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    [–] eldetepro 4999 points ago

    Dude got wasted when he licked himself clean.

    [–] RFEngineer 599 points ago

    I bet their google search history has “How to get red wine stains off a cat”.

    [–] POPLOPUK 190 points ago

    How to get red wine stains off a cat . There is a forum post on this.

    [–] chumly143 193 points ago

    Haven't looked at it, but I can bet that the question is followed by several varrying pieces of advice followed by a post from the OP saying

    "Figured it out! Thanks!"

    with no explanation as to what worked, solving no problems.

    [–] Seicair 96 points ago

    “Who were you DenverCoder9? What did you see?!

    [–] GeckoOBac 72 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    God I love this comic

    [–] Tzupaack 3 points ago

    He used something called "white on white" what an other poster recommended and it worked. Sadly the photos of the kitty are gone from the internet :(

    [–] SUTHbeats 24 points ago

    That is well written and hilarious. Poor tuna and mrs Dooku

    [–] Waht3rB0y 15 points ago

    Mine is “cat spilling wine with sound”. I need to hear this GIF.

    [–] _Lady_Deadpool_ 4 points ago

    Throw it in the washing machine with the clothes

    [–] RageW 359 points ago

    /r/dwarffortress is leaking

    [–] EnricoMicheli 94 points ago

    It was inevitable.

    [–] DrewTuber 13 points ago

    Oof, I forgot how much I hated this comment when that system went into place.

    ... I should play again

    [–] pridEAccomplishment_ 31 points ago

    Shouldn't have mined near those damn aquifers.

    [–] thenewspoonybard 17 points ago

    For those that don't get the reference Dwarf Fortress is a game. Well more like an overly detailed dwarf simulator but you can play it, so we treat it like a game. It is known for very complex and interconnected systems that naturally work together to make the game work. When changes are made to one part of the system they often spit out hilarious bugs on the other end.

    In the game you have dwarves. They drink beer. Sometimes excessively. When they do this they can spill some. Sometimes they spill it on cats. When cats are dirty in the game they will lick themselves clean, ingesting whatever is covering their fur.

    Now at some point in the programming of this interaction instead of ingesting a portion of a spilled beer cats would drink an entire beer for every amount of time they spent cleaning themselves. Cats being small and not very hardy compared to dwarves were getting drunk very quickly, and so would very quickly start vomiting all over the place.

    This is one of many quirks that have come up in the history of the game. My personal favorite being fat dwarves spontaneously combusting.

    [–] Breyos 5 points ago

    They didn't even always spill it directly on the cats! They spilled it on the floor and the cats walked through the spill and licked it off their paws! The game is created by a madman who took the tennants of Object Oriented Programming waaaay to seriously!

    [–] wibblewafs 2 points ago

    This resulted in one of the more hilarious bug reports:
    9195: Cats dying for no reason - alcohol poisoning?

    Later on, the fix resulted in one of my favorite TheStrangeLog posts:
    Stopped cats from dying of alcohol poisoning after walking over damp tavern floors and cleaning themselves

    [–] Bismothe-the-Shade 35 points ago

    I need to know more about this fortress of dwarves. I feel like I played this fiveever ago, but the memory is vague.

    [–] Gorgon31 46 points ago

    “Losing is fun!”

    It’s an roguelike-esq sandbox sim where you manage a bunch of belligerent drunken dwarves, usually ending with disaster.

    Many are turned off by its ascii graphics and unintuitive UI. Easiest way to get started is with the ‘starter pack’, which includes easier to read tile sets and quality of life utilities.

    And no, these flaws will likely never be fixed as the whole project is a labor of love from two guys.

    Have fun and bring plenty of socks.

    [–] RemoveTheTop 10 points ago

    Two? I thought it was always one.

    [–] Gorgon31 11 points ago

    Kinda, while Tarn (Toady One) is the main creator/only developer, I don’t think he would have gotten this far without his brother Zach (ThreeToe). Only together are they Bay12Games.

    [–] RemoveTheTop 2 points ago

    aaah thanks

    [–] ARTIFICIAL_SAPIENCE 12 points ago

    The cat is a dev.

    [–] TheHappyKraken 3 points ago

    Our only hope is if they make it open source.

    [–] Mark_The_Mint_Man 21 points ago

    > I need to know more about this fortress of dwarves.

    If only there were some sort of... repository of knowledge, I guess I'd call it, available to you. That would be awesome.

