Fact: Cats are the glue that holds the World Wide Web together. If you’ve spent any meaningful amount of time on the web, you may have come across Grumpy Cat. It’s a “meme,” which is a word that’s put in quotes by people who don’t spend meaningful amounts of time on the web.
You should know your memes. Let’s ask Know Your Meme about Grumpy Cat:
Grumpy Cat is a nickname given to an angry-looking snowshoe cat that rose to fame online after its pictures were posted to Reddit in late September 2012. The cat is also known as “Tard” which is short for Tardar (Tartar) Sauce.
As you can see in the accompanying photo, this cat sure looks grumpy. It always looks like that, though.
Grumpy Cat joined Scumbag Steve (meme!) and the creator of Nyan Cat (See? More cats.) at Mashable House, where Mashable made good on its promise to let people meet some of their favorite internet memes IRL (look that up if you need to).
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