Cat playing guitar interrupted by earthquake


36 Responses to “Cat playing guitar interrupted by earthquake”

  1. Beryllium9 says:

    Wrong headline. Should be “Cat uses guitar to cause earthquake”.

  2. nvlady says:

    Cat’s thinking: “Wow, I wield such power! Wish I were taller.”

  3. voiceinthedistance says:

    When you have a song in your heart, everything else is just an annoying distraction.

  4. Mark Berman says:

    Given that the Richter scale confuses everyone anyway why not just measure earthquakes by how many cats they stop from making youtube videos?

  5. Nell Anvoid says:

    The music must go on!

  6. Judas Peckerwood says:

    That’s one cool cat!

  7. Shibi_SF says:

    I hope that he was playing “Moonshadow” or more likely, “Wild World”.

  8. retchdog says:

    the truncated scream at the end is a bit unsettling…

  9. Shai_Hulud says:

    video is a remix/edit (hoax?) as found by australian redditors
    A couple of news agencies even used the video as news material, without bothering to check varicity. Well, it does tell an interesting story.

  10. crummett says:

    That is _exactly_ the kind of headline I expect to see on boingboing!

  11. chortick says:

    While we all appreciate a good amp, kitty needs to dial back the bass a little…

  12. I love the Internet.

    • Volt Ron says:

      Looks exactly like it, but without the earthquake type of sound effects and camera shake. Both are still amusing videos.

  13. Thad Boyd says:

    Of course.  Why even HAVE a Cat Steven if you’re not going to teach him to play guitar?

  14. danno says:

    “owner heroically continues filming cat video”

  15. Shai_Hulud says:

    What I find fascinating is how a subjectively “interesting/amusing” story albeit fiction tends to have more value than plain truth. The fact that four tv news networks used the video as material is hilarious.

    It’s also really cool and slightly alarming that a piece of media can be edited so quickly, released into the wild, and then be incorporated into news as information.

  16. Tom Henthorn says:

    I love how little of a fuck the cat gives about the earthquake

  17. paulj says:

    I’m not impressed with the laid-back picking. Even if their name is Steven, any self-respecting cat would be shredding!

  18. Haha.. yeah this is widely recognised as a fakez..hence the cat not going haywire! 

  19. JhmL says:

    And right in the middle of the solo too, how rude!

  20. Kimmo says:

    That it’s fake makes a lot of sense; as mentioned in the Reddit thread, earthquakes here in Melbourne are rare as hell and spook the crap out of us; this is only the second or third one anywhere near this strong that I’ve felt, and I’m 37. Maybe a Japanese or San Franciscan camera operator could be so chilled, but no Melburnian, I bet…

    Funny how that wasn’t enough to cause anyone in four news networks to check… also, I felt it almost as strongly as it appeared in the vid (like 3/4), and the duration was far shorter, maybe a third of that amount of activity tops.

  21. luneborg andreas says:

    Show must go on?

  22. TheKaz1969 says:

    If only the cat were named Nero…

  23. The Hamster King says:

     Yeah, as an L.A. resident who’s been through a number of shakes, that “earthquake” didn’t ring true.  They don’t come and go like that and they don’t sound like that … .

  24. isawu says:

    A little “Rock-n-Roll” music.

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