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Why Pusheen the Cat is Significant

by on Aug.28, 2013, under - Favorites, - Show All Posts

When Facebook, one of the biggest companies on the web, partnered with Pusheen to integrate Pusheen emoticons into chat, I was initially slightly surprised. Why would a giant like them make a random cartoon cat part of their official product?
But then I realized that this was not a level-crossing, a heavyweight partnering with a lightweight, at all.
The unofficial symbol of the Internet is the lolcat. Cats are adorable. Cats are a tremendous aesthetic force. They physically move people’s hands to share pictures of them more than any other creature. Until now, what the Internet did not have was an ideal stylized cartoon cat to capture the essence of that sentiment. That cat is Pusheen.
Moreover, I frequently comment that most of the worlds problems aren’t hard like rocket science, but hard like herding cats. And I’m so optimistic about the Internet because it’s the best tool ever created for herding cats. Then Eric Smalls remarked that this was literally the case! Suddenly I was enlightened!
Long live Pusheen!

Art is great because it shows you  not the real thing with all its imperfection as does photography, but the essence of the thing, why it is awesome, through the rose-colored eyes of the artist. LOOK AT THE HUGGABLENESS


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