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August 24, 2012 8:41 AM   Subscribe

Uh oh! Everyone's favorite Internet cat, Lil Bub, took over BuzzFeed. Let's get ready to BUBFeed! (Bubstep sold separately)

More Bub vids on her youtube and pics on her facebook.
posted by Potomac Avenue (50 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Everyone's favorite Internet cat

On the perfect internets, Maru would release a prepared statement denouncing this claim. Ideally there would be some kind of debate after.
posted by elizardbits at 8:45 AM on August 24, 2012 [41 favorites]


Yeah, I came in here to say Maru.
posted by koeselitz at 8:46 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


There is no competition. Maru won the Internet ages ago. This is all just denouement.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:47 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I have absolutely no idea who that cat is. All I know is that she's not Maru.
posted by evilangela at 8:52 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


A murderous sociopath creature hobbled by cruel nature...

Hey, I like cats!
posted by edgeways at 8:54 AM on August 24, 2012


Worth noting that we haven't even seen Maru's birth certificate; what assurance do we have that he was born in this country? In these hard times, only Bub can provide the reassurance we need.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:54 AM on August 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Maru is indeed a foreigner, but the internets are an INTERNATIONAL forum for cat excellence.
posted by elizardbits at 8:56 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not sure who this Bub cat is, but she seems rather anaemic.
posted by koeselitz at 8:58 AM on August 24, 2012


You people are all wrong it is Winston.
posted by winna at 8:59 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like the little poky tongue because it is delightful.
posted by elizardbits at 8:59 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


Li'l BUB is new to me, but she is awesome! Maru is awesome also. So is Keyboard Cat.
posted by infinitywaltz at 8:59 AM on August 24, 2012


Maru is indeed a foreigner, but the internets are an INTERNATIONAL forum for cat excellence.

Nyancat has raised that to INTERGALACTIC!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:00 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


So, umm, there's a few new Louis vs. Rick posts up.
posted by maudlin at 9:00 AM on August 24, 2012 [5 favorites]


Before making your choice of FIC have you met Bubs life partner Smoosh? Perhaps that will sway your decision #cats
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:01 AM on August 24, 2012


I have spent countless hours of my life in this exact configuration.
posted by griphus at 9:03 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also I went to look at Bub and that is the creepiest looking animal I've seen in weeks. Seriously, does it have a birth defect that makes it look like that, or has cat breeding started striving for the uncanny valley effect?
posted by winna at 9:04 AM on August 24, 2012


She's got dwarfism and no teeth!
posted by griphus at 9:06 AM on August 24, 2012


Oh and she's a polydactyl so her paws look EXTRA BIG.
posted by griphus at 9:06 AM on August 24, 2012


well i think it's adorable
posted by JimBennett at 9:10 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


winna lil Bub does indeed have some chromosomal abnormalities. She was not bred to look like that, and her owner has had her altered so there will be no attempts at Bublings.
posted by trunk muffins at 9:11 AM on August 24, 2012


I mean, of course BUB is from outer space.
posted by trunk muffins at 9:11 AM on August 24, 2012


Maru is to Bub what Kurosawa is to Bay.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:15 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the worst SAT prep course I have ever taken.
posted by griphus at 9:18 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


So she's a full mutant? *tries to match Bub with the X-Men roster*
posted by Iosephus at 9:20 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Potomac Avenue: "Everyone's favorite Internet cat"

MMMMagda?
posted by boo_radley at 9:22 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well they are good and kind people to love the wee Bub. I salute them for their warm hearts.

But Winston is still the best cat.
posted by winna at 9:22 AM on August 24, 2012


I still think Nora the Piano-Playing Cat is aces.
posted by eoden at 9:24 AM on August 24, 2012


That is an ugly and creepy lookin' cat.
posted by cavalier at 9:29 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I served with Maru, I know Maru, Maru is a friend of mine. Lil Bub, you're no Maru.
posted by Ululator at 9:32 AM on August 24, 2012 [8 favorites]


I knew it. MetaFilter = CatZone. THIS IS THE LAST STRAW
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:44 AM on August 24, 2012


Winston's a good'un, but for squish-faced kitties, I'm partial to Linus. Here's the best video of him of all time.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:46 AM on August 24, 2012 [5 favorites]


Winston's a good'un, but for squish-faced kitties, I'm partial to Linus. Here's the best video of him of all time.

