Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.

2008-04-25

Fun Friday: It's Caturday!

Like many librarians, I have cats. Just two, though, Henry and Beezus. (Witness their adorableness!) And like many people who are not librarians but have cats, I like to read cat and kitten blogs. So for Fun Friday, I'm going to share my favorites.

First, I Can Has Cheezburger? spawned an internet culture and a new way of speaking online. This site consists of LOLCats, pictures of cats with funny captions that are meant to emulate a cat's way of thinking. If you know of no other sites dedicated to silly pictures of cats, you should know about this one.

Cute Overload
features pictures of kittens, puppies, hedgehogs, and all other kinds of adorable animals.

Kitten War! It's not really a war, just clicking through cute pictures of cats. Cats "battle" each other by showing the viewer two pictures at a time, and the viewer clicks on the ones he believes is cuter.

The Daily Kitten. Look forward to 3:07 p.m. every day, because that's when the Daily Kitten adds a photo and little bio of their Kitten Du Jour.

And my personal favorite, the only one I look at every day, the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee. Let me tell you, there is a special place in heaven for the humans that update IBKC. They're a couple in the Seattle area that fosters homeless kittens until they're ready for adoption. I dare you not to read this blog and NOT think, "That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen in my life." Right now they're fostering five kittens, three of which are polydactyl, and a mama cat.

Try not to fall over from the cuteness.

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