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Author Topic: Learning from Cats -- My New Strategy for Dealing with Things I Don't Understand  (Read 3508 times)
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« on: August 02, 2010, 07:31:31 PM »

From now on when i encounter something or someone i don't understand, i'm going to approach it the same way these cats do:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeYKqRRKpDo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeYKqRRKpDo</a>

may not make me many friends, but on the other hand, from listening to this video, it seems like i may end up entertaining a lot of bystanders.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 07:34:52 PM »

ps. these cats must be related to this fellow we all know well:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWk7yxVjvE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWk7yxVjvE</a>
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 07:36:38 PM »

You mean smack it and claw at it? smiley

That was funny!~ I love where the cat smacks the kitten & it jumps.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 07:40:01 PM »

when in doubt, WHACK!!

is there a cross over between this thread and the one about support?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 09:17:39 PM »

Honestly, that's S.O.P. #1 in anything technical that's not acting like it should.

ie. HIT IT!  Preferably with the biggest hammer you can find - if the fault was intermittent before, it's now permanent.....which makes it a LOT easier to diagnose cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 09:43:27 PM »

I'm so old, I remember when you can beat the living crap out of a dial phone. These days, you press the button too hard on some of these machines and they get all pissy on you.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 09:46:27 PM »

I'm so old, I remember when you can beat the living crap out of a dial phone...

I remember doing this with the valve TV...
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 01:36:34 AM »

You mean smack it and claw at it?

Along with anybody else nearby who is just as puzzled as you!
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 10:01:04 AM »

Well, that's pretty much how the US military got the bugs out of the early Redstone rockets.  Send in the 'Big Guy with the Hammer'. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 12:22:38 PM »

that first video it pretty incredible. if you had just shown a small clip of it and told me it was CGI i'd have believed it - i've not seen any cats behave like that (maybe i don't know enough cats) they almost look unnatural.

i'm impressed.

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 01:44:42 PM »

Quote from: zridling
I remember when you can beat the living crap out of a dial phone...
I remember doing this with the valve TV...
Didn't work with my cat's-whisker wireless — explain that if you can!
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 10:29:55 PM »

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maybe i don't know enough cats
Trust me, there is nothing unreal[istic] about the media presented.  Raised ~13 cats, just lost Baby Daughter & her cat, Malibu, to PA.  You don't own cats, they own you - and some of 'em are less than reticent about saying so  Grin.  They also can get pretty physical about exercising their domain  ohmy.

Edit:  kinda like customers  tellme.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010, 04:36:00 PM »

Absolutely hilarious! Oh how I love cats. Wish I could have one now (rental restrictions). *sigh*

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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 03:44:06 PM »

hahaha that's so funny! I like it
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