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engineers with cats

This video made me laugh out loud. A lot.

Best,
Chris

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renegade500
Apr. 18th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I know - I love this guy and the video. There's so much good and funny in it.

And he's nothing like the engineers I work with. He's somehow more cool...
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this could be a propaganda video for engineers: Look, we can be nerdy-cool and fun, too!
renegade500
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Well, based on my own experience, I think he's in the minority of engineers, though...
theoneinblue
Apr. 18th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the belly laugh this morning! That was too fun...
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Happy to oblige *g*
will_couvillier
Apr. 18th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Neat.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
I suspect I'll watch this six times today.
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mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent cat vid... and...
I know! That was a brilliant touch.
renegade500
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent cat vid... and...
I loved how he calculated that Zoe had a large internal volume based on her aspect ratio.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent cat vid... and...
They had so many brilliant touches!
kijjohnson
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Cat yodeling FTW. That's what you did with Helen.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
I know! That gave me a great-big smile to see him doing the same. He didn't show what happens after a few minutes of it, though :-)
cmt2779
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Heh. I noted that he pointed out that corporal cuddling and the related cat yodelling caused the cat no harm, but made no such claims for the human involved.

On another note, I do believe I've been engaging in marathon lounging myself lately. It's nice to have a name for it, though. :-)
kijjohnson
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the rigorous lounging regimen sounds doable.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I suspect that Tatsuko helps you accomplish that particular Olympic event.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!

I had a kitty named Helen (full name: "The Great Helen of Peerless Whose Face Could Launch a Thousand Combines." Just "Helen" for short), and she would get all grouchy every so often. To help get her over this pissiness, I would pick her up and engage in corporal cuddling (excellent to have a term for it). I'd hold her and squeeze her and call her, well, "Helen." We'd do a call-and-response thing, me with English words and her with cat yodeling:

"Poor Helen."
"Rrar-rar-raawr."
"It's tough to be a Helen."
"Rrrrar-raar-raaar."
"And you don't get any respect."
"Rrrrraar-raaarr-raaaar!"

This would go on for a while, her claws slowly extending, until I felt she was at just the right level of getting out her emotions, when I'd let her down and pour her a nice bowl of food. She'd purr so loudly, rubbing her cheeks on the bowl, pressing agains me as I petted her. This would cure her grouchiness for as long as a week.

I miss Helen.
kijjohnson
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
She was a great cat. And by "great" I mean "fluffy and grouchy and loved her dad to the exclusion of everyone else."
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! That's true; I'd forgotten her level of jealousy. But she was also a slut, seeking love from all. But unwilling to share my love *g*
kijjohnson
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
...though when I think about it, Helen sounded more like an old Volvo with a bad battery starting in the cold.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, she was a much-better yodeler than Oscar, Ginger, or Zoey.

(see my little story about her, above)
kijjohnson
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
::sigh:: This is adorable.
mckitterick
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I posted it so I can revisit it every so often. ZOMG *ded*
siro_gravity
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
omg, i LOVE this vid! i also enjoyed looking at the pix on your page. i hope you don't mind if i add you!
mckitterick
Apr. 19th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Added you back.
weaselmom
Apr. 19th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Cat yodeling? What the--? They're like weird, spiky Theremins.
mckitterick
Apr. 19th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, yeah. Remember Helen? Exactly.
steve98052
Apr. 22nd, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
That was so cool. I would have linked it based on seeing it here if I hadn't seen it in someone else's journal first.
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