Unsuspecting Cats Get Completely Startled By ... Cucumbers? Yep.

These cats are not as cool as their stealthy cucumber stalkers.

“Making cat videos for the Internet is a cutthroat profession," she said. "You’ll never make it! You’re too weak!” My sobbing mother’s woeful prophecy still rings in my head. And on days like today, I can’t help but wonder if the old bag was right all along.

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on my latest feline opus, a video of cats being startled by cucumbers, a colleague sent me a link to an almost identical video. I had failed to stay ahead of the Internet hive mind. I was inconsolable. Today, after a night of heavy drinking and soul searching, I decided my compilation had enough of its own perspective -- and an incredible John Williams inspired score -- to justify its existence. If Hollywood can make two perfectly good Steve Jobs movies … why can't the same be true for cat and cucumber videos?

Take that, mom!

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