Jenga Cat
May 28, 2014 2:43 PM   Subscribe

Cat Playing Jenga. "Now it lives on the floor. Why you put back? Ok NOW it lives on the floor." It's a cat playing Jenga.
posted by sweetkid (39 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the best case for filming in portrait I've ever seen.
posted by deathmaven at 2:46 PM on May 28, 2014 [20 favorites]


Lessons from the video: Cat has learned how to play Jenga. Human still has not learned how to shoot video with his phone.
posted by The Bellman at 2:46 PM on May 28, 2014 [7 favorites]


Reasonable minds can disagree, I guess.
posted by The Bellman at 2:47 PM on May 28, 2014


Moe needs a Jenga pistol.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 2:48 PM on May 28, 2014 [8 favorites]


This cat is better than me at Jenga and it has NO THUMBS what is this what kind of world would allow this what
posted by fight or flight at 2:48 PM on May 28, 2014 [23 favorites]


That cat has the most universally comic, and at the same time perfectly cat-like timing:


*Look at stack*

*beat*

*Look at human*

*beat*


FUCK YO BLOCK!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:54 PM on May 28, 2014 [44 favorites]


I was sceptical but the last one cracked me up, even before "kind of bitchy, ya think?"
It kind of reminded me of the scene in Fiturama when Bender's trying to get the family of diners out of the Donbot's table so he pulls the table cloth and the dishes stay in place and everyone applauds and he goes "NO, this is what I meant to do" and trashes the table.
posted by bleep at 2:56 PM on May 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


A portrait of married life: screaming HEY CHECK OUT THIS CAT PLAYING JENGA from one room to another.
posted by The Whelk at 3:02 PM on May 28, 2014 [56 favorites]


This cat is better than me at Jenga and it has NO THUMBS what is this what kind of world would allow this what

But the cat was trying to trash the pile, and was having difficulty because of its dainty little paws. From it's point of view your meaty piledriver hands (sorry, they're a universal human trait) would be the superior tools.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:05 PM on May 28, 2014


How did that video not end with the cat trashing the entire stack? I am disappoint.
posted by axiom at 3:13 PM on May 28, 2014 [8 favorites]


A portrait of married life: screaming HEY CHECK OUT THIS CAT PLAYING JENGA from one room to another.

If it's anything like my marriage, there's a big sigh from the other room.

"You just showed me the dog with the bucket. Can it wait?"

"No!"

Sighing is eternal. But the spouse finally admits that a jenga-playing cat would be useful around the house.
posted by honestcoyote at 3:19 PM on May 28, 2014 [25 favorites]


The video seems to be real, but the cat clearly is not. Look, they even posted a video of a technician checking that the organic outer layer is properly affixed to the inner robotic workings.
posted by aubilenon at 3:19 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


fight or flight: "This cat is better than me at Jenga and it has NO THUMBS what is this what kind of world would allow this what"

A world that will probably eventually be run by cats if they can ever figure out somebody to take care of their thumb-related business.

(Spoiler alert: they have and it is us.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:20 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


That cat cheated. You're not allowed to take a brick from the top layer.
posted by jeather at 3:21 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


My cat would probably play Jenga, but if I took out the phone she'd immediately run up and put her nose on it, because that's what she does EVERY TIME I TRY TO PHOTOGRAPH HER.
posted by xingcat at 3:22 PM on May 28, 2014 [4 favorites]


I've seen this popping up all over lately but I was resisting watching it until I really needed it. I just really needed it and it was worth waiting. Good kitty.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:41 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


No animal says "Oh yeah? Fuck this shit" quite like a cat.
posted by billiebee at 3:41 PM on May 28, 2014 [25 favorites]


The poesis and significance of this... timeless, enchanting. In the end, all we're trying to do in life... is play Jenga with the cat.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:42 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


If it's anything like my marriage, there's a big sigh from the other room.

Maybe you married the wrong person. Just saying.
posted by dmd at 3:47 PM on May 28, 2014


I like the part where the cat plays Jenga.
posted by zardoz at 4:12 PM on May 28, 2014 [5 favorites]


Everyone's like "ooh, look at the cat playing Jenga! He's so smart!"