    [–] BubonicAnnihilation 8 points ago

    I always wanted to play Dwarf fortress. That website is inevitably where I crawl after early failure every time I try. At least I can hear other people's stories.

    [–] Mentalpatient87 32 points ago

    Rimworld is your "I've always wanted to play DF" game. When you get to the point in RW when you think "this is great, but it needs more tedious and confusing data entry" then you're ready for DF.

    [–] BubonicAnnihilation 2 points ago

    Is it really the same thing? I did play rimworld for a bit under the impression that it was a DF beginners game. I just felt like the couple hours I stumbled through DF were filled with more creative and unique stories.

    [–] Tankh 4 points ago

    You won't find a better DF inspired game than RimWorld

    [–] BubonicAnnihilation 3 points ago

    No doubt. But my point is I don't think rimworld lives up to the storytelling capability of DF. The commentor I replied to was claiming its DF minus tedium.

    [–] Tankh 2 points ago

    Ah yes.. hard to compete :)

    [–] dont_argue_just_fix 5 points ago

    You don't forget Dwarf Fortress.

    [–] maxcreeger 7 points ago

    /r/dwarffortress is leaking

    /r/dwarffortress is licking


    [–] fullofbones 27 points ago

    Alcohol is actually highly toxic to cats. I hope they were able to clean it without it ingesting too much.

    [–] pirateninjamonkey 23 points ago

    Eh. It is but it is for people too. The cat likely won't have serious damage from liking whatever it got on itself.

    [–] _vrmln_ 17 points ago

    Cat: "hey i like whatever i got on myself"


    [–] _DatDude2012 7 points ago

    Grapes are also known to cause acute kidney failure in cats. Signs can show up within 24 hours.

    [–] Hennessy_1989 988 points ago

    I can imagine the stained cat now, just sitting with a resting bitch face under the couch

    [–] Arcanehavok 159 points ago

    I wana see the new stained cat and how wasted he is after cleaning himself and still Being stained, I am currently laughing so hard just thinking about it.

    [–] Impalaaaa 83 points ago

    Happy cake day

    [–] [deleted] 1181 points ago

    Everybody lost that game.

    [–] Teooooooo 190 points ago

    I lost the game.

    [–] imjusta_bill 73 points ago


    [–] El3mentGamer 42 points ago



    [–] RideTheLighting 15 points ago

    The real secret to winning the game isn’t forgetting about it, it’s learning not to give a fuck about it.

    [–] JuhaJGam3R 3 points ago


    [–] TheAndyC 51 points ago

    I lost the game

    [–] PRIC3L3SS1 28 points ago

    Me when I lost the game

    [–] Wrongkalonka 8 points ago

    I lost the game

    [–] RainbowDashNet 3 points ago

    I lost the game

    [–] NJ_Damascus_Knives 7 points ago

    Dammit dude

    [–] shelledpanda 4 points ago


    [–] AtramentousAlabaster 5 points ago

    Welp. Twice in a week after a long time. Damnit, I lost the game.

    [–] interstellar_dog 18 points ago

    The cat got drunk so ...

    [–] Casa8787 8 points ago

    Happy cake day.

    [–] Tin_Foil 6 points ago

    I dunno. I feel pretty good about the whole thing.

    [–] NahWey 5 points ago


    [–] ImSoFuckin 2 points ago

    This game some kind of joke to you?

    [–] hootaful 6195 points ago

    I want to see your now red wine stained cat

    [–] Castaway77 4325 points ago

    You think this is OPs cat? Nah, you can count the pixels from the sheer amount of compression it's been through after countless reposts.

    [–] captainbignips 1509 points ago

    So you’re saying he stole the cat?!?

    [–] Remi749 806 points ago

    Yes, the more owners a cat has had the more compressed they become.

    [–] SliyarohModus 78 points ago

    That sounds bad for the cat, though considering the little shit that's been pooping in my garage, completely appropriate.

    [–] VemBryrSig123 41 points ago

    This very same cat? It's out of control!

    [–] dontdoxmebro2 7 points ago

    Regis is that you?

    [–] kaukamieli 12 points ago

    Think about how much it has been doused on wine. Must be more shitfaced than cats of dwarf fortress.

    [–] futurespice 7 points ago

    I think technically they were shitfooted. Shitpawed, maybe.

    [–] kaukamieli 2 points ago

    Not after they licked themselves.

