I’m loving this story more than I should. It’s a terrible evil thing this woman has done. Clearly she is some kind of sociopath… and yet… every time I watch the video I chortle.
You’ll find better versions of this video online where it’s been edited down. Versions where you only see the evil act itself with none of the build-up, but this is the original and it’s glorious.
There’s a full 20 seconds of banal nothingness before our protagonist enters the shot. Twenty seconds in online video time is like 45 minutes of James Cameron movie time. Imagine waiting 45 minutes for the hero to show up… or, alternatively, try to sit through Titanic again and remember why you ever thought it was good.
But, once the wait is over, the fun begins. Watch now as random cat-hater lady performs her evil disappearing trick.
To paraphrase Oscar, you have to have a heart of stone to watch that without laughing.
But then it all gets crazier. The homeowners stick the video up on YouTube. The video is seen like a vanillion times and some Facebook-no-life starts a group to identify the evil woman.
Then they find the woman and the Media reports that she has to be taken into protective custody to prevent hordes of cardy-wearing cat-fanciers from stringing her up… with bits of wool… because cats like playing with wool, right?
Now that she has been named and shamed as one of “Britain’s most hated women” (Thatcher booted from top 5 for first time in decades shocker), I’m sure the story will burn itself out. There’s nowhere else to go from most-hated.
I seem to remember something like this happening in the Oscar-winning movie As Good As It Gets. Jack Nicholson as Melvin chucks his neighbour’s dog, Verdell, down the garbage chute and we chortled him to a record-breaking third statue.
My rule is that if it’s funny in a movie, it should be funny in real life too.
And let’s not forget. It’s only a cat.
Here’s the trailer to the mostly forgotten movie. Jump forward to 0:42 for the canine-chute interface sequence.