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"And in this corner, wearing the calico stripes . . . " (via YouTube) If you thought the fishing cat was hardcore, check out these testosterkitties. Happy Fourth!
posted by jason's_planet (66 comments total)

 
It looked lame at first, but then I laughed out loud for the rest of it. Thanks for the chuckle.

*generic negative youtube remark*
posted by weezy at 4:28 PM on July 3, 2006


I implore you cat people to check with a non-cat person before you decide your cat related item is post-worthy. I'm volunteering. It's for your own good. Really.
posted by tula at 4:29 PM on July 3, 2006


tula, you're just jealous because you're not a cat.
posted by brundlefly at 4:34 PM on July 3, 2006



I'm not a cat person.
posted by jason's_planet at 4:35 PM on July 3, 2006


I implore you cat people to check with a non-cat person before you decide your cat related item is post-worthy. I'm volunteering. It's for your own good. Really.

seconded. with prejudice.
posted by docpops at 4:38 PM on July 3, 2006


where is the cat-a-pult?

in case you need your fix
posted by huckhound at 4:45 PM on July 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm not a cat person.

I'm a cat person and I still thought it was crap.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:47 PM on July 3, 2006


That was awesome.
posted by birdherder at 4:48 PM on July 3, 2006


I found it amusing, but I'm hypercaffienated. The SAP bit was a nice touch.
posted by loquacious at 4:58 PM on July 3, 2006


seconded. with prejudice.

Thirded. With extreme prejudice.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:01 PM on July 3, 2006


*generic negative youtube remark*

So what's everyone's problem with youtube, anway? It's never fried my harddrive or otherwise ruined my shit. Is there something I'm missing? please, I'd love to know.

Also, if you're not a cat person, why put time into telling everyone? don't follow the link, or take some sensitivity training. Barring that, buy a kitten.
posted by sunshinesky at 5:05 PM on July 3, 2006


on that note, it is a bit of a weak post for Mefi... is everyone on vacation or something?
posted by sunshinesky at 5:06 PM on July 3, 2006


I kept thinking why isn't one of the cats named Catsius Clay. And I laughed at it too.
posted by Cedric at 5:08 PM on July 3, 2006


I'm a cat person and thought that the idea ran out of steam about halfway through. Too much emphasis on the commentary/"real" UFC footage, and not enough cats flipping out and attacking each other.
posted by chimaera at 5:26 PM on July 3, 2006


That was the most adorable UFC match ever.
posted by schroedinger at 5:35 PM on July 3, 2006


That one sucks.
This one rules.
posted by zerokey at 5:52 PM on July 3, 2006 [2 favorites]


zerokey your my hero.
posted by a. at 6:06 PM on July 3, 2006


Superior cat video, zerokey.
posted by chimaera at 6:11 PM on July 3, 2006


Take away the ring and Joe Rogan, and that's pretty much my apartment at 5:00am every day.

Don't like cats? Don't like YouTube? I'm pretty sure there's a Iraq thread on the front page somewhere you can go save the world in.
posted by Cyrano at 6:11 PM on July 3, 2006


zerokey is also my hero. I can't believe I just spent the 11 minutes watching cats carry off fish.
posted by birdherder at 6:22 PM on July 3, 2006


I'm not a cat person.

Hmmm. Then I'm stymied.

So what's everyone's problem with youtube, anway? It's never fried my harddrive or otherwise ruined my shit. Is there something I'm missing? please, I'd love to know.

Also, if you're not a cat person, why put time into telling everyone? don't follow the link, or take some sensitivity training. Barring that, buy a kitten.


"Everyone's" problem with YouTube is that if Metafilter is supposed to be a little more diverse, intellectual, challenging, esoteric, literate, and obscure than Fark, best of YouTube, BoingBoing, etc, even the front page of the NYTimes site. You're supposed to try harder than that. And the way that Metafilter maintains this standard is by members bitching and moaning when the posts are less than stellar.

As for your suggestion I take sensitivity training or getting a kitten, first, and I mean this in the nicest, kindest, most sensitive way possible, stfu, and please stick around. I'm a big pussycat compared to some other folks around here who eat whole kittens and metafilter newbies for breakfast. It gets quite entertaining.
posted by tula at 6:25 PM on July 3, 2006


That was funny and well designed. I needed a laugh...thanks.
posted by UseyurBrain at 6:32 PM on July 3, 2006


I like the YouTube posts. jonson, in particular, seems to have mastered the one link YT post.

I think cats are pretty cool. Never owned one until a year ago. Can't imagine now why I never did.

All that said, I thought this video was a colossal piece of crap, and I've happily sat through any number of stupid cat videos that made me laugh. Since when are critical comments not an integral part of MeFi?
posted by docpops at 6:32 PM on July 3, 2006


Now that was awesome. I love how as the fish get bigger, it takes each cat longer and longer to figure out that A) yes, it is a fish, B) yes, it's dead, and C) no, you're not dreaming.

