Cats on Tuesday: How to Rule the Interwebs

"If you listen real close, you can hear the interwebs laughing at you"

Ever wonder why the interwebs are overpopulated with cats? Salon took a stab at explaining it with "The Internet is made of kittens." (Thanks to Chris for noticing this article in the first place.) My take-aways: (1) we find cats to be both funny and poignant; (2) we love to anthropomorphize our feline friends; and (3) videos of cats are cheaper to make than porn. Read it for yourself.

More thoughts on why we love lolcats. Hint: it has to do with pathos and the tragedy of the human condition. And number (2), above. [And likely numbers (1) and (3) as well.]

Control-a-Cat (not to be confused with Confuse-a-Cat)

I saw this first at moderncat; it's available from ThinkGeek and Perpetual Kid, where the Control-a-Cat Remote is described like this:

Operating Instructions:

* Point remote at subject
* Push any button on the remote
* Hope for the best

No batteries required... powered by positive thinking! 8 out of 10 owners said their cats ignored it.

Morgan is ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille.


Chris said...

I have to thank Michaele, the Knitty Professor, for pointing it out to me!

Gattina said...

A remote control for cats ! that would be THE invention, lol !

Ydiana said...

Haha..I must try that remote control stuff, and most importantly the 'positive thinking' part. That all my cats are adorable,well-behaved, the sweetest on earth...haha!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Cats that can be controlled...that's a contradiction of terms, isn't it...lol. I love that Lolcats website...there can be a lot of pathos, but there is happy as well.

Luna said...

Oh, I want that remote control for cats too!!!
The LOLcats are always funny!!!

Mo said...

well, your Morgan (I assume that's YOUR Morgan) certainly deserves a close-up shot - what a gorgeous kitty!

Hope you have a purr-fect week ahead!

~Sushi (Mo's Manx)

Tricia said...

A remote control for cats that runs on the power of positive thinking, an item sure to be ignored 3 times over in my house.

The LOLcats crack me up most of the time.

mrspao said...

Morgan is so beautiful!!!

Obsidian Kitten said...

Thank you! We love our Morgan (of course!). It's so hard to get her picture because she's *always* moving...lol

Anonymous said...

Welcome back--Cat's on Tuesday

WOW- The cat in the picture by the remote looks like Otto.