Friday, August 30, 2013

Grumpy Cat and Friends

Artist Paul Walsh

I thought this was the perfect image to post while I talk about the 2nd annual Internet Cat Video Festival.  Grumpy Cat.  He was one of the celebricats that attended.  Along with Lil Bub.  Oh my God.  The videos were hilarious.  Especially since I don't watch any online.  Here are 5 highlights for Random 5 Friday

1)  Cat's thoughts and dialogue dubbed in French makes their haughty high jinks even more hilarious.  A.K.A.  Henri from le chat Noir.  The angst-filled feline philosopher.

2)  Have you ever seen a home catalog selling bedspreads and such put a cat on the bed as a prop?  Well, what if it wasn't a prop?  And when you received your order the cat was included.  And the cat wouldn't leave that prized spot at the end of the bed come hell or high water.  It was super funny.  The refrigerator included a cat with a sweater.  People are so creative! 

3)   One of the videos was simply a cat that kept pulling off her owner's glasses.  My cat Hana does this to me all the time.  I guess that is why the festival is such a hit.  Everyone can relate.

4)  A cat wearing a shark costume while riding a Roomba, Roomba is a special treat.  

5)  My favorite was another creative mini movie.  We visit a typical house cat whose dialogue montage goes something like this, "My food bowl is now half full.  I fear I'm not long for this world."  The narration was so spot on.  The angst and seriousness of a pampered cat's thoughts had me tearing up with laughter. 


P.S.  You probably didn't notice or care.  But I kicked the August break to the curb this week.  It was fun matching posts to the daily themes.  But it turned out to be a completely lame blog event.  The host never visited participating blogs.  And most participating blogs didn't seem to care either.  Maybe I should start a September Sabbatical linky thingy.  Everyone signs up and posts their links and then you don't see any of us again till October.  Or not.  See you in September.

Happy Labor Day!

14 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Just reading these had me laughing! I can relate to them so well. I think I've seen that one in #5. It is hilarious.

Our kitties are so funny. We try to imagine what they're thinking, and we make ourselves laugh. :-)

Mary said...

I love Henri! He's hilarious! :). And yes, super angsty.

Snap said...

too funny. sometimes i feel sorry for Grumpy -- i think he/she is cute! Henri -- wonderful! I agree with you about the August Break. I kicked it to the curb early in the month and won't try it again.

Rita said...

That photo and your post made me laugh out loud. The image of a cat popping out of the box with the duvet is priceless!

Have a lovely weekend, Sharon!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love me some Grumpy Cat!

That is horrible the host never visited.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Hi! You stopped by my blog and Hooted, so of course I had to come by and see what you had been up to, too! Henri is still my favorite (though I'm disappointed it's not his cat) and I thought Catalog was very inventive. I've grown tired of Grumpy Cat's negativity but he is cute. I am trying my best to post every day but still lapse...what frustrates me is that I can't get by to visit AND read all the comments others get like I used to when I just had a few followers. But I'd never hold a blogathon and not even show up! Hiss!

Julie Farrar said...

I found this on the Random 5 links. I'm not a cat person, but I've become addicted to cat videos and memes. Some people might think that it's just a new form of procrastination. But I will deny it with all my being as soon as I finish with today's Can I haz cheezburger.

Francie said...

Love the photo, unobservant dog unaware that big grumpy cat is watching him. LOL

Nancy said...

Always love your 5 randoms Sharon -- your sense of humor is priceless and just my cup of tea.

No video viewing for me -- my data allowances out here in the sticks just doesn't allow it.

And I agree with you on the August Break thing -- I did a few days via Flickr, but soon lost interest myself.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great post!

Caren Gittleman said...

gotta tell you, When I read about Grumpy Cat the first thing I think is :OVER EXPOSURE. Sorry. I am sick of that cat but Tardar's owner is one lucky chick. She is quite comfortable financially now due to the goood fortune of her BROTHER being the first to submit Tardar's photo. SHE didn't want to.....go figure....hope she is giving her brother a cut.

Donald Urness said...

I was just talking to a friend who is growing artichokes. It never occurred to me that they were just giant bull thistles (sort of).

Hilary said...

Oh Henri and the other angst-ridden cat are hilarious. I hope the rest of these videos make the online rounds. Fun stuff.

Pat Tillett said...

I've seen these videos and many others. Cats! They are so crazy.