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Linus The Cat Does Cat Things.
December 24, 2010 11:49 AM   Subscribe

OMG CHRISTMAS KITTY. Move over Maru, the internet has a new cat sensation: Linus! He taps things. He licks things. . He apologizes to chairs. And sometimes he wears little costumes (wait for the end).
posted by The Whelk (36 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
the apologizing to a chair video made me make that involuntary "Awww!!" noise one makes when things are heart-explodingly cute.
posted by palomar at 11:53 AM on December 24, 2010


Move over Maru

Never
posted by Space Coyote at 11:55 AM on December 24, 2010 [37 favorites]


the chair apology made me LAWWWWWWL!!!
posted by supermedusa at 11:56 AM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


That Little Drummer Boy remix is mind-blowing.
posted by Kloryne at 12:05 PM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


My cat was in my lap, mao'ing at me, and pawing stuff off the desk, so I pointed at the screen and said, "Hey, at least, I don't do THAT to you."

He promptly jumped off my lap and ran away.
posted by Samizdata at 12:11 PM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Santa Claws
posted by phoque at 12:13 PM on December 24, 2010


So, Winston Churchill, we meet again.
posted by anigbrowl at 12:15 PM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


little drummer boy v. blaster master remix?

THIS APPEALS TO MY INTERESTS

(Blaster Master was an old Nintendo game where you played a boy, who drove a tank, that was colored red and white. Meta senses tingling.)
posted by effugas at 12:15 PM on December 24, 2010


Liked the 'apology' video. If Linus and Hugo had a kitten, would it be grey?
posted by AugustWest at 12:18 PM on December 24, 2010


This was my cat Linus, may he rest in peace. We named him Linus because he like to, uh, nurse on your clothes when he sat on you. To avoid a large spitty spot on your pants, it was therefore best to put a blanket between you and the cat.
posted by rtha at 12:24 PM on December 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think Hugo is the funny one. The reverse outta santa outfit squirm had me laughing like a horse
posted by angrycat at 12:26 PM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Linus also wants to talk to you about your diabeetus testing supplies.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:26 PM on December 24, 2010 [10 favorites]


It's no monkey riding a pig.
posted by sidereal at 12:26 PM on December 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is like a horror movie for cats.
posted by Artw at 12:29 PM on December 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Moonwalking Krampus Kitty was the best thing ever!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:00 PM on December 24, 2010


Hmm. I don't say this often but this could very well be the next "keyboard cat".
posted by peppito at 1:04 PM on December 24, 2010


That tail motion is about halfway to pissed off.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:26 PM on December 24, 2010


He's no Winston, either.

TEAM WINSTON FOR EVER
posted by winna at 1:51 PM on December 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


MARU ÜBER ALLES.
posted by fight or flight at 1:55 PM on December 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


oh dearie me, the chair apology, my cats brother was exactly like that, and on several occasions petted various table-legs and doors that he had slammed into. And the touching! He's like my cat reincarnated. Next you'll see him jumping backwards, at great heights like like a frog, with a can of tuna stuck on his head.
posted by dabitch at 2:13 PM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


TEAM MARU 4 EVA
posted by danhon at 3:16 PM on December 24, 2010


Winston rules the universe.

on another note: i can't believe almost a quarter of a million people have sat through TOUCH TOUCH TOUCH. what is it about cats on video?!?!
posted by liza at 3:17 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


These flat-faced cats clearly have eyeballs where their brains should be.
posted by klanawa at 3:23 PM on December 24, 2010 [6 favorites]


Oh goodie, another Linus I can add to the running joke at Square Root of Minus Garfield.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:33 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


ha! touch touch touch touch is exactly what we say when our cats do that. touch touch touch touch touch
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 3:52 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


you may also be interested in his tumblr, linusinhats.
posted by troika at 3:58 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


That Little Drummer Boy remix is mind-blowing.
posted by Kloryne at 12:05 PM on December 24 [1 favorite -]


fo real. everyone needs to go look at 8bitchristmas.com; which provided the music for some of these videos.
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 4:08 PM on December 24, 2010


I'm as crazy cat lady as they come and I think Linus is a super cute kitty, but there is no way that he's a replacement for Maru or Winston. Linus has the cute smooshey face going on but he doesn't really have much as far as personality or real quirkyness goes. He just has your typical garden variety cat personality. I'm not knocking the videos, I love them but not when compared to Maru or Winston.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 4:11 PM on December 24, 2010


Artw: This is like a horror movie for cats.

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it would be like if aliens arrived on Earth whose level of intelligence were to us what our intelligence is to domestic animals. Would they treat us like we treat cats and dogs, as companions in work and play, or would they treat us as cows and pigs, raising us to be slaughtered? Either way, they'd probably put things on and in our bodies without our consent.
posted by Kattullus at 4:24 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not the face thing! Not the face thing!
posted by Artw at 5:24 PM on December 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am so squicked out by the beard-licking one.

He's a cute little pissed-off looking guy, though. :)
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 8:43 PM on December 24, 2010


there's far too much hair and tongue going on for the beard licking one to be cute

i may be biased because my cat delights in eating bugs and mice and then licking my face with her disgusting mouse mouth
posted by angrycat at 6:12 AM on December 25, 2010


If you watch any link in this FPP, please, god, let it be the last. My husband and I have both in turn laughed until we almost cried while watching.
posted by pseudonymph at 6:19 AM on December 26, 2010


Linus is righteous, but does he play Patty-cake?
posted by AugustWest at 4:39 PM on December 26, 2010


Oh man him walking backwards off the table never gets old.
posted by Devika at 10:32 AM on December 28, 2010


Something I never considered about cat ownership cause I had a cat pre-puberty but now have to deal with on a daily basis:

They really, really really want to groom your beard. It's unending.
posted by The Whelk at 12:30 AM on January 1, 2011


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