Happy Almost Thanksgiving, Gasmii! And welcome back to This Week in YouTube, ALL CATS edition! It’s been a long last couple of months, but the elections over. And since Black Friday and the ensuing, aneurysm-inducing frenzy we like to call “the holiday season” is still a few days off, I thought I’d focus on just what the internet was made for.
When I was eight our neighbors from across the canal had a litter of kittens they needed to find homes for and we got our very first orange tabby. Of course I named him Morris because Garfield didn’t exist yet. (I’m a geezer.) Thus was born yet another crazy cat lady.
We then got another orange tabby that my father found on the side of a bridge (Yes, my father stopped rush hour traffic to get out of his car and scoop up the mud-covered, four-week-old kitten because crazy cat ladies have to come from somewhere.) and I named her Rusty because, again, I was in grade school. Then finally we got the runt of another neighbor’s litter who was just the most adorably feisty little kitten and I named him Spunky. He proceeded to become 18 pounds of irony as he was, quite possibly, the crankiest and most dissipated cat in the world, ever. I’ve pretty much had at least one cat ever since.
All that is not to make you in awe of my awesomeness, it’s just to let you that I know cats. But you may not be as learned as me. You may have only ever had one cat or (gasp…SHOCK! HORROR!) no cats and are living a lie built on misinformation that cats are smart and evil. So let’s let two engineers explain the science of cats. (You’ve likely seen this but it’s a good primer.):
Still not sure how cats work? You probably think, well that was interesting but I saw You Only Live Twice or Cats & Dogs or Austin Powers and I know that cats finally snapped somewhere around 1999 because they were tired of having really stupid names and having to wear hats or costumes while chasing after red dots and they really are plotting our demise. Exhibit B that cats are not evil, and not really any smarter than your dog who scoots his ass across the carpet:
They’re just better at hiding it.
Have you met Lil BUB, yet? She a toothless, bug-eyed. dwarf cat and basically waddles her way around making noises never before heard from any living creature. She. Is. AWESOME!
Lil BUB has swept the internet, as all weird little cats do, and has her own tumblr where she takes fan questions, because people on tumblr often have a tenuous grasp on reality. I can say this. I’m on tumblr. And thanks to one of Bub’s fans, I have now met SMOOSH: