And I just had the feeling, seeing that first image, that there was more where that came from. I was right: there are thousands upon thousands of them. And each one I see cracks me up still more.
So, naturally, I had to go on a meme hunt. Here's what I discovered:
Hipster Kitty (a.k.a Hipster Cat) is an image macro series featuring a fashion-conscious kitten wearing a lavender hoodie and a pair of thick-framed glasses, derived from a painting called “Allison” by artist Craig Wheat.You can see more (a lot more) here at Know Your Meme, a useful site to keep track of in any case.
These image macros are typically paired with tongue-in-cheek sayings to poke fun at the self-righteous lifestyles of vintage-lovin’, cheap beer-sippin’, Bukowski-quotin’ urban folks. To a certain extent, Hipster Kitty can be seen as a self-parody phenomenon.
So what does all this meme knowledge get me? Well, pretty much nothing, right? Except for laughter. And we can never have too much of that.