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IKEA Let Loose a Herd of 100 Cats Into Store to 'See What Happens' [w/video]
Gizmodo ^ | Sep 9, 2010 09:20 PM | Sam Biddle

Posted on 09/10/2010 8:34:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

An English IKEA decided to release 100 live cats overnight. Why? Why would you question such a thing? The video is the most amazing and life-affirming event. Ever. Embrace it. Watch it a thousand times. Watch it ten thousand times.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; cats; kittycats; kittyping
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So many scratching posts, so little time...

[Thanks to grjr21 for the heads-up!]

1 posted on 09/10/2010 8:34:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: grjr21; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

2 posted on 09/10/2010 8:35:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ikea is a Swedish brand...Swedes were Vikings, right? hmmmmmmmm...


3 posted on 09/10/2010 8:38:30 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That was stupid.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 8:40:34 AM PDT by dixjea
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To: stefanbatory

“We are your overlords!”


5 posted on 09/10/2010 8:41:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks for that! I needed it!


6 posted on 09/10/2010 8:41:21 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That was a lame ad.


7 posted on 09/10/2010 8:41:52 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Mister Da

De nada.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

To many boring people doing boring “Cat” things.

Tells you more about the people and not the cats.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 8:42:03 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: stefanbatory

LOL! Where are those Viking kitty pictures??


10 posted on 09/10/2010 8:42:17 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In other news, While America Burns it’s citizens watch video’s of cute kittens ... /sarc


11 posted on 09/10/2010 8:42:30 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: stefanbatory

Anaconda Malt Liquor


12 posted on 09/10/2010 8:42:40 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: dixjea; ansel12

You two should have a lot to talk about.


13 posted on 09/10/2010 8:43:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Delightful! Loved the kitteh that snatched the microphone damper.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 8:44:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

IKEA is full of junk.


15 posted on 09/10/2010 8:45:03 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d avoid buying any floor merchandise from that store. Cat’s can squeeze into the smallest places.


16 posted on 09/10/2010 8:45:23 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: TheOldLady
Delightful! Loved the kitteh that snatched the microphone damper.

That was just so...kittehish.

17 posted on 09/10/2010 8:45:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A Crummy Commercial?

;>)

18 posted on 09/10/2010 8:47:18 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Slings and Arrows

‘Home ... it’s how it makes you feel inside.’


19 posted on 09/10/2010 8:48:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Mormons, believing they cannot be deceived; nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My point was that there isn’t anything to talk about, the video did not turn out to be about a cat experience, it was a lame IKEA ad with people talking.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 8:48:31 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Slings and Arrows

All your crappy furniture are belong to us!


21 posted on 09/10/2010 8:50:56 AM PDT by filospinato
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To: Slings and Arrows
Where are the black cats?


22 posted on 09/10/2010 8:52:08 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A new pet made from sawdust and glue that you have to assemble yourself?
23 posted on 09/10/2010 8:52:33 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Meow!

CATS!

24 posted on 09/10/2010 8:53:18 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

sounded more interesting than it was. personally, I wouldn’t have subjected my cats to that


25 posted on 09/10/2010 8:53:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Letting loose a herd of cats (as if they herd) is no biggie - rounding them up is a whole ‘nuther story.


26 posted on 09/10/2010 8:54:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: stefanbatory

“Ikea is a Swedish brand...Swedes were Vikings, right? hmmmmmmmm...”

Yes, IKEA is Swedish, but who can help the dumb British.

My computer desk is from an IKEA store in Slovakia, but I shipped it to the Philippines, along with my IKEA computer chair and bookcase.
Everything they sell, breaks down into very flat, but heavy, boxes.

I think they are GREAT, and I do not own stock :p


27 posted on 09/10/2010 8:55:53 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

ok ... that was 2 minutes of my life that I want back.


28 posted on 09/10/2010 9:03:19 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ansel12

Ya. What a stupid waste of time.


29 posted on 09/10/2010 9:03:51 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Lady Jag
Where are the black cats?

In the basement, of course!


30 posted on 09/10/2010 9:04:41 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

31 posted on 09/10/2010 9:07:12 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gotta tell ya ... I didn’t get “life affirming” from that at all.

Mythbusters “Bull in a China Shop” was better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_zpMory-0

SnakeDoc


32 posted on 09/10/2010 9:07:49 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And the guy who bragged that they couldn’t get out of his enclosure, but in the next scene, people were looking for a “missing cat.” LOL!


33 posted on 09/10/2010 9:11:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: ryan71

“IKEA is full of junk.”

And you are full of BS.
Yes, IKEA is not heirloom antique grade furniture.
IKEA is cheap, and great for anyone that needs temporary
furniture, newlyweds, or kids setting up home, away from home.
Tell me what is better for the price.

I am using four pieces, shipped half way around the world.


34 posted on 09/10/2010 9:13:43 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

Two minutes in, I stopped the video; nothing going on.


35 posted on 09/10/2010 9:14:30 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Ping


36 posted on 09/10/2010 9:17:22 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Lady Jag

I have 12 IKEA cats :P


37 posted on 09/10/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


38 posted on 09/10/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: NonValueAdded
Letting loose a herd of cats (as if they herd) is no biggie - rounding them up is a whole ‘nuther story.

Ah, herding cats.

39 posted on 09/10/2010 9:24:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hope they remembered the cat litter too.


40 posted on 09/10/2010 9:24:57 AM PDT by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: Lady Jag

Instructions in Swedish?


41 posted on 09/10/2010 9:25:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Before declaring an enclosure catproof, it’s best to check with the cat.


42 posted on 09/10/2010 9:27:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes! Even if you have to interview all 100 cats, it’s worth it to avoid such humiliation. You’d think a cat wrangler would know that!


43 posted on 09/10/2010 9:29:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: lula

Better check the dishware.


44 posted on 09/10/2010 9:29:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lady Jag

I thought that too! They seemed screened for advertising purposes.


45 posted on 09/10/2010 9:30:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ryan71

We use alot of Ikea stuff for our office, and our kids use it alot (because they tear up).

We used to have nice furniture, we used to shop at Ethen Allen, but then we had kids....

We’ve purchased that Sauder stuff from the various Big Box stores and it doesn’t last at all, but we’ve actually been impressed with the IKEA stuff. Seems well built for the price, but then again, you get what you pay for.

I actually did our basement light fixtures (they needed upgrading after 20 years) in IKEA lighting. Stylish, reasonably priced, couldn’t go wrong, and the wife loves the towels and kitchenware from there. She used to do Crate and Barrel, but found the IKEA stuff much better quality at half the price.

Just our observations. But yeah, when the kids finally all head out to college, and we downsize our home, our plans are to purchase all new furnishings, the kind that will last us the rest of our existence. IKEA will not fit that bill I’m sure.


46 posted on 09/10/2010 9:34:23 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: SnakeDoctor

That was totally cool. Don’t watch TV and never saw the show, so thanks for the link.


47 posted on 09/10/2010 9:35:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Lady Jag

Three of them are at my house. Want one?


48 posted on 09/10/2010 9:36:56 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tim and Freddie: “creative team”


49 posted on 09/10/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: AlexW

Are the parts interchangeable?


50 posted on 09/10/2010 9:41:43 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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