Cat barfs in Twitch streamer’s PC, knocking him off air

Science has proven that nothing causes humans to act faster than the sound of a cat horking up a steamy cartridge of Fancy Feast. And yet this Twitch streamer was still too late to save his broadcast.

Joe, who streams as JadedBlue, was in the middle of Escape from Tarkov on Wednesday when his cat waltzed in and announced he had something important to share. “Hey, what’s the matter, buddy?” Joe says. Solid and liquid is the matter, as the cat’s lunch makes an encore appearance, followed by Twitch’s cheerful technical difficulties card.

Joe reported back via Twitter what had happened. [Content warning: Cat throw-up.]

Looks like kitty puked directly into the topside vent of Joe’s PC, which sits on the floor. As a cat owner who has seen one get off a cat tree, walk into the dining room, and barf directly into a floor vent there, the floor seems like an unwise location for an expensive piece of consumer electronics. “This has been a fear of mine ever since I’ve owned an open top case,” correctly notes ResetEra commenter Gluka.

“A friend’s cat pissed in an open case PC and on a brand new graphic card,” claimed Claven (who, I mean really, is likely the “friend” here). “The cable management is worse than the puke,” observed PlayALLTheGames.

Others performed a forensic examination of the evacuated contents. I can tell you straight away that’s Friskies Shreds, probably the Whitefish and Sardines in Sauce. My cats eat that like they’re on Social Security, and it made the oldest ralph like Mr. Creosote.

For the record, Joe said the cat wasn’t standing on the computer; he was atop his desk above the computer and hurled into it. Nonetheless, he is out of action until he recovers or, worse, replaces his hardware.

“It’s shut the computer off and when I was cleaning it out it looked like it went directly into my graphics card,” he said. Joe has 132 followers on Twitch and hasn’t appeared since his furry ward blew chunks in his rig. So my dude would probably appreciate a donation, just sayin’.

Update: Joe checked in to Twitter this afternoon to say the cat (named Kelsier) is OK, and just had a stomach bug. The gaming PC, however, not so lucky.

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I know sometimes I’m not a fan of some of the articles you folks put up, but this isn’t one of them. This is a great and hilarious story, hopefully Joe can get his rig up and running soon!

Cats are assholes.

Don’t be a cynic; they were sick.

At this point Owen owning dogs would be an interesting article for the weekend, or shit, any day of the week for me.

I can tell the story about the time Dad tried to breed Roscoe, the family basset hound, if you want

I don’t usually Twitch, but I feel that guy’s pain so I just threw him my free Prime subscription.

The plaintive meowing HAHHAHAHAHA

They usually sing you the song of their people before it happens.

poor guy

thank you so much whoever changed the header image, hoofa doofa

The guy claiming his cat pissed in his PC either had a sick cat, didn’t get his cat neutered, or is lying.

Cats don’t just randomly piss somewhere for no reason, despite this false narrative people like to spread that cats are vindictive little assholes.

If they dislike their litter box or are sick they will generally attempt to still piss in the vicinity of the box.

And if he didn’t neuter his cat and it was marking, then quite frankly he got what he deserved for not following his obligation as a cat owner to help control the population.

"Cats don’t just randomly piss somewhere for no reason"
Exactly. When they pee away from the litter box, they pee somewhere they know you’ll see/feel, which usually means you didn’t clean the litter box and now it’s full.
Even the cat puking is probably his fault, because it was overfed, it could be sickness, but consider the picture, it looks like a lot of human food.

That’s not human food, it’s just cheap wet food. I’ve seen enough of it barfed up to know what it looks like lol

If you think cat barfs and farts are bad, try a dog.

Dogs aren’t assholes and usually just put it on the floor, which is much better than gaming pcs.

Gotta be honest, I don’t think any animal puts any thought at all into where they’re puking, lol.

As a cat owner myself, I have to wonder: how the hell did he miss The Dreaded Sound?

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