The Internet is: a) is a cat archive b) a world-wide phenomenon for cat enthusiasts c) a cat content generating machine, for cats, by cats d) now with 35% more cats. Even if you’re a dog person, sure there are cute puppy videos, but let’s face it: the internet is all about cats. Well, 96% about cats. Also 1% random ranting, 1% recipes and 2% butt stuff. At one point, when we were fools, we thought the Internet would be a treasure trove of accessible information and a geography-busting connection between humans. We were wrong. It’s all cats.
Not to be confused with Don’t Fuck With Cats, a true crime documentary on Netflix about hunting our own homegrown Internet killer, or Cats, a cinematic travesty that limped quickly out of theatres, tail between its legs, #Cats_The_Mewvie is a documentary that explores the whys and the hows of the feline domination of the world wide web.
Because I am on Twitter, I constantly hear people talk about how negative and soul-sucking and bleak the Internet is. And I often wonder: are we using the same Internet? Because I do not ever feel that way. Of course, I also don’t seek out disagreements, or start flame wars, or engage people who do. When I’m feeling sleepy, I pull up my favourite song. When I need cheering up, I watch puppies doing puppyish things. The worst thing that’s happened to me on the Internet this month is a comment I received on Youtube where Sean and I were referred to as “Handsome man and beautiful hairy lady.” I’m choosing to believe it was a problem of translation…maybe they meant beautiful haired? I’d buy that. In fact, I already have! Why thank you. Thumbs up. 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿.
The Internet is filled with cats and people like to look at them so much that some cats are famous. Some cats have agents. Some cat owners have made millions of dollars. Of course, like any show biz parent, you have to be willing to harass your ‘asset’ and turn them into a product to continually be exploited. The rest of us are just taking occasional, amateur, jittery videos of our pets doing stupid or silly things. Those are the ones we post. Most of the time our pets stubbornly refuse to do anything insta-worthy the minute you have your camera out and ready.
Truly, the world is a beautiful place, the Internet is bursting at the seams with quality cats, and Netflix is a black hole filled with documentaries such as this.
The first paragraph was pure … what was it anyway, not quite a movie review, so let’s say the first paragraph was pure and utter blogging gold!
Gold! You hear me? GOLD!!!
LikeLiked by 1 person
So Don’t Fuck with Cats was recommended to me by Netflix after watching the Taylor Swift documentary so I didn’t even think about what it was about I was like oh, a Taylor style movie about cats that will be cute! Needless to say I didn’t finish 🙂 Maybe Netflix doesn’t get me like I thought.
But thanks for the recommend on this one! I’ll give it a go.
Don’t fuck with cats was, well I can’t think of the right word here, I didn’t finish it. I would watch this though, cheers for the heads up.
The cheetah and I may have to check this out because well,he is a cheetah…..
I’m putting this on my list as we speak…
I hope it’s better than fucking Cats or anything related to Taylor Swift.
Oh wow – I honestly thought that title was a joke when I looked at my blog feeder. ….I kind of want to watch this though…?
Here’s a TV commercial from 1999–notice the computer–that more than two decades later seems eerily prescient. But first I’d like to say you do have beautiful hair.
Oh hairy lady…you are funny. I thought you were talking about Cats….that movie which i must see because I hear it is so bad. This film..is it a documentary? I am just wondering. because i would see it. I never watch bad things on the internet..love animal videos because they are so funny and cute