You haven’t lived life to the fullest until you have discovered Tard, aka Grumpy Cat. Grumpy Cat was possibly the most popular cat on the Internet this year, and I doubt she will be leaving our computer screens anytime soon. Grumpy Cat is mostly known for her deathly gaze, which has unfortunately turned into a bunch of crude memes. Although Tard appears to be really angry all the time, I’m sure on the inside is a warm little soul.
Henri le Chat Noir is a French cat who poses his incredibly deep thoughts on the world. A Youtube sensation, the cat has become a symbol of sad cats to stare out of windows and contemplate the perils of both human and cat life.
3. Colonel Meow
Colonel Meow is pretty much the Justin Bieber of the cat world. Not only does he have an incomparable hairdo, but he has all oft he internet swooning. Maybe not in the same ways as Biebs, but their fan following is admirable.
Firm Folksam caused an uproar with their controversial commercial featuring skydiving cats. The Internet had a mixed reaction to the ad — most thought it was cute and creative while others saw it as cruel to put cats up to such a task. Of course, the cats weren’t actually forced to sky dive. But the idea of it is pretty scary!
This cat knows how to chill out and enjoy the scenery. I don’t like the idea of putting a cat in an awkward position like this. But the fact that he can sit himself up like that is wicked. The internet fell in love with the relaxing kitty for his “devil may care attitude” and strange skills.
A satirical take on the film Seven Psychopaths, the Seven PsychoCATS pose as the actors in a mock-trailer of the film. It’s kind of strange to see cats swearing, which is probably part of their raise to fame. Perhaps these kitties could learn a lesson in innocence from the relaxed kitty.
7. Ninja Cat
It’s pretty obvious what this cat is known for — total mind-blowing powers. The Ninja Cat is famous for its teleporting powers. This would probably scare me so much I would drop my camera if my cat ever did this.
I love Christmas stories as much as anyone, especially The Night Before Christmas. But I always appreciated a rendition with modern sensibilities. That’s why Comediva wrote a whole new story called How the LOLcats Saved Christmas. In this version, the LOLcats stop Tard the Grumpy Cat from attacking Santa Claus. Guest appearances included Henri the Existential Cat, Maru and the Keyboard Cat. If the adorable story doesn’t get you, then the LOLcat pictures will.
Henri the Existential Cat was visited in his dreams this Noel by three distinct cats, who each had a lesson for him much like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. First comes a young cat whom Henri deems far to simple minded to learn anything from. Next is an outdoor cat who seems to know a lot about the world. Henri learns to appreciate the small things in life such as the fact that he’s alive and he’s not a dog. Finally comes the older cat, who has taught Henri some of the most important lessons throughout the years: ”Never let them [the people] pet you. Never expose your belly. Never sit on a lap voluntarily.”
Still Henri can see in the older cat’s eyes he needs approval from humanoids and becomes even more depressed that this might be his inevitable future.
Henri is now a big star and has one a slew of awards but he’s still not letting the fame get to his head — I mean, he’s always been kind of self-righteous. The new video “The Worst Noel” isn’t very merry but it’s about as cheery as you can expect from the cat.
Watch it here
Halloween is very difficult time for Henri the Existential Cat, whose naturally gloomy disposition is only highlighted during the season of ghouls and pumpkins. He’s tired of the “nonsense” decorations — fake fruit and homages to dead friends — not to mention such inauthentic costumes.
It is all pointless, he says.
In the past, Henri has talked about world domination and going to the vet. His existential rants make me want to pet his head and go “d’aw,” which would probably all be a terrible pity to someone who has the soul of Albert Camus and the body of Felix the Cat.
Poor little party pooper, he just wants to be taken seriously.
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I wish my grumpy cat Suki was as pensive as Henri. Whenever I look at her, I assume she’s plotting my death or world domination. Probably both.
Henri the existential cat gives my cat a run for her money in his new enlightening video Politique. The cat explains (in fluent French, no less) that animals of his kind are ready to rule the world. We’ve been following Henri for quite some time now, like when he received an open love letter from his secret admirer. Perhaps he wants to impress his feline friend with his political wisdom?
When I first heard about the Internet Cat Video Film Festival, I’m pretty sure my entire body froze and I shot into cotton candy clouds like a rocket fuelled on rainbow sparkles. Well that’s how I felt inside but I actually looked more like this:
Finding and watching cat videos is a favourite pastime of mine. Even after I finish hunting for them at andPOP, my cat-obsessed friend and I share our faves via Gmail, like two old cat ladies who collect kitten paraphernalia (I don’t actually because that would be CRAY).
As andPOP previously reported, Minneapolis is holding a cat video film festival on Aug. 30 as part of Open Field, the Walker Art Gallery’s summer project. You can vote for your fave videos until July 30 online. While I don’t want to sway any of you in a particular direction, these are some of my personal faves. Share yours under the comment section!
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Henri the Existential Cat might be a little less depressed with his unbearable circumstances when he realizes true love has found him. Existential feline Anais Mittins recorded an open love letter to Henri, chronicling her quest to find him. Although she has a satisfactory life and a partner who appreciates her freedom and love of literature, she still finds herself yearning for Henri and scouring the streets to find him.
I think he finally found his match!
I’ve already relayed my love for grumpy-anything. When I was a kid, my favourite cartoon characters usually had some sort of cloud-over-their-head outlook on life. Think of Disney’s Donald Duck or The Care Bear’s Grumpy. So no surprise, I love Henri The Existential Cat. He’s actually my favourite of all the Internet cats.
In the third episode called “Le Vet”, Henri visits a doctor and ponders whether his entire life is a sham. He’s having a hard time dealing with his newfound status as a viral video cat, but a demeaning visit to the vet doesn’t do anything to cure his disillusionment of the world.
Combined with Will Braden’s “The Good and Bad Heart,” Henri makes me question a lot of things in this life and reinforces that we should all be true to ourselves. We also get a glimpse of a secondary character, a fluffy white “imbecile” cat who’s colluding with the caretakers. Drama! [Source]
My neighbours used to own two black cats with very different personalities. Felix was a happy-go-lucky feline who happily ate generic food over the seemingly tastier name brand. Jimmy on the other hand was what I now know to be an existential cat. He grimly sat by the window, either ignoring us or giving us a look of “I’m to good for this” disdain when we tried to pet him. Sadly, he had a corkscrew-shaped tail that I’m sure made him feel insecure.
If Jimmy met Henri, perhaps he’d at least feel another cat understood him. In this video, Henri, the existential cat ponders his dull existence and learns a few difficult truths along the way.
Watch the video below: