Après-Halloween Malaise

… and the so-called “fun size” candies, they are smaller than the youth of my remembrance. Quelle dommage.


  1. I smell an Oscar!

  2. stbernardmom says:

    More than one!!!!

  3. I’m still waiting for a video starring l’imbecile blanc.

  4. It would be like a Benny Hill skit, I think! Love l’imbecile blanc.

  5. SlaveToCat says:

    What a pretty kitty. Almost looks like the kitties coloring was done by Picaso.

  6. That was surprisingly fun to watch.

  7. “No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.”

    I love Henri to the tips of his cynical, existential toebeans.

  8. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    What a quote!!

  9. That was the line that caught my eye as well. J’adore Henri!

  10. warrior rabbit says:

    Me, too. I’m now thinking of being crippling self doubt for Halloween next year.

  11. Bahahaahahahah!

  12. Ha! me too! :)

  13. Scooterb62 says:

    I might just be crippling self-doubt for the entire year. doh!

  14. i never do get that.

    if you have crippling self-doubt, how are you so sure that you have crippling self-doubt?

    iterate that a few times then go play with the red dot, M. Henri.

  15. stbernardmom says:

    I think it’s kind of like coming home and realizing that all of your furniture has been stolen and replaced with an exact replica…..:)

  16. veggie mom says:

    Then Stephen Wright reference is obscure but not lost. WIN!

  17. Andi in NC says:


  18. Me too. I love that! And the Charlie Brown ghost.

  19. I agree Firdie….lol. That made me literally laugh out loud at my office desk. Good thing my office mates just think I’m weird anyhow :)

  20. Fird Birfle says:

    I am of the belief, that having a reputation for being “just weird” really simplifies
    quite a bit of non-a-MAZE-ing convoluted, interpersonal office politics,
    Emmylee :)

  21. Fird Birfle says:


    speaking/ writing as someone who
    a: has been known on occasion to feel an affection for feline quadrupeds.
    b: has studied le Francais Outrageux in both H.S. & college and
    b: has studied, in le Francais Outrageux, coursework about surrealist literature:

    YAY for this chapter from Henri (and perhaps his entourage, who might have assisted somewhat in completing this masterpiece of motion pictures). It is profoundly “absurd” — in the most meaningful of all possible ways.

    *steps down from podium*

  22. Et le d/enouement: c’est magnifique!

  23. luvstehQte says:


  24. Clairdelune says:

    *nervously clearing throat*

    Monsieur Fird Birfle, speaking/writing as someone who has followed a very similar path as yours – except that under point “a”. I would add that my feelings of affection for ‘les chats’ has been experienced and demonstrated several times daily to the annoyance of the felines involved – and having had a similar close acquaintance with le Français Outrageux, I concur with your YAY for this chapter of ” l’histoire de Henry” and his existential musings.
    P.S.: You are forgiven for the misplaced “b”. After all, does it really matter? Does anything matter when all that awaits is nothingness? Does anything really exist?

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    A + et je te remercie.

    Mlle. Birfle

    (but there is no angst over gender identification!!!)

  26. Fird Birfle says:

    *quietly returns to podium. Changes the second “b” to a “c”. Steps down, again, from the podium*

  27. emmberrann says:

    A Mlle Fird:
    Avec vous, sans doute!
    Ah’m feelin’ ya, Dudette!

  28. Clairdelune says:

    Pardonnez moi Mlle Fird, I assumed incorrect you were of the male persuasion.. :-(

  29. Clairdelune says:

    *steps down from the podium* Ahem, I assumed incorrectly… :-[

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    tout ca va, Mlle Clairdelune; de n’import :)

  31. Voltaire would be so proud!

  32. Clairdelune says:

    Kierkegaard and Sartre would be as pleased as their philosphy woulld allow. ;-)

  33. Clairdelune says:

    This is a bad typing day. I think I’ll go back to bed now.