Forgive me, Greg, but I doubted the awesomeness of the video until the last four seconds, then screamed in startled laughter. It is a magical video!
posted by winna at 10:27 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I bet Maru and Lil Bub would get along. Why can't we
posted by Nedroid at 10:58 AM on August 24, 2012


I am a shameless fan of all internet cats and I've never heard of this odd-looking cutie. What's up with the guy? Bad legs and a mad face? I can be down with that. All cats are lovely to me.
posted by Decani at 11:04 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Am I the only person who has a sneaking suspicion that Lil Bub isn't a cat at all, but a Doonesbury character?
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:36 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Who are you, and what have you done with Decani?
posted by koeselitz at 11:37 AM on August 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


I did not need to see a high-def photo of a cat licking a man's beard from a birds-eye angle. That was weird.
posted by maryr at 11:37 AM on August 24, 2012


Is it just me or does Smoosh look like Samuel L. Jackson in some of these photos?
posted by The Whelk at 11:56 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is Lil Bub a "Munchkin" -- bred for the short-legged trait? I'm not sure that I'm happy with people who breed deformed pets just because they seem cute. It's too much like Dominionism.
posted by fredludd at 12:19 PM on August 24, 2012


no offense but if i offend you i'm sorry and no disrepect or anything but if you say anything bad about bub i will cut you
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 12:21 PM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


bub's not famous? i say bullshit to that. i already said i would cut you don't push it. bub was on good morning america how much more famous can you get. none. none more famous.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 12:24 PM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nope, Lil Bub was born that way. "Born as the runt of a feral litter outside Bridavsky’s hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, Bub was obviously different from the get-go." Doesn't mean she doesn't somehow have Munchkin DNA, though.
posted by vickyverky at 12:41 PM on August 24, 2012


Is it just me or does Smoosh look like Samuel L. Jackson in some of these photos?

Wat
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:52 PM on August 24, 2012


So she's a full mutant? *tries to match Bub with the X-Men roster*

She's the one Logan's always talking to.
posted by radwolf76 at 1:12 PM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


Bub's just plain adorable! She makes adorable noises!
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:26 PM on August 24, 2012


Bentley is unimpressed by Lil Bub.
posted by homunculus at 2:56 PM on August 24, 2012


I heard the original Maru died years ago.Ever since then it has bee a series of clones. They haven't perfected the cloning process yet but they can shoot a whole video if they go real quick. In to speed up the shooting they gave the Maru clones super-genius level intelligence. This Allows the clone to learn Japanese right before the shoot starts in order to take direction. By time the shoot is over the many of the clones will have mastered 7-8 different language, advanced mathematics, and since Maru had a bit of an ear for music, they have completed their second or third symphony. You haven't seen anything until you have seen a rather portly cat compose music or solve complex differential calculus problems while climbing in and out of boxes. Unfortunately most also figure out that they have only a short time to live, some try to develop advance gene therapy techniques, but most accept it philosophically, that a candle that burns twice as bright burns but half as long and that they have achieved more in their short 2-3 hour lifespan than many will in an entire lifetime.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:44 PM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love Maru, and if Li'l Bub wants to grab a top spot on the internet-cat podium, he'll still have to contend with Shiro-sama, accoutrement-wearing, basket-sleeping, all-round Zen Cat!
posted by Alnedra at 4:09 AM on August 25, 2012


Sorry, she'll have to contend etc...

Sigh, I fail at pronouns.
posted by Alnedra at 4:18 AM on August 25, 2012


Maru Makes His First Commercial
posted by homunculus at 7:38 PM on August 31, 2012


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