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Business Cat

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Updated Jul 22, 2020 at 07:39AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

Added Feb 15, 2011 at 02:42PM EST by Don.

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SOMETHING A BOSS DOES SOMETHING A CAT DOES memegenerator.net


About

Business Cat is an advice animal image macro series featuring a cat in a tie in front of a starburst background. The overlaid text usually includes something an office boss would do or request, but with a feline twist.

Origin

On January 1st, 2011, Something Awful forum user Apple Jax posted a picture of her boyfriend Daniel Vecchitto's cat Emilio[1] in a thread titled "PYF Cat Pictures (it rises again). When the photo was taken, Emilio the cat was wearing a tie he had received for Christmas from Etsy shop Whisker Kisses.[6]


black cat wearing a tie while sitting on top of a sofa in a decorated living room NO LOL HERE GET YOURASS IN MY OFFICE memeqgenerator.net

Three days later, the photo was reposted to Reddit[3] with the title "Business Cat." Several hours later, the image was put on MemeGenerator[5] and a second Reddit thread[4] entitled "Business Cat ain't no joke" marked the first appearance of the image macro, captioned "No LOL here, Get your ass in my office."

Spread

I Can Has Cheezburger[9] featured a Business Cat on January 26th, 2011. A series of instances was posted to Urlesque[8] on February 15th, 2011. It was also featured on Buzzfeed[11], Uproxx[12] and Smosh[13] between January and March. In response to the macro, Daniel purchased the domain yobusinesscat.com[2] on March 7th, 2011. The Quickmeme[7] page for Business Cat has over 6000 submissions as of December 2011. In June 2011, the single topic blog Fuck Yeah Business Cat[14] was created but not continued past that month.

Notable Derivatives



GET THOSE REPORTS TO ME RIGHTMEOW memegenerator.net YOU BETTER HAVE THOSE REPORTS DONE BY LUNCH LAYS ACROSS YOUR KEYBOARD quickmeme.com ITS TIME FOR YOUR PURRFORMANCE REVIEW
NEW APPLICANTS APPLY PEE ON THEIR RESUMES memegenerator.net NEW OFFICE EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED IF ANYONE NEEDS BE IN ONE OF THESE BOXES ME, I'LL DEFICIT? YOU'VE GOTTA BE KITTEN ME
YEAAAHHH I'M GONNA NEED YOU TO COME IN ON CATERDAY NEED YOU TO STAY LATE TONIGHT WE REALLY HAVE TO CATCH THAT RED DOT quickmeme.com DEAD MOUSE ON YOUR DESK YOU EARNED IT


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Search Interest

Though there was some search traffic for Business Cat in February 2010, this is tied to a Japanese YouTube video[10] about a similarly dressed feline. Search jumped up in February 2011, a month after the original image was posted.

External References

[1] SomethingAwful – PYF Cat Pictures = Page 38

[2] Yobusinesscat – Home

[3] Reddit – Business Cat

[4] Reddit – Business Cat Ain't No Joke

[5] MemeGenerator – Business Cat

[6] Etsy – Whisker Kisses' shop

[7] Quickmeme – Business Cat

[8] Urlesque (via Wayback Machine) – Business Cat Needs You to Come in on Caturday

[9] I Can Has Cheezburger – Business Cat: Has U Nawt Herd ob Dedlinez?

[10] Uproxx (via Wayback Machine) – Japanese Business Cat

[11] Buzzfeed – Business Cat

[12] Uproxx – Meme Watch: Business Cat

[13] Smosh (via Wayback Machine) – The Best of Business Cat

[14] Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – Fuck Yeah Business Cat

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 113 total


Top Comments

SparkStar1991
SparkStar1991

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Back when memes were stupid jokes and not trying to push some subtle agenda. Even for memes like the "redesigning the grey cube", every second one is a subtle jab at other artists who work within a certain style.

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