Mews and Nips: cats take over popular culture

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Both of today’s stories come from popular culture, and they both made me smile because they prove yet again that cats are, indeed, taking over the world. Our first story spread like wildfire once it hit the wires: Hasbro, Inc., the maker of Monopoly, announced that it is adding a cat token to the the real estate game. The cat will replace the iron, which is being retired. This change is the result of an online contest, which let fans vote on the tokens. I wonder whether this new addition to the game will lead to fierce competitions between the cat and the Scottie? Read the full story on The Today Show website.

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The makers of Oreo made headlines during the Superbowl blackout with their quick thinking “you can still dunk in the dark” Twitter ad, and continued to capitalize on their “cookies vs. creme” debate after the game. Catsparella reports that the brand asked fans to submit a picture, along with their favorite part of the cookie. 20 artists armed with 928 boxes of Oreos were then charged with making sculptures out of some of the submitted pics, by only using cookies or creme. One of the winners crafted the amazing cat sculpture shown above. Read the full story on Catsparella.

 

Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of monopoly piece from Today Show website, photo of Oreo sculpture from Catsparella

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: cats take over popular culture

  1. Glogirly and Katie
    February 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I can’t wait to get my paws on the new Monopoly game!!! My days of fighting for the scottie dog are OVER!

    ….OMC…that video is HILARIOUS!!! I love it so much….going to have to share!

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    • Ingrid
      February 10, 2013 at 6:15 am (7 years ago)

      The video makes me chuckle each time I watch it, Debbie.

      Reply
  2. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    February 9, 2013 at 10:15 am (7 years ago)

    I always hated the iron… yuck… and had to be the dog. But now, finally…. A CAT!! There will probably be an increase in family bonding and board game night because of this pretty little silver feline!!

    That video was so funny!!!!

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm (7 years ago)

      Of course, there could also be family fighting in cat loving families, because everybody is going to want to be the cat….

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  3. caren gittleman
    February 9, 2013 at 6:40 am (7 years ago)

    I may actually start to play Monopoly again……I always found that game to be incredibly boring. Now, if I can be the “cat” I may just change my mind!

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm (7 years ago)

      I haven’t played in ages, but I used to love the game. I think I’ll love it even more now – as long as I can be the cat!

      Reply

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