Who knew that kitten videos could bring out such unironic love in jaded New Yorkers? Today might be National Cat Day, but last Friday Warsaw in Brooklyn was a packed floor to ceiling with hundreds of furry followers for the Second Annual Internet Cat Video Festival.
She allegedly bragged to her friends, “I would do it again if I could,” according to a witness. Read More
The mayor’s race returned to late-night TV last night, with both The Daily Show and Colbert Report offering their takes on next Tuesday’s primary.
Back at the helm after an extended absence, Daily Show, host Jon Stewart directly went after front-runner Bill de Blasio’s tall stature.
“How large is Bil de Blasio? Did that guy fall right off a bean stalk?” he asked, turning to assail Anthony Weiner for his controversies on the campaign trail.
"But you guys love cats"
Well, here’s a new way to get your money’s worth out of that iPad. The Wall Street Journal reports that there’s now a “nascent but growing group touting the use of apps for pets.”
Cats seem to have inspired a proliferation of apps. Nate Murray, one half of the team behind “Games for Cats,” admitted, “I started off really early on thinking that it was ridiculous, but it ended up being something really meaningful for people,” admitted Mr. Murray. Friskies also has its own line of apps, and there’s even an animal shelter using the apps to draw out shyer cats, to socialize them before adoption.
Democratic National Convention
Come on, Democrats! The Republicans are totally kicking your ass right now in terms of absurd viral content. Sure, we know there’s a lot more cringe-inducing material for them to choose from, as the Tampa convention has already started. But for every Karl Rove James Carville impression, or politicians Tweeting pics with Jon Voight, you guys need to be up there with promoting next week’s CarolinaFest …
Cats and Dogs
The English translation of Maru the cat’s memoir is out today from William Morrow. There is nothing to say about Maru, whose YouTube videos are the #9 most viewed videos of all time in Japan, except, you know, believe the hype. USA Today has an interview with Maru’s “roommate” but the cat’s apparent Read More
When we read the news that the famously literary Algonquin Hotel was partnering with the famously colorless Marriott hotel chain, our first thought was, Oh, the homogenization of New York City continues apace! Our second thought was what will become of our favorite hotel cat, Matilda?
For those unfamiliar with the feline-friendly ways Read More
Cooper Union student loses her left eye in West Bank uproar.
In Queens, firefighters rescue 30 cats and dogs from a burning pet store.
Al and Tipper Gore to SEPARATE?!
Impressive book collection, valued around $20 million, heads to auction in London.
Zombie satellite isn’t Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to hate Katherine Heigl. Of course, it should be easy—the Grey’s Anatomy actress has made a practice out of doing things that almost seemed designed to make her fans turn against her (withdrawing her name from Emmy competition because she felt she was not given awards-worthy material from the Read More