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Courtney Scharf Discusses Items That Tribute the Grumpy Cat Meme

 - Apr 10, 2013
For anyone who has an affinity for memes, chances are you have stumbled on the hilariously cute Grumpy Cat meme depicted in hundreds ways, shapes and forms.

The origin of the Grumpy Cat meme stems from a video posted on YouTube of the pouty-lipped cat, otherwise known as Tartar Sauce, getting enjoyably woken up by its owner. Since then, the web has embraced Tartar Sauce’s cute and yet simultaneously crabby expressions that have spawned everything from Grumpy Cat oil paintings to Tartar Sauce-inspired 3D latte art.

Judging from the large amount of cat-themed art on the Internet, it’s clear the World Wide Web has a long standing history with people surfing in search of cat-related laughs, but the Grumpy Cat meme is a special case of Internet stardom because Tartar Sauce may be the first feline to become a household name.