“Get a catch pole”

Today I was listening to episode five of Penn’s Sunday School with Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau. They were talking about their favorite web videos, and Penn brought up Pinky the cat (above).

A man who looks like a police officer is doing a TV spot advertising the “pet of the week,” Pinky the cat, who’s up for adoption. He describes Pinky as “a very loving cat.” Seconds later, Pinky is savagely attacking the man, who says to someone off camera, “get a catch pole.”

As Penn points out, what a great metaphor for life. How many relationships, belief systems, ideologies, etc. have we been in that start out, “he’s a loving cat” and end up, “get a catch pole.”