Over the weekend, a Dutch artist named Bart Jansen turned his dead cat into a taxidermied helicopter and everyone is, pardon the curse, totally shitting their pants about it. My goodness. People can’t get enough of this awful thing! Daily Mail talked to the artist about it and this is what he had to say:
Jansen said the Orvillecopter is ‘half cat, half machine’, and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat Orville.
Jansen, part of the art cooperative Generaal Pardon, said: ‘After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.’
He added that Orville will soon be ‘flying with the birds’ stating: ‘Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.’
Oh how he loved birds. We can all only hope that upon our own deaths someone turns us into a machine version of something they assume we loved to do, just because we did it a lot. “She’s an RSS feed now. Oh how she loved blogs.” “Nooooooooooooo!” So let’s watch this kind of horrifying video already. YOU GUYS WANTED THIS!
There you go. A dead cat helicopter piece of artwork that no one asked for, yet EVERYONE received and then passed along to someone else who didn’t ask for it. Life’s crazy, man, but not as crazy as DEATH. (Thanks for the tip, everybody.)