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Theory: If someone posts a video that has any behaviour even remotely unusual it will become viral, remixed, twisted and parodied to the point of absurdity.  New evidence continues to amass.

Some want to know more. Some say the theory stands on its own and should be taken to the next level and declared a law. Others have said they won't stand for this.
posted by Hardcore Poser (27 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Standing Cat in boots made me lol.
posted by cazoo at 9:05 AM on April 12, 2010 [15 favorites]




See also: Faith the (wonder) dog, who only has back legs, yet runs around. Plenty of videos showing Faith walking around, if that's what you want. (Note: "related" videos include various deformed things, which may not be to your liking.)
posted by filthy light thief at 9:10 AM on April 12, 2010


Ah, okay, see I didn't click "next level". Carry on then.
posted by The Whelk at 9:11 AM on April 12, 2010


psssst, Whelk, click "next level". But I liked your pun.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:15 AM on April 12, 2010


RATS!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:15 AM on April 12, 2010


A Grand Theft Auto poster? Who looks at a living room and thinks that's just the right decorating accent?
posted by The World Famous at 9:20 AM on April 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Let me guess. The cat's having a stroke, and a quirk in brain chemistry is causing him to stand. He's in extreme pain.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:23 AM on April 12, 2010 [10 favorites]


Theory disproved by about 99% of YouTube.
posted by DU at 9:24 AM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bennyhillified? Bennyhillified.
posted by jquinby at 9:28 AM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I feel great shame that I not only watched the Standing Cat video (twice...ugh), but also that I put it in my favorites. I thought I was better than that. I'm going to go watch it again, which I'm sure is some kind of cry for help.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:28 AM on April 12, 2010


This is just theremin cat without a a theremin.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:31 AM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: I thought I was better than that.
posted by jquinby at 9:45 AM on April 12, 2010


This isn't news to anyone who's read The Master and Margarita. This is clearly Behemoth.
posted by Kattullus at 9:53 AM on April 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


I must know what that music is. BA BA BA BOOP BOOP BOOOOOP going round my head AAAAAAAAARGH
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:54 AM on April 12, 2010


Cats on Mars by Yoko Kanno
From the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:05 AM on April 12, 2010


I cannot be the first person who thought of thus, right?

Nope!

Anyway, just because something is popular on the internet doesn't mean it's good.

Let me guess. The cat's having a stroke, and a quirk in brain chemistry is causing him to stand. He's in extreme pain.

He's watching birds through the window. Apparently the owners have gotten him a stand thing so he can see through it without standing now.
posted by delmoi at 10:09 AM on April 12, 2010


aw, they should have set up a standing cat webcam instead. at isstandingcatstandingrightnow.com
posted by dabitch at 11:19 AM on April 12, 2010


It's weird. I just had a mental lapse because I posted this to a board earlier, but didn't know it was a thing, and now I'm not sure if I did it because I'd seen it before subconciously, or if I legitimately 'discovered' it independent of the internet fad.

I feel very... post-postmodern
posted by codacorolla at 11:28 AM on April 12, 2010


Thanks for posting, Hardcore Poser. Though personally I prefer videos where something, you know, happens.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:27 PM on April 12, 2010


tmytl;dw
posted by circular at 12:32 PM on April 12, 2010


The reason that standing cat is funny (at least vanilla standing cat... the edits for different, and perhaps inferior, reasons) is that nothing happens. It's a cat standing on two legs, which is ridiculous. That is a ridiculous thing, a cat standing like a man. But it's not like the cat is chasing something, or has a reason for standing (without the context offered by the "more" link), it's like, just clicking on that with no context or explanation, it's a cat that stands on its hind legs like that's "just what it does", and that is jarring and so far against expectations to be funny.

*puffs on bubble pipe*
posted by codacorolla at 12:39 PM on April 12, 2010 [3 favorites]


I HAVE SEEN THE STANDING CAT AND HE IS US
posted by everichon at 1:29 PM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think it's obvious is that Standing Cat is just rehearsing for the stage production of The Cat Returns.


Some of the scenes in the remixed video above are what I thought a site like Catroullette would look like. But then I found catroulette.
posted by Sailormom at 1:33 PM on April 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oooh, I can add a link to the Standing Cat in Boots!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZy2I8csVQU
posted by Squid Voltaire at 2:27 PM on April 12, 2010


The cat's having a stroke, and a quirk in brain chemistry is causing him to stand. He's in extreme pain.

Actually, we are watching the original ending to Jacob's Ladder. Tim Robbins is the cat.
posted by Spatch at 3:02 PM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


THE CAT TURNS OUT TO BE A REPLICANT ITSELF!
posted by everichon at 8:05 PM on April 12, 2010


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