Suddenly, the cat takes on a decidedly more masculine, “tom cat” persona. The cat now represented the violent realities of women’s struggle for political rights in the male public sphere.
Cat pictures aside, it took me a while to understand what the fourth and fifth pictures were trying to show. I think the fifth is saying “if women can vote, men might have to make a pot of tea unaided and men are too stupid and they’ll boil the cat by mistake” which is … not a particularly good argument that the heavy burden of the democratic process should be born by men alone.
(Via MetaFilter. What have I become‽)
The Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 itself is definitely not an April Fool, and the Brooklyn leg (despite being posted yesterday) looks like it might actually be real too.
Flickr isn’t even among the top 50 free photography apps in iTunes. It’s just below an Instagram clone in 64th place. By way of comparison, an app that adds cats with laser eyes to your photos is 23rd.
If you can’t beat laser cat, you probably deserve to die.
Lawrence determined the correct emoji form of Nyan Cat and now my home screen is resplendent.
The economics of a viral Japanese cat can be nontrivial, as David Marx explains to me over a lunch debrief at Google’s offices, on the 27th floor of a Roppongi high-rise. […] He can’t tell me exactly how many Japanese cat partners there are [on YouTube], but he nods when I ask if it’s more than a hundred. “There are cats,” he says, “that are making more money than the average salary in Japan”—which the Internet estimates to be around $29,000.
Also contains an interview with a five-piece cat band.