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Aug 06, 2015

MOMI’s “How Cats Took Over the Internet” Kicks Off + The Coolest Cats of Astoria/LIC!

As we previously reported, How Cats Took Over the Internet will be kicking off tomorrow, August 7, at Museum of the Moving Image and will run until January 31st. The adorable five-month presentation will (…)

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As we previously reported, How Cats Took Over the Internet will be kicking off tomorrow, August 7, at Museum of the Moving Image and will run until January 31st. The adorable five-month presentation will explore how our feline friends have taken the Internet by storm, chronicling the popularity of CaturdayLilBub, lolcats, and the general fervor generated by cat videos and celebrity cats.

While there are sure to be world-famous cats featured in the exhibition, we believe that our beloved neighborhood cats also deserve their time to shine. We asked the proud cat owners of Astoria and LIC to take to Instagram and show us their favorite “cats of the Internet” photos, and tag them #WeHeartAstoriaCats. Here are five of our favorites!

The Multitasking Cat

Photo Credit: Instagram user alitedaldi

This feline knows how to surf the Internet across all forms of technology, and has great taste in neighborhood websites! Photo Credit: Instagram user alitedaldi

The “Googling Myself” Cat

C'mon, we've all done it! Photo Credit: Instagram User bec_teicheira

C’mon, we’ve all done it! Photo Credit: Instagram User bec_teicheira

The “I’m So Over This Assignment” Cat

"Bring me some coffee; I'm on deadline!" Photo Credit: tbealer1

“Bring me some coffee; I’m on deadline!” Photo Credit: tbealer1

The Binge-watching Cat

Netflix, why do you do this to me? Photo Credit: Instagram User thecheesemason

Netflix, why do you do this to me? Photo Credit: Instagram User thecheesemason

Taylor Swift’s Biggest Four-Legged Fan

Cats this cute never go out of style! Photo Credit: Instagram user thekristat

Cats this cute never go out of style! Photo Credit: Instagram user thekristat

Thanks to all who submitted photos of their furry friends!

For more information about the exhibition, check out MoMI’s official press release here.

Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria.

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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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