Please click on the audio player immediately below (click the little triangle at the left of the bar below these words) and listen to my explanation for why Grumpy Cat – aka Tardar Sauce – has the facial expression that she has.
This is an alternative file type if the player fails:
If the audio players don’t work, this image with an audio track will:
This is a new way to present information. I thought I would give it a try. Words can be a bit tiresome in a busy world. It can be easier to grab a cup of tea and listen for 7 minutes, which is not a long time. The concept is to make life easier for the visitor.
However, on a technical level, I don’t know if the audio file will play on the computers of all visitors. There may be technical glitches.
For that reason, I would appreciate some feedback on playability and on what I say. I am not a talented speaker. I am adequate. If I can get the message across in a convenient way, I am happy. That is all I expect.
Here are two relevant pages on this subject:
- The original Grumpy cat article that has over 180 comments. I don’t have time to read them all. I don’t need to read them all because my argument is based in first principles not details. All the criticisms are fine arguments justifying what I consider to be exploitation. They don’t address the basic principles that I refer to in the audio file. They, therefore, lack relevance to me.
- A page on the medical conditions that are associated with feline dwarfism. This page was used in the making of the audio file. This page was written about 6 years ago and it is still good and found by Google.
Photo: by LittleStuff.me