  34. Fabulous.

  35. lisaLassie says:

    1. I didn’t realize that this philosophical cat had a website but will be heading there directly. 2. I was surprised to see that this film was made by someone named Will Braden when I could have sworn (except of course I would never swear on this site) that it was made by Ingmar Bergman. Except in French. And with cats.

  36. imagining Henri in “The Seventh Seal” right now . . .

  37. Yes, but instead of playing chess with Death, he would just bat the pieces around….

  38. Fird Birfle says:


    that really *would* be quite a bit more existential!!!

  39. victoreia says:

    And Death would enjoy that game. He like cats.

  40. Pratchett reference for the win!

  41. Bravo!!! Should be a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination.

  42. Martha in Washington says:

    Wondering if “Will Braden” is a nom de plum for “NTMTOM”?

  43. I think we may have found our new overlord of disapproval.

  44. The Original Jane says:

    Can they not even leave Henri with his dignity at the very end? As if crippling self-doubt wasn’t enough…

  45. “Henri 2” won the Internet Cat Film Festival at the Walker in MN. I smell a second award!

  46. lisaLassie says:

    Just the fact of an “Internet Cat Film Festival” ups the phenomenological quotient immensely. And then there is the existential question: “when does a tuxedo cat become a black cat”. There is much to ponder. Merci, Henri.

  47. warrior rabbit says:

    Isn’t this one of those things where we have to respect his own determination of self-identity, based on his experience stemming from the dominant color scheme?

  48. Fird Birfle says:

    that is, of course, assuming that one allows a color scheme to DOMINATE one’s inner truths …..


  49. Is’nt he powerless to not be defined by his color scheme?The predominance of black on his coat being a symbol of his angst filled life?
    (That sounds smart doesnt it?I doubt this world.)

  50. I believe Henri identifies as black to distance himself from L’imbecile Blanc. Besides, his suit is black; just the shirt is white. Of course, that means that he, too, is white underneath. Mon dieu, mon tete…

  51. Henri identifies as black in the sense that he’s black to the depths of his soul. Or at least that’s what he said once on his facebook page. Henri 2 “Paw de Deux” is an absolute masterpiece, right down to Sartre’s “No Exit” reference at the end, and profoundly deserving of the Golden Kitty award. It is my “go to” video for a laugh (and 1:22-1:32 is arguably the best ten seconds of video ever to be posted to the internet!).

  52. Perhaps a Pulitzer? Henri has a book coming out (April). http://www.henrilechatnoir.com/book.html

  53. sunnylessmum says:

    Best cat vid EVAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [bows while walking backwards out of room] Pardon my enthusiam Monsieur Henri…

  54. Truly, une film noire!

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    an astute pernt, this :)

  56. Aagghh that’s great!

  57. 4leafclover says:

    I love love love Henri!! The faux fronsche is also hilarious! And I’m quite sure Henri would scoff derisively at my enthusiam ;) Ah, le sigh…

  58. 4leafclover says:

    Also, NTMTOM’s hilarious comment concerning “fun size candy”–c’est magnifique!!

  59. Angela Eloise says:

    Fraudulent food!

  60. Y’all are so fast and so funny, that I cannot keep up! The entertainment starting with NTMTOM his own self…
    And Henri is second only to Maru, but truly a celebrity in his own right.

  61. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Henry is the man. My friend’s cat has her own Facebook page and she’s “friends” with Henri.

    “No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.”

  62. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Sorry, Henri. With an “i.” He’s French or something, y’know.

  63. “Ce mec-là n’est pas un astronaute.” *deadpan*
    Absolument génial. XD

  64. Man, these videos crack me up. I am always in tears from laughing so hard when i watch these. I, as a human, can indentify 100% with Henri’s perspective. I swear I was a cat in another life. HILARIOUS! Another shoe-in for a win at the Internet Cat Film Festival awards. And beyond! Move over all you Hollywood ‘stars’. bwahahahahahaha

  65. “that guy is not really a spaceman”

  66. AWW :D Henri, you need a cuddling and I am more than happy to give you one :D


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