When cat videos are outlawed, only outlaws will force their cats to perform tricks on camera.
September 4, 2012 3:01 PM Subscribe
The Walker Internet Cat Video festival took place last week
posted by lon_star (18 comments total)
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I was there, and I'd say that crowd estimate of 10,000 was pretty accurate as far as I could tell. Most of the content was, eh, but speaking as a not-cat-video fan there were a few that were pretty good not that far off. There were videos in multiple categories.
Links - (Some of these links have already been posted, but I don't see one about the Internet Cat Video Festival and these are all related to it).
- About the show.
- Article about the show from Minneapolis Star Tribune
- This was the People's Choice winner: Henri 2 . Immortalized on the wall. Forgotten on the floor. The author of this video looks more like Duff Goldman from "Ace of Cakes" than you'd picture from watching the video.
- This was a huge crowd favorite - dubstep with kittehs, beef in boots and a beefy bison
And the other Henris:My filtered water tastes impure.
I try to tell the doctor about my depressive state, but he just checks for gunk in my eyes.
And, because I can't help it, a video that was NOT part of the festival but should have been.
One of those things that I would never have gone to on my own, but was glad I saw. It was a beautiful moonlit night, with a huge full moon on the south side of the open space and 10,000 people sitting on blankets/grass stepping over each other and laughing at cat videos.
The kind of thing that blows into your life uninvited on some idle Thursday and leaves you with a very brief but real sense of how you can never really know what the next hour will bring. And look upon this night. Savor it. So that in the years ahead I can say "I was there that night, with Henri and Maru, the cats". For it is the doom of men that they forget.