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Here’s a 9 year old who made a cardboard arcade in his dad’s auto parts shop. “….and then the internet happened.”

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also to round it off, here’s a picture of a cat in a hat.


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  • Desert Son, OM

    Here’s a 9 year old who made a cardboard arcade in his dad’s auto parts shop. “….and then the internet happened.”

    The written word is insufficient to express the extent to which this is awesome.

    I will have to settle for cheering and tears of joy.

    Still learning,


  • Sarah

    D’awwwwww. Thanks, this made my day. :)

  • Pierce R. Butler

    We’ve all heard of the occasional catnapping, but when did that become institutionalized to the point of having an org called k-cat-heists?

  • Desert Son, OM

    So, after the recent spate of threads in various FtB blogs shining the light of reason and awareness on some examples of particularly ugly and harmful human behavior, and after the latest hot-off-the-press editions of Cantu’s Cantos in the immediate vicinity, I’ve reached my emotional limit for today and I came back to watch Caine’s Arcade one last time before I try and get some sleep tonight (this morning).

    I’ve had so much anxiety about many things in life as I wrestle with a bad psychological period I’m in right now, and I’m finding it hard to get sleep (I have this sneaking suspicion the two are highly correlated).

    Caine’s Arcade is beautiful. It makes me want to rise and cheer. It’s human animals displaying contextually beautiful social behavior, no gods required, no gods wanted, no gods in evidence anyway. And I know the short film doesn’t capture all the complexity, but at least I got to see some of the beautiful moments nested in the larger system.

    Statistically, and controlling for the relevant variables, I’m likely to be dead within 40 years. I only have this time, right now, to rise and cheer at contextually beautiful social behavior by my fellow human animals, to rise and rage at the examples of ugly and harmful behavior by my fellow human animals, including my own such behaviors. I don’t ever get another chance. There’s no coin slot for a 1 UP play. There’s no rewind button for the opportunities I missed to say “I love you” to someone dear to me. There’s no post-wrap cast party that lasts forever and has nothing but praise for a non-existent director slavishly credited with all the great runs, inexplicably exculpated for all the bad ones. There’s just this time, with maybe a little time spent celebrating in Caine’s Arcade.

    I’m here with the rest of the human animals. I rise and cheer. I rise and rage.

    Still learning,


  • Stacy

    OK–I’m an Angelino–and I’m totally going to Caine’s Arcade. Letting my Skeptic’s Book Club know about it, too.

    Also, that kitten is squeeeee!