Ben & Jerry & Cheezburger

Hi Burgers,

Ben & Jerry’s is touring around the west coast giving away free ice cream, which is the best thing ever, and they paid a visit to Cheezburger!

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Look at how happy we are. Thank you for this gift from the heavens!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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“We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.”

Hi Burgers,

You didn’t think we’d forget about Shark Week did you?

Who says sharks aren’t adorable?

Things started to get a little weird, we had to cut the scene.

Dora, no! Sharks can’t swim backwards!

Of course we had to let the dudes get their revenge.

Thanks to the good people at The Discovery Channel for the sweet hammerhead costume (though our pets want it known that they do not share in this gratitude). Their site has tons of cool Shark Week content, including several live cams. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the rest of the day watching the seal decoy cam (sorry Tofu).

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Vote For Cheezburger At SXSW 2015!

Hi Burgers,

Next year’s SXSW festival in Austin is exactly seven months away and we need your help as we gear up to send a couple of Cheez ambassadors down south. I know it’s odd, but apparently there are still those among us that don’t understand the magic of cats and the Internet. I say to them, do you know about peanut butter and jelly? Flawless reasoning.

Luckily our two panelists have devised arguments that are more nuanced than mine. We have two speakers whose sessions we want your votes for this year.

Ben Huh’s panel is called “When Humor Is More Powerful Than The Truth” and will provide an in-depth look at why humor is such a powerful messaging tool. Ben will explore many ideas including why humor works, whether it actually helps us to understand reality or if it’s distorting it and what the large-scale success of comedy news/satire shows like ‘The Colbert Report,’ ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Last Week Tonight’ say about society.

Emily Huh is also heading to Texas. Her panel is called “Cats and The Internet: A Love Story” and likely speaks for itself. Emily is joining forces with Will Braden, the human of Henri The Existential Cat, to try and explain and give insight to cat lovers and skeptics alike concerning that age old question, why are cats so popular on the Internet?

Please head over to the pages of both panels and cast your vote today!
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Please note that these talks are in no way a secret brainwashing ploy devised by cats in their ongoing quest for world domination!

Thank you for your help everyone!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Here’s To You Robin Williams

Hi Burgers,

Yesterday the world lost one of the truly great ones. Words fall short, but Robin Williams always brought a smile to my face (usually more like a hearty and satisfying belly laugh). Even now, I can’t help but thinking of Mrs. Doubtfire hurling a piece of fruit at Pierce Brosnan and telling him it was a “run-by by fruiting.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U4_zonfvW0

(Thanks for the clip VioletD).

Today I thought we’d use our little corner of the Internet to pay respect to the untimely loss of Mr. Williams with a memorial gif together.

“So it goes.”

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Rest in peace,
Cheezburger

Before I go, Robin Williams on golf was a game changer for me when I first heard it. Pure genius. (Language, lots of language).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcnFbCCgTo4

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Trunks Up For Mamawalker!

After much deliberation and careful calculation, we’ve decided that Mamawalker’s caption is victorious. We’re suckers for a good pun after all. Congrats Mamawalker, can I interest you in some celebratory peanuts? (Apologies to elephants everywhere for the stereotype).

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Happy World Elephant Day
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Happy World Cat Day!

Hi Burgers,

Hide your dogs and leave a plate of gooshie food on your doorstep because today honors that enigmatic, lovable, laser chasing little lurker that’s probably attempting to sleep on your keyboard this very instant!

Ani.s4 has risked her life to reveal the forbidden ritual of world domination.
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We got lots of good TLLs for the day, proving that even when you’re not thinking about cats, you secretly are. Click the image below and check them out.

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Grumpy Cat put the kibosh on humans on the blog today, so the Featured User post will be back next week.

She also wasn’t happy about being compared to Gizmo from Gremlins (but it’s totally spot on)

Keep ‘em coming and I’ll post them up.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

Some words of wisdom to leave you with.
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There’s no real proof that his cat made him type that.

 

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MLP And The NFL

Hi Burgers,

I almost forgot! The final winner of the poll to name my community Cheezburger fantasy football team was Wonderbolts. The people have spoken and I’m embracing the Brony community. Hopefully I do you guys proud.

The trophy could end up looking a little different this year.

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Brohoof,
Cheezburger

win!

PS – Thanks for the submissions so far for World Cat Day tomorrow. Check out the post below for details.

 

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Friday Is World Cat Day!

Hi Burgers,

This holiday touches on holy ground for all Internet pilgrims. It quite possibly rivals even International Internet Day in importance. Think about it, cats effectively balance out all of the shocking and horrifying things we can’t help but click on every day. They’re like Internet balm.

Every day is cat day around here, but that won’t stop us from celebrating more and we need your help! As a tribute to the feline overlords, let’s commemorate all the things that remind us of cats with a round of Totally Looks Like!

Here’s the plan, I’ve uploaded a bunch of great images of some of the Internet’s most famous cats into the builder. Head there now and browse around until inspiration strikes and you realize…

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Or possibly moley moley moley…

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It doesn’t have to be a famous kitteh either, because…

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Create your TLLs from images in the builder, images of your own cat or images from across the Internet. Whether you think a cat looks like a person, a thing, a creature or even an Overly Attached Girlfriend, we want you to share!

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We’ll be collecting your submissions here and through the submit page on the site and post the best of your cat offerings (not to be confused with the “offerings” your cat leaves by the front door) on I Can Has Animals (and on the blog) this Friday!

Thanks for the help everyone and happy day before the day before World Cat Day!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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If We Don’t Gif-Together, Who Will?

Hi Burgers,

First of all, literally the whole Internet will post gifs everywhere if we don’t. That’s what the Internet does.

Anyway, the 2014 NFL season is finally upon us, so now those who consider soccer to be just a bunch of drama students in cleats can feel happy again.

I need a beer after that one. Just a brutal tackle.

What’s new with you guys?

“Going to a party soon. This will be the first time I leave my house for the summer.”

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“I just read a really creepy creepypasta yesterday, now I am scared like 24/7 I think this is going to go on for the rest of the week.”

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“Right now I’m trying to mediate a kerfuffle between Bailey and his whale and I totally missed who started it.”

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“Just trying to get through the day and the routine insanity that comes with it.”

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“Just Hanging Out By the Pool.”

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“There’s a new kid in my soccer club and I was suprised by his skill.”

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Cheers,
Cheezburger

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Canada Wins Again

Hi Burgers,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’d like to continue the Canadian theme this Monday because you wily northerners are awesome.

Robots! They will soon drive our cars, possibly take our jobs, beat us in chess and vacuum our floors while giving our cats a stylish ride across the living room.

The real pinnacle of robotics technology is just coming into being though and Canadian researchers are at the forefront with the creation of HitchBOT!

This little dude is making his way across Canada (and has already made it from Halifax to an island west of Toronto) via the help of friendly humans willing to give him (it) a ride. Researchers created the bot in a effort to find out if robots can be made to trust humans, which seems like a statement that needs more clarification, but I’m just going to trust the Canadian techies on this one.

We all know the real question is whether or not we can trust HitchBOT. Sure, he is pretty lovable with those rubber dish gloves, but he does have a certain HAL-9000 from 2001: Space Odyssey thing going on during night time rides.
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Kidding! HitchBOT is actually a pretty charming little being.

Bravo Canada, you’ve done it again.

You can follow HitchBOT on Twitter and Instagram and all that from his site. You can also read his journal (true story), where he talks about being nervous to hitchhike alone. I think this is the first robot I’ve followed on social media. If any Canadian Burgers living around Manitoulin Island see this friendly appendage bearing bucket on the side of the road, pick him up!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

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