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April 23, 2013 5:16 PM   Subscribe

Cat dressed as a shark chases a duckling while riding a roomba. (SLYT)
posted by Joey Michaels (56 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw a gif of this not long ago. Why do I find the gif version so much more satisfying? Is it simply the nature of gifs?
posted by brundlefly at 5:20 PM on April 23, 2013 [10 favorites]


The overlap in the Venn Diagram for "cats who will tolerate costumes" and "cats who will tolerate Roombas" either has to be vanishingly small or near 100%.

Or maybe that cat is doped up on catnip.
posted by ambrosia at 5:20 PM on April 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


Man, Pixar really cheaped out on that Finding Nemo sequel.
posted by Atom Eyes at 5:20 PM on April 23, 2013 [36 favorites]


That's a very dejected looking dog.
posted by arcticseal at 5:21 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Brundlefly, as much as I like the YouTube video, if I'd seen that gif first, I would have shared the gif instead.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:23 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


My cat needs a shark costume IMMEDIATELY
posted by flaterik at 5:24 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


The overlap in the Venn Diagram for "cats who will tolerate costumes" and "cats who will tolerate Roombas" either has to be vanishingly small or near 100%.

Also: Cats who don't murder little birds.

The dog's name is apparently sharky, which puts this over the top, in my opinion. Wait, no. Everything puts it over the top.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 5:25 PM on April 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


It's a real life version of Achewood's Roomba Cinema!
posted by drezdn at 5:27 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by blurker at 5:28 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yup. That sure is a cat dressed as a shark, riding a Roomba chasing a duck.

Words fail me...
posted by Jughead at 5:30 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


W.T.F.
posted by leftcoastbob at 5:33 PM on April 23, 2013


I won't be impressed until they teach the duck to bite the cats tail.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 5:37 PM on April 23, 2013


In what way is the cat chasing the duck? The cat is quite happy (for certain values of happy) on the roomba. I am not at all convinced that the cat is controlling the roomba, nor that it is making any attempt whatsoever to chase the duck.

Quite the reverse.
posted by motty at 5:38 PM on April 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh hell nah. I bought a Roomba a while back in an attempt to keep the kitchen floor constantly swept. My cat didn't fear it. My cat didn't go into predator mode and do her chittering noise. No, she went into full-on Robot Wars search and destroy. She had no other emotions visible, no irritated lashing of tail, nothing. Just this look in her eyes, of blood lust and cleaning appliance disassembly. I've never seen anything like it before or since. And she could fuck that Roomba's shit UP. After just three outings it looked like it had done service as a bomb robot in a failed defusing.

I put it on Craigslist after just a week and took a 75% price hit. I don't think I'll ever try that again.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 5:38 PM on April 23, 2013 [31 favorites]


I didn't know they'd scrapped the Achewood cartoon and decided to go live-action.
posted by codacorolla at 5:43 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


The duckling understands that the best place to, ahem, poop, is where the Roomba has just been (57 seconds into the video)...
posted by 1367 at 5:44 PM on April 23, 2013


Okay, at the very end? When it's just the long shot of the dog and the cat looking into the camera? I have no idea how, but that cat - sitting on a Roomba with a shark costume on - managed to somehow still look dignified.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:46 PM on April 23, 2013 [12 favorites]


The first comment nails it -- the best part is actually after the Roomba stops.

The cat just sits there and looks at the camera, like, "I know you're the one who makes this thing go, so get on it already. I'm waiting."

The dog watches for a while, then it seems to realize that the cat is waiting for the person, so it sits down and joins in the accusatory stare.

Meanwhile the duck is doing circles around the Roomba, like "Go! Go! Go! Why isn't this thing chasing me any more?"
posted by bjrubble at 5:47 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Like Motty, I, too, think the CIASORAR (Cat in a shark outfit riding a Roomba) is more, um, "intermittently accompanying" the duck than "chasing" it.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:50 PM on April 23, 2013


In what way is the cat chasing the duck?

Indeed. It seemed rather that the cat was dejected by watching that Ze Frank duck penis video and was trying to escape in a not-very-effective fashion.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:53 PM on April 23, 2013


Lights out. The Internet is over for me now. I'm done here.
posted by Kitteh at 6:02 PM on April 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


Can't watch this now, maybe later, depending on the answer to the following question: was any Yakety Sax harmed in the making of this video?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:03 PM on April 23, 2013


CANDYGRAM
posted by jimmythefish at 6:03 PM on April 23, 2013 [10 favorites]


That pitbull looks like it has lost all self respect. I mean, here is a dog that is supposed to be the meanest thing on the streets since Genghis Kahn and here it is all dressed up for a fancy dress party while being taunted by a hapless duckling and a cat who looks like it was just swallowed whole by a Great White shark while riding on a personal transportation device. The only thing missing is a ferret dressed up as a clown riding a unicycle.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 6:12 PM on April 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


I'm sorry, but this is seriously, seriously irresponsible and is a 100% guaranteed death sentence for that duckling.

