This week in internet cats: Cats vs. technology
Cats have been a staple of the internet since the late 1940s, and this week, our feline friends are making a big showing on Reddit. The Cats vs. Technology subreddit was originally formed in 2014, but for reasons known only to the internet gods, it’s blowing up in January 2021. This rapidly growing subreddit features videos and pics of cats sitting on warm laptops, figuring out how water coolers work, or trying to outsmart their automatic feeder. In other words, there are cats in it, and cats are pretty good. Especially when they’re on the internet and I don’t have to dig their shit out of a box in the laundry room.
Viral video of the week: Ultra unboxing
The viral videos people are really sharing this week are of Capitol rioters bragging about committing felonies, goofily grinning while stealing lecterns and inciting violence, but that’s all kinds of depressing, so instead, let’s soothe our jangled nerves with some Unbox Therapy! Unboxing videos are a strangely hypnotic subgenre of YouTube videos where someone opens a box with a new product in it and shows off the contents, and Unbox Therapy’s latest is an epic. It featured the full Samsung Galaxy S21 product line, including the Ultra 5G S21, Galaxy S21, the and the S21+, plus their Galaxy Buds headphone. It’s 22 minutes of hardcore, uncensored unboxing, where cellphones are stripped of their packaging and displayed in crystal clear HD. You can see every connector port, every charger cable, all the camera lenses…my god, when he peels that plastic protection sheet off the display panel…
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