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SCREAMING CAT BABBLES, SCREAMS(SLYTP)
posted by The Whelk (61 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Noisy kittens.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


You forgot the creepy, scary and satan tags.
posted by cashman at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


A BLOO BLA BLOO BLOO BLOOOO! BLOO BLOOOO!
posted by theodolite at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


That cat is telling me something, but I am too terrified by its expression to stick around. If Timmy is in the damn well again, the little punk can just drown. Dude, cat is creepy!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:42 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Screaming cat is covering an early hit from this dude.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 9:42 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh long john
posted by The otter lady at 9:44 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


That is the creepiest thing ever. Possessed devil cat keens and stares into my soul.
posted by naju at 9:44 AM on September 30, 2011


There's some kind of awful eldritch horror right behind the camera operator, but the dumb human is too mesmerised by the cat to turn around.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 9:45 AM on September 30, 2011 [10 favorites]


The title of the video translates to "This angry cat suddenly started talking at me, but it was all in cat-ese so I didn't understand any of it."
posted by pts at 9:48 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


The title of the video translates to "This angry cat suddenly started talking at me, but it was all in cat-ese so I didn't understand any of it."

What's the "お値段以上ニトリ♪" mentioned in the two top comments?
posted by theodolite at 9:50 AM on September 30, 2011


A BLOO BLA BLOO BLOO BLOOOO! BLOO BLOOOO!
posted by theodolite at 9:41 AM on September 30 [1 favorite +] [!]


I wonder if Matt can just set up an automated function of the site to auto-tag posts with 'Most Relevant Achewood Strip', so's we don't all race into the thread each time only to curse whoever beat us to it.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:54 AM on September 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


Genji, thats really funny, when Mr Supermedusa gets home from work (aka 'dinner time') Herbert meows like a starving shipwreck survivor screaming for help. my husband always says, "whats wrong Herbert, did little Timmy fall in the well?"
posted by supermedusa at 9:54 AM on September 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


That damned cat can sing the blues, I'll tell you what!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:55 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


"This angry cat suddenly started talking at me, but it was all in cat-ese so I didn't understand any of it."

Funnily enough if you translate it back into cat-ese it's stilll AYYYOOO WAHHHH BLAR BUH BUH AYOOOOO!
posted by The Whelk at 9:56 AM on September 30, 2011


Glad to see someone using their words.

We have a cat who does this too. She's hilarious. I have conversations with her all the time.
posted by bonehead at 10:00 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like how the mouth movements don't even quite match the vocalizations.

Is that because it's been dubbed from the original Japanese?
posted by infinitywaltz at 10:01 AM on September 30, 2011 [8 favorites]


Following on from bonehead:

I think our cat Signy has given me a cutesy name. I'm apparently called "mow-wa-wa", the diminutive form of "mow-wa", which I think means "pet me". I am therefore called "little pet".
posted by LN at 10:06 AM on September 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


I am glad I do not live with that cat.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:06 AM on September 30, 2011


No No NO
posted by atomicmedia at 10:09 AM on September 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


No No No cat

Troll cats be trollin!

Actually, I think they are in heat and calling for mates
posted by Ad hominem at 10:10 AM on September 30, 2011


Jinx
posted by atomicmedia at 10:10 AM on September 30, 2011


That cat is scared out of it's mind, but still trying to do the "I'm big and dangerous dance". Basically, that's a cat panic attack.
posted by bonehead at 10:12 AM on September 30, 2011


That cat needs rehab now!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:16 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Land of the babbling giants
posted by Ad hominem at 10:16 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I feel really sorry for this screaming cat.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:34 AM on September 30, 2011


Talking about Timmy and wells...

I have a friend whose family, when he was five or so, had a large shed a ways from their house. It had a nice mud pit to play in and an old door leaning against the side. Kid heaven, but perhaps you see where this is going.

My friend was playing on a wet day, and he was doing something with the door but lost contol of it, and it fell on him. He couldn't lift it, and the weight was pushing him into the mud. The way he tells I, it was like an early King story.

Anyway, the family cat saw this and ran to the house and started tagging on my friend's mom. Like "meow!" "what?" "MEOW!" "you want me to follow you?" "MEOOW!!!""This had better be... Holy crap!"

Take that, Lassie!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:43 AM on September 30, 2011 [26 favorites]


So has anyone played it for their cat yet?
posted by Sailormom at 10:45 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Quick. Somebody call Jimmy Page. I have an idea.
posted by punkfloyd at 10:45 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of my old cat, Boo.

