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]
Do you have a lot of feelings?! Us, too! But for the next one minute and 53 seconds, the only feeling you need to have is “AWWWWWWW.” Because that’s the only way to feel about Loki the kitten and his new, maybe-friend Harley the hedgehog … who mostly scares him. [YouTube]
In the absence of comfort dogs, like the ones which have been brought to Newtown, Connecticut, to help residents heal in the aftermath of the tragedy, we have Maru. Yes, Internet cats are our comfort dogs. Maru’s newest video is just like every other Maru video — will he fit inside this box? — yet somehow refreshingly new. Thank you for being you, Maru.
Did you think adorable kitten videos just happened out of thin air? Not so–the folks at Kittywood Studios toil away to make the fluffy, purring, cute magic. Why? Because “Cat videos not only change the way that we look at cats, and the way that we use our computers, and the way we look at cats. But the way we use our computers to look at cats. It’s purrrfect.” [YouTube
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The internet’s beloved Maru is back. This time, the entertaining feline is attempting to fit himself into a box that he just will not accept is too small for his generous bottom. It’s sort of like watching a really big guy attempt to fit himself into a clown car — only way cuter. Am I the only one who feels like Maru is totally aware of the video camera and does this stuff for all his viewers on purpose? Get this cat a TV show stat, Hollywood. Keep reading »
Hey, he’s no Keyboard Cat
, but we’d have blinged-out DJ Kitty play our next house party in a heartbeat. [BuzzFeed
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