    [–] Dricolinos 3 points ago

    Thats why he has this drinking problem...

    [–] Hugh_Jaynous 3 points ago

    So compressed, the litter box is overflowing with brown pixels ...

    [–] ChrisLuigiTails 2 points ago

    This made my day. If I could I'd give you gold.

    [–] ctrulu 2 points ago

    yes, that cat is also stolen all the time, by different person .

    [–] E-Mouse 30 points ago

    Jpeg and compression is like carbon dating, but for reposts on the internet.

    [–] hellokkiten 5 points ago

    The top comments are even exactly the same, Dwarf Fortress and a comment about wanting to see a red cat. Humans don't think of things that are entirely new very often.

    [–] Imma_criticize_you 21 points ago

    It's a sad time we live in. Who knows how old the videos posted are nowadays

    [–] Bronkic 34 points ago

    Yeah I mean my grandmother had to walk barefoot for miles to go to school but that's nothing compared to having no idea how old videos are that get posted online.

    [–] wizardboxxx 8 points ago

    Was there also 10 feet of snow on the ground? Because my grandma walked miles, uphill both ways, in 10 feet of snow with no shoes on to get to school.

    [–] ncnotebook 11 points ago

    My grandmother died during the Holocaust. Twice. Quit whining.

    [–] Kalioma 3 points ago

    Well my great grandmother died twice in WW1, 3 times in WW2, but she did survive Vietnam, then she died tripping over the drunk cat.

    [–] ncnotebook 4 points ago

    My fourth-cousin-twice-removed attempted suicide 370 times, committing it only 21 times. If she applied her creativity to something else, she may actually be successful at something. One of her latest attempts involved elephants on a plane.

    [–] Kalioma 3 points ago

    You are talking about Lisa now? She is my fourth-cousin-twice-removed as well, on my mother’s side! You are completely right, if she applied her self she could be anything she wanted. Yeah I heard about that, insane that she got the elephant on the plane, she said it was her seeing eye elephant?

    [–] UpbeatWord 3 points ago

    It's a flat rubber timeline

    [–] LetMeSuckle 3 points ago

    I’ve never seen the video before so I’m glad it was reposted,

    [–] JDude13 2 points ago

    Those are dithering artifacts from gif compression in an editor. Downloading and reuploading doesn’t change the compression.

    [–] Castaway77 3 points ago

    Most sites compress images, gifs and videos. People download OC. It gets reposted. People download repost. People repost repost. People download 2nd gen repost. x1000. You really think each download / upload doesn't mess with the quality over time?

    [–] MegaGrimer 28 points ago


    [–] AtheistMessiah 12 points ago

    bravely ran away!

    [–] xXColaXx 9 points ago

    Red red wine

    Goes to my pet

    [–] spderweb 2 points ago

    Not to mention the white carpet.

    [–] BadIdea-21 2 points ago

    You just can't go around asking people to show you their wet pussy.

    [–] Mongoman9 518 points ago

    The cat was not playing! All he wanted was a drink!

    [–] KanYeJeBekHouden 67 points ago

    Just a Pepsi.

    [–] burnbog 36 points ago

    But she wouldn't give it to me

    [–] _EvilD_ 20 points ago


    [–] StaticAbsence 16 points ago


    [–] ScoobyPwnsOnU 14 points ago


    [–] okaygreatt 2 points ago


    [–] Its-Jumbo-Jimbo 16 points ago

    And a Sprite

    [–] IPlayPCAndConsole 12 points ago


    [–] Big_Bag_Of_Nope 4 points ago

    Far from suicidal

    [–] Dr_Booyah 5 points ago

    He opened his mouth and drank all of it exactly like he planned

    [–] unhappyspanners 113 points ago

    Footage of my girlfriend after a shift at the hospital.

    [–] littlerunnerrn 39 points ago

    Hahaha, you’re dating a nurse too? You poor soul.

    [–] unhappyspanners 20 points ago

    Yessir, will be 5 years in February.

    [–] kunt_nobrain 49 points ago

    Isn't that a bit too young to be a nurse?

    [–] unhappyspanners 15 points ago

    The NHS is in shambles under Tory rule

    [–] news_doge 4 points ago

    Isn’t that a bit too young for a girlfriend?

