Glitterhell

This morning I was doing my usual scroll through Facebook, when I spotted the following…

Now, Urban Outfitters has a very, very, long history of ripping off other artists’ work, so it didn’t shock me to find out they had done it again.  I stopped shopping at Urban Outfitters a long time ago because of this (that and the company is owned by a right-wing-religious-fanatic).

Luckily, this story has two happy endings.  First, according to Glitterhell’s blog, UO has pulled the shirt.  They agreed that it was too similar, and pulled it from their stores and website.  The second part of this happy ending is all about me finding out about this company.  I love finding new independent merchants that put their love of cats on display.  Click through to see some of their occult kitty designs.   Continue reading

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Space Cat

Last Halloween, I became obsessed with this image.

I spotted it randomly on Pintrest, and fell in love.  There was something magical about it.

I have no idea who created it, whether it is old or new, or where it originally came from. At the time all I knew was that I wanted to be this for Halloween.

I tried hard to find some kind of vintage spaceman costume, but failed on all fronts.  I’m not very crafty, so there was no way I was going to make one.  In the end, I just created my own spin on the costume.  I combined 3 different costumes to create my ‘Space Cat’.  I effectively scared most of NYC…or at least the people I saw on the subway since I refused to take off my mask.

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My version of Space Cat.

Since that time, I’ve fallen in love with all things ‘space cat’.  I love the combination of cats in space.  I find it highly entertaining for some reason.

I decided to do an Etsy search for ‘space cat’.  I found some pretty rad things.  Click through to see some highlights.

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Cat Music Monday!

Hello friends!

Network Awesome had 8 different  songs about cats as part of the tribute to cats today, so I’m sure you’ve had your fill of cat songs.  Just in case you haven’t, though, I thought I would post a quickie.  This one is from Momus, and it’s one of my faves.  I like to pick up my cats and dance around the house to this occasionally.  It’s a fun, short, jazzy jam.  Enjoy!

*note – This is not the actual music video.  I don’t know that there is one.  This is just a video of a kitten set to the song.  So, you know, kitten!!

Network Awesome

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This is a head’s up for everyone.  I was contacted the other day with some fabulous news.  On Monday, February 18th, Network Awesome is paying tribute to CATS!

For those who don’t know what Network Awesome is, it is an online TV ‘channel’.  Every day they curate ‘shows’ pulled from YouTube.  Their system stitches the various videos together and presents it linearly to the viewer. It’s pretty awesome.

Monday’s schedule will include a hilarious collection of ‘When cats attack’, collections of music and art inspired by cats, as well as a mockumentary about their favorite controlled substance…catnip!  The program will also include the Korean horror film ‘The Cat’ and Stephen King’s 1985 Cat’s Eye.  I’m stoked.  If I didn’t have to work tomorrow, I would 100% stay in bed and watch all of this on rotation….for hours.

Dustin Fenstermacher

Banana Joe, a black affenpinscher, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.  He’s cute, he’s got a funny face, he’s the first of his kind to win Westminster.  Congrats Banana Joe, but yawn.  Let’s talk CAT SHOWS!

Cat shows don’t get nearly the amount of attention as dog shows.  In the future, with the internet’s love of all things cat, I’m sure this will change, but for now they are still flying under the radar except to those who are truly devoted.

This is where photographer Dustin Fenstermacher steps in.  In 2009, after the loss of his father, Dustin needed to escape.  His escape route?  Cat shows.

I’m not sure exactly how many cat shows Dustin has visited over the past couple of years, but he recently had a gallery exhibit at Gravy Studios showcasing the photographs from this period.  Click through below to see more stunning photographs.

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Dan Lacey

As you may or may not know, last Tuesday was National Pancake Day.  While it may not be a reason for banks to close, it is a reason for me to search on the internet for cats and pancakes.  Which is how I found Dan Lacey.

Some of you may already know about Dan Lacey.  He is, after all, the Painter of Pancakes.  He has appeared all over the internet, yet somehow, I had totally missed out on his greatness.  Huffington Post posted a great interview with him today about his more political artwork.  This, however, is a blog about cats so we will just be looking at his paintings that pertain to the feline kind.  Click through to see more of Dan’s artwork.

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Cat Music Monday!

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Apparently, the only songs I know about cats were written while I was in high school.  Not that this is a bad thing, I’m just starting to feel a little dated on my musical knowledge.

Today’s song comes from The Karl Hendricks Trio, an indie band out of Pittsburgh.  Written in 1993, How’s the Cat? is the final track on their Some Girls Like Cigarettes album.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find either a video or a link to the song anywhere on the internet.  I did, however, upload the track myself so you can grab an MP3 of it here.  You can also go listen to the whole album on Spotify here. Continue reading