An Engineer's Guide to Cats, 2.0
December 21, 2013 8:38 PM   Subscribe

An Engineer's Guide to Cats is a helpful video about cats, time travel, gravity, adorableness.

This is a sequel to the first Engineer's Guide to Cats, previously on Metafilter.
posted by gingerbeer (14 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
But, does it still have yodelling? (SYTL)
posted by LD Feral at 8:45 PM on December 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


It has auto-tuned yodeling, no less.
posted by thomas j wise at 8:48 PM on December 21, 2013


Yes, auto-tuned. I have updated the tags to indicate the yodeling.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:27 PM on December 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


The engineer's guide to cats is AMAZING. I'm a little sad about the 'lol engineers scared of women', but it is so good I can forgive them that.
posted by poe at 9:53 PM on December 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ok, got 2.1 minutes in and now my stomach hurts and my husband thinks I'm a Loon for laughing this hard.
posted by bearwife at 9:56 PM on December 21, 2013


Those cats are amazingly cute. Especially the poor one-eyed one, aww.
posted by JHarris at 11:53 PM on December 21, 2013


LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATOR KITTY!
posted by rmd1023 at 3:36 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


man I was like a hundred favorites until then they apply the cat experiments to women
posted by angrycat at 5:24 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


The upright posture of the caped cat in the spaceship at the very end (7:27) implies that CISCIS does not affect cats in space.
posted by maryr at 7:32 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


...implies that CISCIS does not affect cats in space.

If their theories are correct, it would still occur on those rotating ring style space stations. In fact, because of the increased Coriolis effect, it may be necessary to forbid cat costumes less CISCIC effects quench the entire angular momentum of the station.
posted by 445supermag at 8:45 AM on December 22, 2013


man I was like a hundred favorites until then they apply the cat experiments to women

Yeah, I was all "I'm going to email this to everyone I KNOW" until I hit that bit. I think it's meant to be a kind of double-bluff "isn't this exactly the kind of dumb thing our fake personae would do" joke, but if you cut that one short element out of the video it would be pure gold.
posted by yoink at 9:19 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think it's meant to be a kind of double-bluff "isn't this exactly the kind of dumb thing our fake personae would do" joke

Oh, it certainly is. They're not actually harassing that lady, she's in on it. There was a bit like that in the first video that might have been a bit more obvious.
posted by JHarris at 2:52 PM on December 22, 2013


It turns out to be sexist, so I do not share. :(
posted by monkihed at 10:49 PM on December 23, 2013


Doesn't sexism mean (literally) 1. discrimination based on gender, or 2. attitudes, conditions or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender?

Maybe, in the sense that by implying, in a self-deprecatory manner, that engineers have trouble relating to and approaching women, it subtly suggests that they cannot be women?
posted by JHarris at 3:54 AM on December 24, 2013


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