In definitive proof the Internet has way too much time on its hands, a new meme involving — what else? — cats has cropped up online.
The Meowtfit Tumblr, which launched in late October, features photos submitted by cat owners of their felines dressed up in tights.
So far, the submissions are mostly cats posed in varying states of lounging.
A calico with gray knee-highs sprawled across a bed? Check. A tabby in hot pink jeans and Converse sneakers napping? Check. A cat in leopard skin leggings and rubber Tretorn boots? Sure, why not.
Of course, it's not the first time pets have inspired single-topic Tumblrs. Hover Animals, which launched in 2010, focuses on images of animals in flight. Cats Wearing Sweaters clawed its way to brief Internet fame earlier this year. The Well Dressed Animals Tumblr features photos of, well, just that.
And who can forget the hilarious Dogshaming Tumblr that went viral in 2012, embarrassing countless canines and spawning several imitators along the way.
- Dylan Stableford | The Sideshow – Mon, Nov 4, 2013
In definitive proof the Internet has way too much time on its hands, a new meme involving — what else? — cats has cropped up online.Read More »from Looking for photos of cats in tights? Meowtfit's got you covered
We're all going to die (hopefully not too soon). And that means that someday, everyone currently on Facebook will be six feet under (metaphorically speaking).Read More »from Blog attempts to answer when the dead will outnumber the living on Facebook
The blog What If? recently attempted to determine when (in ballpark figures) the number of dead people on Facebook will outnumber those who are alive.
It's a morbidly fascinating question, and the unidentified blogger behind What If? is more than up to the challenge.
The conclusion: Depending on whether Facebook stays popular, the answer is either in the 2060s or the 2130s.
The blogger writes, "Based on the site's growth rate, and the age breakdown of their users over time,there are probably 10 to 20 million people who created Facebook profiles who have since died."
Looking down the road, the blogger writes, "About 290,000 US Facebook users will die (or have died) in 2013. The worldwide total for 2013 is likely several million. In just seven years, this death rate will double, and in seven more years it will double again."
Call off the Hardy Boys. The mystery of Google's barge has apparently been solved.Read More »from Secret of Google's SF barge discovered: report
The barge, currently floating near San Francisco in a haze of intrigue, will be used to market the tech giant's Google Glass and other gizmos, KPIX-5 reported.
Using shipping containers as buildings, the barge will feature luxury showrooms and a "party deck." Its progress has been overseen by co-founder Sergey Brin. Eat your heart out, Apple stores.
The party deck up top will have "bars, lanais and other comforts so Google can fete its upscale customers."
Google, which is headquartered south of San Francisco in Mountain View, Calif., has been working on the barge project for more than a year, according to KPIX.
So, what does it look like? There are no interior photos yet (sheesh, not even a Google Earth shot of the roof?), but a KPIX source described the barge as having three floors that will serve as "dazzling showrooms." Based on the source's descriptions (chrome features and floor lighting), the top
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