Connecticut Supreme Court in Spaghetti Cat meme

Everyone loves a good meme.  Have you ever heard of Spaghetti Cat?  Siouxsie hadn’t either.  For some unknown reason, one of Siouxsie’s “friends” suggested that she watch Parry Gripp’s video for Spaghetti Cat.

Know Your Meme explains:

During a segment of The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (FOX) aired in August 2008, a still image of a cat sitting before a large plate of spaghetti was abruptly shown on screen, before the video cut back to a woman discussing binge drinking and drunk driving. Puzzled by irrelevant nature of the footage and lack of explanation from the hosts, this on-air incident was soon featured on E!’s The Soup and subsequently spread throughout the web. (source)

Parry Gripp further immortalized Spaghetti Cat with his song called “Spaghetti Cat (I weep for you).”   Parry Gripp is the lead vocalist and singer-songwriter behind the band, Nerfherder(most widely known for performing the theme song for Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show).  Parry Gripp is a solo side project, where Mr. Gripp posts a song a week on his YouTube channel.

Parry Gripp(center) with Nerfherder

Fifty six seconds into the video there is a picture of Spaghetti Cat with some judges.  To the untrained eye, it would appear that Spaghetti Cat has been cropped into a picture of the SCOTUS.

Connecticut Supreme Court with Spaghetti Cat

If you are Siouxsie, you would immediately recognize that Spaghetti Cat is seated next a woman chief justice.  Everyone knows that there has never been a woman Chief Justice of the SCOTUS.

In fact, only thirty percent of the judges on states’ highest courts are women.  Interestingly though, there are currently eighteen women who are chief justice of their state’s highest court (that is about thirty six percent).

Today's Connecticut Supreme Court sans Spaghetti Cat

Next, Siouxsie put her Jane Marple/Lisbeth Salander skills to work and looked closely at the picture.  On the far right side of the frame, you can make out a sliver of a state’s flag.  The flag is solid blue with some kind of insignia in the center.  After cross-referencing state flags with a  list of women chief justices, Siouxsie deduced that Spaghetti is seated next to Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, of the Connecticut Supreme Court.  Glad we’ve cleared that up.

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~ by siouxsielaw on March 22, 2011.

7 Responses to “Connecticut Supreme Court in Spaghetti Cat meme”

  1. As a dedicated viewer of The Soup I was indeed aware of Spaghetti Cat. It certainly hasn’t stayed in the spotlight like Sad Keanu or the Yo Dawg memes have, but it still is probably one of my favorites.

    Original appearance on the Soup – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsNDVbYGH_Y&playnext=1&list=PL8904627765717F18

  2. I love Parry Gripp. Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom is great. I am sure the justices are truly honored by their inclusion in this meme.

  3. Been outta’ pocket for a bit, but I’ve appreciated the posts you’ve had the last few weeks.

    And, gotta’ say, Spaghetti Cat is a meme heretofore unknown to me!

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