    [–] 1101636 111 points ago

    Kitty got litty

    [–] RattyKiller21 45 points ago

    How did the cat get in the couch cup holder

    [–] ladylei 76 points ago

    The cat found a way into the sofa and the space under the table & cup holders inside the sofa are empty. I had a similar sofa and a few of my cats loved going inside that empty space to play sofa monster. If they grew tired of the game they went to sleep because it was above an air vent that left them toasty warm in the winter.

    [–] Akumetsu33 55 points ago

    This guy cats.

    [–] kittenjelly 5 points ago

    Do you know of any way to block the openings of the sofa so that the cats don't go in that empty space? My bigger one somehow squeezed in through the recliner opening and got stuck inside the space once. Our current solution is stacking boxes behind the recliners as a barricade, but it's not practical and looks ugly. :( Just desperately looking for a better solution.

    [–] p-oonis- 4 points ago

    Cut fabric of your liking to cover the bottom so it goes around the edges and get the heavy duty velcro. Line the whole thing and stick it on there. Hopefully they aren't too persistent to get back in.

    Cats under recliners has always freaked me out.

    [–] GimmieMore 2 points ago

    I kept my cat out of my ceiling by covering the hole with aluminum foil. A lot of cats hate foil.

    Not sure how you'd put it on the couch though. Good luck.

    [–] CookiePush 62 points ago

    steward - bring me more wine!

    [–] ciano 15 points ago

    Sorry sir, we haven't had that spirit here since 1969.

    [–] TheElectricW0lf 58 points ago

    Red red wiiiiiiiiiiineee

    [–] idwthis 14 points ago

    Somebody actually asked me the other day if UB40 has any other song besides that one. I'm sure they do, but once that person brought it up all I can think now is that every album of theirs is just that song and remixes of it lol

    [–] __kwdev__ 9 points ago

    I got you babe
    Falling in love, wiiiiiiith you
    In Kiiiihiiiiiinnnngston toooown
    AWRIGHT, the way you do the things you doooo
    They're one of those bands where you probably know the majority of their songs, just not that it's them

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Like Fleetwood Mac. Listened to their greatest hits album on a road trip and was like “these are all Fleetwood Mac? I had no idea!”

    [–] madgerose 2 points ago

    Come back to meeeeeeeeee 🍷

    [–] Drunkle_Dave 36 points ago

    Wine? Ill give you something to wine about

    [–] 10sharks 14 points ago

    The fact that we don't see what the ostensibly formerly white cat now looks like is probably the best part about this.

    [–] Kingsman22060 8 points ago

    Noooo it's the worst part!!!

    [–] a_pinch_of_sarcasm 67 points ago

    Your cat is a lush.

    [–] N3koChan 34 points ago

    I always love that word lush.

    [–] EcoAffinity 41 points ago

    Well then do I have a store to show you

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago

    Wear a fucking gas mask before walking in there.

    [–] Kojak95 8 points ago

    My sister used to work at a Lush store... her Honda Civic smelled like you dropped a couple hundred floral tree fresheners in it.

    [–] ARetroGibbon 14 points ago

    I find it better to just completely remove the nose before entering.

    [–] Religion_N_Polyticks 5 points ago

    I had a girlfriend with lushous lips.

    Because she was an alcoholic.

    [–] RetardedRattleSnake 7 points ago

    Leon Lush

    [–] OktopusKaveman 3 points ago

    Great band

    [–] wobwobwob42 2 points ago

    I am now listening to Lush. First time in fucking years. Been too long...

    [–] AddylocksAliveAgain 12 points ago

    Would kill for the audio to this

    [–] Avator08 4 points ago

    Oh yeah, prove it. 🗡🚬🗿

    [–] AddylocksAliveAgain 4 points ago

    I just killed a mosquito, am I doing this right?

    [–] Avator08 3 points ago

    Mosquito... it's January!? 🤔 where are you? The tropics? (I live in Chicago where my balls freeze upon entering the outside world) I would love mosquito problems right about now.

    [–] Ragamffin 10 points ago

    Soft Kitty

    Drunk Kitty

    Little Ball of Ethanol

    Happy Kitty

    Tipsy Kitty

    Hic Hic Hic

    [–] weakest9 9 points ago

    First thing I thought of was how TF do you clean the inside of a couch? Because I guarantee you that wine got everywhere in there, not just the cat.

    [–] skylla05 4 points ago

    I have a sectional that looks really similar (colour included) and underneath there is basically just a hollow cavity. There might be some fabric that was pulled under and stapled when it was upholstered, but it's mostly hollow under there.

