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The Year Of The Cat

By Yehudit Mam, August 11, 2015

Cats. They are the most famous beings in the world today. They are the biggest celebrities, watched by millions of people around the world. They don’t care about fame, fortune, or adulation.  But that’s because they’re crazy. And we are crazy about them.

The Museum of The Moving Image in New York is currently showing an exhibition devoted to the power of cats in media today.  This is not the first time such an august exhibition graces a museum. The Walker Art Center started the trend and they have an annual Cat Video Film Festival to boot.

Cats are artists.

For us, this guy below is the best cat of all time. He has already spawned a Thug Life meme video. In total, this cat has garnered around 13 million views. I have probably seen this video around 13 million times. It never gets old.

Of course, one of the biggest cat artists in the cosmos is Grumpy Cat® (yes, he has his own trademark). We love the warm and fuzzy feelings he has inspired:

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Bless him. Maru is not far behind. He is a performance artist.

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Henri is an existentialist.

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Seriously, we believe that gifs and memes are a fantastic, powerful new popular art form. We’re sure that curators and scholars of semiotics can say super pretentious things about it.

Then there’s this guy.

Feel free to ponder this art form while watching cats fail:

 

 

 

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