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Maru and the Boxes.

Just in time for Superbowl weekend:

Maru must choose between boxes!

On the surface, this appears to be yet another cute-cat video superimposed upon a gaming metaphor. However, when we dig a little deeper, we see that this brilliant and incisive piece lampoons the choices we must make at every stage in life, about every aspect: Do you choose the plain-looking but comfortable box or the pretty but impractical box? Ultimately, we must choose a box, and by deliberately not choosing a box, we are still living a life defined by boxes.

Or it might just be about a cute cat choosing between boxes.



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Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
This video makes me want to snuggle Maru.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I know! I can just feel that soft, thick fur.
Feb. 4th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
The icon for this post is a dead ringer for the pic I saw at the Wayside Waifs website of our new kitten, who has not chosen to reveal her name yet. Right down to the light coming from the viewer's left. Very odd. Cool video, btw.
Feb. 4th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
Aw! The kitty in my icon is Tatsuko Shikibu, the little dragon lady who lived with me from 1995-2007, and now lives with Kij out east. She is so sweet. I've been offered her again, but I fear for her, traveling via airplane at her advanced age.
Feb. 4th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
I fear for what L. would do to you if you brought another catpet into the house.

Edited at 2011-02-04 08:33 pm (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
1. I love Maru. I'm glad he is still making videos. Seriously, he RulZ, with a capital Z.

2. The victory music is what makes this video complete.

3. I often feel this way when making food decisions. I *want* the gyro with extra sauce and fries and let's mix some mayo and ketchup to dip those fries into, yeah? But I *should* go for the salad with no dressing and grilled chicken. I "compromise" by making the smart decision most of the time, and splitting that gyro into two meals and not dipping those fries in anything. Same thing, really. By Maru's reaction, "Slim box" is my gyro and fries with all the awesomeness, and "thin box" is balsamic vinegar. "More small box" is clearly the grilled chicken ceasar with no dressing and no cheese and no croutons. Okay, maybe just a couple croutons. And a little non-fat cheese.

Wow. Can you tell I just took a narcotic? :)

Go Team Maru!! You is #1 awesomecat!
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