1. It’s been kind of a dark week in posts–major problems with our food supply, sickly cats, unending wars–so here’s a link to a video of a cat purring. Mr. Isbell watched it and said, “That’s almost a lion noise.” These are some serious purrs.

2. If you want to leave work early today, say you want to go to a “choral meditation” at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and no one will give you a hard time.(They will think you’re Catholic, though.) You’ll get to hear the Pergolesi Stabat Mater.

3. In other entertainment news, the midnight movie at the Tower this weekend is Duel! My brother owns this movie, along with other awesome road classics such as Two Lane Blacktop and Vanishing Point.