I received the tweet earlier today, and it rocked my world like a bombshell. It was from Scott Beale, owner/operator/provocateur of the Laughing Squid collective of digital mischiefmakers.
It read "what could you possibility be doing right now that is better than watching a cat ride a Roomba http://ping.fm/DRqoO"
Here is the video embedded here, but I encourage you all to click over to Laughing Squid, just so's he can get some page traffic. Genius such as this must not go unrewarded.
I was forced to click over. What right-thinking person would not?
The conclusion is obvious. There is not one single thing that would be more important to do right now than to watch a cat riding a Roomba.
It makes me want to install wall-to-wall carpet in my house, just so I can justify getting a Roomba to see if my cats will do this. I love the rather scholarly air the cat seems to have, as though he were pondering one of the great questions of life, the universe & everything. In fact, I would go so far as to say that this is, indeed a Zen Master Cat, and that he accepts the abrupt changes in speed, direction and scenery as all part of the temptations of Maya, the World of Illusion, and that the only appropriate response to such temptations is to adopt a calm, contemplative approach to the vagaries of the paths we travel as we journey through Life's Rich Pageant. His purr is the equivalent of an "Ommmm" mantra.
Or maybe it's just that the Roomba gets warm as it operates, and the kitty just wants to toast his butt a little.