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Cute Celebrity Cats Call the Creative Shots on YouTube, and 10 Other Video Pointers

YouTube viewers love cat videos, but it’s not all fun and games for feline performers, according to Michael Fasciano, social content director at Digitas. At 2014’s Media Summit in New York last week, he spoke on a panel about YouTube, offering a behind-the-scenes account of negotiations for his client to sign Maru, a male cat living in Japan and worldwide YouTube sensation.

Maru has been a YouTube star for a few years, consistently drawing throngs of worldwide viewers, and his owner posts videos under the account name Mugumogu. When a Digitas client wanted to feature Maru, who “jumps into a lot of things”, Fasciano sprang into action. He tracked down the cat and owner, confirming the relationship with a contract. Then he made arrangements to bring an American production crew to Tokyo.

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CollegeHumor Slams Instagram, Makes Us Laugh

Today CollegeHumor made us laugh for the second and presumably last time (the first was that Will Ferrell clip with the underage landlord) by listing all the most annoying things about Instagram in a three-minute parody of Rahm Emanuel’s favorite band, Nickelback.

Apologies if 20 of your friends already shared this on Facebook yesterday, but it really does serve as a great guide on how not to use an otherwise valuable tool.

The Presser from Hell

Neatly packaged answers, jokes scripted, and issues dodged, all while Rome is burning. Correction: the ROOM is burning.

“We are all opponents of this fire,” says spokesperson Michael Ian Black. “I am essentially responsible for the deaths of everyone in this room,” he continued.

For more on awkward answers to obvious questions, see Press Secretary Spins Wife’s Death.