June 12, 2005

Don't laugh!

You're a bad person if you laugh. (Via Stephen Bainbridge.)

UPDATE: A commenter points out that this video is from an old piece of viral marketing! Here's an article about it. Sorry to be recycling something so old!

12 comments:

Troy said...

Meouch! I'm a bad person I guess.

Joan said...

I want to know what happened to the cat. They are tough little critters, so I'm hoping that it was OK.

I laughed. But then I said, "Oh!"

Ann Althouse said...

I was prepared for the part with the fan, so that didn't make me laugh. It was the end, which I didn't expect, that made me laugh. And that was so wrong!

The other day, I saw a little squirrel fall three stories from my roof to the concrete, lie there for a couple minutes, then get up, walk in circles for a minute and hop away.

So I say the cat's okay.

Nine lives and all.

Barry Kearns said...

Yep... I'm a bad, bad man.

pansauce said...

And the cameraperson just stood there and filmed?

k.s-c said...

This is a viral ad for Nokia from a couple of years back when they were first starting to launch video-phones. The part of the clip that's cut off hows the camera panning back to reveal that the image you see has been recorded on a video-phone, and then fades out to the Nokia logo. I forget if it was an official viral ad (Ford Sportka "Evil Twin" campaign) or an unofficial one (VW suicide bomber). I could find a link, I'd post it, but it doesn't seem to be coming up right now.

Ann Althouse said...

K.s-c: Thanks. You're right. I did an update. I'm so sorry to have recycled something horribly old! Don't know why I didn't see it the first time around. I would have remembered.

dweebisis said...

i serioulsy didn't think that video was funny at all.

first, i felt a little freaked out about it, not really horrified...until the poor thing hit the wall.

talk about apathetic, narcissistic assholes doing that to their kitty cat. course, they were guys.

so, eff you all, for laughing.

Dad said...

eff you, too. I care for dozens of cats, and I laughed and laughed. You can see the cat get up and run away at http://67.19.222.106/photos/video/nokia.avi

Barry Kearns said...

Ann, the link in the update goes to an entirely different cat video explanation page... one where a cat gets beheaded by a sunroof.

Dad said...

Barry- Yes, but the cat/fan video is explained in the last paragraph.

Pedro said...

I saw this one a couple of years ago. Another internet classic amongst the Gen x/y folk (if I may presume to speak for each and every single of of them) is "All your base are belong to us"

http://www.planettribes.com/allyourbase/AYB2.swf

Ask your class if they know what it means.