Picture if you will, a somewhat lanky, 12ish week old, female kitten sitting on the back of the couch intently staring at the ceiling with THAT look in her eye like she wanted to attack something. Head darting back and forth, eyes dilated...something needed to die. I'm not totally sure what, mind you, but something needed a dirt nap.
Suddenly, our intrepid aviator, whom we shall call Ginger Snap, launched with all the poofy tailed splendor she could muster towards the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan was minding its own business not even turning at the moment of its impending demise, but Ginger Snap had clearly had enough of its stillness mocking her own lack of activity.
Well, all good things must come to an end. In Ginger Snap's case, she reached the apogee of her trajectory about 3 feet up and out from the back of the couch, poofy tail trailing in the slip stream of her sleek feline form.
The look on her face, in that blindingly fast instant of weightlessness, was one of sublime puzzlement that the elevator ride up was over and, yes, indeed, gravity sucks.
The realization that her flight was over was rudely cut short by the impact of furry feline with seat cushion resulting in a brief interlude of, for lack of a better word, flipping as she was bounced from couch to floor in a singularly unfeline rotation to a no point landing.
She does not appear to have suffered any ill affects from her adventure though she has studiously ignored the ceiling fan since. This entire evolution took less than 5 seconds from twitch to staggering slink away in shame. I really wish I had been quicker to bring video into play. That moment had to be worth honorable mention in the annals of funny cat videos.