I think this hits just about all the things I love about our internet-driven pop culture. I love the internet! When people make big announcements on Facebook about going on a “Facebook diet for a while” or I have to explain a very popular old meme, I get confused. This is our language! And it’s mostly filled with cats and rainbows and the desire to make other people laugh through worldwide inside-jokes. If you’re gonna tell me Facebook is just full of boring descriptions of daily routines and inane photos of food, I just don’t understand you. That burger looked AMAZING.
In this post on “21 Cats That Aren’t Striking the Right Work-Life Balance” we have something very beautiful. First: photos of cats, and cats making funny faces, at that. Why do you complain about photos of cats? They’re great.
Next: short but specific captions told in the voice of a cat with the spirit of an angsty late 20-something. I love this one: “
11. Just another Friday night, trying to get to zero inbox.
I know that Gen Y is generally categorized as lazy, needy narcissists, but just about all of my friends understand this very particular minute pain. It is a defeated, muffled feeling that is hard to describe with words. So we add cats.
I believe in the power of Buzzfeed.