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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At my local salon, a good pussy shaving could cost around $60 bucks — but that’s not the type of pussy we’re talking about here. Get your mind out of the gutter. Little five-year-old Cleo is continually being assaulted by strangers who shave off her fur. Poor thing! And someone at Australia’s NT News is having fun with these headlines. Cleo can see you chuckling through the computer screen and she is not amused. [HyperVocal]
This is not a video of an unwilling cat being assaulted by a sloth with its long, creepy claws in its face. This is a video of a cat being smothered with love by a sloth. [YouTube]
I’m sorry, but I cannot stay silent. This sloth is clearly trying to kill this cat in its usual slow-like fashion and while everyone else in the world who has bought into sloth PROPAGANDA is busy awwing over how “cute” it is, this poor kitty is going to lose its life. I mean, this is basically a sloth horror film. A snuff video even. Do not be fooled, internet! — Amelia, President of the Sloth Are Gross Not Cute Society
Look at your cat. He’s probably over there in the corner licking his balls, or sleeping, or crunching some kibble. He needs some action. Some satisfaction. Maybe a crocheted penis toy from Etsy shop Meow-a-days will do the trick? Yes, they sell penis cat toys (“It’s a wiener cat toy. What else is there to say?”). But they also offer up cat toy bloody tampons and crocheted cat nunchucks, so something for every cat, really. [$14, Meow-a-days]
You would think we’ve perhaps come to the end of cat meme possibilities, but no, every time you think the Internet’s run out of cat ideas, someone goes and creates something like “Sports Balls Replaced With Cats,” a Tumblr which is dedicated to just that — taking pictures of athletes and Photoshopping kittens into their arms. Beefy athletic dudes cradling kittens? Yes, please. [Sports Balls Replaced By Cats]