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The Internet showcases a cat fascination

Not that cats care, or would let on if they did, but America is having a cat moment.

The cat’s enhanced status was recognized this month when it beat out a robot and a helicopter to replace the iron as a game piece in Monopoly. That validation, combined with feline domination of the Internet, cat TV shows, and thronged kitty film festivals, raises a question: Who seems crazy now? The cat lady? Or the person not charmed by “Surprised Kitty,” a YouTube video with 68 million views and counting?

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