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Free Kindle Book: 99 Reasons to Hate Cats

99 Reasons to Hate Cats book coverRead books on Kindle? You’re in luck. My funny little cat book is available for free for 5 days.

My lovingly illustrated cartoon book, 99 Reasons to Hate Cats, is available in both an old school paper edition and a new flanged Kindle edition. Starting Friday, 7/27 through Tuesday, 7/31, I’m offering the Kindle edition of 99 Reasons to Hate Cats book for free. It’s normally $2.99 and I’m giving it away to help spread the word. (The print edition is still unfree. Sorry! Shipping atoms is more expensive than shipping pixels.)

No Kindle? No probem: You can still purchase Kindle books and view them via a free Kindle app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac. Learn more about reading books on Kindle.

New evidence that cats are taking over the Internet

Reason 97 to Hate Cats is “they’re taking over the Internet”.  New evidence for Reason 97 arrived with the results of Google’s X Lab, an artificial intelligence experiment. From Wired:

Picking up on the most commonly occurring images featured on YouTube, the system achieved 81.7 percent accuracy in detecting human faces, 76.7 percent accuracy when identifying human body parts and 74.8 percent accuracy when identifying cats.

Here’s hoping that when Skynet becomes self-aware, it will just go to YouTube and watch cat videos.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cats

From Catfoodbreath, one of the most hateable cats on the Internet, I bring you The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cats. As an example, see the first habit:

Habit 1: Be Proactive — Take initiative.  Realize that you come first and that your needs take priority over everyone else’s.

The following six habits are equally cat-like. I expect your cat has these habits down already. They are probably taught at cat orientation.

I recommend you follow catfoodbreath on Twitter for further inspiration.