See, it’s a cat. It’s not Beethoven.

You might think I’m posting this video of a cat playing piano because I’m a crazy cat lady who got a small taste of catblogging with the lolcats and it acted like a sweet, sweet sip of rum to an alcoholic. But no. The video itself is only half the point. It’s some of the YouTube comments inspired by the video that compelled me to post.

Stupid Person #1: i can play better than that…me = not impressedd
Voice of Attempted Sanity #1: but your not a cat =P

Stupid Person #2: umm…the cat isnt playing. she’s just putting her paws on a piano. (which makes a sound) wow. (my dog can do better. ^^)
Voice of Attempted Sanity #2: I think you’re missing the point. It has nothing to do with whether or not she is creating subjectively “good music” for us to listen to. It’s just fascinating to see Nora interested in the connection between her pawing and the sounds that it makes. It is a really rare thing to see. She is obviously intrigued by it and well… to some of us it’s very charming. 🙂

Stupid Person #3: How is it fair that this stupid cat has as many stars as the guy who can play every mario song perfectley at 30 perfectley timed keys and key combinations per second??!
Voice of Attempted Sanity #3: Because this cat doesn’t have opposable thumbs to help it nor does it have quite the human memory to actually try to do the above. And it’s three.

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5 Responses to See, it’s a cat. It’s not Beethoven.

  1. Anonymous says:

    And a recent comment: “This cat reminds me of Philip Glass.” Although that might be a little harsh on the cat.

  2. Kelly J. Compeau says:

    Ah, the Internet. A place of strangeness and wonder — but mostly just stupidity.


  3. Diane Kristine says:

    Ha! Poor Philip Glass. Or poor cat, I guess.

    Yeah, I love the Internet, except when it makes me fear what hidden depths of stupidity we’re capable of.

  4. M J Reid says:

    Two interesting commentaries on / expanations of the usual stupidity and lack of content in YouTube comments:

    From Brad Berens’ Mediavorous blog – What the comments on YouTube really mean, and Penny Arcade’s Green Blackboards (And Other Anomalies).

    True, the Penny Arcade offering references an online FPS game, but the theory applies nonetheless.

  5. Diane Kristine says:

    Thanks MJ – those were both great, for completely different reasons.

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