Ceiling Cat, circa 2006              OLDIE BUT GOODIEThe State of CatMemes2011-2012                                        1
Why Do Memes Matter? Because even if you’re not actively mining memes you should at least actively understand them. Or els...
Because cats as a memetic medium have infinite plasticity which haslent to their popularity and longevity in the world of i...
NONONONO CatNONONONO Cat is a Russian housecat named Marquis known for hisunique, humorous meow. The video was shot in 200...
SkifchaSkifcha is a siamese cat in paper craft glasses most famous for dancing to thedubstep song “Swag Music” in the vide...
Breading CatsBreading Cats is a photo fad that involves taking pictures of cats with slices ofbread placed around the neck...
The Kitten CoversThe Kitten Covers is a tumblr devoted to recreating famous album covers with cats.It was started by desig...
Copter Cat Copter Cat, otherwise know as Orvillecopter, is a conceptual art piece by Danish artist Bart Jansen. Jansen’s c...
eHarmony Video Bio  The eHarmony Video Bio is a YouTube video featuring “Debbie” who really, really likes cats. In reality...
If It Fits, I SitsA pun on the USPS slogan “If it fits, it ships” this photo fad, born in late 2011,features cats sitting i...
Grumpy Cat   Grumpy Cat is a very angry looking snowshoe cat from Arizona named Tard   (short for Tarder Sauce). Tard’s ph...
Chemistry CatChemistry Cat is an advice animal image macro featuring a stock photo ofa stereotypically nerdy cat surrounde...
Business CatBusiness Cat is an advice animal image macro featuring a cat in a tie.The cat’s name is Emilio, the tie is fro...
Of course the most popular cat macro of all time is...HIPSTER KITTY!!!Technically this meme is from 2009 and was more rele...
And the most popular overall cat meme of 2011/2012 is...                                                     15
Nyan CatNyan Cat is an 8-bit animation of a half cat, half pop tart flying throughspace pooping rainbows. The animation was...
And this is how you know a meme has REALLY madeit - when it’s featured in BAD brogrammer advertising.                     ...
Teh Endz           18
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Cats as a memetic medium have infinite plasticity which has lent to their popularity and longevity in the world of internet visual humor. Here are the best of the best cat memes from 2011 and 2012.

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    1. 1. Ceiling Cat, circa 2006 OLDIE BUT GOODIEThe State of CatMemes2011-2012 1
    2. 2. Why Do Memes Matter? Because even if you’re not actively mining memes you should at least actively understand them. Or else this happens and the whole internet laughs at you. Pedobear, circa 2003 OLDIE BUT... ER...On July 19th 2012, Kit Kat posted this photo to Instagram and Facebook. Does that bear look familiar? If not, you’re part of the problem. 2
    3. 3. Because cats as a memetic medium have infinite plasticity which haslent to their popularity and longevity in the world of internet visual humor. CATS! CATS! CATS! CATS! CATS! CATS! CATS! 3
    4. 4. NONONONO CatNONONONO Cat is a Russian housecat named Marquis known for hisunique, humorous meow. The video was shot in 2004 and uploaded toYoutube in 2011. Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A Remix: #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XdJJBoKcNU 4
    5. 5. SkifchaSkifcha is a siamese cat in paper craft glasses most famous for dancing to thedubstep song “Swag Music” in the video “Stereo Skifcha”. This video was uploadedto Vimeo in 2012.Original: http://vimeo.com/36820781Remix #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlVK_cwV464Remix #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsvKvg-Qh0M 5
    6. 6. Breading CatsBreading Cats is a photo fad that involves taking pictures of cats with slices ofbread placed around the neck. The name of the series is meant to be a pun for“inbred” or “breeding” cats. Like most awful things on the internet this came fromReddit. You know it counts as a meme when it’s on South Park http:// youtu.be/CE3Pr2_ZXZU http://www.breadedcats.com/ 6
    7. 7. The Kitten CoversThe Kitten Covers is a tumblr devoted to recreating famous album covers with cats.It was started by designer and musician Alfra Martini in late 2011. http://thekittencovers.tumblr.com/ 7
    8. 8. Copter Cat Copter Cat, otherwise know as Orvillecopter, is a conceptual art piece by Danish artist Bart Jansen. Jansen’s cat Orville (named after the aviator) was hit by a car and his body turned into a taxidermied quadcopter. The internet did not like this.Original: http://youtu.be/6c4nZJ4ryFETheme Song: http://tinyurl.com/6pd8bmp 8
    9. 9. eHarmony Video Bio The eHarmony Video Bio is a YouTube video featuring “Debbie” who really, really likes cats. In reality it’s a sketch by actress Cara Hartman. The video was first uploaded in June 2011.Original: http://youtu.be/mTTwcCVajAcRemix #1: http://youtu.be/sP4NMoJcFd4Remix #2: http://youtu.be/cspGmWwBEPk 9
    10. 10. If It Fits, I SitsA pun on the USPS slogan “If it fits, it ships” this photo fad, born in late 2011,features cats sitting in impossibly small containers. 10
    11. 11. Grumpy Cat Grumpy Cat is a very angry looking snowshoe cat from Arizona named Tard (short for Tarder Sauce). Tard’s photos were posted to Reddit in September 2012 where they gained over 25,000 upvotes within 24 hours.Videos: http://youtu.be/INscMGmhmX4 and http://youtu.be/DhjLBmZqJKU 11
    12. 12. Chemistry CatChemistry Cat is an advice animal image macro featuring a stock photo ofa stereotypically nerdy cat surrounded by beakers and a blackboard full of science equations. 12
    13. 13. Business CatBusiness Cat is an advice animal image macro featuring a cat in a tie.The cat’s name is Emilio, the tie is from the Etsy shop Whisker Kisses, and the pic was taken on Christmas in 2010. From This To This 13
    14. 14. Of course the most popular cat macro of all time is...HIPSTER KITTY!!!Technically this meme is from 2009 and was more relevant before you heard of it. 14
    15. 15. And the most popular overall cat meme of 2011/2012 is... 15
    16. 16. Nyan CatNyan Cat is an 8-bit animation of a half cat, half pop tart flying throughspace pooping rainbows. The animation was made by Chris Torresand is based off his Russian Blue cat, Marty. Original: http://youtu.be/QH2-TGUlwu4 http://youtu.be/AaEmCFiNqP0 Remix #1: Remix #2: http://youtu.be/2wdw64aHYXA Remix #3: http://youtu.be/3KT_89gi2Dk Remix #4: http://youtu.be/502xxCTRfxo 16
    17. 17. And this is how you know a meme has REALLY madeit - when it’s featured in BAD brogrammer advertising. 17
    18. 18. Teh Endz 18
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