There’s Still Time To Gif-Together

Hi Burgers,

Even if you’re busy getting ready to save the animals with the Internet, it’s important to take a moment and catch up.

I’m going to Canada this weekend and am trying to quell my Seattle passive aggressiveness for some excessive friendliness.

Canada is just like this, right?

What’s new with you guys?

“Eating Some Carrot Cake, with Raspberries.”

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Cheers,
Cheezburger
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We Can Save The Animals!

Hi Burgers,

The Internet is a tool of ultimate power! Too much? Maybe, but considering all of the ways it brings people together, maybe not. In that vein, our own Ben Huh is going to sit down with Geof Rochester from The Nature Conservancy for a Facebook Q&A on the topic of how the Internet can save the animals.

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Please be sure to spread the word and then head to the Nature Conservancy Facebook page on Wednesday July 23 to discuss how each one of us can help.

I know this topic is near and dear to many of our hearts in the Cheezburger community, so I hope to “see” you all there.

Think how proud your cat will be…

And how rare that is.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Could You Be An E-Athlete?

Hi Burgers,

On my way to work I sometimes pass through the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and several other Seattle landmarks, and today the whole area was jam packed with e-sports fans gathered to watch the final match of The International Dota 2 Tournament.

If you’ve never heard of it, DoTA 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game released by Valve Games and The International is a tournament between the best teams in the world.
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This tournament drew a crowd of 17,000 people to Seattle, selling out the Bernaroya Hall in 90 minutes, and the grand prize is a solid $5,000,000! You can win $21,000 just for getting 14th place. It’s like a golf tournament. ESPN even jumped on the e-sports bandwagon and the whole thing is being televised on ESPN2 and online. You can check out the final match here.
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There you have it, the spotlight is yours gamers, no need to threaten your ACLs and MCLs in your quest for competitive glory and wealth, though carpel tunnel syndrome is now a very real e-athlete threat.

I wonder if e-sports are about take their rightful place in the sporting world. I better download DoTA 2 for “research” purposes.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

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It’s Pronounced Chech, Not Cheech Or Czech

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Hi Burgers,

This week’s Featured User is a veteran, an award winning novelist and a world traveling candid kitty photographer. Chech1965 has walked with lions in Africa, trekked through a volcano crater and tried to extract money from a very particular Russian ATM, but I’ll let her tell the story.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
When I was young, there was a little boy in our neighourhood would couldn’t pronounce my first name (Lesleyanne) so he started calling me Chech. I have no idea how he came up with that. I have four older brothers and they latched onto it like big brothers would and it has stuck. Even my nephew calls me that (which was a problem in customs once when the officer asked him what my name was and he said Chech).

One thing I notice is that people who see the word on a page like to pronounce it Cheech as in Cheech and Chong or Czech as in a citizen of the Czech Republic. It’s actually pronounced Chech as in Chechnya, the Russian republic.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I joined in January 2008. I remember laughing hysterically at some captioned cat pictures someone had sent to me and I wanted to see more, so I found my way to ICHC. It was so new, I was able to read all the LOLCats front pagers going back to day one. My ribs still hurt.

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
I think I gravitate to other cat lovers, but will friend anyone who likes animals…including dogs! Like some others, I’m a tad shy, but I love making new friends all over the world. I actually didn’t have my first Cheez friend until the fall of 2008. I had noticed other Cheez peeps had dozens of friends, so feeling a little left out, I made a lol saying I had no friends and I got snowed under by friend requests from a lot of wonderful Cheez peeps.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
Without question, it’s LOLCats. I pretty well spend ninety-nine point elebenty per cent of my time there. I pop into the other animal sites from time to time and make the odd non-cat lol but I’ve never really loitered far from the cats. For me, no other animal has such a range of expressions. They can go from head-exploding cute to pure zombie evil.

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We Need Your Help!

Hi Seattle Burgers!