And the answer is: There is no fish too big for a cat to carry, even if it means you have to eat it right there.
posted by loquacious at 6:32 PM on July 3, 2006


You're supposed to try harder than that.

Matt once posted a single-link FPP to an Amazon.com Barbie doll listing.

I'm just sayin'...

And zerokey's link was oddly awesome.
posted by Cyrano at 6:33 PM on July 3, 2006


MetaFilter: members bitching and moaning.

Hsssst! Ffffft! RRRWwwor!
posted by loquacious at 6:34 PM on July 3, 2006


zerokey is also my hero. I can't believe I just spent the 11 minutes watching cats carry off fish.

Seconded.

Also, Fishing Cat would pwn at that game.
posted by flaterik at 6:42 PM on July 3, 2006


Youtube much?
posted by oxford blue at 6:46 PM on July 3, 2006


Fourthed with Hilter-like prejudice.
posted by cortex at 6:46 PM on July 3, 2006


zerokey's video made the whole thing worth it. It just didn't stop being funny.
posted by Space Kitty at 6:47 PM on July 3, 2006


if Metafilter is supposed to be a little more diverse, intellectual, challenging, esoteric, literate, and obscure

It's Monday night in the middle of a holiday weekend. Maybe some people aren't necessarily in the mood to talk about situationism, Asian stereotypes of other Asians, Iraq, Bush, radical Islamic critiques of the World Cup, etc. Or maybe you could, you know, lighten up a little bit. Relax. It's a holiday weekend in America and Canada. It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere. Weather's nice. The sun's out. No need to get agitated.

I'm a big pussycat compared to some other folks around here who eat whole kittens and metafilter newbies for breakfast. It gets quite entertaining.

Please allow me to pause a minute while I quake in my sneakers.

Now, all kidding aside, tula, I have looked at your profile and you seem to have posted a grand total of one link in the last year and a half. Maybe, just maybe, you might want to take some more risks, post a few links, and run the risk of doing something that might move a complete stranger to say something snarky. Or maybe you can choose to be snarky and nasty yourself. Seems to be less risk there.

In any event, if you liked the link, if you got a chuckle from it, good for you. I was happy to have shared it with you. And if you didn't like it . . . oh, well. Maybe you'll like the next one.
posted by jason's_planet at 6:56 PM on July 3, 2006


"Everyone's" problem with YouTube is that if Metafilter is supposed to be a little more diverse, intellectual, challenging, esoteric, literate, and obscure than Fark, best of YouTube, BoingBoing, etc, even the front page of the NYTimes site. You're supposed to try harder than that.

Bullshit. YouTube is just a video hosting site. You might as well say you don't like text. If you don't like specific video posts, that's fine, but blaming YouTube as a whole for not being intellectual or obscure or ___ enough doesn't make any sense.
posted by danb at 7:13 PM on July 3, 2006


The heavy fish contest was pretty great. UFC cats? Not so much.
posted by mrnutty at 7:14 PM on July 3, 2006


Matt once posted a single-link FPP to an Amazon.com Barbie doll listing.

I'm just sayin'...


No kidding. My favorite Matt post was redneck surfing, a fark (gasp!) link. Do as I say, he says, not as I do....

Jason--exactly! These people are mean. I'm scared of most of them. There were a couple comments to my crappy fp post that were so snarky they were almost immediately deleted by our gentle admin, (but not before I saw them!) But my post sucked. I've rarely snarked on the quality of a fpps, this was an exception. I just really loved that fishing cat blog, and you got my hopes up for something even better. Sorry for the snark.
posted by tula at 7:18 PM on July 3, 2006


exactly, danb.

Also, zerokey's link is awesome. The dramatic music is perfect.
posted by brundlefly at 7:28 PM on July 3, 2006


Jason--exactly! These people are mean. I'm scared of most of them.

That's no way to live!

Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
posted by jason's_planet at 7:32 PM on July 3, 2006


The YouTube hate is moronic. Cat hate, however, is completely justified.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:35 PM on July 3, 2006


That one sucks.
This one rules.

posted by zerokey at 8:52 PM EST on July 3 [+fave] [!]


Congratulations. You've upstaged me. But I have to wonder what kept you from posting that video yourself.

Zerokey: almost four years on MeFi and one front page post.

Seems to be a pattern here.
posted by jason's_planet at 7:45 PM on July 3, 2006


Bullshit. YouTube is just a video hosting site. You might as well say you don't like text. If you don't like specific video posts, that's fine, but blaming YouTube as a whole for not being intellectual or obscure or ___ enough doesn't make any sense.

