Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Choire Sicha Memorial Cat Video Post

We could not end Animal Day at The Awl without the internet's most common currency, the cat video. I have to say, this clip-which is actually a "re-enactment" of an incident that occurred earlier, is somewhat shocking to me. Like, the cat was totally frazzled by a balloon stuck to it before and you thought it was so amusing that you were going to do it again? I am by no means an animal person (no disrespect intended to my colleague Cat the Cat), but I've got to say, in light of this and those "let's toss our confused and frightened pets into the snow" videos, it seems an awful lot like being a cat owner makes a person remarkably hostile toward their charges. [Via]

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David Cho (#3)

RIP Choire.

lululemming (#409)

He's in a better place now?

in a snow drift just off the stoop

#de1e7e (#3,485)


Matt (#26)

I will never hear "Ready to Die" the same way again. Because now Choire's head from that Chippendale's video is forever rapping it.

David Cho (#3)

Man are you guys going to feel shitty when you find out what happened to Choire.

deepomega (#1,720)

He died as he lived. Watching cat videos.

In a bar?

Matt (#26)

"Now this is happening."

He went back to Gawker? Shudder.

David Cho (#3)

Choire never went to bars.

hman (#53)

These people wanted to get rid of their ugly-ass furniture, so they went to Choire's to buy the stuff he was selling last week and…oh no…

Rod T (#33)

Bars went to him?

Cho, does he have to get neutered because his cousin is moving in?

lululemming (#409)

Actually, where is Choire. I missed his bathing suit post.

My cat would have destroyed the balloon in 3 seconds, sunk his teeth into my bad leg for about 10 seconds, and, as a final reminder, woken me up in the middle of the night tossing CDs off the bookshelf. Is Wimpycat here some special breed, or just on meds?

Hurling cats into the snow is pointless and cruel, because the cats don't learn anything.

Now, hurling cats into a swimming pool is another matter. That's an educational experience, because the cats learn how to swim!

I learned this from the Royal Feline Swimming Academy:

Onjay (#2,679)

That fucker in the speedo needs a visit from the Giant PETA Castrator with his rusty scissors.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

No need, as he has had a severe case of the Dead for the past 15 years.

carpetblogger (#306)

this is never not funny.

HiredGoons (#603)

That is some shitty camerawork.

The dog was probably filming it.

mrschem (#1,757)

Just wait til cats rule the world…

Rod T (#33)

He even did an "out-of-office" thing, so at least she isn't dead. Probably getting some work done. Choire's really old.

Don't tell me the worst. Don't tell me he got a book deal.

Choire we love you! We want you to live!

HiredGoons (#603)

Thank you. So. Much.

These videos have to be made by people who are cohabitating with actual cat people. They'll be putting embarrassing videos of their kids on YouTube, just as soon as they breed.

tipsy_hausfrau (#3,827)

Indeed, I have also done this with my children. For the record, 6-year-olds are surprisingly less tolerant of balloon static hijinx.

blatanville (#860)

the cat should reward them by taking a big dump on their pale grey carpet, then shredding the fuck out of that ugly sofa.

blatanville (#860)

oh, and, ou-est Choire?

NYTY (#3,571)

That's how I feel like when the 'roids act up.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Now that Choire's returned, I'm debating whether to change my guppy's name back to "Fester."

GoGoGojira (#2,871)

I send all of these cat videos to my dad before he has the chance to send them to me.

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