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November 1, 2012 6:44 PM   Subscribe

Le Mew
posted by Mblue (19 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Don't read this if you don't like stories that ruin your illusions about celebrities and their work: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cat-video-20121024,0,1004884,full.story
posted by mudpuppie at 6:53 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pepsi Meow?
posted by Egg Shen at 7:03 PM on November 1, 2012


My cat Trilby takes umbrage at Henri's use of the term "l'imbecile blanc", but feels he can get behind Henri's demand for no castration without representation.
posted by orange swan at 7:19 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cat memes have certainly bifurcated over the years. Henri is great in that he he played against the "I can has cheeseburger" archetype. He played against that archetype very well but I would argue he is just as facile and one dimensional.

Recently there have been some much more nuanced memes.

Cats of the now, Tardur Sauce and Pokey force us to ask if cat memes are simply a reflections of ourselves.

Human Stahp, which posits that the true folly lies with humanity.

Incredulous Cat, forces us to question our own place within nature.

Within the past few days the much more experimental Selfpic Cat has begun to question the nature of memes and subvert our expectations of what a cat meme can be.

Within the next week watch for Sinister Cat to break new grounds in cat memes.

Cat memes are certainly a rich an fertile area of study.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:28 PM on November 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


Henri certainly has a point in his latest Halloween video: No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.

Why is that?
posted by BlueHorse at 8:17 PM on November 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've laughed for the last hour since discovering Henri. Thank you.
posted by moshjosh at 8:27 PM on November 1, 2012


This is brilliant. I can't believe i didn't come across this sooner.
posted by palbo at 8:45 PM on November 1, 2012


I was confused by the Halloween video when he spoke of tributes to lost friends, then I watched the first one and I laughed. I like these.
posted by unliteral at 9:03 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was totally going to post this, but another FPP made a reference to Henri so I figured it wasn't worthy of its own FPP. Thank you for posting this!
posted by asnider at 9:39 PM on November 1, 2012


Le Mew. Bless you, June Foray.
posted by SPrintF at 9:40 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy shit somebody slap a warning on Sinister Cat.
posted by Mizu at 11:40 PM on November 1, 2012


Sinister cat needs a miniture size Dr Evil to stroke as a pet.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:50 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


He played against that archetype very well but I would argue he is just as facile and one dimensional.

posted by Ad hominem at 3:28 AM on November 2


And the great thing is, Henri would probably agree with you. Because after all, mon ami, at la fin du jour is not existence itself, as you say, facile and one dimensional?
posted by Decani at 2:22 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Henri's lover, Anaïs
posted by Ad hominem at 3:57 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lemieux
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:37 AM on November 2, 2012


Amusante, mais... pourquoi pas "Le Miaou"? Est-il Canadien?
posted by IAmBroom at 9:29 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Paw de Deux was recently voted the best cat video ever during that Internet Cat Video Festival that took place on the West coast a few weeks ago.
posted by daHIFI at 12:35 PM on November 2, 2012


RIP Marty — the Inspiration for Nyan Cat
posted by homunculus at 1:54 PM on November 2, 2012


Nothing breaks my heart more than hearing that someone's beloved cat died. :( This is most distressing, homunculus.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:42 PM on November 2, 2012


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