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We rescued our cat Meatshake from a local shelter shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2008. We first introduced her to the world here.

For those of you who don’t already know, Meatshake’s name is a nod to the Long Beach-bred hip-hop group Ugly Duckling, who featured a fictional fast food chain of the same name on their 2003 album Taste the Secret.

A few weeks ago, Ugly Duckling contacted me and asked if Meatshake would be interested in becoming their official mascot. Needless to say, Meatshake couldn’t be more honored or excited to contribute to the Ugly Duckling cause! They even put together the above image of Meatshake sporting the legendary gold dookie chain as she tears up the wheels of steel!

Meatshake made her debut as Ugly Duckling’s mascot yesterday. Check out the announcement on their site here. Meatshake will be making a few more appearances on the site as they near the October release of their new full-length, Moving at Breakneck Speed.

So stay tuned to “The Blarg” for more Ugly Duckling and Meatshake updates, and learn more about the fellas here.

It comes full circle,


Last October, my friend Jorge did me a huge favor by linking this “Sketchbook: Warm Gun” post from his popular blog.

The amount of traffic I received from his link was unlike anything this site had previously seen; the entry was viewed more than 3,000 times in one day alone.

That post has been the most-read entry on “The Blarg” for nearly half a year now, but the post “Mickey Mouse + Suicide =” has been getting steady and consistent daily traffic ever since I posted it last July. A lot of this is in thanks to some linking from a few foreign sites that I can’t read or understand.

Today, “Mickey Mouse + Suicide =” officially surpassed “Sketchbook: Warm Gun” as the most-read story on “The Blarg.” In fact, the suicidal mouse was the first post to break the 6,000-views barrier, clocking in at 6,058 views at the time of this post.

People may like celebrities, but apparently they like suicidal pop culture icons way more.

Goofy just overdosed,


Old Poop!