I don’t know what kind of protection money the butcher is paying Heathcliff but clearly, it’s not enough.
The cool part about this is that the people of Westfinster have just given up. You own a building with locking doors, you make your livelihood selling meat, there’s a dog catcher. I’m just saying, you could probably stop a tabby cat from destroying your business on the regular if you really tried.
Meanwhile, over at the deli, my friends and I spent an entire day on Facebook trying to figure out what the hell was going on. Seriously. One person is missing from this thread because he quit facebook. Toward the end. Smart move, J2. Smart move, indeed.
J: That cat is unshooable.
P: That dude is always going HAM.
J: Bet that asshole cat shows up at Hallmark stores wearing one that says “CARDS.”
Me: Why do they always let him into their stores? It’s not like there’s a law that says kicking a stealing cat out of a food store is discrimination.
J: Hell, they can even manhandle (cathandle??) him without fear of a lawsuit. He’s a cat. Try filing suit without thumbs, tuna breath!
Me: No one ever puts their foot down. He drives a monster truck. Stop him!
J: Wait, now I’m looking this over again — is he actually wearing a pompadour wig with “HAM” on it?? IS IT A WIG?!? GOD DAMN IT I’M LOSING MY SHIT OVER HERE!!!
B: Someone call the Health Department.
Me: Heath department?
Me: OMG, I don’t know if it’s a wig or a helmet. I hate you, J!
J: (from the mindfuck of this cartoon, not from you hating me)
B: Where’s Angie Jordan when you need her?
W: What’s not to get? Ham Hat!
J: New ringtone!
B2: This is my fault, isn’t it?
Me: Kind of. I don’t think we were fb friends when I went on the insane Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane cover posting spree. Or the Richie Rich spree.
Me: So many questions about this simple cartoon. Or, if you say “ham”, is Heathcliff going to show off. Because he’s a ham. SO MANY QUESTIONS?!
Me: Wait, is he on Team Ham and he has the helmet because if you try to take the ham, he will tackle you?
Me: Yay! We may have solved the mystery! Maybe.
Me: But why is that butcher shop letting a cat intimidate customers?
Me: I was right! http://joshreads.com/?p=18343
I still don’t know what’s up with the butcher letting a cat in a helmet intimidate customers. He’s wearing a helmet, that actually gives you an advantage as a human if you want to fight a cat. Stop enabling him, people.