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Urlesque Interview: CashCats.biz Founder Shares Secrets to Feline Wealth

Why is America still fighting its way out of a recession? Because cats are hoarding all of the cash. Why is unemployment so high? Because cats refuse to eat dry food ever again. It's cool though, because a new Tumblr site called CashCats.biz provides a front seat to the high life we previously enjoyed. I recently sat down with the site's founder, Me (not pictured above), to learn more about...

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A Brief History of Sketchy Santas - How Santa Lost Control of His Branding

Imagine millions of Justin Biebers carousing in the streets all across the world. One in every mall. Anyone can be a Bieber. Find a Bieber for your niece's Quinceañera on Craigslist. Whether this idea excites or concerns you, I think we can all agree there would be some awkward embraces, crushed dreams and unfortunate incidents! And that's exactly what's been happening to our favorite...

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Cats Obtain Vehicles, Ride Dirty - Six Cats Riding to Hip Hop

"Scientists proved long ago that the Internet is, in fact, composed of 98.7 percent cats." (Helen Popkin). That's cool and all, but you don't get to 500 billion views without making a few enemies along the way. So what to do about the haters? Obtain a premium vehicle and just keep ridin' dirty....

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Maru vs. Increasingly Small Boxes - Play-by-play Analysis

Maru has been leaping into boxes (and hearts?) for over two years, racking up more than 70 million YouTube views with his signature container-spelunking techniques. He's fresh off a recent victory as the Internet's Favorite Feline and pretty much wrote the rules for pet virality along the way. But what happens when Owner/Human provides Maru with smaller and smaller boxes in which to pounce?...

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We Showed 'Troll Physics' Comics to a Physics Professor. Here's His Reaction.

Is it possible to "troll" the very laws of matter and motion that govern the universe for your own kinetic benefit? For example, can one survive a falling elevator by jumping up in the air at the last minute? Also, f*cking electromagnetism - how does it work? If you've pondered any of those questions before, the blog Troll Physics offers incredibly simple but impossible "hacks" for manipulating...

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Alex Blagg, the "Social Strat" Supergenius Behind BajillionHits.biz - The Urlesque Interview

Do you need help shaping your company's social media strategy, or "social strat" as the experts call it? Did you accidentally hire a "social media strategist" instead of a "stratninja?" Are you wondering how to integrate real-time social tools and apps such as Pootburner into your mobile efforts? (you do know about Pootburner, right? It just soft launched...wait for it...now). If you...

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New Arcade Fire Video Was Filmed in Your Hometown

Indie rock band Arcade Fire recently teamed up with Google and writer/director Chris Milk to create The Wilderness Downtown, which Google describes as "a music experience designed specifically for the modern web." I'd describe it as a "super badass sensory assault that may or may not need to be shared with your parents, depending on how they'd feel about having their crib featured in the new...

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Calvin & Hobbes - The Search Engine

Imagine there's a search engine hidden somewhere in the back of your brain. Type in "water balloon" and a special algorithm recalls thousands of images, names, dates, places and other bits of information in seconds. Revisit the day your so-called "friend" ambushed you with a water balloon at Christina's birthday party in the second grade, and then everyone called you pee pants for like a year. ...

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'Petkeeping with Marc Morrone' Shenanigans Highlight Reel - Jerry Springer for Pets

Disclaimer - we do not endorse monkeys biting birds, dogs biting kittens, ferrets falling off tables, birds biting birds, dogs falling off tables, monkeys biting dogs, birds falling off tables, monkeys punching birds, turtles biting dogs, monkeys falling off tables, or cats jumping in fish tanks (presumably to bite fish). Still, you should probably check this out this shenanigans reel from...

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'Party in the UGA' Orientation Vid Captures the Essence of Awkwardness

Ah, that first day of college -- your tummy's turning, you're feeling kinda homesick, it's all so crazy, right? It's tough to describe that experience unless you've been there. Fortunately for incoming freshman, the Univeristy of Georgia has somehow managed to replicate the crushingly awkward first few moments of a new school experience, and package it in video form!...

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