The 100 most important cat photos of all time
May 8, 2014 3:46 AM   Subscribe

 
We may have reached peak cat.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:50 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


No such thing. Hooray for cats!
posted by orrnyereg at 3:53 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


I don't know if this revokes my lifetime membership but I feel this is the appropriate time and place to say this: I seriously hate cats. little douchebags, all of them.
posted by chasles at 4:35 AM on May 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


They can tell, you know.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:40 AM on May 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


They can tell, but they really don't care.
posted by kbanas at 4:52 AM on May 8, 2014 [8 favorites]


I see stuff like this, and it's really striking how What's Michael was 20 years ahead of its time.
posted by Sokka shot first at 5:00 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


Well, it's not in a slideshow format, so I'll give it that.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:06 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


I am only going to be able to get through about ten at a time.
posted by Curious Artificer at 5:07 AM on May 8, 2014


You have just ruined MF for every other user who ever dreamed about making a post featuring cat pictures. Seriously, this is as good as it could possibly get. Nicely done!*

*I am bring totally sincere.......no cat-like sarcasm implied.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 5:18 AM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh my god did he actually do the annoying Buzzfeed title and "clever caption that is me saying what you are looking at a picture of" thing a hundred times
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:31 AM on May 8, 2014


Also, sorry to hear Buzzfeed is shutting down after this list, I guess:

OK, this is it. This is the one. We can all finally shut down the internet and go home after this.*






* Until we, you know, post another "the most important list ever" of other peoples' content tomorrow because duh
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:33 AM on May 8, 2014


but what about this one
posted by COBRA! at 5:38 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


God, I love cats. And man, do I ever love my cats.
posted by Kitteh at 5:40 AM on May 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


1. Single page list! AWESOME!
2. Only one picture with a caption on the image. AWESOME!
3. Theology jokes (#21 and #20). AWESOME!

I approve.
posted by DWRoelands at 5:43 AM on May 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


All cat photos are each the 100 Most Important Cat Photos. Do you know nothing of cats?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:44 AM on May 8, 2014


I wonder if Shiro would get excited about making the list twice, or be totally calm and chill about it?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:45 AM on May 8, 2014


As the former neighbor of a feral colony mostly made up of tuxedo cats, #83, Batman and Batman, Jr., is very dear to my heart. My dear, departed Mr. Whiskers was brought to me as a kitten by his lookalike uncle.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:47 AM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I don't know if this revokes my lifetime membership but I feel this is the appropriate time and place to say this: I seriously hate cats. little douchebags, all of them.

Except mine. They are the awesomest beings in the universe...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 6:01 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


96. The Existential Cat with His Existential Duck
Why It Matters: Why does anything matter?


I want existential cat! (Although I'd settle for existential duck. Probably less need for handling poop.)
posted by billiebee at 6:07 AM on May 8, 2014


They can tell, but they really don't care.

Oh, but they do. Nothing they like better than bothering someone who doesn't like them.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:10 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


I don't know if this revokes my lifetime membership but I feel this is the appropriate time and place to say this: I seriously hate cats. little douchebags, all of them.

Just weighing in to say that you're not alone, brother. It's like inviting a terrorist to live with you. And you have to feed the terrorist and take care of him while he destroys the things you care about. Fucking monsters, all of them.
posted by jbickers at 6:11 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


I found that the captions were really, really annoying at the beginning, and then after I reached peak-cat they got more interesting, only to slide back down in importance in the face of so much cat.
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:17 AM on May 8, 2014


No longcat, no ceiling cat. What?
posted by marienbad at 6:18 AM on May 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


It's like inviting a terrorist to live with you.

They hold me hostage on a regular basis! Or so the brain parasite tells me.
posted by rtha at 6:27 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


Mine's got quintessential cat happiness going for him.
posted by fraula at 6:39 AM on May 8, 2014 [10 favorites]


Those old people with their cats were adorable. I may be childless and friendless and cranky and confused when I get to be an old woman, but at least I will have cats. And that will make all the difference.
posted by gueneverey at 6:44 AM on May 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


Incorrect list.
They forgot my handsome cat
posted by KogeLiz at 6:46 AM on May 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


This made me laugh out loud in my cubicle today. It brightened my whole busy and stressed morning and I feel way more relaxed :)

It was "the scandal" that really did it for me.
posted by bbqturtle at 6:48 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


This is a stealth ad for that Accoutrements Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats, isn't it.
posted by merelyglib at 7:15 AM on May 8, 2014


Cats are tiny, furry, ungrateful little sociopaths who would gladly torture you to death and then eat you if only the size relationship was reversed. They are also vain and proud and kinda dumb, having only a walnut shell's worth of brain to work with -- most of which is devoted to manically tracking small moving objects (often imaginary).

