It was a quiet night for an epic battle in San Francisco. Beneath the twinkling Christmas lights of the trailer-trash-themed bar Butter, the competitors donned their furry, glossy armor; a Sylvester the Cat costume for veteran Chris Quigley and a Scooby Doo suit for newcomer Shaan Puri. This was the #kittencamp meme battle.
At stake was the Standing Cat Cup, a 13KB JPEG of a cat standing on its hind legs, and glory -- sweet, cat-video-laden lolz glory.
The two men were about to go head-to-head in an Internet meme competition. The event, meant to celebrate Internet culture and viral … Read more