Monday, October 25, 2010

the web loves cats

but why? this article explores this question. the author contemplates that it is because they are cute and we want to see that adorableness and that they are "sinister creatures" and we like to see them pay (for example, clips that show how humourous it is when they fall, like off the curtain rod). either way, dogs don't do it for us.
"'Dogs are the equivalent of a creative professional trying to manufacture 'the next viral sensation' to advertise a brand -- sure, they'll have a hit now and again, but unless it's really exceptional work, you'll just ignore it, because you know they're doing it to get your attention,' says Shepherd.

'When a dog gets in a box, it's because he desperately wants you to think he's cool. When a cat does it, it's because it suddenly felt like the right thing to do at the time. More often than not, it totally was. I think it's the very aloofness of cats that makes us want to caption their thoughts, or put them in front of a keyboard and see what happens. The many Keyboard Dogs were a failure not just because they came second, but because they were enjoying themselves far too much.'"

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