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Internet Cat Video Festival draws 10,000 (!) to Walker Art Center
pioneer press ^ | 9-1-12 | Amy Carlson Gustafson

Posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

The Walker Art Center truly did go to the cats, and the world meowed its approval.

On Thursday, Aug. 30, more than 10,000 folks turned up for the outdoor Internet Cat Video Festival at the museum's Open Field area. Organizers had expected 2,500 to 3,000.

By Friday afternoon, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Slate.com, Buzzfeed and Mashable had all contributed articles to the viral purrs going around the Internet.

And those stories were shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter.

"Internet cat video stories galore today," wrote technology journalist and former New York Times "Bits" blogger Verne Kopytoff. "Bigger than Pinterest + Instagram. Insert cat pun here."

Even the website of the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., wrote: "It is the dawn of a new era. ... A reputable institution has accepted that ridiculous cat videos may count as art."

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; internet; kittyping; minneapolis; minnnesota; video; walker
We Minnesotans are on the cutting edge of art.


1 posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni; Slings and Arrows

LOL, we love catz, yes we do!


2 posted on 09/01/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by jocon307
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3 posted on 09/01/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Romney, why do you have to be on the ticket?!)
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4 posted on 09/01/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

"...wat ladder?'

5 posted on 09/01/2012 4:49:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TurboZamboni.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TurboZamboni

That is intense!

I love cats. they are weird.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307; KC_Lion; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

8 posted on 09/01/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL, I wish I had been there!


9 posted on 09/01/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL, I wish I had been there!


10 posted on 09/01/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL, I wish I had been there!


11 posted on 09/01/2012 5:54:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I hate this touchpad...sheesh


12 posted on 09/01/2012 5:55:40 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: TurboZamboni
Photobucket
13 posted on 09/01/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: TurboZamboni

bookmark


14 posted on 09/01/2012 6:01:23 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Doogle

"I got it, I got it..aw chit..ain't got it"

15 posted on 09/01/2012 6:10:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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16 posted on 09/01/2012 6:10:38 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: TurboZamboni

Kitty Tango Bump ; )


17 posted on 09/01/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: TurboZamboni
Menri won.

But he was not impressed with the competition.

18 posted on 09/01/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: KarlInOhio
Menri won.

Henri, Henri, Henri.

I must be one of the idiots Henri is surrounded by.

19 posted on 09/01/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: Slings and Arrows
Photobucket
20 posted on 09/01/2012 7:01:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Doogle

"RUNNNN! it's Moooochelllllll"

21 posted on 09/01/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: workerbee
Meooooowooooowooooowaooowww
22 posted on 09/01/2012 7:10:19 PM PDT by djone ( ------ AV.... instapundit.com--)
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To: TurboZamboni

23 posted on 09/01/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Is that Maru?


24 posted on 09/01/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

not sure, but since there’s a shoe box, quite possibly


25 posted on 09/01/2012 7:20:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

lol. the box is what made me ask


26 posted on 09/01/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Doogle

Fred Catstaire


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:10:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Doogle

OMG...so funny and creepy...


28 posted on 09/02/2012 2:36:10 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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29 posted on 09/03/2012 10:45:45 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: TurboZamboni

This post is just to funny! Thanks everyone for the out right laughter!


30 posted on 09/03/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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