If you know anything about young birds, they imprint very easily on the thing they see most -- not first. Did you see a mama duck in that video? No. Therefore that ducked is almost certain to run up to the first real shark it sees and say, "Are you my mommy?"

Totally irresponsible.
posted by mudpuppie at 6:25 PM on April 23, 2013 [23 favorites]


Not according to the shark.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:30 PM on April 23, 2013


The GIF is delightful in its brevity, but if you're going to give us several minutes of VROOOOOOOMMMM!, at least give us some narration.

(For some damn reason, Tubedubber won't load my choices, so YouTube Doubler it is. Mute the video on the left for less VROOOOOOOMMMM!)
posted by maudlin at 6:53 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Internet is done.

You may now go back to whatever you were doing in 1994.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:58 PM on April 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yup. That sure is a cat dressed as a shark, riding a Roomba chasing a duck.

Words fail me...


In that case, Happy Halloween! It's November 1st!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:15 PM on April 23, 2013


Nobody's said it yet??

well, I will.

Exactly what it says on the tin.

there, done.
posted by HuronBob at 7:20 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm reminded of the Arthur C Clarke story "The Nine Billion Names of God", where Tibetan monks use a supercomputer to identify every name of God, and it turns out that's the mission of the human race, and God starts shutting down the universe.

I expect that servers will start going off-line any time now.
posted by me & my monkey at 7:30 PM on April 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


I feel like this is just trying too hard.
posted by empath at 7:34 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


As much as I love these kinds of videos I just.... How do people keep their floors so clean? Seriously. I guess I'll have to get the cat and Roomba and see if that helps.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:36 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is an old favorite. Sharky and cat.
posted by feste at 7:42 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Seriously where do I get that costume all of the pet shark costumes I can find are vastly inferior
posted by flaterik at 7:51 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cue Werner Herzog voice-over at 1:49.
posted by unknowncommand at 7:53 PM on April 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


"cats and dogs are natural enemies. but what is NATURE? nature ABHORS a vacuum"
posted by unknowncommand at 7:54 PM on April 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


Is it time to link to one of my favourite comments ever? Yep.
posted by maudlin at 8:11 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


D'AWWWWWWW
posted by Evernix at 8:32 PM on April 23, 2013


Matched up to the Jaws theme.
Sorry, I'm not savvy enough to have it mute the original automatically, so you'll need to do that on your own

posted by Graygorey at 8:40 PM on April 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


It looks like dinner time by the way both the cat and the dog are licking their chops. Is this some sort of old-time Salvation Army pre-meal service/shark fetish mash-up?

I'm afraid I don't know how to work the duckling into this comment, however.
posted by eviemath at 8:52 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


It seems I paused to comment too soon. From the linked videos at the end, apparently dressing both one's cat and dog up in costumes and having the cat ride the rhoomba is a thing?!
posted by eviemath at 8:54 PM on April 23, 2013


If this'd been my house it would've been a bloodbath. First me, trying to put a costume on my cat, then adios ducky.

Only a fucking Roomba could save us cuz hey presto no cats around.
posted by wallabear at 9:58 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


That duckling needs to be dressed as a prawn.
posted by krix at 10:17 PM on April 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


That cat is on ludes. The dog is an oddball, duck's just a duck.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:37 PM on April 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMA PRESENTS "JAWS" BROUGHT TO YOU BY ROOMBA! THE ROBOTIC FLOOR VAC
posted by cthuljew at 10:40 PM on April 23, 2013



Yup, definitely a Herzog ending.
posted by quazichimp at 10:53 PM on April 23, 2013


CAT is to ROOMBA as DORK is to SEGWAY
posted by brundlefly at 11:42 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Agree that the shark-cat and Roomba don't really seem to be chasing the duck; if anything, the duck seems to be following them at least half the time. Still, this is the best thing I've seen on the Internet all week, perhaps all month, rivaled for comedy value only by the ferrets frolicking in packing peanuts.

Also, and this is my first time for this, so please be gentle with me:

Metafilter: A cat dressed as a shark chasing a duckling while riding a Roomba, with a cameo by a pit bull dressed as a hammerhead.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 2:22 AM on April 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Internet has jumped the Fonz.
posted by MtDewd at 4:08 AM on April 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


I broke my own rule, and read the comments. Fess up: which one of you is responsible for:

Red´╗┐ curtains and we have david lynch.
posted by Mayor West at 4:31 AM on April 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


fap fap fap
posted by bokane at 6:47 AM on April 24, 2013


We had to send our Siamese to a new home. The first thing I thought (based on his character) was "so that's what he's doing all day".
posted by stormpooper at 7:10 AM on April 24, 2013


On the subject of cats and vacuums: cat loves his vacuum, except when he doesn't.
posted by spitefulcrow at 9:00 AM on April 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I posted the gif on my FB page a few days ago along with this.
posted by deborah at 5:27 PM on April 24, 2013


Why do I have a strong suspicion that this is what life is like in the MetaFilter Moderators Headquarters kitchen?
posted by Wordshore at 11:19 AM on April 25, 2013


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