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A ranking of the most influential cats of 2012 [w/pix]
MSN Now ^ | 12/3/12

Posted on 12/03/2012 12:42:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Sure, it's sort of useful for instantly transmitting global news and completing important business transactions, but the Internet is truly about cats. They're the Internet's most enduring draw and always will be. Long after One Direction puts out its 50th year reunion album and Obama is known mostly as the dignified face on the $1,500 bill, there will still be images of cats napping in bedroom slippers. Their appeal is universal, and while we’re sure puppies and baby pandas will always have their place, cats dominate internet consciousness. As we barrel towards 2013, here’s a gallery of the most influential cats of 2012.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pix at source. Thanks to Gefn for the link!
1 posted on 12/03/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 12/03/2012 12:44:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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3 posted on 12/03/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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4 posted on 12/03/2012 12:50:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love cats. I just can’t finish a whole one by myself.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 12:50:56 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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6 posted on 12/03/2012 12:52:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love every one of them! Thanks, S&A!


7 posted on 12/03/2012 12:53:44 PM PST by Monkey Face (Help stamp out and abolish superfluous redundancy.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

"...and what time will we be retiring tonight?"

8 posted on 12/03/2012 12:58:36 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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9 posted on 12/03/2012 1:01:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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10 posted on 12/03/2012 1:03:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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11 posted on 12/03/2012 1:05:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a rather funny video of my torbie kitten Monkey tripping on catnip. Maybe I should up it to YouTube and see if it gets her in the running for the 2013 list...


12 posted on 12/03/2012 1:06:59 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very nice, except Dennis Avner, RIP. It’s nice to see all the “famous” cats in one place.

Thank you for the post and ping, my friend.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 1:21:15 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

best kitty gifs! Two paws up!


14 posted on 12/03/2012 1:49:20 PM PST by Gefn
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To: F15Eagle

Influential, you betcha.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 1:57:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Monkey Face

Always a pleasure.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 1:58:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Please!


17 posted on 12/03/2012 2:00:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

You’re welcome, and yes, shame about Mr Avner.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 2:02:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

Meow!


19 posted on 12/03/2012 2:03:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Been hitting the ‘nip, have we?


20 posted on 12/03/2012 2:05:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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21 posted on 12/03/2012 2:24:29 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Doogle

22 posted on 12/03/2012 2:26:10 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Revolting cat!; LucyT

23 posted on 12/03/2012 2:27:55 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Revolting cat!
Thanks for the seizure. I'll raise you one Hypnotoad:


24 posted on 12/03/2012 2:29:43 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL, I clicked on the thread because I thought it said “cars”.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 2:40:01 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Daffynition

Hurrah for Tardar Sauce!


26 posted on 12/03/2012 2:40:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Puma logo goes plus-size.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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28 posted on 12/03/2012 2:50:02 PM PST by Cementjungle
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bfl


29 posted on 12/03/2012 3:11:39 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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Photobucket
30 posted on 12/03/2012 3:59:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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31 posted on 12/03/2012 5:08:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
LOL


32 posted on 12/03/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Cementjungle

Awww!


33 posted on 12/03/2012 6:05:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SkyDancer

My cat is looking for another job?!


34 posted on 12/03/2012 6:07:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

just hanging out at da curb


35 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:05 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slings and Arrows
As requested... thought about posting it as a new thread but what the heck.

My little stoner kitty!

36 posted on 12/03/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Daffynition

u mad, bro? ;)


37 posted on 12/03/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Doogle
So near....yet so far........


38 posted on 12/03/2012 7:37:08 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

LOL! Kitteh is feeling fiiiiiine!


39 posted on 12/03/2012 7:52:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
>>:P


40 posted on 12/03/2012 7:57:26 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Here are numbers one and two of the most influencial cats of 2012 for me:

STELLA

BEAUX

41 posted on 12/03/2012 10:49:52 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Stella is the catnip junkie in our house. Beaux just seems to enjoy watching her than him getting something out of it. Guess he lacks the "catnip gene".

When Stella first starts out, she gets a whole body sniff and face full. Then she starts rolling around, kicking her back legs in a way that we call, "starting her Harley", then she tries to do somersaults. She'll be "on" for about five minutes and then, poof, like nothing ever happened. Hilarious! What funny things does yours do?

42 posted on 12/03/2012 11:00:48 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

Very influential - and cute - kitties.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 11:04:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: boatbums

beautiful kitties, very professional pawtraits.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 4:55:10 AM PST by Gefn
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To: boatbums

See post #36. I posted video of her.


45 posted on 12/04/2012 7:26:27 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Doogle
Now that's funny.


46 posted on 12/04/2012 7:28:26 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: Daffynition

LOL....feel sorry for it


47 posted on 12/04/2012 9:46:35 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh that poor sweet kitty with no legs (or pelvis!) hubby and I are crying over him!


48 posted on 12/04/2012 5:12:56 PM PST by jocon307
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He doesn’t seem to let it slow him down. Good thing cats don’t do self-pity.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 5:26:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

As cool and funny as Tard’s face looks I think there is something wrong with him. He looks unhappy, sure but I really think he *is* unhappy. The same genetic defect that gives him this face makes him walk funny. Healthy cats don’t walk the way this one does. I just hope he’s not suffering.


50 posted on 12/08/2012 11:13:45 AM PST by LiberConservative
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