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September 15, 2008 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Ninja Cat - Blink and you die [SLY]
posted by null terminated (60 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
I laughed.
posted by Eekacat at 9:54 AM on September 15, 2008


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posted by Damn That Television at 9:55 AM on September 15, 2008 [96 favorites]


don't blink
posted by DU at 10:00 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I had to put my drink down before I spilled it. I'm a sucker for kitty posts though.
posted by sunshinesky at 10:10 AM on September 15, 2008


LOL
posted by MythMaker at 10:11 AM on September 15, 2008


Ah, fuck, I'm crying.
posted by middleclasstool at 10:13 AM on September 15, 2008


DU ftw
posted by spec80 at 10:14 AM on September 15, 2008


Meh, anyone who's spent time around real ninja cats could tell you that was faked.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:16 AM on September 15, 2008


More like 'fraidy cat.
posted by netbros at 10:18 AM on September 15, 2008


Awesome! That's cooler than what my Bengal does. With her that game goes like this:

a) look at you from across the room

b) you disappear around corner

repeat a-b four to five times. Maybe more. On last disappear around corner (and there's no way to know which one that is)

c) thunder of tiny paws

d) Bengal pounces around corner. Huzzah! You were back here all the time. I knew it!

It's pretty neat, but that's much more sophisticated.
posted by Naberius at 10:20 AM on September 15, 2008


it looks like that cat licked a funny stamp.
posted by peep at 10:21 AM on September 15, 2008


more cat badassery
posted by FuManchu at 10:27 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I LOL'd
posted by blue_beetle at 10:27 AM on September 15, 2008


Something something Schrödinger?
posted by Rock Steady at 10:31 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm not a cat person, but I lol'ed when he got over the chair. Little dude's got some skills!
posted by TungstenChef at 10:33 AM on September 15, 2008


It's a damn good thing non of my co-workers seem to be around, since this made me chortle and chuckle and snort and, yes, LOL.

Cats. Awesome.
posted by rtha at 10:33 AM on September 15, 2008


Didn't think I was going to like that one, but it really is ninja kitty excellence.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:35 AM on September 15, 2008


I very much appreciate this. And the Dr. Who link.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 10:38 AM on September 15, 2008


Most excellent. Ninja cat, indeed. :)
posted by Malor at 10:40 AM on September 15, 2008


My cat does the exact same thing, only when he gets right up close to you he quickly smacks you in the face and runs away. Good post!
posted by fusinski at 10:41 AM on September 15, 2008


I saw that yesterday and loved it.
posted by cashman at 10:53 AM on September 15, 2008


It was funnest to just randomly click ahead on the progress bar while the video was playing - MUCH more kitty-stealthy-creepy.
posted by ersatzkat at 10:54 AM on September 15, 2008


It must be true.
posted by mandal at 11:05 AM on September 15, 2008


DU: i hate it when angels get stoned.
posted by artof.mulata at 11:33 AM on September 15, 2008


How can something so cute be so hilarious and yet so unsettling??
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:50 AM on September 15, 2008


That's it--I was on the fence with my cats' little hoard of old Soldier of Fortune magazines, but that shit is getting recycled. TODAY.
posted by everichon at 11:56 AM on September 15, 2008 [4 favorites]


Oh lord that was so much funnier than I thought it would be. I had to cover my mouth to prevent from laughing out loud (currently in my library's computer lab, trying to kill time before my shift).
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:17 PM on September 15, 2008


more of this type of thing
posted by chelegonian at 12:24 PM on September 15, 2008 [9 favorites]


We used to play what we called "The Face Game." My sister's cat ("Buddy") would be on the stairs, and my sister and brother and I would take turns putting our faces up against the bannister.

Buddy would peer intently at us, but when her iris (irises? Irii?) dilated, we knew it was time to step away from the bannister, because she was about to swat us with her deadly paw.

Watching that cat's eyes at the end -- WATCH OUT!

(PS: Never name your cat "Buddy." One day my sister needed to call the cat in, and a new neighbor was standing outside his house. You can imagine his confusion as some lady down the street starts shouting "Buddy! Hey buddy! Come on, buddy! Get your ass in here, buddy!")
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:42 PM on September 15, 2008


SLYT cat videos? Really, is this what MeFi has come to? Isn't this what CuteOverload is for?
posted by mkultra at 1:14 PM on September 15, 2008


I'm a sucker for an animal video but I didn't find this one funny or interesting or novel in any way.
posted by grounded at 1:28 PM on September 15, 2008


This was boring until the cat got caught frozen halfway across the legs of the chair; at that point, he could no longer deny he had been sneaking closer (had he been able to understand your question on the subject) and from then on I enjoyed it.
posted by davejay at 1:33 PM on September 15, 2008


I did not expect to like this, but by the time he made it over the chair I was giggling. When the camera made that final cut back to the cat's FACE, I lost it. Good work.
posted by vytae at 1:58 PM on September 15, 2008


This is actually a great insight into cat psychology. As the camera is ducking behind the wall, the cat recognizes that it's safe to move in closer, and as soon as it comes back, the cat freezes so not to reveal it's presence.

