If there is one thing cats hate, it’s water. If there’s two things cats hate, it’s water and Internet censorship.
A group called The Pussycat Riot (not affiliated with the band) is using famous Internet cats to draw attention to world leaders who suppress their peoples’ access to information online. It’s a project launched by Hide My Ass, a for-pay site that allows Internet users to access blocked content from anywhere in the world. Kittehs draw attention to their cause, but also to the part of their site where they sell (very expensive) Vladmir Putin and Kim Jong Un scratching posts and litter boxes featuring the faces of other despotic leaders. Can cats get people who take their freedoms for granted to pay attention to Internet censorship? Who knows. It may not help, but probably couldn’t hurt.
I know the internet is the land of hyperbole, especially when it comes to cats. But for real, everyone, anointing this kitten getting a belly rub as “The Cutest Ever Cat Video On The Internet” seems pretty spot-on to me. I dare you to disagree with me. [Love Meow]
If I were in this cat’s shoes, I can’t promise I wouldn’t do the exact same thing.
You know what sounds like heaven right now? Kicking back with a beer and watching hours’ worth of cat videos on a big screen. It sounds like a fever dream to me, but this weekend, it became a reality for the thousands of viewers at the Internet Cat Video Festival — and gave me hope that the world may actually have its priorities straight. The festival, which originated last year at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, paid a visit to Brooklyn last Friday. Apparently, Williamsburg is not just a mecca for hipsters, but for famous felines. The festival’s next stop is Rochester, New York. Next year, the festival will visit even more lucky cities in the likes of Texas, California and Oregon. Keep reading »
I watched this Grumpy Cat “Harlem Shake” video and burst out laughing so hard that Julie took her headphones off to ask me what was going on. It could be because we’ve been drinking alcoholic cider in the office this afternoon. (Don’t like it. Sorry.) Or it could be because Grumpy Cat is just so gosh darn grumpy.
Once this guy I was messaging with on an online dating website starting talking about the “holy trinity of Internet cats: Lil Bub, Maru, and Grumpy Cat.” I asked him to marry me. He didn’t respond. That’s what popped into my head when I saw Maru had a new video out about all the things he can do with his paws. Spoiler alert: the same things all cats can do. But, you know, this one is Maru. [YouTube]