Draw your own conclusions.
And then, there was the seemingly throw-away quote at the end.
** It never ceases to amaze me just how bored people must have been before TV and cat memes.
People may not have had televisions, but they did have cats.
|The original lolcatz?|
|The original cat-playing-a-piano (or "portativ", in this case)|
Then take a look at this:
* MVR = Magna Voce Rideo