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September 7, 2010 5:13 PM   Subscribe

Catz with mad parkour skillz.
posted by gman (41 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Such a puuuuurfect plan for cat buuuuuurglary /Earthakitt
posted by The Whelk at 5:19 PM on September 7, 2010


LOLcatz.
posted by Fizz at 5:19 PM on September 7, 2010


That's it-- I'm never leaving my upstairs windows open again.
posted by dersins at 5:21 PM on September 7, 2010


notice they didn't do any downward shots so you wouldn't see all the little kitty corpses littering the sidewalks ...
posted by msconduct at 5:23 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Needs the "shimmy" tag.
posted by heyho at 5:24 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Jackie Chan as cat wannabe

**warning: not for the cat-on-cobra squeamish**
posted by found missing at 5:32 PM on September 7, 2010


Yeah, lotsa footage of cats climbing UP. Down? Not so much.

The mad skillz of the white cat at the very end did make me chuckle, though. LOOK AT ME I AM DOING A THING.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:33 PM on September 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


Is there a non-region blocked version somewhere?
posted by taursir at 5:36 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Most of that reel is legit, but it features a fair amount of CGI-enhanced footage taken from a *terribly* irritating British cat food advert.
posted by retronic at 5:38 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


cat going down!

wheeeeee.....
posted by vespabelle at 5:40 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Some young director who thinks horror movie ideas have gotten stale is gonna watch this and his eyes will be so wide
posted by rollick at 5:46 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


We're impressed when cats do it, but no one thinks twice about the squirrels... not fair.
posted by smackfu at 5:51 PM on September 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


We had a cat that did that jumping on top of the door thing but he didn't use a table--he just jumped from the floor. It was pretty amazing. Six feet straight into the air.
posted by DU at 5:55 PM on September 7, 2010


We're impressed when cats do it, but no one thinks twice about the squirrels... not fair.

To be fair, those squirrels live in, y'know, trees.
posted by dersins at 5:59 PM on September 7, 2010


Some young director who thinks horror movie ideas have gotten stale is gonna watch this and his eyes will be so wide

SPOILER: The finale involves the main characters making a last stand inside a combination yarn/laser pointer store.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:59 PM on September 7, 2010 [8 favorites]


what about dogs? though right i wont see them climbing walls Still though!
posted by not_on_display at 6:02 PM on September 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somewhere there is a kitty version of Michael Scott making super lame jumps around a kitty office park yelling "CarPURR!"
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:08 PM on September 7, 2010 [7 favorites]


Some of those weren't particularly parkour. They were simply cat.
posted by kafziel at 6:50 PM on September 7, 2010


Ah, yes, but with that soundtrack? Definitely parkour.
posted by heyho at 6:54 PM on September 7, 2010 [9 favorites]


This is one of the strangest videos I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats to climb walls, or why.
posted by knave at 7:23 PM on September 7, 2010


One of my cats, lacking access to an outside wall, climbs doorframes. Purely for the joy of it, as near as I can tell.
posted by restless_nomad at 7:29 PM on September 7, 2010


Six feet straight into the air.
respect
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:29 PM on September 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


heyho has it. The soundtrack and the slo-mo replays.

(PS: A sincere and non-sarcastic shoutout to dersins for most gratuitous use of Wikipedia link I've seen in a while. Thank you, I have now read the Wikipedia entry on squirrels. The opening paragraph is a thing of tautological beauty. Every stereotype I have ever held about squirrels and college life in Arkansas has now been confirmed.)
posted by maryr at 8:26 PM on September 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw a rat do this once! No one else I was with seemed to think it was a cool as I did though.
posted by troublewithwolves at 9:38 PM on September 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nice enough, but when I was that age I used to do the exact same kind of shenanigans without any of that lookameI'mkewl attitude.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 9:57 PM on September 7, 2010


I wonder how many of those vids were made where catnip was the bait/impetus/target.

OMG, think of teh children kittens kittehs!! Drugs made them FRENCH!
posted by porpoise at 10:02 PM on September 7, 2010


Good thing none of these cats had been declawed, eh?
posted by Thoughtcrime at 10:06 PM on September 7, 2010


maryr: "heyho has it. The soundtrack and the slo-mo replays. "

The slow action replay of the cat bouncing off the wall one foot off the ground was just perfect.
posted by graventy at 10:42 PM on September 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

Apparently, Sony doesn't want me to view this from Switzerland. Apparently, Sony doesn't understand this kind of shit serves as a reminder to never buy any of their stuff. Just when I was thinking maybe it was time to forgive them.

Sony is helping make Metafilter look bad.
posted by Goofyy at 11:05 PM on September 7, 2010


The slow motion did it for me, and the cat at the end. Brilliant.
posted by ukdanae at 1:21 AM on September 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Goofyy, I get the same message, but I gather from the comments that it's a mashup of cat-jumps and an annoying (also copyrighted) British advert which I've probably seen, so I place the music choice faux pas firmly with the person who created the video.
posted by dabitch at 1:52 AM on September 8, 2010


For those of you that can't watch the video, here are the source clips that are mentioned in the description.

-Meet Charlie the 'Spider cat 0:10-0:39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIWwOXrHqas

-Cat Climbs Wall 0:39-0:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtYrlFwzF0

-Cat Jumps on Door 1:00-1:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ol3XSvoIxg

Funny cat climbing into house 1:05-1:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRk_C9c8xYc

-The Amazing Wall Jumping Cat 1:17-1:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0pORa86LKc

-Crazy Cat Jump: Roof-to-Roof Matrix Style 1:27-1:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRHt0qtXDNQ

-Parkour cat 1:44-1:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hj9H4Ku9sQ

-Cat Flip 1:53-1:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6xM-kcJkjM

-White Cats Can't Flip?? 1:58-2:08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxIuFwMhOu8

-Go-Cat: Bobo the free-running cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ommJ6FRlD24
posted by Rhomboid at 3:12 AM on September 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh and the music is 3eme Oeil - Si Triste.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:15 AM on September 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


How the hell do they grip on to stucco like that?
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 5:52 AM on September 8, 2010


See, now this is why it's such a priviledge and an honor when a cat (or cats) deigns to cohabitate with us. God's own punk rock, stunt critterz. Gonna bust open a can of tuna and have us a belly rubbin' party...
posted by Redhush at 7:52 AM on September 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good thing none of these cats had been declawed, eh?

OH GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:53 AM on September 8, 2010


How the hell do they grip on to stucco like that?

The stucco is almost certainly what they call a "lace" texture. Globs of stucco are smushed down on the finish coat, leaving about 1/16" (1-2 mm) depth of texture. It's good because it hides the cracking that all stucco and cementitious products will inevitably have, and it also hides flaws in the subsurface - sloppy framing, warped walls.

A true smooth stucco, ain't nobody gonna climb it.
posted by Xoebe at 8:40 AM on September 8, 2010


What humans call "parkour," cats call "Tuesday."
posted by jocelmeow at 8:50 AM on September 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I thought they called it Caturday.
posted by dabitch at 10:14 AM on September 8, 2010


Look at them jumping around like they can't afford skateboards.
posted by Durhey at 12:19 PM on September 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


my cats only do this kind of stuff while i'm trying to sleep. apparently.
posted by g.i.r. at 9:43 AM on September 9, 2010


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