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Latest Photo Fad Involves Photographing Your Cat as Your Beard

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Need a chuckle? Look no further than the latest bizarre photo fad to sweep across the Internet. Called “Cat Beard,” the meme involves shooting a self-portrait with your face above a cat’s head. If you can nail the right perspective, you get a humorous photograph that looks like you have a strange beard covering your face (and a frown as well).

The photo above was contributed to the meme by Instagram user Cee Please. Here are some other Cat Beard photographs that have been created so far:

Photograph by Dave Rudolph:

Photograph by Dave Rudolph:

Photograph by Sam Chapel

Photograph by Sam Chapel

Photograph by Zulfadli Isa

Photograph by Zulfadli Isa

Photograph by Julia Budaeva

Photograph by Julia Budaeva

Photograph by mr_seltzer

Photograph by @mr_seltzer

Photograph by @bestill_foramoment

Photograph by @bestill_foramoment

Photograph by Briana Nguyen

Photograph by Briana Nguyen

Photograph by Jaume Carrió

Photograph by Jaume Carrió

Photograph by Annie Sibthorp

Photograph by Annie Sibthorp

A quick search on Google Trends reveals that “cat beard” has become quite a trend in 2013 (though the term did exist for a number of years before):

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If you’d like to participate in this latest meme with your own cat, just tag your photo with the hashtag #catbeard on your favorite photo sharing service. Instagram currently has over 1000 photographs with that tag. There’s also a new website dedicated to featuring Cat Beard photos.

(via Know Your Meme via Laughing Squid)


 
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  • Kyle

    “Here wife’s kitty, come here, I want to try a picture wit….”
    *cat claws my face off and runs away*

  • http://twitter.com/InspireFusion Art and Design Blog

    Better luck next time :)

  • Gman

    careful not to type in “pussy beard” unless safesearch is on of course.

  • pryere

    Finally something I can participate in. Watch this sface.

  • Dave

    My cat is awesome. He would never cooperate for this though.

  • Just Axin

    Another reason to hate cats.

  • CrackerJacker

    And that’s why we all need 1TB of Flickr space. And they say there are no more professional photographers!

  • Norshan Nusi

    Furseker Purrage?

  • tomdavidsonjr

    Hipsters/Millennials. What did we do before we had their antics to titillate and entertain us? Oh, yes. That’s right. Most of us pointed the camera AWAY from our own faces because the rest of the world is WAY more interesting than us. Sometimes, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.