I love them so, so much.
posted by Scientist at 7:46 AM on May 8, 2014 [15 favorites]


THE BRAINWORMS SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE

ENJOY PURRING

LOL AT PICTURES

ENJOY PURRING
posted by mhoye at 8:00 AM on May 8, 2014 [6 favorites]


I was kind of expecting Maru with a box around his waist, but video's his true medium.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:29 AM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


want cat

WAAAANT CAAAAAAAT
posted by psoas at 8:30 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


The caption for #37 is about scales and weighing oneself, but...that's not a set of scales, is it? Looks like a litterbox to me.
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:36 AM on May 8, 2014


The caption for #37 is about scales and weighing oneself, but...that's not a set of scales, is it? Looks like a litterbox to me.

Me, too.

Although, when you're a cat, everything looks like a litterbox.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:47 AM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


"It's like inviting a terrorist to live with you. And you have to feed the terrorist and take care of him while he destroys the things you care about. Fucking monsters, all of them.
posted by jbickers "


Also applies to toddlers. I think maybe we should litter-train ours. It might be easier than this potty-training hell we are in now.
posted by bijou243 at 8:52 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


take care of him while he destroys the things you care about.

the cats are the things I care about. It's nice having warm little life in the house, and though I love dogs too they take more work and devotion than I have time for in my life right now.

I mean it's nice having wine glasses but sometimes they are identified by the cats as NOW IT LIVES ON THE FLOOR so...
posted by sweetkid at 9:13 AM on May 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


97. The Cat Who Caught Her Owner in the Act of Stealing Her Ice Cream

I hope they did their research on this one. Orange female tabbies are exceedingly rare.

I should know!
posted by mykescipark at 9:36 AM on May 8, 2014


I'm gonna left you finish buzzfeed but ceiling cat is watching your masturbse was the best cat photo of all time.
posted by birdherder at 10:01 AM on May 8, 2014


Honestly, because a world in which it is sometimes the case that children learn to read by reading to shelter cats is a world that is quite possibly worth keeping around.

So true, #35, so true.
posted by librarylis at 10:37 AM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have an orange female tabby too. And she loves her some ice cream.
posted by gerstle at 10:56 AM on May 8, 2014


How important is it that an animal should defer to you as The Human? That's the question. If you place that consideration highly, then no, you ain't gonna like cats.
posted by Flexagon at 12:32 PM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


thanks for this link to cat pictures on buzzfeed
posted by Quart at 12:40 PM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Orange female tabbies are exceedingly rare.

It's just a standard sex-linked gene on the X chromosome. Because of X inactivation a female needs two copies of the O gene variant for the coat to be red whereas a male only needs one. So somewhat rare, yes, sure, exceedingly rare no.

Unlike male calico cats which only occur in something like 1:1000 cases and involve an actual chromosome abnormality or something
posted by shelleycat at 1:02 PM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


My cat was rejected due to Buzzfeed web page width restrictions :(
posted by Wordshore at 1:54 PM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


Christmas Cat.

Easter Cat.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:40 PM on May 8, 2014


take care of him while he destroys the things you care about.

Actually, after a solid decade of Cat Science, our tortoiseshell has figured out how to identify objects that will not break if dropped from a great height, but will make a really loud noise that will wake us up from a dead sleep.

She has also learned exactly where to lick us on our faces to wake us up (basically, near places we can't cover with pillows or blankets unless we want to risk suffocation).

Such a sweetheart.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:30 PM on May 8, 2014


sry, dis list is failz.
posted by nowhere man at 6:18 PM on May 8, 2014


Love the post. I've taken every chance I've had to get a cat shot:

Mechanic cat

Battle cat

Vegetable cat

Shadow cat

Hutong cat

My cat (Her name is Tipper)
posted by michswiss at 6:06 AM on May 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


I see Tipper is a tortie. I also recognize the look of sheer murder in a tortie's eyes.
posted by Kitteh at 7:50 AM on May 9, 2014 [3 favorites]




That is amazing. There is no chance that the cat was doing anything but protecting the little boy. After driving the dog off, he goes back to check on the boy. Hero cat, indeed.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:34 PM on May 14, 2014


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