I’m serious. Everywhere.
First sighting: in a story from early September about a BBC radio announcer (oops, presenter) who admitted snorting a drug called mephedrone—street name “meow meow.” Precisely how meow meow got that sobriquet is subject to some debate, but it may derive from the drug’s chemical name, 4-methylmethcathinone, or MM-CAT for short. According to a 2011 Mindhacks post, journalists (and one anonymous Wikipedia editor) were responsible for popularizing the feline nickname.
Melissa Madden Gray in character as Meow Meow. “This is a performer who has always seemed more of a bird than a cat.” - Crikey
The show is directed by Emma Rice of Kneehigh, a terrifically inventive British theater group. Through October 19.
No explanation for the name. Naturally, they tweet.
Berkeley Bowl is a wonderland of Asian snacks.
A blog called Revolting Foods of America published a catty review of these squiddy crisps last year. I’m inclined to be more generous, although the crackers (not really crackers in the US sense; more like small tentacle-shaped chips) are too sweet for my taste. You should, however, check out the review to gaze in wonder at a full-size photo of the package art, which is worthy of Jules Verne.
Just one Meow, but three M’s.
Mmmeow party picks (“cool cats with good taste”) from Fred and Friends. I’m not sure why they belong in the San Jose Museum of Art gift shop, but that’s where I found them.
It’s Meow Time!
The Meow Mix jingle was introduced with the Meow Mix brand in 1974. “Tastes so good, cats ask for it by name” was the brand’s most memorable slogan. It never should have changed.
* The BBM’s original store, across the street, was in a repurposed (unpinned? deballed?) bowling alley.