From the U.S. comes this report of what is happening on their patch:
Cats are the most popular household pets, but it took the ubiquity of video cameras (and help from the Japanese, who have never been shy about their feline fetish) to turn them into bona fide stars. Cats are creeping villains aquiver with menace. Cats are bungling Keystone Coppers whose best plans are always foiled. Cats are dicks. Cats are nauseatingly, almost criminally cute.No doubt about it readers - the problem is getting more dangerous by the day:
"The internet is the best thing that ever happened to cats," said one commenter at the video-sharing site Videosift.
There's also probably a heavy Venn overlap between cat people and Internet pioneers. Cats' biggest online boost -- the anthropomorphized lolcats that launched their own "catois" -- began on a message board for geeks and obsessives called 4chan, the same warped and merry pranksters who brought us the RickRoll. Posting cat pictures has long been a bloggers in-joke -- Friday catblogging,And what was it which startled Imhotep, just as he was about to snog Evie?
Remember: "Cats are easier to objectify -- ask the ancient Egyptians!"
Now, a disclaimer about this next clip. Apparently the demographic base for this clip is 3-13 year old girls and 43-63 year old men. All others outside that age group are warned that it could be hazardous for your sanity. I hope you survive:
I wish you all the best today as you struggle to come to terms with this phenomenon. The last word is JD's:
...perhaps cats really do run the internet! They are gods as we all know ...