get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, U.id as uid, if(U.id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (U.id=19, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

A Windup Kitty

Submitted by windupkitty July 30th, 2010
slug=='certifikitsch-winners') { $is_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='classique-d-camembert-winners') { $is_gold_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='love-is-in-the-hair-award-winners') { $is_hair=1; } } // true added because this table will now always exist - jealous button if ($is_award || $is_gold_award || $is_hair || true) { $admin_email_pop_coa=$admin_email_pop_cdc=$admin_email_pop_liith=""; if ( current_user_can('level_10') ) { $now=gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $key=sha1("A".$now."B"); $the_title=single_post_title("", false); ?> Send Certifikitsch Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_cdc="
Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

I love her, what can I say? She has been the inspiration for many silly, self indulgent storyboards, a few stop motion shorts which have vanished into the ether or exist in the basement of an insane person (not this insane person, just to be clear). And I find her to be just perfect. I have only 3 of these, though I have searched high and low for more since I found them in gift shop in North Hampton, Massachusetts nearly a billions years ago. All of them barely work at this point, and have yellowed a bit, but I love them just the same. How can one resist the adjustable tail, the pink stripe down the back, the pink eyes, slightly rolled up and communicating either being jaded or a total abandonment of hope……I’ll have to see if I can get her walking again, and youtube it…..I even love the sound she makes when she attempts to walk haltingly, paw after paw, never giving up……..you gotta love her spirit……….

8 Responses to “A Windup Kitty”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love her because she looks like a Husky. And sometimes she looks like a wolf.

    I definitely love that you love her so much and have even taken on her namesake.

    The pink stripe down the back reminds me of the way that the color holds on some of the Mobley animals, although I think it was the fake Mobley, the elephant, that it reminds me of the most.

    I wonder why they were so stingy with the pink on this kitty so as to hold it to one stripe? Though I do see that they at least allotted some for her nose as well as her eyeballs, which makes them look bloodshot. Even better.

    • windupkitty

      she does have that wolf/husky thing going on! and yeah, i DO love her…when I found her in this gift shop, i about passed out…then i went through several boxes of wind up toys to find as many f her as i could….i even left my number in case they could order me more…:) nuts, i know….i love how far the wind up device sticks out of her side…

      yeah, she’s got the mobley coloring alright….ya know, the elephant is a real mobley…the fake one is that bight blue cat with fixed eyes and huge eyelashes…..she’s an italian knock-off….

    • windupkitty

      ha! thanks! one of my greatest regrets is not buying more of these pillows or the upholstery that they were made of….i got these at ikea years ago and they were only 2 bucks or something! i LOVE them!

    • windupkitty

      oh, yeah, she IS dangerous…back in the days of having access to a video lunchbox (and people who knew what to do with them, since i had no idea), she battled all sorts of historically evil characters…..she’s pretty much indestructible….

  2. shirlie williams

    Hi Windup Kitty, Ive never seen one before, it reminds me a little of your chubster boy in your profile picture !

    • windupkitty

      hahaha! yeah, it does kinda look like Casper (the beast!) he’s so cross-eyed, i bet he’d love it if he could get his eyes to roll up in opposite directions like this wind up!!