My contribution to the “Grumpy Cat” meme… fuggedaboutit!
Here’s the original Grumpy Cat
The “Grumpy Сat” won the 17th Annual Webby Awards “Meme of the Year”. The award ceremony took place on 22 May. Internet users favoured Grumpy Cat over the Harlem Shake, Goats Yelling Like Humans, and Gangnam Style by voting on the BuzzFeed website. Tandar Sause, known as Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, became popular after her owner posted her picture on the social news website Reddit and then superimposed with humorous comments. The female cat has a permanently grumpy face due to feline dwarfism and an under bite. She and her brother Pokey were born to normal parents with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail. Ironically, Grumpy Cat is calm and Pokey has a grumpy personality. “The Official Grumpy Cat” on Facebook has over 930,000 Likes. The organisers announced the other Webby winners on 30 April. Such websites as Change.org, Pinterest, Tumblr, Dropbox, and The Onion won multiple awards. A Webby is an award for excellence on the Internet. It began in 1995 and presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Categories include websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile. The award is one of the older internet-oriented awards and is known as “The Oscars of the Internet”.
22 May 2013
Voice of Russia World Service
The oca.org cabal does it again. It had a piece up about a nun dying in South Carolina on 22 February… but didn’t mention that Mother Theodora of Holy Transfiguration Convent died on the same day. I found out Friday night, at the Pannikhida for a friend’s daughter, and I got it up as soon as I heard of it. I’m sure that Iggy passed the word… why wasn’t it posted for all to see? It’s news, after all. Obviously, oca.org is playing favourites here… they publicised one of the konvertsy, but not someone from a real monastery. It does take all kinds, kids… and some sorts are just bone-idle layabouts, and there’s nothing to be done of it… except to fire them (which won’t happen). These people have an obligation to get out the news as quickly as they receive it, as modern technology allows such. The fact that they don’t is a reflection of their (lack of) character. Such people wish to be bowed and scraped to… what utter insanity.
The ship continues to sink, slowly, but steadily…
Make It Beautiful
Research by Canadian scientists published in the journal PLOS ONE stated that when women choose a picture or photo for internet use, they tend to choose more explicit avatars. The proportions of the character’s body seem not to matter much one way or the other.
27 December 2012