Archaic Technology Insults My Intelligence

Ever wonder why they call it horsepower?  Horses used to be the major mode of transportation but they, like Congressmen, can be a little hard to control. And they’re big and strong and they’ll but a huge gap in your teeth if you’re not careful.

One day, someone imagined that maybe, just maybe, a safer transport method might be possible. And so he took a beach towel and two hamster wheels and created a makeshift treadmill that could be hooked up to a wagon. Of course, something had to make that treadmill go.

Enter Mittens, the cutest little cat you ever did see.

See Mittens smile.

Mittens is a happy cat... for now.  (Photo credit:  Vitor Corrêa Fogassa)

Mittens is a happy cat… for now. (Photo credit: Vitor Corrêa Fogassa)

See Mittens scratch…

Bad Mittens! Mittens had to be controlled, so he was put on a leash. Then, of course, our friendly engineers needed a way to make Mittens run.

Leather whips were out of the question, so they cooked up a nice bowl of cream of tuna soup and put it just out of Mittens’ reach.

The cat marched forward, but unfortunately he wasn’t strong enough to pull a cart.

Since that day, cats have lived happily ever after.  Horses, not so much.

17 thoughts on “Archaic Technology Insults My Intelligence

  1. I did those posts about the idea that horses became extinct, and what that would do to Western movies… John Wayne riding on an ostrich, cowboys on rhinos and tigers, Indians on giraffes… ahhh… good times…

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  5. It was all fine until the Vogons came and Mittens forgot what corner of the towel to suck. As for the Babblefish? She ate them.

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