The Six-Million-Dollar Cat: Cat-astrophic Event Leads Dutch Artist to Turn Dead Pet Into Flying Artwork

In today’s cat news, Dutch artist Bart Jansen has turned his dead cat into…well, it can only be described as the most awful thing I’ve ever seen/still strangely kind of cute in a totally sociopathic way.

Mr. Jansen’s cat Orville was hit by a car, so the artist stuffed it, then attached remote-control propellers to its poor little taxidermy paws so that the cat, well, flies. Honestly. You can’t make this stuff up. It’s called the Orvillecopter and Mr. Jansen describes it as “half cat, half machine.”

To which I say: “We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic [cat]. [Orvillecopter] will be that [cat]. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.”

The above image hardly does any of this justice—head over to the Daily Mail and have a look at some more detailed images. Then die a little bit inside. Then maybe look up other, more lively pictures of cats. This story makes me feel…a lot of different emotions. But hey, when you think about it, one man’s dead cat is just another man’s flying dead cat-helicopter-hybrid. No? Pardon me while I spend the rest of the day trying to un-see this.