Hoo boy. The way to my heart is most definitely through an Australian-accented bearded hottie who reads and can wax political about gender and, oh yeah, LOVES CATS. Ben John Smith, the bearded hottie in question, and his pal Cam McCulloch are currently in the process of filming a documentary called “Cat Men.” The film seeks to explore, as Flavorwire puts it, the “cat-loving men [who] remain curiously underrepresented in both the media and in popular culture.” Here’s a clip of Smith (who has a girlfriend, boo) discussing two of his kitties, named William Burroughs and Sylvia Plath, singing to them (!), and showing off his plural cat tattoos. As a crazy cat lady in training, it is my official opinion that the only thing that could make “Cat Men” better would be for Karl and Choupette to get involved. [YouTube via Flavorwire]
“There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals… I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat,”
– This would be Karl Lagerfeld, expressing his desire to be joined in holy matrimony to his notoriously pampered cat Choupette. Now if only the law would support their love! [Independent UK]
Squittens! It sounds like a noise that happens in your ladydrawers after a makeout session, but hell to the NO. Squittens are kittens that look like squirrels — specifically kittehs which sit up on their hind legs like squirrels peering around for nuts. Some squittens, like the cutie named Petal above, are born without bones in the elbow joint of their front legs (aww!!!!), meaning they have to sit back on their hind legs at all times. It is just too cute.
Click through and check out a few more squittens we found on the Interwebs. [Huffington Post]
I love working at The Frisky, I really do. But, if I was going to leave, it would be to become a Cat Video Technologist. [Digital Spy]
We had Feelings about the Met Ball‘s “punk” theme this year. So, apparently, did Vogue‘s Grace Coddington, who upon arriving at the event remarked that she would have liked “to see some real punks in here, like street punks.” Word! Something was certainly missing, and that thing, Grace must have decided, was cats. Everything could always use more cats, no? Coddington sketched some of her own favorite punk-inspired pieces that didn’t make it into the illustrious promenade, and who better to model the edgy looks than a very fashionable litter of wayward kittens? [Vogue]
While we humans might delight in dressing up our cat friends as adorable little pieces of sushi, don’t think for one second they’re enjoying this. Because they are not. [Laughing Squid]
Everyone knows cats require 23 hours of sleep so they’re fully rested for … whatever it is they do the rest of the day. This whiskery old kitteh was just trying to have a snooze over a glass of orange juice when someone got all up in his face with a video camera. How invasive. Sheesh. Now I know how Angie and Brad must feel. [Huffington Post]
Don’t get me wrong, I am not about to complain about this choice photograph of Robert De Niro clutching Lil Bub at the Tribeca Film Festival Directors Brunch. However. As an animal lover, I do have my concerns that Bub’s saturation level has passed the point of Internet sensation and entered exploitation territory. Bub is but a very brief, very lovely shooting star in our mortal universe, not meant to stick around long, and I fear for her well-being when she is being paraded around at huge events with large crowds like so. But nobody else seems to be worried about this, so I should probably just shut my mouth. At least Mr. De Niro seems to be handling her with care.
Last night was the premiere of the new documentary “Lil Bub & Friendz,” and Bub made her requisite red carpet appearance. Bub’s documentary can, thankfully, be viewed online. In it, you’ll meet tons of crazy cat people, and learn about the origins of Bub, how YouTube’s fed our habit, and our general kitty obsession. Check out the documentary after the jump!
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