Irvine’s own political blogger Kevin Drum fielded an AMA today on Reddit. Was he answering questions about his work at Mother Jones? Sequestration? Health care? Drone strikes? His Caltics days?

Ha! This is Reddit we’re talking about. No, cats and not news were the order of the day.

Says Drum:

Ten years ago, I took a picture of my cat and posted it on my blog. One thing led to another, and a few days later Friday Catblogging was born. Ten years later we’re celebrating its anniversary here on Reddit.

Indeed, the cat questions followed–including a rather salacious one involving tuna. We’ll let you sample that one for yourselves.

We personally were unaware of Drum’s role (ha!) in spreading metaphorical toxoplasmosis across the web. Now we are–and we’re shaking our fists grandpa-style in the general direction of Orange County (which we actually do regularly anyway).