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Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? [Classroom Drug Educational Film]
June 29, 2012 8:16 AM   Subscribe

"There are approximately 250 species of catnip and this figure doesn't include hybrids. But all of these substances have one thing in common. The active ingredient, nepetalactone cycloalkane." (slyt)
posted by RobotHero (48 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was fucking brilliant.
posted by exogenous at 8:26 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Walkin Whammy
Mau Mau Nipnip
Persian Haze
Atom Bombay
Siam Slam
Balinese Mist
Bastet! Bastet! Ra! Ra! Ra!
Nepeta Cativa
Purple Pyewacket
Meowee Wowee Zowee
Kat-A-Tonik!
posted by zamboni at 8:30 AM on June 29, 2012 [10 favorites]


Man. Note-for-note perfect. Even the narrations is dead-on.
Fantastic.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:31 AM on June 29, 2012


My cat claims she never inhaled.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 8:32 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


So...I shouldn't let my cat operate heavy machinery?
posted by DU at 8:37 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


It doesn't affect my cat so much. We have fresh catnip planted in our garden. He sniffs it and ignores.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:41 AM on June 29, 2012


Now, THAT was an acceptable way to spend seven minutes. RobotHero is hero robot for posting.
posted by Mooski at 8:43 AM on June 29, 2012


"Some users drool, and roll around on the floor."
posted by iamkimiam at 8:52 AM on June 29, 2012


Who was that mustachioed man? Why look, he has a website!
posted by likeso at 9:03 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh god, I'm DYING here. James Brown was playing, so I watched without sound. PURRRRfect.
posted by Goofyy at 9:03 AM on June 29, 2012


> ames Brown was playing, so I watched without sound.

But, then you missed the cats meowing out their trip reports (with subtitles).
posted by Burhanistan at 9:06 AM on June 29, 2012


My cat and I will get high tonight and watch this together.
posted by mykescipark at 9:07 AM on June 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


That really was very, very good.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:07 AM on June 29, 2012


SO. BEAUTIFUL.

I just saw 21 Jump Street yesterday, so now I'm imagining this whole video in HFS mode.

Phase 3 Over-Falsity of Confidence: "Jump from a fifth-story window onto that bird? No problem!"
Phase 4 Fuck Yeah Motherfucker: "I AM THE LORD GOD BAST AND THE CAT WHO CAN WALK THROUGH WALLS, I AM THE CAT WHO DID EVERYTHING IN THE CAT WHO TITLES AND THEN USED THEM AS MY LITTERBOX, PUSSY GALORE AIN'T GOT SHIT ON ME!"
posted by nicebookrack at 9:08 AM on June 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Chances are that she will get well again; well enough to leave the tub.

One of my cats is a bad drunk. I keep her away from the stuff.
The other one is naturally high all the time.
posted by MtDewd at 9:16 AM on June 29, 2012


Wait, there's a new 21 Jump Street now? Johnny Depp must be rolling over in his money.
posted by DU at 9:19 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait, there's a new 21 Jump Street now? Johnny Depp must be rolling over in his money.

This is a hilarious statement if you have seen the movie, by which I mean go see the movie for the nonexistent Johnny Depp cameo that you definitely didn't hear about from me.

(also, I am seriously considering changing my username to Box Of Doves, because omg wtf the BOX OF DOVES)
posted by nicebookrack at 9:26 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


CAT SALTS
posted by resurrexit at 9:27 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sishigan, Michigan.
posted by NationalKato at 9:31 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


A++ would snarfle again.
posted by lalochezia at 9:32 AM on June 29, 2012


InfiniteWindow, try planting some Silver Vine.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:34 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


More first-hand accounts from chronic catnip users: Katzendroge
posted by bewilderbeast at 9:43 AM on June 29, 2012


We have fresh catnip planted in our garden. He sniffs it and ignores.

My cats always react to dried catnip, but the reaction to fresh has been intermittent since we've started growing it.

When they do react, though ... let's just say the drool created a slip-and-fall hazard.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:51 AM on June 29, 2012


It doesn't affect my cat so much. We have fresh catnip planted in our garden. He sniffs it and ignores.

Your cat is an obvious narc. Check him for a wire!
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:02 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


May induce catatonic state.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:06 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


My cat has no interest in catnip OR silver vine. He's so boring.
posted by elsietheeel at 10:15 AM on June 29, 2012


Yep 5 cats... all addicts, just last night they broke into their stash from a 6 foot high cupboard and had a frenzy they were oddly hungry at 5 AM.

