This blog is leaning toward a thing where we talk about writing so I'm going to write a list and then talk about how I wrote the list. (here's an early hint: makin' jokes)
Here is a list of things to do in front of indifferent house cats
Get naked, rapidly
Scream while pointing at your crotch
Call that one guy who said you should call him back about that job
Leave a shitty rambling voicemail message for the job guy
Curse at yourself and the job guy
Swallow an unopened beer bottle
Rub goldfish crackers in your eyes
Stretch a fat broccoli rubber band around your neck and yell "I am not important"
Repeat as necessary until you get a job
So there's the thing. Now, here is a line-by-line analysis of how I wrote it.
Get naked, rapidly:
This is a funny thing to do, cuz cats don't care.
Scream while pointing at your crotch:
This is an even funnier thing to do cuz cats don't know how strange it is.
This is also funny cuz cats don't give a fuck about beat boxing.
Call that one guy who said you should call him back about that job:
Again, this is funny because cats don't know what jobs are, or what it is like to be a human searching for a career, which, by the way, is one of the worst things to have to do.
Leave a shitty rambling voicemail message for the job guy:
Funny because it elaborates on what it is like for a human to try to sound "professional," which cats could not care less about, because it doesn't pertain to cat food or getting massaged.
Curse at yourself and the job guy:
It's funny to juxtapose the human feeling of rage at the thought of being inferior to all of the competition in the job market, with a cat's blatant indifference.
Swallow an unopened beer bottle:
This would just be a crazy activity, and a cat would maybe even get a little bit spooked. That's how crazy it would be. A cat possibly getting spooked is funny.
Rub goldfish crackers in your eyes:
Cats don't understand melodrama, so it would be funny.
Stretch a fat broccoli rubber band around your neck and yell "I am not important":
Elaboration on the melodrama. Once again, cats don't give a fuck, so it's funny. This line is also about self-awareness, which cats don't have, so it would be hilarious to mention something pertaining to self-awareness in front of a thing that could not care less.
Repeat as necessary until you get a job:
This last line leaves the list "ambiguous" and leaves it open for future lists, so it is mysterious and cool and all that. There's another level of humor because a cat would not remember the other items in this list if you did them, so you could do the same exact thing and the cat would be like "whatever" and "gimme food" but you'd be getting naked rapidly all over again and ignoring its desires, cuz fuck things that don't care.