Poor lil’ Marty died of something called Feline Infectious Peritonitis, or FIP, and not pop tart consumption as you may have guessed. It is both very fatal and very incurable, so hey, there’s a downer for you.
To help cheer us all up, here’s as many of my favourite Nyan Cat moments as I can fit onto this page without making your browsers scream in agony.
On my long list entitled “Songs I’d Like Rael Linford’s Silent State To Cover, Preferably In Full Costume”, this one just shot straight up to the top. Move over, They Might Be Giants; YouTube musicals based on Disney internet memes happened.
WHEN THE WORLD JUST SEEMS TOO MAINSTREAM
WHILE YOU DRINK KOMBUCHA TEA
JUST EMBRACE YOUR INNER IRONY
YOUR TRUE IDENTITY…
JUST BE A HIPSTER
COME ON AND JOIN US
DON’T BE A TOOL
WHEN YOU’RE A HIPSTER
LIFE SEEMS POETIC
YOU LIKE YOUR BANDS HOT
BEFORE THEY’RE COOL
I TALKED TO BIRDS WAY BEFORE TWITTER
LOVE EATING SUSHI!
GLASS SLIPPERS, UGH, SO BEFORE MIDNIGHT
POETRY READING? WHERE’S MY INVITE?
LIKE MY BRA, WELL, IT’S ORGANIC!
THE BOOK WAS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE
WE NEVER FALL, WE ONLY TUMBLE
SEE WHEN A TREE FALLS IN A FOREST AND NOBODY’S THERE TO HEAR IT, YOU CAN BET WE’VE BOUGHT THE VINYL
COME BE A HIPSTER
WE GO OUR OWN WAY
WE SHOP AT THRIFT STORES
OR SO WE SAY
YES, BE A HIPSTER
A F*$&%ING HIPSTER
WE’RE SO UNIQUE
WE’RE ALL THE SAME
I’ve been doing my best to avoid as many instances of this Gangnam Style meme as I can. It’s a little too big for its own good, you know? Plus there’s a forced quality to it which turns me off. I’m tossing it into the same category as dubstep; it’s just a matter of time before TV commercials start using it, or WWE wrestlers desperately trying to appear topical, at which point the waveform will collapse and no one will care.
Unfortunately, Bill Nye is a tough Science Guy to ignore. So stand up and take a bow, YouTuber AlexRMSTITANIC. You got me. Good job. It won’t stop everyone from looking back on Gangnam Style ten years from now like it’s the fucking macarena, but it’s a start.