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Author Topic: Learning from Cats -- My New Strategy for Dealing with Things I Don't Understand  (Read 4259 times)

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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:



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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ps. these cats must be related to this fellow we all know well:

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You mean smack it and claw at it? :)

That was funny!~ I love where the cat smacks the kitten & it jumps.
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when in doubt, WHACK!!

is there a cross over between this thread and the one about support?
« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 07:42:00 PM by Target »

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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 :D

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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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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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You mean smack it and claw at it?

Along with anybody else nearby who is just as puzzled as you!


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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'. ;)

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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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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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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  ;D.  They also can get pretty physical about exercising their domain  :o.

Edit:  kinda like customers  :tellme:.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2010, 10:32:40 PM by barney »

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

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hahaha that's so funny! I like it