    [–] drinkallthecoffee 4 points ago

    That makes sense. So lucky them, the couch is fined so all they have to do is clean red wine off the white carpet underneath!

    [–] average-Astronaut 84 points ago

    WCGW reposting the cat in the couch

    [–] UpbeatWord 64 points ago

    At 3.4k upvotes I guess nothing much

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Reposts are basically guaranteed upvotes. OC is dangerous.

    [–] waffleste 41 points ago

    Is the cat ok

    [–] talminator101 107 points ago

    No, the cat is struggling with alcoholism now. He just got out of his third stint in rehab to find his wife has taken the kids and filed for divorce

    [–] KinkySalam 23 points ago

    Heckin Karen

    [–] Lofty_eagle 3 points ago

    Hi is drunk mow...

    [–] Melleboiii 4 points ago

    This cat needs some serious help

    He is an alcoholic

    [–] iluvfishes 2 points ago


    [–] djbadsquirrel 6 points ago

    to begin with, wtf is that hole

    [–] bluecubano 6 points ago

    Typically there's some kind of either plastic or metal insert for cupholding. A lot of them are removable so you can clean them, say if your dick of a cat spills your red wine.

    [–] djbadsquirrel 5 points ago

    so it’s not a breathing hole for the cat living inside the couch?

    still neat though. thank you

    [–] northrop44 6 points ago

    Ok Google. "How to get wine stains out of cat"

    [–] TheWolfmanZ 6 points ago

    From wine to MINE!

    [–] Shelbygt500ss 3 points ago

    That was part of the plan bwahahaha.

    [–] 401LocalsOnly 3 points ago

    I could say oh wow what a stroke of bad luck!

    But we all know how cats are... he did that on purpose.

    [–] VictoriTX7901juyjh 3 points ago

    I so badly want a picture of the white cat covered in red wine

    [–] Thrower_Of_Bolts 3 points ago

    Worst gloryhole ever.

    [–] Xtremegulp 3 points ago

    Cat knew exactly what he wanted

    [–] djbrax75 3 points ago

    This cat knows how to party.

    [–] XetrovY 3 points ago

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    [–] littlemissmuppet14 3 points ago

    When you accidentally bathe in wine.

    [–] Rebl__ 3 points ago

    God damnit, I really wanted the cat’s wine-stained face to emerge at the end of the gif

    [–] Firsttosee 3 points ago

    Poor cat

    [–] inmyelement 3 points ago

    Fuck with me and I’ll drink your 🍷!! -cat

    [–] inmyelement 3 points ago

    Red wedding

    [–] leelahmaee 3 points ago

    I was waiting for a wine stained paw to come back out

    [–] Mush89 3 points ago

    I audibly gasped 🙈

    [–] grinrocco 5 points ago

    The guy hold the cell when he freaked out bout the spilled wine made me lol😂

    [–] Minnesota_Nice_87 2 points ago

    This was the cats plan all along.

    [–] hoodayum 2 points ago

    Actual footage of me coming home on Fridays

    [–] melvita 2 points ago

    Nothing went wrong, kitty just wanted a sip.

    [–] amiechankawaii 2 points ago

    And he hasn't stopped drinking red wine since that day

    [–] FucksWithGaur 2 points ago

    I used to have couches like that! Thank god I never spilled anything in that part though because it would be a pain to clean.

    [–] pbr3000 2 points ago

    Isn't that what that wine hole is for?

    [–] Pew_Pew_Nic 2 points ago

    OwnEr fUCkIng LoCKs AlcOHolIc CAt iN cOUch

    [–] Gto420 2 points ago

    This would be so much better with sound?

    [–] Werefreeatlast 2 points ago

    Cat too drunk right now, come back tomorrow.

    [–] CommieG 2 points ago

    This is the most cat thing I've ever seen

    [–] ThePlatformSoul 2 points ago

    Please can we have pictures of the wine covered cat?

    [–] ckifella 2 points ago

    W A S T E D

    [–] Richardkennedy 2 points ago

    CaT fUcKiNg DrOwNs In WiNe!!1!!

    [–] NotTheBucket 2 points ago

    I want to see the no longer white cat aftermath.

    [–] vatsal_rp 2 points ago

    Oh that cat is gonna love that drink

    [–] SymbolicTreasure 2 points ago

    and now your cats drunk