As Curiosity settles into its second day out in the wide world, players worldwide keep tapping away at the massive cube inside.

It's not all rude words and penises, though of course there are plenty of both. As political fervor swept the US yesterday and last night, so too did politics seep into the cube.

Perhaps the most mysterious of political messages—among others that read simply "Obama" and "vote"—is the above from On The Cube, signaling "Bad news for Obama's cat."

President Obama is, of course, a dog owner. Bo Obama has not had a feline companion in the White House during the President's first term.


As for bad news? President Obama won re-election last night, and this morning the Curiosity servers are, if not entirely stable, at least performing better than yesterday. Those seem like news that most cats, presidential or otherwise, would be pretty indifferent about. Because cats, man.

Bad News For Obama's Cat [On The Cube]