The Latest Episode (With Bandit the Kitten and The Flaming Lips)

So we’re watching the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard tonight, as we do every Thursday night, when Bandit the Kitten decides to tear a gash in my leg with his incredibly sharp claws.

I waited until the show was over before pouring rubbing alcohol on it, which, of course, stung quite sharply,

In that moment of stinging, I realized that there’s a song for this occasion. It’s by The Flaming Lips.

My favorite lines in this song, “The Gash,” form a question: “Will the fight for our sanity / Be the fight of our lives?” With this kitten here in our apartment, it just might be exactly that.