Rebecca Black’s Lesser-Known Cat Video

Cover art for Rebecca Black's hypothetical cat video

Lyrics to Rebecca Black’s lesser-known (by which I mean hypothetical) cat video:
Cover art for Rebecca Black's hypothetical cat video
Ten a.m., waking up after napping
Gotta be fresh, gotta groom myself
Gotta sharpen claws, gotta scratch furniture
Sniffin’ everything, my territory
Seems to be okay, everything’s good so far
Gotta jump up to the window
Gotta look outside, I see sunshine

Nappin’ on the front porch
Sleepin’ on the back porch
Gotta make my mind up
Which nap shall I take?

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood.

10:45, I’ve eaten all the tuna
Hearin’ a buzz, I must catch that fly
Stealth, stealth, think about stealth
I know what to do
I’m stalking, I’m stalking
The fly is on my right, now
I’m stalking, I’m pouncing
Now I’ve got it.

Nappin’ on the front porch
Sleepin’ on the back porch
Gotta make my mind up
Which nap shall I take?

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood

Yesterday was chicken, chicken
Today it is tuna, tuna
We we we so excited
We so excited
We gonna eat it all today

Tomorrow is halibut
And salmon comes afterwards
I don’t want this seafood to end


K.C., my Kitty Cat
She’s nappin’ on the front porch (on the front porch)
On the back porch (on the back porch)
I’m shoppin’, buyin’ (yeah, yeah)
Fast lane, checkout lane
With a cart full of fish (woo!)
C’mon! In my line, man’s got coupons in front of me
Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream
Check the sign, it’s express, it’s the fast lane
We need to get home, c’mon, c’mon y’all

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood.

There’s tuna, tuna
Gotta chow down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood, seafood
Tuna, tuna
Chowin’ down on tuna
Everybody’s crazy for the taste of seafood

Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Snarfin’ it, snarfin’ it (yeah!)
Nom, nom, nom, nom
Crazy for the taste of seafood

This is not a cat blog. Really. More non-cat-related material is coming soon.

Video Review: Vinay and Maru Prove that P ≠ NP

P vs. NP is one of the most famous unsolved problems in math. Recently, mathematician Vinay Deolalikar circulated a paper that contained a possible solution to that problem. There’s been lots of discussion on the Internet about this paper; surprisingly, though, the companion video series has been largely ignored.

Maru
Maru

In Vinay and Maru Prove that P ≠ NP, Deolalikar presents the material from his paper with the assistance of Maru, who is possibly the most entertaining cat on YouTube. Each episode features video imagery of Maru with narration by Deolalikar. In Episode 1, Deolalikar defines what P ≠ NP means — basically, that the solutions to some problems are hard to find but easy to verify — while Maru interacts with a large cardboard box. Finding a way into the box is a difficult problem for Maru; eventually, he solves it and goes on to demonstrate (repeatedly) that verifying the solution is easy. Of course, the fact that Maru found the initial problem difficult doesn’t prove anything; it’s possible that someone could discover a simpler box-entry-finding algorithm tomorrow. Episode 1 gets two thumbs up from me — the narration is clear and informative, and Maru’s performance is outstanding.
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