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This week’s meme is the “Kittens Inspired by Kittens” video! It’s a funny YouTube video, great for kids, from 2008 of a little kid about 6 years old, Maddie Kelly, pretending to read a book called Kittens. Each photo gets some commentary either about the photo or in the voice of the kittens on the page. It’s her ideas about what the kittens are thinking. Kids are not often amused at how cute other kids are but this video will make pretty much any child crack up laughing.
Kittens Inspired by Kittens got boingboinged in 2009 and in 2010 it made Time Magazine’s best 50 Internet videos list.
I like how the parent filming this video doesn’t say anything or boss his daughter around. I kind of picture them filming her once in a while as she makes up great stuff, and this one happened to come out hilarious and perfect. It’s a good video to watch with kids because it’s funny, and it inspires kids to want to take their videos of themselves making stuff up. But it also has perfect meme potential in that you can take Maddie’s style of narration and “read” anything that way.
Last week’s meme was Dramatic Chipmunk which I know should really be called Dramatic Prairie Dog or “How to give your child nightmares about scary music”. If I got something wrong about Kittens and it should really be called Prairie dogs Inspired by Prairie Dogs then let me know.