Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cats On The Internet

I ran across an article the other day about a man who was paying a Chinese firm about $50,000 a year to do his work so he could spend the day surfing the web, updating his Facebook page and watching videos of cats. I wondered how in the world he was able to pay so much money to hire people to do his job until I read that he had an annual salary of  over $250,000. Oh. That would certainly do it.

Yes, I was tempted to correct the spelling!
And then I thought about all the cat entertainment in cyberspace. I mean, these furballs are really in the spotlight these days. Their time has certainly come. There are videos of hilariously entertaining cat antics all over the place, and people are flocking to them. Laughing over them. Sharing them. Including me.

From left to right: Henri, Le Chat Noir, Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub

There are cats with character. Cats that are highly entertaining. Or talented. Cats with a unique look or quirky disposition. And some of these engaging cats are so popular that their owners are profiting from that celebrity status.

And then there are my cats...


These images were taken about 2 years ago, but they may as well have been taken today since things haven't changed much since then. If anything, these lazy cats are sleeping more.


Yup, that’s pretty much all they do for most of the day.


So.

I don’t think they’ll be in the spotlight any time soon.


29 comments:

  1. Great post! I read somewhere that the internet was invented just for cats. Oh, and porn.

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  2. Martha, next life I want to be born your cat. I heard of people who work overseas doing that... paying someone else to do their job because they work remote and who will know?!

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    1. Next life, I want to be born my cat, too! Talk about having it easy.

      I imagine there are many folks that do what this guy was doing --- they just haven't been caught!

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  3. It's funny...I'm definitely a dog person, but I do love pictures of cats and, yes, cat videos. I can't imagine spending all day looking at them though! I do love the way cats can seemingly sleep ANYWHERE. I love the way they curve and curl and stretch and drape. :-)

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    1. I think I'd go nuts watching videos of cats --- or just about anything else --- all day. This was clearly an obsession with this man. He was addicted to the internet, and that's all he could focus on.

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  4. Lol, your 2 cats on the chair is funny. I hardly understand how the black one is twisted -- how's that even comfy?

    Don't be sad, our dog and cat won't be on teh internet anytime soon either. They just sleep. And eat. And sometimes throw up.

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    1. The way my cats sometimes sleeps amazes me. They twist into the weirdest positions, and I can't imagine them being comfortable. And yet. They seem to be okay with it.

      And yes, sometimes they throw up!

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  5. Lol, I think that businessman had the right (c)attitude! Even after paying his flunkies, he was still pulling in a very decent salary - and enjoying his days :D

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    1. Had he handled it a little better, he would have gotten away with it --- and still be enjoying it!

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  6. Finally cats are having their day!!

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  7. But they do it so well - the sleeping, I mean!

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  8. that last picture is so true

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  9. Meows Meows would rule here if I didn't put my hoof down...LOL!

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    1. Hahaha...you are right, Sophie! Make sure to stand your ground or those kitties will push you aside!

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  10. I love the photo of the cat hitting the sauce :)

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  11. Unless there is a website devoted to psychotic cats, might won't be stars either. :( Oh I how I wish my would sleep like yours lol.

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    1. Your cats don't sleep away the day? They are an exception for sure!

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  12. You always make me smile! :) This is one of my favorite subjects by the way (as if you didn't already know that)!

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    1. I think after visiting your blog so many times, I get the idea...lol... There is a lot of fun stuff out there and I love sharing it when I run across it.

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  13. Martha so true!!! Cats seem to be so popular and dogs too!! The videos are so cute make you forget bad stuff for a while. And your cats are like mine, I swear most of the time they are sleeping until you leave the room or go out than you come home and wonder what tornado went through!!! LOL Swear one day to install a camera to see what the do when I leave!!!!

    Alice

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    1. PS Foxy like this so much she shared it on her FB Page lol

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    2. That's it...all that fun stuff makes us forget about whatever it is we're worrying about. I think my cats do the same. When no one is here, they're up to no good!

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  14. I envy the lovely sleeps your cats are having, Martha! Nothing can sleep like a cat! Or stretch like a cat! I want to come back as a cat! The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has an Egyptian cat mummy! I would always show it to my students on field trips. Cats are the coolest!

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    1. A cat mummy? That is amazing! I'd love to see that. I always enjoy Nature and Science museums; they are quite fascinating.

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