The love of a great cat is not something one can celebrate openly. Those who would counter with the Internet’s great love of cats forget that you cannot respond to someone showing you a picture of their baby with your corresponding cat pic. You have to find other ways to express your appreciation of the feline kind, and you also have to do it in a way that indicates that you are slightly self-aware about how the only people who openly worship cats usually end up being arrested in raids of dilapidated townhouses. The best way for all cat lovers to do this is to simply appreciate cat-related cultural material. Here are our picks for the gifts you can give this holiday season that say, “I know you love cats. And that’s OK!”
Tickets to Inside Llewyn Davis
This is the only Oscar contender this year — possibly even in several years — that makes proper use of a cat thespian. It didn’t get a credit on the poster, and we consider this misleading advertising. The cat is very important. Go for the cat.