The Short Happy Life of Meow the Obese Cat

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About Oliver Lee Bateman

Good Men Project contributing editor Oliver Lee Bateman is one of the founders of the Moustache Club of America and Penny & Farthing, two blogzines specializing in flash fiction and creative nonfiction that he co-curates with web developer Erik Hinton, medical consultant Nathan Zimmerman, and freelance writers Christie Chapman and J. R. Powell. He is a lawyer as well as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Follow him on Twitter @MoustacheClubUS or on Google+. Oliver's Spring 2014 US History From the Civil War to the Present course is being live-streamed by UTA. You can access these lectures by clicking here.


  1. [...] the untimely death of Meow the Obese Cat, I assumed that the newstertainment cycle would enter a lull.  This assumption, alas, proved to be [...]

  2. [...] struggling to recover from the death of media darling Meow the Obese Cat, I awoke this morning to find that the intrepid muckrakers at The Sun (who apparently think nothing [...]

  3. [...] about evaluating issues of “goodness.”  Can satire make you a good person?  Can critiquing the media’s obsession with obese cats make you a good person?  No, of course not–but reading our work might help you realize why [...]

  4. [...] tabby. Or a Siamese. Aside: Look up varieties of house cat on Wikipedia. Regardless of breed, this flabby feline warrants a [...]

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