11 December 2011

Best Internet Memes of 2011

2011 was a great year for Internet Memes.  Here is a list of my favorite internet memes for this past year. Since I usually blog about cats, I'll begin my list with cat memes.

Nyan Cat
Nyan Cat has probably been the most popular Internet Meme this year, and it is still going strong.   He showed up incarnated into every nationality possibly, and the fan art has been inspired.  Nyan cat was a favorite Halloween costume, and showed up on t-shirts and other apparel.





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Business Cat
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Chemistry Cat

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The Most Interesting Cat In the World
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Toll Cats





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E-Harmony Video



Lenin Cat


Zuckerberg Note Pass



Kitten Covers


Anti-Zombie Fortress
It all began on REDDIT.







Futurama Fry

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 Horrifying House-guest

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Spoofing "The Rapture"



Princess Beatrice Royal Wedding Hat


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Planking
 Awesome Alison Planking at Mesa Verde



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X all the Y


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Pepper Spray Cop

Here are some other Best of lists:

03 December 2011

The Essential Internet Cats of 2011

It is that time of year again to look back at the Internet Cats that amused and amazed us this past year on the Internet.

Kitten in Hamster Ball



Spider Cat
Spider Cat was uploaded to YouTube on Dec 24, 2010, yet it it was in 2011 that it went viral. It marks a major new trend, that of cute cat videos coming to us from Russian cat lovers.

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 Jimmy, the Thumbs Up Cat


Barking Cat, Another Viral Russian Cat Video


Bully Cat


Cat mom hugs baby kitten

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Two-Faced Cat

2 Faced Kitty Fan Art


Cat, Dolphins Play Together


Kitten in Slow Motion


Cats with Thumbs



Oskar the Blind Kitten

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Jack The Cat

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Larry, the Downing Street Cat
Larry the Cat is the Darling of Dowing Street. He was brought in the house hold as a mouser, but proved to be more interested in being a pampered house cat than a working mouser. Larry makes me miss the days when the U.S. had a first cat, Socks.

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 Simon's Cat

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Simon's Cat Home Page
Simon's Cat on YouTube
Simon's Cat on FaceBook and Twitter
Simon's Cat: The Daily Mirror cartoon strip
Simon's Cat on Amazon.com




Cat versus Human
Cat versus Human constantly tells the story of every cat lover's life.  This was the year that Cat Versus Human's first book was published.
Licky Legs

Force Cuddling

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Cat Versus Human's Blog
Cat Versus Human on Tumblr
Cat Versus Human on Twitter
Cat Versus Human on Facebook
Cat Versus Human on Flickr



The Bob Cats from the Oatmeal




When the tsunami hit Japan, the online world was shaken by the devastating videos of destruction and loss in Japan. There also were people all over the world searching for news about both Maru and Shironeko. Both are beloved Japanese cats with large followings on the web. Maru and Shironeko were both internet superstars for the year 2011. 


Maru


Photo that let us know Maru was safe during the Tsunami
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Shironeko




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Tumblr Cats
Anyone who frequents Tumblr knows that cats rule on Tumblr.  There are numerous blog dedicated to just cats.  On Saturday, even blog that aren't concerned with cats feel obligated to find a cat pic to celebrate Caturday.


Tumblr is often show as a girl with a cat.







My own Tumblr Cat


When 4Chan Invaded Tumblr, he realized he 
needed to bring cats to get Tumblr's attention.


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My Essential Internet Cats of 2010
My Favorite Memes of 2011