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A subreddit full of cats being ( amusingly) startled. ( hat tip feckless fecal fear mongering)
posted by The Whelk (30 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's hard not to anthropomorphize when you can see the gears turning.
posted by figurant at 11:14 PM on August 22 [6 favorites]


I watched the first 8 (fine, 11) without realizing what I was doing. It's like eating popcorn.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:51 PM on August 22 [5 favorites]


My favorite so far: Da-Dum...Da-Dum...Da-Dum-Da-Dum-Da-Dum.
posted by sbutler at 12:34 AM on August 23 [1 favorite]


This may or may not be part of that list, but it's my favorite startled cat video. (The soundtrack helps a lot, but the sideways teleportation of the cat out of frame is classic.)
posted by hippybear at 12:48 AM on August 23 [14 favorites]


Up until a few weeks ago my kittens1 used to walk up to my outstretched finger, smell it, and jump back 3 feet like WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT??!

And then a little while later they'd do it again.
posted by aubilenon at 1:13 AM on August 23


/r/AnimalsBeingDerps/ Here is one.
/r/AnimalsBeingJerks/ A Lengthy compilation.
/r/AnimalsBeingBros/ Here A dog and a duckling.

Lots of fun stuff for your weekend.
posted by vapidave at 1:55 AM on August 23 [5 favorites]


These are so good. I just woke up at 5 am for no reason so this is good for watching until my brain remembers to go to sleep.

Porcelain kitty one is good. So is the about the intruder. They're all adorable afaict.
posted by sio42 at 2:35 AM on August 23 [1 favorite]


So this may be a stupid question, but I never really use Reddit:

Is there like, a slide show option or something so you can see more than a long list of thumbnails without having to individually click? Or are you meant to individually click?
posted by smoke at 3:37 AM on August 23 [1 favorite]


You're meant to individually click, every photo is the subject of its own comment thread.
posted by aldurtregi at 4:30 AM on August 23


I would love a photo slideshow of startled cat pics. But mostly these aren't pics, they're gifs, vines or videos. They're good, but I'd really rather just look at pics.
posted by marsha56 at 4:50 AM on August 23


smoke - this works. will take a while to fully load. and shows there are always eejits posting off-topic stuff in reddit.
clusterfake has a nice javascript bookmark that will deslide-ify quite a lot of things. tried to include it, but the mefi text editor doesn't like it. just go here and drag the bookmarklet to your browser's bookmarks.


creepy baby sock is awesome - cat is so intent on keeping the hairdryer in line!

animals being jerks youtube compilation is astounding. apparently all species love pushing others into water!
posted by dorian at 4:50 AM on August 23


"So this may be a stupid question, but I never really use Reddit:

Is there like, a slide show option or something so you can see more than a long list of thumbnails without having to individually click? Or are you meant to individually click?" Mostly you are meant to click.

Not stupid. Reddit tends to use imgur.com which is malleable. The uploader [person] can designate that all the pictures appear in a one page album, they can designate that that the pictures appear sequentially requiring clicking, they can designate that all the pictures appear in a smaller form on one page [to a limit.] Ctrl+Shift+F9 to initiate Auto-Play is the hack to not have to click.

It's annoying that so many people who upload have no idea how their uploads are consumed. It's a bunch of people on smartphones with varying results as to quality.
posted by vapidave at 4:55 AM on August 23 [1 favorite]


Startling a leel ol' housecat is one thing, but you should try very very hard not to startle this thing.
posted by dgaicun at 5:03 AM on August 23


Thanks for explaining guys!
posted by smoke at 5:13 AM on August 23 [1 favorite]


Slideshow of subreddits with a lof ot images can be achieved by adding a p to the url like:
http://www.redditp.com/r/StartledCats
You might have to remove the s from https first.
posted by KMB at 5:15 AM on August 23 [8 favorites]


No mention of /r/CatsStandingUp? That community is the Being John Malkovich of cat subreddits.

Aubilenon, I see you have a candidate.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 7:24 AM on August 23


Fierce cat is wearing leggings! How chic.
posted by maryr at 8:02 AM on August 23


For the purrposes of this thread I wish to be renamed feckless feline fun mongering. <3 Whelk.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:27 AM on August 23 [4 favorites]


I got a lot of good laughs out of this!
posted by royalsong at 10:26 AM on August 23


I am home sick with a cold and have decided that watching endless loops of startled kitten gifs is exactly how I want to spend my day. Thank you!
posted by gingerbeer at 11:07 AM on August 23 [2 favorites]


Cat Malfunction seems to be correctly identified.
Even as a long-time observer of weird cat behavior, I am clueless about that one.
posted by MtDewd at 12:13 PM on August 23 [3 favorites]


Smoke and others... I _highly_ recommend a browser plugin called Thumbnail Zoom Plus...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/thumbnail-zoom-plus/

It shows animated GIFs just by hovering over them, no click required. It also shows YouTube previews and lots of other stuff. Made the cat GIFs much easier to view.

(that link is for Firefox, dunno about other browsers)
(no affiliation, just use it and love it)
(sorry to derail the thread)
posted by Drewstre at 1:42 PM on August 23 [2 favorites]


If you want your cats more placid, try /r/Blep.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:00 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]


I would hate to be the person a cat uses to climb out of a filled bathtub. The claws. The claws.
posted by yonega at 3:56 PM on August 23


The claws. The claws.

It is just as bad as you think it might be. I have seen the aftermath.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:06 PM on August 23


I am a bad person for laughing so hard at What the hell, Mom?!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:25 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]


"Heart attack" is my personal favorite.
posted by ob1quixote at 11:40 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]


Why do cats always need to put their anus on stuff?
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:32 PM on August 24


Because they have too much trouble with buttons to put on pants.
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:43 AM on August 25


This GIF of a Serval boing-ing and pouncing led me down a long Google search of Servals and much awwing.
posted by msbutah at 2:16 PM on August 27


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