Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Oh hai! Here at Zip and a Kick!, I'm always striving to bring you the best, most unique content possible. And I know for a fact that I'm not letting you down with this one!

Last night I was among the lucky 125 ticket-holding hoomans to attend the I Can Haz Cheezburger Kittehs Book Launch Party here in Los Angeles, which was hosted by the fine folks at Fatburger. And what a time it was! Standing proudly at the beginning of the LOLcat craze, I Can Haz Cheezburger has grown to include I Has A Hot Dog!, Failblog and more as part of "The Cheezburger Network".

They've been traveling the country promoting the release of their third book, "The Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs", and undoubtedly spreading joy at every stop. LA was their third city after New York & Portland, and we Angelenos were out in force and ready to celebrate!

Upon entering, we were given name tags ("Hello my cat's name is"), a voucher for a free burger/fries/soda, and our choice of either HappyCat or LOLrus (with buckit!) plush. I chose the latter, 'cause...obviously. Not bad for tickets that were only $2.04, with the proceeds going to a kitteh rescue!

LOLcat mastermind aka 'Teh Creeaytor' Ben Huh was on hand signing complimentary copies of the book, and gave a short & sweet speech expressing his gratitude. It was really great to hear from someone who took a small, simple idea and turned it into a worldwide sensation. Kudos, Ben!

He naturally asked if I wanted the book made out to me or my cat. When I told him that I would share, he politely but matter-of-factly replied, "You mean she'll share it with you."

As I was eating my delicious cheeseburger (dedicated to my cat Anya, still in MA), a couple of other guests came by with their book copies to have everyone sign, yearbook-style. These are the moments that make my life both utterly ridiculous and completely worth living. Everyone was just there to meet other "Cheez Frenz" and have a great time.

Many thanks again to everyone at The Cheezburger Network, and especially the road crew that made this uber-fun event possible! KBAI!

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