A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 14, 2017
“Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer”

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee/piss on your computer” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger” is from The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).

“‘Do not meddle in the affairs of cats,they are subtle and will piss on your computer’ —stolen from Brian Gollum” was posted on the newsgroup alt.conspiracy on July 5, 1989. Bruce Graham has been credited as the author since about 1998, but this is well after the saying had been known.

“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup” is a related saying.


Wikiquote: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954); first of three volumes in The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. It contains Book I: The Ring Sets Out and Book II: The Ring Goes South
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Book I; Thee Is Company
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
. Gildor

Google Groups: alt.conspiracy
Re^2: sci.physics.fusion (vs. alt.fusion)
Paul Traina
7/5/89
(...)
“Do not meddle in the affairs of cats,they are subtle and will piss on your computer” —stolen from Brian Gollum

Google Groups: alt.bbs
advice needed
Fred Rump from home
4/12/90
(...)
“Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.”

Google Groups: alt.callahans
rings, revisited
Jesse Mundis
5/6/92
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And as a follower from my fortune file:

“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

“Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.”
-- stolen from Brian Gollum

Google Groups: rec.humor
Joke request
STEFAN M. THIEME
2/2/93
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Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. -JRR Tolkien
Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.

Google Groups: alt.quotations
Quotes About Cats
Haavard Fosseng
4/13/93
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Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.  Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.

8 April 1998, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “City Limits,” pg. B3:
“Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.”—Bruce Graham

Google Books
Cats Don’t Always Land on Their Feet:
of Fascinating Facts from the Cat World

By Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo
Berkeley, CA: Conari Press
2002
Pg. 97:
Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.” —Bruce Graham

Google Books
Cats vs Dogs & Dogs vs Cats
By Ian Black
Edinburgh, Scotland: Black & White Publishing Ltd
2004
Pg. 1:
Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.
Bruce Graham

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2004
Pg. ?:
Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.

Twitter
Marti Lawrence‏
@Marti_L
Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.http://www.cafepress.com/enterlaughter/1684201
8:34 AM - 27 Jul 2007

Twitter
Nick Cotton‏
@NicholasCotton
RT @kacers37: “Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.” – Bruce Graham
4:16 PM - 29 Apr 2009

Twitter
FelixTheCat‏
@Crazy_Felix
#CrazyFelix-Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer. Bruce Graham
1:30 AM - 1 Jul 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Monday, August 14, 2017 • Permalink