Boo always told me about her day when I'd get home from work.

"Murr. Ick ick ick minga rooow. Minga murr."

"Really? Then what happened?"

"Prow. Pring! Minga mow!"

"No way!"

"Ick ick minga MURR!"

Which means, I think, "I slept in a warm spot and then the sun moved, so I went outside and took a dust bath, and then I had some food and took another nap."
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:46 AM on September 30, 2011 [14 favorites]


For God's sake, it's 2011, people! If we're going to accept a stupid, out-of-sync video of a cat, it has to be in AT LEAST 720p, minimum!
posted by Hargrimm at 10:54 AM on September 30, 2011


At a certain point it sounds like it's singing "Happy Birthday".

To someone it hates and wishes would die.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:58 AM on September 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


As I said over here, I speak Siamese cat pretty well, and while this isn't exactly that, I think it's close enough to get a pretty good translation.

"so then I was looking at the bird and I was like hey birdy, I'd love to eat you, but it didn't want to come over so I was sad, but then I remembered that I could go over by the tv so I did that for a while and it was neat, and then I fell asleep, yep. Fell right asleep. Didn't mean to, but there you go. Anyway, I woke up and the dog was there, I hate that fucking dog, but he was paying attention to his food, and I snuck right by him. Dumb dog. And then I stood on the counter and sang a little song, but no one liked it so I didn't get any food, but then the dog walked away and I ate some of what was in his bowl, but it was really gross. But I ate it anyway, because fuck the dog. Right? And then I spent some time thinking about what all of you would taste like and that maybe I'd try eating you in your sleep tonight. Hey, is that a camera? Are you going to put this on the internet? I like the internet, I use it when you aren't around to look at pictures of birds. That reminds me, earlier to day I was looking at this bird and I was like hey birdy..."

It seems to just kinda go on like that for a while.

Cats really aren't that deep most of the time.
posted by quin at 11:17 AM on September 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


I used to live in this drafty thin-walled apartment building across the hall from this dude who had a cat that babbled and cried exactly like a newborn baby. I mean EXACTLY, to the point that I was half-convinced for at least a month that he was lying about it being a cat and he had a secret stolen baby locked up in there (and at the time I'd owned cats for years, and done a lot of babysitting). It wasn't until I actually saw the cat do it that I could fully believe it was true.

But that was in ye olden days before cell phone cameras and YouTube, so you'll all just have to imagine what an awesome cat video that would have been.
posted by BlueJae at 11:17 AM on September 30, 2011


I hope that camera has a hell of a zoom, and the operator wasn't actually foolhardy enough to get so close to such a suspicious device
posted by rollick at 11:25 AM on September 30, 2011


That was an unpleasant sound.
posted by sswiller at 11:28 AM on September 30, 2011


Reminds me of the noises from this animal/lizard .
posted by Liquidwolf at 11:29 AM on September 30, 2011


Translation: I HAVE CHRONIC MIGRAINES! Heeeeelllllp meeeeeeeee
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:40 AM on September 30, 2011


That was pretty much a synopsis of my reaction to Bank of America jacking me with debit card fees.
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 12:03 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: best of the web, as long as it involves cats.
posted by SomaSoda at 1:38 PM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Herbert meows like a starving shipwreck survivor screaming for help. my husband always says, "whats wrong Herbert, did little Timmy fall in the well?"

"What is it, Midnight? Is Timmy trapped in the closet where the food is kept?"
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:54 PM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


SMALL CUTE KITTEN
posted by Horselover Phattie at 3:06 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


What's the "お値段以上ニトリ♪" mentioned in the two top comments?

It's the slogan of a Japanese retailer. Probably a jingle that people have heard on the radio or TV, part of which, I'm guessing, sounds just like this cat.
posted by circular at 4:07 PM on September 30, 2011


OK...ROFL: The cat's first little after-wail sounds just like this.

Now we all get it! Yay, cross-cultural Youtube top comment harmony achieve!!!
posted by circular at 4:11 PM on September 30, 2011


BTW, does Ikea do stuff like this? That would be pretty awesome. No wonder everybody knows Nitori.
posted by circular at 4:24 PM on September 30, 2011


The story behind No No No Cat is that he saw a friend's baby daughter and failed a SAN check.
posted by Ritchie at 5:04 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


My cat normally ignores animal sounds reproduced electronically; she seems to know they aren't attached to any animals that are really present. This video brought her over from 100 feet away. She seemed really disturbed by it, and was looking for the cat under the desk where my laptop rests. Of course, as soon as I turned it off, she walked over to me for petting and then got in a bag.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:17 PM on September 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


So has anyone played it for their cat yet?

