
2 years ago

@Fabe

How should I contact you to get the Minecraft server info? I assume you don’t want to just post it online.

My old throwaway email account recently expired, but I can make a new one if you want to send it to me that way

Nequam
Nequam
2 years ago

How about Tom Baker with some kittens?

comment image

Bananananana dakry: Short-Haired, Fat, and Deranged
Bananananana dakry: Short-Haired, Fat, and Deranged
2 years ago

@Temascos

Technically (not that it matters, really), Freddie was bi, leaning towards men. Pretty sure the other guy in the third photo down (with the cute tabby) is Jim Hutton, his last boyfriend before his death. However, he also remained best friends with his longtime girlfriend Mary Austin for his entire life even after they were no longer romantically involved, and left her his home and the majority of his estate in his will. /trivia nerd

Mostly though… kitties. And agreed on best vest ever. <3

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

how he went searching for the Holly Grail.

He looks like the sort who would choose, poorly.

Cygnia
2 years ago

@Nequam

TIME KITTEHS~!!!!!

Fabe
Fabe
2 years ago

@button

@Fabe

How should I contact you to get the Minecraft server info? I assume you don’t want to just post it online.

My old throwaway email account recently expired, but I can make a new one if you want to send it to me that way

Are you on steam? I think that how I contacted some of the others who joined. all I need is your in game name then I can invite you

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
2 years ago

What gloriously fluffy kitties!

Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
2 years ago

@K.
On behalf of my state, I sincerely apologize for this Alt-Knight idiot.

K.
K.
2 years ago

@Nikki

I’m in this state too. He’s been quite the violent asshaberdasher around Cleveland and I’m always paranoid he’ll try shit in Columbus during Origins/Cbus Pride.

John Lucas
John Lucas
2 years ago

Regarding the Alt-Knight…

Does he think he’s Indiana fucking Jones?

No, because if you recall, Indy wasn’t a big fan of Nazis.

(Let’s see if this will work…)

via GIPHY

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

A gif of four little animated colored dots?

I’m clearly not getting the joke.

Catalpa
Catalpa
2 years ago

@Surplus

The four dots are the loading screen for the site. The actual gif is one of Indiana Jones saying “Nazis. I hate those guys.”

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy

Since some mammotheers have shared more pics of awesome cat-loving people, here is Foucault with his cat Insanity (of course).

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ss_b_nRUCv4/Tb1eF2WWxZI/AAAAAAAAFiA/wjYFmnuaX5A/s400/z.jpg

I found it here, in a collection of literary folk with cats. So many of them chose cat names from their own writing! e.g. Foucault (above); Derrida’s cat was Logos; Camus’ was Stranger; Sartre’s was Nothing (at least he didn’t name it Nausea, I guess). Burroughs named his cat Junkie :/

epitome of incomprehensibility

on the bright side, I have never known a band to be as versatile as Queen.

@Weird Eddie – Agreed! I remember when I was a kid, discovering that “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the one that went “We Will Rock You” were by the SAME BAND. I was very surprised.

@Katamount – That is indeed an excellent vest. 🙂

Sheila Crosby
2 years ago

We have a new member of the family who arrived last night.comment image
We think there’s some siamese in there, so there’s a good chance her eyes will stay that lovely Mediterrean blue.She loves sitting on a shoulder and purring.
Our previous cat died at Easter, aged 17, and it feels just great to have my fingers nommed again.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
2 years ago

@PirateJenny,

So you’re saying that all of Jones’ paintings were actually the brainchildren of cats? 😀 Makes sense. 😛

And why do I have this feeling that the next Bond movie will have a scene (probably the pre-credits one) where he does some sort of super-macho heroic stuff with a baby strapped to his chest? Just to stick it to this Morgan guy.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
2 years ago

@Sheila Crosby Congrats on the new fur baby! *melts into puddle of *d’awwwwwwww!’*

@Redsilkphoenix: YES!!! That totally needs to be a thing in the next film!

Jane Done
Jane Done
2 years ago

@Catalpa

The actual gif is one of Indiana Jones saying “Nazis. I hate those guys.”

I remember the days when the second sentence in that quote was self-evident for most everyone on the planet, unless the speaker was literally a nazi. What wild times we live in.

Also yay weed legalisation day for the second country in the world.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy

@Sheila Crosby,
Thank you for sharing the new fur baby pic; she’s beautiful. What are you naming her?
(kitten noms are the best – those tiny lil teeth!)

@Jane Done,
I still have moments of shock regarding the fact that we are actually dealing with actual Nazis again, not even 100 years later.
My mum recently told me this story: in the 1970s, a guy she was dating said he wanted to share a secret with her. He opened his wardrobe, which had a hidden panel, and in there was a Nazi uniform (he claimed it was authentic, from an actual Nazi, which would be pretty rare for a chap in Melbourne to get hold of, but anyway). He said he was a member of the Nazi party, which was then illegal.
My mum hightailed it out of there and never saw him again, but I wish Nazis today felt the need to hide 🙁

Jane Done
Jane Done
2 years ago

@Mish
Agreed. Closets should be for clothes, and sometimes Nazis.