I had hoped to post something a bit more weighty than this for post #5000 (it’s been a good run, I think), but I suppose the combination of cats and unbridled capitalism is appropriate. So, on to Henri, the formerly existentialist cat. . .
It was too good to be true. Along with Henri’s latest (and shortest) YouTube video, we have this notice:
Henri has been commissioned by Friskies to explore the phenomenon of cat food boredom, for the benefit of all catkind. This disappointment will not stand. Look out for Part 2, coming very soon.
And, sure enough, Henri suggests here that feline ennui might be dispelled by. . . Friskies! He’s even shown with the huge Friskies gift basket that induced him to sell out (I presume his owner gets a nice dollop of cash as well). There will apparently be four of these videos. Oy vey. Watch and weep:
I’m not a big fan of Friskies, and didn’t feed it to my cat. If you look at the ingredients in a typical can, it contains a lot of grains and “meat by-products.” In contrast, a high-quality wet food, like Core Grain-free Food, contains real meat (not “meat by-products) and no grains. (Go here for a good guide to cat nutrition.)
Would Jean-Paul Sartre, were he here today, make commercials for McDonald’s?