Neil deGrasse Tyson tries to throw shade on cats; shut down by perfect response

The headline is ripped from the pages of HuffPo, though the article is on Bored Panda.

Tyson may know his astrophysics, but he doesn’t know jack about cats. Here’s the exchange that proves it:

I’ll be here all week, folks!

28 Comments

  1. glen1davidson
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Cats wouldn’t vote for a pussy grabber.

    Of course they’d all vote for themselves anyway.

    Glen Davidson

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    That is a really good one. Just as something to remember – When you get into a stupid contest between humans and any animals, the human is likely to lose.

    • dabertini
      Posted March 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

      Yup!! Humans are the stupidest animal except for Randall and PCC(E). Well Randall only. PCC(e) is a cat.

  3. Roger
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I always worry about GIFs like that. What did the people do to make the cat do that? (In this case the cat is apparently distressed about riding in a car.)

  4. yiamcross
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I just laughed long and hard at that one. Then I remembered the car was right and I got depressed.

  5. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Humans chase rainbows.

    I might be afraid of a vacuum cleaner the same relative size to me, as they are to cats.

  6. Posted March 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    It only prooves that cats are smarter than Americans. Don’t put the whole species on the spot for this.

  7. darrelle
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve had at least one cat that liked to be vacuumed.

  8. loren russell
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Note that cats and VCs are co-evolving: witness the rumba!

  9. ridelo
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Yes, those cats look really scared.

      • rickflick
        Posted March 7, 2018 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

        They look like they’re wondering why their feet were’t moving.

  10. Wellington Lemmer
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    What a pussy.

  11. Hemidactylus
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Dogs didn’t vote for Trump and they are trainable and sincerely care about their pack members.

    • DiscoveredJoys
      Posted March 8, 2018 at 2:52 am | Permalink

      Neither cats nor dogs voted for either Clinton.

  12. Audrey Holder
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I think the hair balls my Siberian Forest cats throw up Donald uses for his grand hair style.

  13. Charlie
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I’d also like to point out that the cat knows the rules of capitalization, whereas the human astrophysicist seems to think that ALL nouns need to be capitalized.

  14. Taz
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know – anyone who owns cats knows they can be pretty perverse. Maybe they DID get Trump elected and are secretly laughing at us about it.

    It’s as good an explanation as any.

    • Hemidactylus
      Posted March 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

      You think? Cats are incapable of even going through the motions of voting, unless they think they are swatting at a catnip laden toy mouse yet are sophisticated Machiavellian manipulators. Dogs can be trained in sophisticated behavioral repertoires such as ballot boxes and care for their families but can’t follow political issues. They want to be nice to everyone. Cats are deranged sociopaths. Dogs are adorable empaths.

      My dog just told me the deal: “Cats do want subconsciously to create chaos always and secrete brain addling pheromones into litterboxes that disrupts political systems. That and the toxoplasmosis. Cats use us as surrogates to destroy ourselves. Dogs could stop them but are too good natured and gullible.”

      • Posted March 7, 2018 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

        Don’t be silly. Cats wouldn’t do the dirty work themselves. They’d manipulate their staff into voting for Trump.

  15. busterggi
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Neil has never heard the old saying “Your arms are too short to box with Bast”.

  16. Posted March 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Humans will actually chase laser pointers. They have to be small humans of few years. But they will freak out over a laser pointer just the same.

  17. Posted March 7, 2018 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Humans may not chase laser pointers but they frequently chase balls of various different sizes and shapes about. Those that don’t do the actual chasing will often pay large sums of money to watch other humans doing it.

  18. Posted March 8, 2018 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Purrfect reply!

  19. Rupinder Sayal
    Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Pow! What a reply!

  20. Mike
    Posted March 8, 2018 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    ouch !

  21. Tej
    Posted March 8, 2018 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    This entire post is outright silly. As a smart repartee I will give the tweet some points but on rational thought, it makes no sense. So it is just what it is, smart repartee but nothing else. Its like saying, humans are smarter than crabs for being able to move in and out of our houses and the crab retorting that they dont cause global warming or some sh** like that.


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