Ceiling Cat materializes at the Olympics

Reader Patrick called my attention to this video showing a rare manifestation Ceiling Cat in Sochi. His Felinity was chilling in an Olympic arena when, as this CCTV video shows, the roof came down. (Of course we all know about the many infelinities at the Russian Olympics.)

YouTube gives a bit of detail.

Sochi Olympic cat burglar has eight lives remaining after falling through collapsing roof
CCTV footage captures the moment part of the Adler speed skating arena falls down, sending a feisty feline sprawling to the floor below.

Note that, as is customary, Ceiling Cat assumes the color of Basement Cat when visiting Soviet Russia. This is His protest against the homophobic policies of that country, warning them of a dire fate unless they become more gay-friendly.

The site For the Win explains more:

A black cat fell through the roof at Adler Arena in Sochi, bringing down beams, drywall, and other debris in its wake. Adler Arena is the 8,000 seat venue for speed skating which cost approximately $32 million to construct.

$32 million does not guarantee a structure is cat proof.

31 Comments

  1. Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…embed link code fail, but I’m sure it’ll be fixed right quick. In the mean time, §….

    b&

    • Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

      With all those replies below…am I the only one who sees HTML snippets instead of a video…?

      b&

      • Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

        I’m seeing what you’re seeing. And as for the hotlink to the For the Win site, no joy there either.

      • Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

        It’s now working, Ben.

        • Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

          Still not for me.

          I can paste the link into a new window, of course, but I’m guessing that’s not how Jerry intended it to work….

          b&

          • Posted February 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

            That’s one of the glitches with wordpress — paste a You Tube URL in the comments and it embeds automatically; but to put one in an actual post you’ve got to go through several stages.

            • Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

              Apparently so — and, also, apparently, said stages are now complete. All praise the Invisible Paw of Professor Ceiling Cat!

              b&

  2. uglicoyote
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Road.

  3. still learning
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I saw this on another site. Sure hope the kitteh was unharmed! The amount of damage says a lot about Russian building codes.

    • Kevin
      Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      Building codes? What building codes? What did that cat weigh, five kilos, max. Crazy. Of course the kitty was in some kind of rafter-looking thing that may not have been designed for anything weight bearing.

  4. Flaffer
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    That cat did NOT land on its feet. But that is the sweet spot for injuring kittehs as they do not have enough reaction time from that height.

    • Flaffer
      Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Though it is Ceiling Cat, so rulez do not apply.

  5. Merilee
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Jerry, you must stop showing off – LOL!!
    You did land on your feet:-)

  6. Merilee
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    + 1 for infelinities:-)

  7. Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    “Jonesy!”

    /@

  8. Marella
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    If one kitteh could bring the ceiling down it wasn’t being held up by much.

  9. E.A. Blair
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    The video at For The Win is no longer available.

  10. E.A. Blair
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Note that the date stamp shows 03 Oct 2013. That means that if the was, in fact, at Sochi, the building in question may well have been still under construction. The reason I wonder whether it’s actually at Sochi is because the Cyrillic abbreviation in the date should be “Okt”, not “Oct” (who knows – maybe the security cams were outsourced).

  11. Diane G.
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    //

  12. Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Umm, “Soviet Russia”? Your geopolitical vocabulary is off by nearly two decades, PCC!

  13. Georges Melki
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Hilarious! But one small remark: what fell with the cat was not the roof, it was the false ceiling(Well, I should know, I’m a Civil Engineer)….

    • John Scanlon, FCD
      Posted February 20, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink

      Are you saying that we have been worshipping a false ceiling cat?

      Let the smiting commence!

  14. cornbread_r2
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Jerry:

    Apologies for posting here, but I couldn’t find another way to contact you. Thought you’d be interested in knowing that comments of yours regarding Adam and Eve and quoted in a recent Forbes piece are being discussed at the Strange Notions Catholic website.

  15. Katkinkate
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    That looks to me like those light styrofoam ceiling panels and the thin aluminium frames/rails used to carry them. They are not built to be weight-bearing at all, being just a cosmetic ceiling so the pipes and wires above can’t be seen.

    • Katkinkate
      Posted February 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      Georges Melki beat me to it.

  16. Posted February 19, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    • John Scanlon, FCD
      Posted February 20, 2014 at 7:54 am | Permalink

      Love it.


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