What is more infuriating: A. the Grumpy Cat is getting a movie deal, B. the Grumpy Cat now has a Wall Street Journal portrait, or C. it is someone’s job to make internet-famous felines even more famous?
Mr. Lashes, 34 years old, is an agent for Internet cats. When an ironic photograph of a feline becomes Internet famous, Mr. Lashes contacts the pet owner and offers to help strategize ways to prolong, protect and monetize. He says he operates with this question in mind: “What would Walt Disney do if he created Mickey Mouse and it went viral on YouTube?”
Correct answer: all of the above, but especially C. [via WSJ]