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Nerdy Stuff My Wife Is Bugging Me About: Pusheen Subscription Box



I thought Hello Kitty was enough to feed any insatiable appetite for minimally drawn cat characters that appear on endless merchandise. Then this thing shows up.

So what exactly is this, I ask Julia?

“It’s Pusheen.”

And what is Pusheen?




And Pusheen is…what?

“Pusheen = Life”

Finally, she showed me a cartoon in one of her books in which Pusheen the fat cat ┬ánames everything she likes about fall. Turns out it’s pie, pie, pie, pie, pie, pie and pie.

My own external research turned up nothing else, though “piscin” (pronounced “pisheen”) is the Irish word for kitten:


I think it’s time for me to get a three year-old to draw a cat for me so I can make the big bucks too. In the meantime, all the bucks I have left are probably getting funneled into this subscription.


About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist