The geniuses over at OC Weekly have started a meme I hope will never die: cute-ing up the covers of famous albums via copious feline additions. I’ve often explained cats’ Internet popularity to people who don’t “get it” thusly: much like Prince, cats are popular because they don’t give a fuck and they improve every situation they’re a part of. Here are a few of my favorite ones:
The cats on the left and the right are clearly overwhelmed by all that booty, while the ones in the middle are too cool to care.
All my respectable music writer friends love this album and it makes me feel like I’m living in a parallel universe because it is fucking poison to my ears. WHAT HIDDEN GOODNESS AM I MISSING? Anyway, I’d definitely like it better if it had a cat on the cover.
This one combines two intense interests of the Internet: cats, and Animal Collective. I really like the way they have the cat interacting with its environment here. Cats do like to swat at things, don’t they? It’s funny ’cause it’s true.
There are a bunch more over at The OC Weekly, and I suspect there will be additional images all over tumblr in the next few hours. Memes are a beautiful thing, sometimes.