Game Over, Keyboard Cat. Game Over.

I usually do not deal in the trafficking of memery. It is an unsavory business, rife with dirty dealings and nonsense; a labyrinth of obtuse, Dadaist humor and Surrealist reasoning understood only by the hive-mind. The dank corners and fetid intricacies of such a world are no place for the upstanding lady or gentleman. No, this is the habitat of the unwashed; a city whose denizens walk the streets stinking and hunched.

Still, on occasion I have allowed myself to glimpse into this dreary plane of existence. Unable to contain my curiosity I have fallen prey to weakness of mind and spirit, like a common voyeur, hoping to glimpse the pale, smooth topography of a woman’s bare ankle.

One of the more recent memes to emerge has been that of Keyboard Cat, the now deceased feline Fatso, who appears appended to clips in order to accentuate the misfortunes of the individuals therein. It is, at the moment, a fairly popular meme, spawning dozens of videos, clogging the Intertubes like so much exuviated pubic hair.

With that in mind, I present the above clip to you as it offers a unique glimpse into the demise of such a meme. This is the ultimate, the crowning achievement in the brief career of Keyboard Cat. The day has been won, this particular contest is now over. With the help of Helen Hunt, a small dose of cocaine PCP, and the musical stylings of Hall & Oates a crescendo has been reached. The curtain can now close and the participants may now take their final bow. This show is over.

13 Responses to “Game Over, Keyboard Cat. Game Over.”

  1. Infamous Amos Says:

    Some days I wish the internet had arms so I could hug it.

  2. Cristobat Says:

    Nice try Ross, if only memes could be humbled into submission like that. Let me know if you have any luck with this one, we could use your powers on HIV.

  3. Mer Says:

    Holy. Fucking. Shitballs.

  4. rickie Says:

    oh man, i almost cried.

  5. Archel Says:

    Actually, I’ve seen that After School Special (oh shit, revealing my age, here) with Helen Hunt. It was PCP. Recently it was paradied on either the Daily Show or the Colbert Report (I think it was the former).

    And dear God, I want that 5 minutes of my life back. I also want my Hall and Oates record I won off the radio back from my damned sister!

  6. Jerem Morrow Says:

    And to think, Hall & Oates did this way before Flight of the Conchords got on the boat.

  7. Andy Says:

    Beautiful video, though it could have been made better.
    When I loaded Coilhouse at first, there was a picture of Klaus Nomi in the upper right corner.

    Keyboard Cat truly needed to be the cat who came from outer space to save the human race.

  8. Nadya Says:

    I love the ominous shots of Keyboard Cat getting ready to play, right before she makes the fateful decision to snort that PCP. FORESHADOWING.

    Does anyone have a link to the ORIGINAL mashup made by Brad O’Farrell? Tried to find it, but all the clips I found links to on YouTube have been taken down due to copyright violations. Who was Keyboard Cat even playing off?

  9. Tequila Says:

    Clearly this is the product of a overly medicated and disturbingly broken mind. To purposely use Hall & Oates music is a whole new level of horror…gonna be hard to top this.

  10. Skerror Says:

    “Keyboard Cat truly needed to be the cat who came from outer space to save the human race.”

    …but it turned out Keyboard Cat played the keyboard while Rome burned.

  11. LeraJenkins Says:

    This message is simply matchless ;)

  12. rickie Says:

    totally agree with you nadya, i love that ominous clip of keyboard cat, right before someone makes a big boo boo… i’ve been watching all the keyboard cat clips, and that part is probably my favorite. well, i guess the keyboard getting played is pretty good too.

  13. kai Says:

    I watched like 4 keyboard cat videos before I found it funny. Now I can’t contain myself. That is what I find so interesting about it.

    The part where she busts through the window and the keyboard starts just about killed me.