UPDATE: I got a tweet today from someone claiming to be Imgur user, and creator of this cat video, Celestialstein, and she is pissed.
@alutkin you just did an article about my cat watching 2 hours of bird videos - IM A WOMAN NOT A GUY!!— Carmen Steinweg (@CarmenSteinweg) July 15, 2015
Wow, it was super sexist to assume the person who filmed this video was a man. It really only came up in the title, but I can see how it might be upsetting to be misgendered in a viral cat post. It's like that "riddle" about the doctor, where the doctor's son and husband are injured and the doctor can't operate, because it's too upsetting. And you're like, how can a doctor have an injured husband?? Because that would either mean they were a gay couple...or the doctor was a woman the whole time!!!!! OW, MY SEXIST BRAIN!
Anyway, thanks for reaching out Carmen Steinweg, and helping to dispel the myth that only men post cat videos to the Internet. Unless you're not who you say you are? There's really no proof, either way. Sincere apologies, though.
Here's my original, embarrassing and wrong post:
What makes me laugh in this video isn't this little guy's head, twisting and turning so his eyes catch every leaping squirrel on the screen. It's not even the idea that someone would take the time to edit a video of animals cats like to chase for a cat's enjoyment. I mean, I got a second cat just to keep my first cat happy, so clearly anyone who loves cats is in danger of going nuts to please them at any moment. What makes me laugh is that this cat looks like any person who is in too deep with binge-watching a new TV series. Because behold how this guy looks two hours later, still enraptured:
"Just one more episode." (via Celestialstein)
It's like when the screen goes black for a sec and you see only your own reflection looking back at you, just... staring. Want to recreate the experiment with your baby? Here ya go: