Think of it as the Briggs Garfield Myers test
August 14, 2015 2:10 AM   Subscribe

The Intercative (sic) Experiment is a personality test for your cat, from the makers of the Poopy Cat brand of cat litter, so it must be totally serious, right? Note: you must have your cat with you and near the screen so you can judge its response to certain stimuli.
posted by oneswellfoop (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Note: you must have your cat with you and near the screen so you can judge its response to certain stimuli.

Yeah.
This cannot be real.
posted by Mezentian at 2:44 AM on August 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


cat and personality test: if only this also had some trolling and some porn, it'd be the Entire Internet
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:46 AM on August 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Many years ago, back in the days of BBS (and the Ur-Net) Whiskas Brand CatfoodTM had a promotion, when they were rebranding from (Pepsi) blue tins to the purple tins of today about a commercial, shown JUST ONCE to launch the new brand, which cats would totally want to see.

We, somehow, managed to wrangle my housemates two cats into the room (that is, we moved the heater in the dead of winter) and made them watch.

They cared not for images of birds or fish flickered onto the screen.

I have been cynical about cat-based marketing ever since.

But Whiskas is now about the only brand of catfood you can buy. I guess it worked.
posted by Mezentian at 2:53 AM on August 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


We only buy Felix.

We will be experimenting on Simon this evening.
posted by biffa at 3:03 AM on August 14, 2015


So I sat down and took the quiz with my kitty* and... the final next button is broken! It won't submit for me - I even re-loaded the page and re-entered all the answers (took forever too). Poopy cat quiz indeed.

Without knowing what kind of cat my cat really is (besides the best, most compliant cat ever) my comments on the quiz are that the yowling cat should have come at the end, because it kind of freaked my cat out, and she was not as interested in anything else. Also, the vacuum and the cat treats didn't sound enough like their real-world equivalents to get a accurate read.

*(who, sadly, did turn out to be epileptic, but it's totally manageable and she's a major snuggle bug so it's all worth it).
posted by fermezporte at 4:05 AM on August 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


When I pre-tested it with my cat, the final next button opened a new tab in Firefox for the results. Weird but not a killer for me, but it may be related to the problem you had, fermezporte.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:09 AM on August 14, 2015


This was 100% accurate for my Zen cat, but then again, he's more concerned with sitting on the computer than reacting to any noises coming from it.
posted by larthegreat at 7:55 AM on August 14, 2015


my cat responded to each stimulus the way she responds to all stimuli: by going "mrrrt" and showing me her belly.

This was never an answer option so we failed the test immediately.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 8:50 AM on August 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Our cat spent most of the test being distracted by my sandwich, which was also not an option. However, she perked up when I played Giant Bat Farts, as per usual. Came running right over.
posted by chainsofreedom at 9:46 AM on August 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Without knowing what kind of cat my cat really is (besides the best, most compliant cat ever) my comments on the quiz are that the yowling cat should have come at the end, because it kind of freaked my cat out, and she was not as interested in anything else.

Mine too. The yowling cat sent her scurrying under the bed and we didn't complete the test. Scaredycat, apparently.
posted by frumiousb at 5:28 PM on August 14, 2015


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