It's cute, and sweet, and funny in a Dr Who kind of way, but it's also revealing in a "Hey, my cat isn't all that removed from those big fuckers in the jungle" hunting strategy kind of way as well.

A great joke to play on a cat: do exactly what this camera holder is doing, but at about the halfway point have an RC car just under the desk, as you bob back and forth, the kitty is going to be so totally focused on you not seeing it move, that it will completely neglect to notice the car as it walks past. When you know it's close just rev the engine and have the car move forward a little bit.

It will put the cat into orbit.

I'm a bad person for having done this.

Repeatedly.

posted by quin at 1:58 PM on September 15, 2008 [21 favorites]


Wow, Miike Takeshi is making cat movies now!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:59 PM on September 15, 2008


Ninja cat unites MetaFilter! (Except for that meanie mkultra.) I loved it too.
posted by languagehat at 2:20 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


SLYT cat videos? Really, is this what MeFi has come to? Isn't this what CuteOverload is for?

You have to admit that this is a pretty exceptional cat video. Hell, it's entertaining even for people who aren't into cats -- I don't remember literally laughing out loud at a video like this in a long time.
posted by spiderskull at 2:29 PM on September 15, 2008


ha...nice. ninja cat! all cats are ninjas!
posted by kingofhappy at 2:53 PM on September 15, 2008


Ranks well with my favorite cat video ever.
posted by Billegible at 3:10 PM on September 15, 2008 [3 favorites]


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۞ ● ۞
----CARRIER LOST
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:14 PM on September 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


My cat is actually named Ninja.

However, he's not as stealthy as this guy. As soon as I pull back around the corner, he careens around and usually smashes right into me.
posted by desjardins at 4:02 PM on September 15, 2008


Not a cat person really, but this cat is cool. Fear for the lives of birds and all small, furry animals in its neighbourhood!
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:19 PM on September 15, 2008


The ninja cat in chelegonian's link (3:12 in) succeeded where Adam failed.
posted by CKmtl at 4:27 PM on September 15, 2008


The first thing I thought when I saw this was the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who (which DU already posted). While in Doctor Who that's reeaaally creepy, the cat was really funny!
posted by Deflagro at 4:38 PM on September 15, 2008


potsmokinghippieoverlord: Never name your cat "Buddy."

You think that's bad? I've got a black cat named Blackjack, which is all right to yell out the door at night, but my ex used to have little "nicknames" for him based around that idea. Always fun to see her leaning out the door calling for "Black Boy", or "Black One". Facepalm.
posted by barc0001 at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2008


I was holding it together, watching this. No, really. A grin, maybe a little chuckle.

And then the moment at about 1:04? I fucking lost it.

SLYT cat videos? Really, is this what MeFi has come to? Isn't this what CuteOverload is for?

Is it on the web? Yes
Is it awesome and funny? Yes
Is your plate of beans well and truly overthought? Oh hell yes.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:41 PM on September 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


I'm positive I've seen this same scene in a contemporary Japanese horror movie, complete with the ECU on iris-less eyes.
posted by jamaro at 6:22 PM on September 15, 2008


Wait, there are CAT VIDEOS on Youtube?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:27 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


That cat must be the best Red Light/Green Light player of all time.
posted by bettafish at 7:29 PM on September 15, 2008 [10 favorites]


Lonely chicken Gladys finds her soulmate ... Snowy the farmhouse cat
posted by homunculus at 11:28 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


yeah, i laughed out loud, 'specially at the last one when he was RIGHT FUCKING THERE.
posted by sharpener at 2:04 AM on September 16, 2008


Oh hell - a corner of my mouth crept upwards.
Apparently I'm not immune to this stuff.

(Lovely, thanks.)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 8:55 AM on September 16, 2008


Two ninja cats.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:00 AM on September 16, 2008


dirtynumbangelboy: Is your plate of beans well and truly overthought? Oh hell yes.

That trite metaphor does not mean what you think it means.
posted by mkultra at 11:03 AM on September 16, 2008


Awesome
posted by Debaser626 at 2:42 PM on September 16, 2008


It means precisely what I used it to mean: you're overthinking.

It's an awesome video (best of) and is online (the web).

Nobody forced you to click into the thread, did they?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:44 PM on September 16, 2008


I laughed way too much at this video and the following thread, also that may be the best episode of the new Dr Who.
posted by MrBobaFett at 8:47 PM on September 16, 2008


My first thought, too, was "Hey, Steven Moffat's cat!" followed quickly by hysterical laughter, then that pathetic issocute! response that I think most normal women save for babies.

Then I watched it 40 more times.
posted by you're a kitty! at 9:44 PM on September 16, 2008


> don't blink

Sweet holy Jumpin' Jesus Christ, that is one goddamn FRIGHTENING clip, and I've got a very high tolerance for horror stuff. Okay, I am getting up and turning on every light in my apartment. RIGHT. NOW.
posted by WCityMike at 8:30 PM on September 18, 2008


Here's (almost) the original video - the original is linked in the description.

I hate it when people upload other people's videos.
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