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This article was published on July 10, 2009

    The keyboard Cat meme – a history lesson

    The keyboard Cat meme – a history lesson
    Mike Bracco
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    keyboardcatmuseumUnless you have been living under a rock lately you have heard of the Keyboard Cat meme that has taken the interwebs and even mainstream media by storm. Heck, the Keyboard Cat even has its own Wikipedia page. While I did know the basic idea behind the meme (“playing off” epic fails) I had know idea of the rich history that surrounded “Fatso”,  AKA Keyboard Cat, and the infamous video clip that was actually shot on VHS tape back in 1986.

    For a full history lesson of the Keyboard Cat meme check out RocketBoom’s recently released “Institute for Internet Studies” video below.

    For a slightly more comical take on the “REAL” history of the Keyboard Cat Meme, check out the “True Internet Story”.