“Fear is the mind killer” Bene Gesserit Litany from "Dune," Cat Edition


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/18/fearisthemindkitteh.html


Someone just won all the internets forever.



The slow blade penetrates the pants.

He who can destroy a mouse, controls a mouse.

What’s in the box? Maru.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the Nip of Cat that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire saliva, saliva becomes a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

“Tell me about your home-world, Grumpy Cat.”


My cat can go through all those phases in about a tenth of a second.
“OH JESUS WHAT IS TH- never mind it’s fine.”



Let me just correct that for ya:

It is through caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion
It is with the brew of the Leaf* that my thoughts acquire speed
The speed becomes a stain
The stain becomes a warning
It is with caffeine alone, that I set my mind in motion.

*or Bean.


Wasn’t the mentat chant from the movie and not the books?

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


from the David Lynch movie masterpiece “Dune,” based on the great Frank Herbert science fiction novel.

It’s actually from the great Frank Herbert science fiction novel, and was therefore included in both movie versions.


You want to know what was really inside the Bene Gesserit Pain Box?

Shröedinger’s Goddamn Cat.

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My God does anybody have a spare Nobel Prize for physics around here?


Ah, the test of the tom jabbar.


No, it was in the books.

Updated per peemlives’ comment.


Obligatory Goats strip…



Sounds like someone hasn’t had their juice yet.



the Litany of Coffee was my email sig for years. it’s good to see it still making the rounds.


Food dish on my right, litter box on my left, and the Hairball of Death behind.

I never really understood that line. If you’re traversing a narrow bridge, and paradise is on one side, shouldn’t you just, y’know, forget about what’s behind you and head off into paradise and be done with it? Are you traversing the bridge sideways?


Hmmm… I stands corrected, peemlives… stands corrected.