While the video has been dubbed “prophetic” in large part because of its recognition of the feline foundations of the Internet, “the cat was kind of an accident,” Cindy Gaffney says. Or, well, it was the will of the Internet and an accident. “When I was looking for [web] pages to put in the video, there were lots of cats already,” Gaffney notes. “That’s where I got the ‘Feline Information Page’ thing.” Bandit was making, essentially, a rhetorical point: “Even as far-fetched as cats and cupcakes, you can already find it on the Internet.”
So: prophetic? Yes. But unintentionally so. “It was a joke, really,” Gaffney says.