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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Happy Bubday! Today Vice released the official trailer for the “Lil Bub & Friendz” documentary, and boy does it look great. So much Bub, and spaceships, and magical times. The film will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival this spring. We can’t wait. [Vice]
Guys, as you all know, I love me some Bub. Lil Bub brings a smile to my face and a song in my heart, and so I’m doubly thrilled to report that the forthcoming Bubbed up documentary about Lil Bub, “Lil Bub & Friendz,” has been accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival! This is every Internet cat’s dream!
To commemorate the occasion, the Bubsters over at Vice created a series of special posters, advertising Ms. Bubbington’s Royal Bubness. My favorite is the “Jaws”-themed one, but there’s a couple of other pretty great ones after the jump, too.
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Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this year — involving “American Horror Story,” Kanye West, soup and more — but some of them just didn’t get done. Well, before we move on to 2013, we wanted to get ‘em out of the way — some of the best memes that never happened. There’s still time (we hope!).
Lil Bub and Andrew WK: Two great tastes that go great together. Here, Bub and WK team up to encourage people to support their local animal shelters this winter. Because “as precious as Lil Bub is, she takes a lot of care, a lot of resource and a lot of energy.” Lil Bub is like, whatever, I’m just gonna keep on licking this cookie. [Vice]
When it comes to the Internet cat elite, there’s really no competition. Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat (otherwise known as Tard) are at the tip top of the cat cuteness food chain. But what do they really think about each other? If you ask Bub, well, she’s rather evasive. But we can assume from her sullen tone that she’s none to pleased to even be put in the same category as Tard. Talk about getting catty … (Sorry, I had to.) [Huffington Post]
The Internet was basically invented for cat videos. Through the years, we’ve probably wasted at least half our lives to watching cat videos and ogling pictures of cute kittens, so we’re pretty much experts when it comes to the best cats online. That’s why we’ve decided to assemble this handy list of the best cats on the Internet — EVER. These are the best of the best, and you should definitely check out these cat videos and websites. If you haven’t wasted enough time, what are you waiting for? Keep reading »
Wondering what to be this Halloween? Why don’t you bring an internet meme to life? Here are seven of our favorite internet obsessions and tips on how to turn them into awkward, awesome, unforgettable costumes. And yes, two of them are cats, but that’s a pretty accurate representation of the internet’s obsessions, isn’t it? Click through to check ‘em out!
Breaking: Lil Bub has discovered string! [YouTube]