What I see is a cat that's not skilled enough to knock over a Jenga tower. I mean seriously, folks. KNOCKING DOWN SHIT IS WHAT CATS DO!
posted by sutt at 4:17 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


I did a legit confused "baroooo...?" head tilt when the video did NOT end with the cat knocking everything over and walking away.
posted by Munching Langolier at 4:18 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


I watched this with both of my cats, who were unimpressed.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:21 PM on May 28, 2014


How did that video not end with the cat trashing the entire stack? I am disappoint.

How did that video not end with the cat trashing the entire stack? I ama impressed!
posted by BlueHorse at 5:48 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


Maybe you married the wrong person. Just saying.
posted by dmd


No. There is no spouse on earth who will celebrate their partner for finding yet another Youtube video of a cat. If you need unqualified praise for you mad Youtube find skills, get a pet. A dog, not a cat. Or a kid. Kids love that shit and think you are the best for finding it.
posted by Keith Talent at 5:57 PM on May 28, 2014 [5 favorites]


There is no spouse on earth who will celebrate their partner for finding yet another Youtube video of a cat

I'm really not a cat person but I sent my girlfriend a cat video about 20 minutes ago and she was super happy about it and wanted to know what I searched for I assume because she has exhausted her usual YouTube search queries. Have you tried being more impressive?
posted by ddd at 7:21 PM on May 28, 2014 [9 favorites]


Metafilter: loves that shit and thinks you are the best for finding it.
posted by sweetkid at 7:24 PM on May 28, 2014 [20 favorites]


There is no spouse on earth who will celebrate their partner for finding yet another Youtube video of a cat.

I have ten years of a relationship and 4 years of marriage that say otherwise.
posted by The Whelk at 7:52 PM on May 28, 2014 [11 favorites]


That cat has an awesome game face. You are not getting anything past a cat like that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:00 PM on May 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


With my spouse, we have perfect timing.

When I'm excited about dogs and buckets, she's trying to work. When I'm neck deep in some conundrum, she's babbling about bulldog puppies learning how to walk. So, it's a good relationship, albeit with a lot of sighing.
posted by honestcoyote at 8:05 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


bulldog puppies learning how to walk.

oh squee. yip yip yip yip yip yip yip.
posted by sweetkid at 8:09 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hearing the audio from the cat video while watching the jenga pistol video is amazing. By the way.
posted by ztdavis at 8:13 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


jenga cats are real. unite, proletarians!
posted by snuffleupagus at 10:31 PM on May 28, 2014


You shanked my jengaship!
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:41 PM on May 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


This video and this comment thread brought me from a deeply foul mood to a pretty good case of the giggles. Thank you all. But most of all, thank you Mr. Cat.
posted by brundlefly at 12:38 AM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh, Jenga Cat, your fine motor skills and capricious ways have amused me greatly this morning!
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 6:11 AM on May 29, 2014 [3 favorites]


yea the lfr spouse just gave that one a "haha A++ will watch again prolly 2 or 3x!" however that was over IM since we're both at work so I guess I've no incontrovertible proof that he wasn't actually sighing and merely humoring his mad wife who sends him these little trinkets all day.

also I have a cat who is like, the LEAST shit-knocking-over feline I have ever known. He actually seems to fear and loathe the noise of things falling on the floor and frequently gets up on top of our bookcase with its bunch of stuff including 3 dainty orchids all in various delicate jars on a humidity tray full of pebbles and not only does he not knock any shit down, he somehow manages to not even touch any of the blooms or track in the water or anything. He jumps up on my cluttered nightstand every morning to let me know it's time for morning foods and playtime and I rarely even know he's there until I feel his whiskers on my nose. He's like a fuzzy little ninja.

he's stone cold death on moths and centipedes too, which is another reason we keep him around :)
posted by lonefrontranger at 10:26 AM on May 29, 2014 [4 favorites]


It's the fact that the cat doesn't destroy the whole tower that makes this kind of perfect. I mean, knocking the whole tower down would be a dick move, and total overkill. But just messing up the shit you're annoyed about? That's a priceless.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:44 PM on May 29, 2014 [6 favorites]


honestcoyote: "If it's anything like my marriage, there's a big sigh from the other room.

"You just showed me the dog with the bucket. Can it wait?"

"No!"
"

If it's anything like my marriage, it's more "This will be the '80s metal video you love, babe!

Babe?

… Babe?"

I love me some cat videos. Just sayin'.
posted by Lexica at 11:12 PM on May 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


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