We are currently hard at work here at Cheez HQ redesigning our mobile app and we want to know what you think with some face to face feedback.

We’re looking for volunteers who are willing to come into our Seattle office (in Lower Queen Anne) to test out some of our mobile products.

If interested, please email contactus@cheezburger.com with your availability over the next two weeks (7/21-8/1) during the hours of 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

See you soon IRL! Thank you for your time!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

We need all the help we can get.

 

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Cheezburger Won Because Of Sylviag

Hi Burgers,

Let’s go back to the Internet World Cup tournament that we recently won for a second. What was the key to victory? Tenacity? Skill? The lack of other teams to play? Sure, these things all played a role. However, the real secret to success was Catorade. Specifically, the Catorade distributing skills of our very own Sylviag, otherwise known as the “Gatorade Gurrl!

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She can actually hear dehydration. Before you even know that a molecule of moisture has evaporated from the tip of your nose, she’s there with her trusty Happy Cat adorned bottle of magical Catorade. You’re welcome.

Thanks Sylviag, we owe it all to you.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Of Course Cats Can Time Travel

    Hi Burgers,

    Time travel is real. Don’t believe me? Take it up with Lil’ Bub. She looks harmless enough, but remember, that’s a magical cat from outer space you’re dealing with. Very unpredictable.

    This little adventure comes to us courtesy of the Animalist’s new series called CATastrophes. These weekly comedies are recreations of viewer submitted cat stories. The show offers up cat tips too, which is great because we all need more help understanding the nuances of the feline mind. Even better still, many of the cats featured in each show are up for adoption! This particular episode features kittehs from local shelters in the Chicago area.

    If you’re a Chicago Burger (or any other kind of human), now is your chance to take home a real, live piece of Internet fuel and love him or her forever.

    Cheers,
    Cheezburger

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My Top Five Funny Things

Hi Burgers,

The Internet has way to many funny things. You’ll never see them all. We know because we try. So Cheezburger is teaming up with funny people from all disciplines of the humor craft to bring you a biweekly offering of five funny things. Because funny people know about other funny people.

In an unstoppable burst of creative energy, we have named this feature My Top Five Funny Things. Comedian Yannis Pappas is going to be our inaugural guide. Enjoy!

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What do you guys think? Is there a comedian you’d like to see us feature?

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Gif Together For World Peace!

Hi Burgers,

Take a moment and let’s gif together.

I’m still in a complete uproar of the FCC.

Jerks.

If they slow down the Internet, you might not be able to get your fix of skydiving elephants.

Join the Battle For The Net.

What’s new with you guys?

“Been catching up on my trolling.”

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“You could set up a home made Wipe-Out Course, & have a go:”

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“I’m doing my part!”

“Whatever that means.” Meowgon

“Waaaaaaaaaaaay too much sugar today.”

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I hear you, Toolbee.

“I’m going to the hospital tomorrow to have an upper gastroscopy procedure done to double check if I have coeliac disease and this is pretty much me trying to hide my nerves ^_^;”
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Cheers,
Cheezburger

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Fight For Net Neutrality!

Hi Burgers,

The battle for net neutrality rages on! I know you all are passionate about furthering this cause and there are only a few short hours left for us to stop the FCC from violating the first amendment of the Internet. Don’t let the FCC slow the Internet down to a crawl for anyone that doesn’t pay their arbitrary fees. Bad, evil FCC!

Go to the Battle For The Net site and send a comment (as easy as signing a petition) to the FCC demanding net neutrality through Title II reclassification. The Internet has been bombarding the FCC with comments for months and we are making progress! Keep pushing everyone, don’t let the FCC wriggle out of this.

As John Oliver puts it, this is the moment the Internet has been training for. We’re like millions of Ralph Macchio’s, we’ve been waxing on and waxing off in preparation and now it’s time to do some f-ing karate!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

Get more info on the Fight For The Future blog. Spread the word!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

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