Rather unintentionally, yes. As a result, I saw my extremely lazy tabby spend the next ten minutes frantically searching the kitchen for ENEMIES ENEMIES - everywhere in the kitchen. The dust she picked up off of the upper cabinets was extraordinary.
posted by zennish at 6:42 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Our Maine Coon Francis' response? "No sir, I don't like it."
He seemed to be on the edge of outright panic until he had confirmed that the sound was not coming from his housemate/nemesis Butters.
(If Butters ever DOES make that kind of noise, I'm going to vote with Francis: out you go devilcat!)
posted by John Smallberries at 6:52 PM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I thought mine was loud. He has a very deep voice and he cries especially loud when he wants to go out. He also growls like a dog at my other cat.
posted by mike3k at 8:16 PM on September 30, 2011


So has anyone played it for their cat yet?

I *would,* but I'm worried this might actually contain the secret instructions he's been waiting for.
posted by webmutant at 9:16 PM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


My cat, the best cat, Cat The Cat, only realy WAILED twice.

Once when she was let outside during a huge thunderstorm and got to the windowsill and just screamed, until we opened te window.

When one of her kittens did in fact get stuck under the house and she was all "MEOW!" human! look at me! Follow me! MEOW! Are you following!? MEOW! things.

The only other time she's talk was if, when carrying her, her brought her someplace she didn'like, She would Mewarp! first, and then, if you persisted, dig her claws into your shoulder.
posted by The Whelk at 9:24 PM on September 30, 2011


Is it just me, or do Japanese cats actually look different?
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 10:22 PM on September 30, 2011


Thank you, The Whelk. Thank you.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:26 PM on September 30, 2011


My Maine Coon talks all the time, mostly chirps if she's just being friendly and wants attention. She howls when she wants to go out. When she wants to but it's not time to go out she pouts by complaining ("Mow!"). She plaintively mews when she wants food, looking as cute as possible, until we get closer to her dish, then she starts in to her scratchy insistent whining noises. She will have conversations but expects you to understand her, otherwise her patience wears a little thin.
posted by krinklyfig at 9:57 AM on October 1, 2011


I will have to play her this when I get home. I have a feeling she'll react.
posted by krinklyfig at 9:57 AM on October 1, 2011


No, I was wrong. My cat seemed to react very slightly at first then completely ignored the sound as she rubbed around under my chair. She was much more interested in how much affection she could get from me, which is her SOP.
posted by krinklyfig at 1:43 PM on October 1, 2011


My housemate has taken to responding to the cat with "Use your words!"

I figure hell, the cat's already learned to raise his inflection at the end of a meow to convey a question or demand. He's got his words. We're just not bright enough to always pick up on 'em.

His "Feed me pleeeeeease?" meow is different than his "Hi, I'm just walking into the room, don't mind me, just a cat walking through a room where everybody is, don't pay me no attention" meow. When he thinks he's alone in the house, he'll sit in the hall and make echolocation "Are you there?" meows. If I'm anywhere around, I'll holler "Polo!" back and he'll come running. And his "I'm about to thrOW-WO-WO-WO up" meow is unmistakable, though when he does that it usually means he's got something worse than just a hairball coming up. Poor feller.
posted by Spatch at 2:42 PM on October 1, 2011


Senile cat is senile.
posted by Catch at 2:57 AM on October 2, 2011


I played this for our cats. One cat came up to me, crawled under the duvet, then jumped down onto the floor and commenced trying to hump Other Cat.

So, er, take that as you wish.
posted by subbes at 3:49 PM on October 2, 2011


Sailormom: "So has anyone played it for their cat yet?"

Two cats (siblings) got all big eyed and concerned looking and stared at my computer. Then they both took off. The other pair of siblings ignored it. Weird.

Also, the mister and I frequently ask Kaylee if Timmy is caught in the well when she wants something.
posted by deborah at 10:37 PM on October 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Slideshow: Amazing story of the clever cat who led RSPCA rescuer to her kittens
posted by homunculus at 10:06 AM on October 6, 2011


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