fridays on foot.. [cat-ology]

I recently noted that if a white cat crosses your path, does that mean that awesome things are going to happen?.. I went with yes..  Then a friend of mine (let’s call her ‘Jess’), inquired as to the value of a grey & white cat, (in the field of awesome things happening)..

here’s the thing..  If then, a black cat crossing your path = major bad juju/glitch in the matrix, & a white cat doing the same = you’re going to get very lucky…  then logically, a grey cat (notably 18% kodak greycard middle grey) will surely have a neutral effect.. It therefore also makes sense that a black and white cat (1 x b&w cat, not 2 cats), crossing your path could only result in the amount of awesomeness directly proportional to the amount of blackness vs. whiteness of said cat.

So, a grey and white cat complicates things a little because the evilness of the grey and white cat is further diluted due to the dilution of the blackness of the cat.. Straight off the bat I’d say that a grey & white cat would mean that things are shaping up nicely for you ‘Jess’.. But as a helpful guide to ‘measuring your luck in the field of feline delivery’, I have devised this simple guide..

(1) observe cat crossing your path (preferably record this with iPhone™ video, or other video recording device)..

(2) convert cat to greyscale (not RGB) & apply the following formula.. [(amount of white ÷ amount of black coverage) x infinty + 1] x 100/3.1415927..

(3) convert you answer to roman numerals [ 0 – X ]

(4) using the zone system developed by Ansell Adams, see table below..

(5) observe the speed at which cat crosses you path.. A running cat greatly reduces the intensity of the effects (for good or for evil)..  If the cat walks out in front of you & sits/lies down.. Intensity of effects are greatly increased..

So ‘Jess’… I sincerely hope this system will help you determine your level of likely success (in the field of awesome things happening through feline delivery)..   :)

In other news, I have been running around with my hasselblad & holga.. cranking the sprockets & laying some manual love onto film..

fridays on foot… for the thinkers..

posted by : Professor Todd, in the Library with the Candlestick

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2 December 2010 - 10:17 pm

Meagan E Ok, so my sister has to get rid of her black & white cat, or else I will never be able to enter her house again! Love the caravan shot by the way!!

1 December 2010 - 6:03 pm

Cam Love the detail in the first shot, but absolutely love that last shot!

29 November 2010 - 7:25 pm

thm Nicola & Sally.. the pure white cat in question actually walked past a shop that I was in.. It didn’t cross my path, but I saw it through the window.. just made me think… he did have half his ear chopped off though.. maybe he had skin cancer or something – sometimes white cats get that.. I guess being a provider of awesomeness to people must be a pretty nice gig, but it certainly has it’s dangers.. The cat seemed to be coping well :)

29 November 2010 - 3:50 pm

Nicola Yeah I’m with Sally, was waiting for a photo of a white cat….

29 November 2010 - 2:09 pm

Pobsicle Love you lots. You rules. Big time. We likey the robotz we does!! (Said ala Gollum) :)

29 November 2010 - 1:08 pm

Mary Sylvia Love it.

29 November 2010 - 12:28 pm

Kelly Tunney Ha! I love your brain :) Okay so….. the funny man, with red sign…a little radical and exceptional

29 November 2010 - 12:28 pm

Katie Kolenberg Oh maaaan. You are a genius Todd.

Love your fridays on foot. Can never pick a fave!

29 November 2010 - 12:16 pm

Sally Ogilvie Um – so where’s the white cat photo?