Readers’ Choice #2: Anderson Coopurr.

by Alexa on November 8, 2008

So, last Tuesday, while I was watching election coverage and writing a post piecemeal-style, I mentioned that one of my cats looks EXACTLY like Anderson Cooper. I got a few comments about this, but Brenna was emphatic:

“I need to see a picture of the Anderson Cooper cat. STAT.”

And so you shall, Brenna. So you shall. First, though, I would like to explain something. Irma was not interested in sitting for pictures this evening, and as it turns out, I have no good face shots of her as a grown-up cat. This turns out to be fine, because the pictures that best illustrate her uncanny resemblance to a certain television journalist were taken in her kitten years. However, Irma had…large ears as a kitten. She is a Devon Rex, and that is just how they are, you see. She looks perfectly lovely now, a model of feline proportion:
Irma, again

So in the following pictures, you must IGNORE IRMA’S EARS. Don’t get distracted. Focus instead upon her distinguished white hair and boyish good looks:

See? Didn’t I tell you? It makes watching CNN very odd indeed.

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beyond November 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm

but it’s hard to ignore irma’s ears! you make me laugh. thank you.


Aina November 8, 2008 at 11:05 pm

okay, yes, you win!


Jen November 8, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Bizarre, and yet highly entertaining. Now, I want to know is if Irma shows any sort of reaction to her anchor-twin when he appears on the TV–affection, fear, raw feline envy?


KTBee November 8, 2008 at 11:31 pm

You are seriously funny…and yes, there is a similarity. Don’t tell Anderson…he might be offended.


LetterB November 8, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Seriously. Separated at birth. The noses are identical!


heather November 8, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Oh.My.God. Look at their identical piercing stares!


Juli November 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm

That is just… seriously weird.


jenn November 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm

It’s their eyes. They totally have the same eyes!

I think you should email these photos, and the accompanying post, to CNN.


jonniker November 8, 2008 at 11:57 pm

You need to know that I laughed a true hearty belly laugh at the conclusion of this post. The culmination of the “DO NOT LOOK AT THE EARS” with a cat named IRMA who looks like Anderson Cooper was too much to bear with a straight face.

I really rarely laugh out loud when I read things, but man oh man, I laughed hard at this.


jonniker November 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm

And I agree. You really have to send this to CNN. It could be 360 blog fodder! I’m totally not kidding.


Veronica November 9, 2008 at 12:13 am

I nearly wet myself laughing at this! I think I need to do more kegels.


Brenda November 9, 2008 at 12:13 am

I totally see the Anderson Cooper stare in Irma’s ears. And OHMYGOSH, I have wanted a Devon Rex for quite a long time and those kitten pics of Irma may send me right over the edge to getting one. :)


jv November 9, 2008 at 12:17 am

lol! you must send this to CNN :)


Molly November 9, 2008 at 1:00 am

Those ears defy explanation.


Kate November 9, 2008 at 1:00 am

Yes, but you know what would be WIERDER?? If you got a picture of Irma sitting on a manhole cover in the middle of the street.

What’s up with that??


Melissia November 9, 2008 at 3:01 am

I can absolutely see it. And so can my husband. You must send it to Cnn!


Serina November 9, 2008 at 4:38 am

OMG! Identical twins! He’ll always be “Irma” to me now!


Lisa November 9, 2008 at 6:52 am

Oh you just made me laugh out loud. If that wakes the baby i’m gonna be mad!!!


Kristine November 9, 2008 at 7:07 am

Boy howdy but that is bizarre!

I echo sending to CNN. Maybe the Ellen show too, she does those celebrity look-alike bits.

ahhh, those ears lol


May November 9, 2008 at 7:17 am

You’re fantastic, amazing and inimitable.


akeeyu November 9, 2008 at 7:47 am

You know, in that top picture, ‘Anderson’ is getting a little podgy around the middle, there. Must be all that sofa sitting?


michelle November 9, 2008 at 8:12 am

Uncanny. Especially the second picture.


Aurelia November 9, 2008 at 9:12 am

Amazing, I wonder if he ever googles himself? There is definitely a resemblance, that’s for sure.


Michell November 9, 2008 at 9:53 am

Why yes, they do look alike. She is so cute. I have 2 cornish rex cats that are so much fun.


pam November 9, 2008 at 10:18 am

I have a crush on your cat. Is that bad?


DaisyCake November 9, 2008 at 10:30 am

which one is the cat?


Flicka November 9, 2008 at 10:42 am

LOL! That is truly awesome.


Leah November 9, 2008 at 11:14 am

I’ve never said this to anyone before, but your cat is HOT!


All Adither November 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Hee hee! That first comparison shot is freaking right on.


Heather November 9, 2008 at 12:30 pm

That’s creepy weird. Maybe it’s not that your cat looks like Anderson Cooper, but that he looks like your cat.


Sarah November 9, 2008 at 12:54 pm



Lynn Cameron November 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Omigod! I am so glad to have you in my life, Alexa- you make me laugh and cry on a regular basis (laughing, of course, today). Striking resemblance for sure.


clarabella November 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm



Me? A Mom? November 9, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I’m sorry, you warned me, but I can only see ears. It’s like my eyes can not move from them. EARS. EARS. EARS. Like when you drive past a car wreck and can’t look away.


Anne November 9, 2008 at 1:54 pm

It’s true! How funny!

When I look at the pictures of Anderson Cooper, I have to wonder why they chose to take a photo of him sitting in the middle of a street next to manhole; I suspect trying to portray him as just the average guy. But, who does this in normal every day life?


AmeliaSprout November 9, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Ok, once I got past the ears I wanted to reach out and scritch…

I really don’t know if I should be impressed or disturbed. He looks just like her. Such a copy cat he is.


Krista November 9, 2008 at 2:24 pm

that is so funny!


Erin November 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm

What an eerie coincidence… I’ve never known a cat (who wasn’t deliberately dressed like its owner) to look so much like a person before.


Zandor November 9, 2008 at 7:33 pm

They do look alike. Also, I like the big ears.


twingles November 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm

LMAO. Seriously.


Allie November 9, 2008 at 7:50 pm

*dies laughing*


jeanna November 9, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Seriously, you crack me up. I see the resemblance and it’s kind of creepy! And, did I mention that you crack me up?


Louise November 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I think I hurt myself laughing.


Susanna November 9, 2008 at 9:03 pm

ooooo, that’s uncanny. Or maybe, uncatty.


Sue November 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm

I don’t know if I can look at Anderson the same way again!

You are soooooo funny!!


Brenna November 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Ah, wonderful. Thank you.


erin November 9, 2008 at 9:44 pm



Kathie November 10, 2008 at 1:22 am

It’s the eyes, it’s most definitely the eyes. And perhaps the aura of “I feel your pain, oh tsunami-stricken / bomb-ridden / financially- ruined one”.
I should add that this is the first time in my life that I have even heard of Anderson Cooper. Although my mother always told me that people whose names work both ways should not be trusted…


Heidi November 10, 2008 at 5:52 am

I agree. You have to send Irma’s picture into CNN. ROFLMAO


becky November 10, 2008 at 8:39 am

I think Anderson and Erika would love this!


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