Which mode of transporation is more awesome: The Knight Bus or The Cat Bus?
For those of you unfamiliar with these two “vehicles,” the Knight bus is from the world of Harry Potter. It picks up wayward wizards on the British Isles and takes them wherever they want to go in magical style. The Cat Bus is from the world of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. It picks up little girls that get lost and takes them home. To see the two in action, check out the videos:
I think this argument is pretty cut and dry. The Knight Bus is a superpowered triple-decker bus that can take you anywhere you want to go on the British Isles. It is the pinnacle of wizardly ground transportation. The Cat Bus on the other hand is a freak of nature. Just take a second and try to imagine the anatomy going on inside the cute and fuzzy exterior. What does the Cat Bus’s skeleton look like, especially considering the fact that it can just open up a door in its side at will. That brings me to another point, the Cat Bus is alive. It would need to eat and expel waste. If you think car exhaust smells bad, then just imagine a Cat Bus garage. My final point is that we can easily tell the Cat Bus is some accident spawned from a radioactive wasteland just by the fact that its eyes are its headlights! That’s right, glowing eyes. So, in conclusion, the Knight Bus represents a pinnacle of man’s achievement while the Cat Bus represents the worst side of nature’s folly and therefore the Knight Bus is more awesome than the Cat Bus.
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