Whoa, nelly, nobody's saying YouTube isn't great fun, and I didn't mean to imply that fpps are supposed to be all of those things--just one: the funniest, the weirdest, the most interesting, the latest--they used to call it the "best of the web". But single link fpps to YouTube video have gotten a lot of complaints. I didn't write the any of the damn guidelines for a good post, but I will fight to the death to maintain them. Or something.
posted by tula at 7:49 PM on July 3, 2006


My cat could trounce both of those pussies.
posted by fleacircus at 7:55 PM on July 3, 2006


I was barely out of short pants the first time I watched a professional crappy video. The overweight but healthy seeming blonde about half way through did it for me. Who won anyway, hope it wasn't the black bastard.
posted by econous at 7:55 PM on July 3, 2006


Seems to be a pattern here.

Now, let's not get too big for our britches here. For all we know zerokey may be jessamyn's sock puppet--ya just never know exactly who you're talking to. And see---zerokey's snark got axed. Mighty and just is the scythe of the admins!
posted by tula at 7:56 PM on July 3, 2006


SPOILERS TO CAT-CARRYING-FISH VIDEO!








Damn, I was really hoping that white cat could handle that last big fish!

What a great movie.
posted by schroedinger at 8:01 PM on July 3, 2006


The UFC link was pretty good. Since I'd missed it, the fishing cat link was awesome. However, after sooo much fretting over the state of the nation and world affairs, zerokey's link rules.

The vociferous anti-cat persons just need some one or thing to hate.

As with all such little ones, hating makes them feel like something big.

Little shits...
posted by taosbat at 8:01 PM on July 3, 2006


MeTa
posted by zerokey at 8:03 PM on July 3, 2006


And the cat-taping video under it? So wrong, but so hilarious in real life!

Guys, c'mon, c'mon, this isn't about FPP squabbling. This is about taking advantage of our feline compatriots to laugh at their hilarious antics!
posted by schroedinger at 8:04 PM on July 3, 2006


Stop being so defensive, jason's_planet. If people don't like your post, there's no need to lash out with "I don't see YOU posting anything better, NOOB!" comments. Just let the comments flow where they will, and flag the worst ones if you really need to.

I thought it was a lame video too, regardless of where it's hosted. It's like one of those godawful SNL sketches the just keeps going for twelve minutes after the premise stopped being chuckle-worthy.
posted by Gator at 8:12 PM on July 3, 2006


I have four cats and can say that that fight was fixed.
(and not worthy of a FPP)
posted by Balisong at 8:16 PM on July 3, 2006


Jason and zerokey, good links both.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:32 PM on July 3, 2006


Why oh why is zerokey's link so hilariously funny. For some reason it's taking an outrageously long time to download (think 45 minutes) and yet I keep coming back to play and laugh at the little bit that's been buffered since I last checked... oh man I am so moving to Japan.
posted by ryran at 8:51 PM on July 3, 2006


Maybe some people aren't necessarily in the mood to talk about situationism, Asian stereotypes of other Asians, Iraq, Bush, radical Islamic critiques of the World Cup, etc.

At risk of sounding too noobish, did I miss that one?
posted by spiderwire at 9:16 PM on July 3, 2006


I think my sense of humor is crueler than this post, but I'm happy people like that kind of thing.

I like the fish video, but I skipped through it. Laugh tracks nauseate me.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:19 PM on July 3, 2006



spiderwire: The radical Islamic critique post is here.

(arcticwoman: Thanks! And thanks to everyone else who liked it.)
posted by jason's_planet at 9:23 PM on July 3, 2006


As a UFC fan, I found this post to be hilarious.

Thanks.
posted by twiggy at 9:50 PM on July 3, 2006


CAT, n.
A soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.

Ambrose Bierce; Devil's Dictionary
posted by hortense at 11:33 PM on July 3, 2006




Did you see, in the list of related videos, “scene to which cat carries heavy luggage”?

Not quite the same dream scenario for the cats as finding progressively larger fish lying on the ground.
posted by jjwiseman at 12:24 AM on July 4, 2006


Cats are just parasites. Anyone who thinks otherwise is feeble-minded.
posted by catchmurray at 12:25 AM on July 4, 2006


Title of the fish video: "How is fish's weight that Dora cat can carry?"

Ah. Of course.
posted by yeti at 12:37 AM on July 4, 2006


Liked it, but it's a little overlong...
posted by Tokil at 3:04 AM on July 4, 2006


The first link is really a spoof of the UFC. And, for anyone that's seen any of the UFCs, it's hilarious.
posted by e40 at 10:09 AM on July 4, 2006


That was quite stupid.

Now if it was about cats playing football....
(real football, not the american travesty where they use their hands)
then it would be awe inspiring.
posted by jouke at 10:18 AM on July 4, 2006


Since cats only have feet they would be instinctively drawn to the purer futbol.
posted by jouke at 11:07 AM on July 4, 2006


Sooooo ... when are we going to start posting the chicken fight links???
posted by Surfurrus at 3:04 PM on July 4, 2006


I thought the black cat had it.
posted by youlikeme at 4:48 PM on July 4, 2006


great link zerokey, it's absurdly captivating
posted by jcruelty at 3:37 PM on July 5, 2006


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