Et Mew, Brute?


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It's time for a special MondayTuesday edition of my favorite photo feature, Unintentional Hilarity! Today, I've found a special photo, straight from the streets of Cornwall. Here's the caption the good folks at Getty posted:

A young person cuddles his cat on the streets of the Close Hill estate, where a voluntary night curfew for all under 16-year-olds has recently been introduced, on July 25, 2008 in Redruth, England. The brainchild of community police officer PC Marc Griffin, Operation Goodnight in Redruth, Cornwall, will see officers given the power to remove any youth under 16 seen on the streets after 9pm and any child under 10 after 8pm. It has been introduced to coincide with the start of the summer holidays and aims to cut down anti-social behaviour and will be the first to punish parents for letting their children out alone at night.

There are several things I love about this photo. One, it's straight-up funny. Two, in light of the cops attempting to cut down on "anti-social" behavior, I love that this "young person" has opted to walk around snuggling his kitty. And three, I particularly like the expression of yearning on the cat's face; staring into the middle distance, thinking about the playtime he will never be about to have with his young companion (that is, after 8 pm.) Sigh.



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