I have heard that some humans, will rub this herb on Steak and other beef, I personally have never done this and would love to hear if anyone has ever tried it? I assume it is not as good for us as our feline brethren, but here it gives a slight lemony flavour?
posted by mrgroweler at 10:32 AM on June 29, 2012


Pretty good, though it might have been made slightly better by casting actors capable of acting.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:34 AM on June 29, 2012


My 2 cats ignore the stuff. My cat that died was a total niphead.

I once read that it's not any chemical reaction but that the high comes merely from the scent of the stuff. That confuses and frightens me.
posted by Infinity_8 at 10:34 AM on June 29, 2012


I have heard that some humans, will rub this herb on Steak and other beef, I personally have never done this and would love to hear if anyone has ever tried it? I assume it is not as good for us as our feline brethren, but here it gives a slight lemony flavour?

The catnip we have growing on the deck smells like a cross between spearmint and cannabis. I'm not sure I'd want it on my steak.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:35 AM on June 29, 2012


uncleozzy that is MY thought exactly, so I have never tried it, also cats salivating around my ankles wanting a fix of there two favourite things seems scary!
posted by mrgroweler at 10:49 AM on June 29, 2012


I also don't trust who I heard this from... it was a shifty poly-dactyl
posted by mrgroweler at 10:52 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Catnip is packaged for human consumption (for example as capsule or tea) to aid relaxation.
posted by dhens at 11:08 AM on June 29, 2012


Also, previously (one of my favorite catnip-related pieces of media).
posted by dhens at 11:12 AM on June 29, 2012


My cats always react to dried catnip, but the reaction to fresh has been intermittent since we've started growing it.

When they do react, though ... let's just say the drool created a slip-and-fall hazard.


I have an old Park seed catalog which has some advice about growing catnip:
Grow it from Seed, Catts pay no Heed.
Sett it, Catts will gett it.
posted by jamjam at 12:12 PM on June 29, 2012


Here's the kingpin our of local catnip ring.
posted by exogenous at 12:29 PM on June 29, 2012


Ray is high under the table.
posted by this reminds me of an achewood strip at 12:32 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I must have seen at least one of the same films they're spoofing, because the bit about, time might appear to stand still and the line about it being like an atomic bomb going off in the mind, I'm sure I've seen those before, only with people.

I was divided between using the quote I went with and "When eaten, the drug acts as a sedative, tranquilizing the user into a state of near catatonia."
posted by RobotHero at 2:17 PM on June 29, 2012


T. R. M. O. A. A. Strip, I think the better strip is the previous one in the story.
posted by dhens at 2:54 PM on June 29, 2012


I am shocked at you all. If you fail to take catnip seriously, how will you react when your child comes home from school with a "joint" of marijuana?

This video should be removed from YouTube by the authorities.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 3:02 PM on June 29, 2012


Oh hey! I know these people! Nicely done, Mr. Willis.
posted by Squeak Attack at 5:13 PM on June 29, 2012


exogenous that is private and I feel cheated.
posted by Glinn at 6:20 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey is currently sprinkling dried herb on the living room carpet while Dylanesquely intoning "EVrybody must get 'nipped!"

Bella and Penelope seem appreciative.
posted by Lexica at 7:51 PM on June 29, 2012


Round our house, Gracie seems to be the paranoid type, while Fritz is the party animal.
posted by pjern at 12:28 AM on June 30, 2012


Cody goes nuts & starts rolling around in it. Midnight seems unaffected.
posted by mike3k at 12:28 AM on June 30, 2012


Cody is big and means business!
DON'T YOU DARE TAKE MY CATNIP. I WILL KNEAD YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU TRY TO SLEEP.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:04 AM on June 30, 2012


My Siamese goes bonkers over catnip; his anger rages and he's shortly attacking fellow cats in the house after he gets a fix. I treated him to a fresh catnip plant which he shredded in no time, as this video will illustrate.

Guess to grow quality 'nip to adulthood it needs to be behind wires and mesh.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:18 AM on June 30, 2012


Glinn: "exogenous that is private and I feel cheated."

Doh, sorry! Fixed now - kingpin of the catnip ring.
posted by exogenous at 10:35 AM on June 30, 2012


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