Kitten Zoom Filter Mishap

posted by Jason Kottke Feb 10, 2021

In case you somehow haven't seen this yet, this is a clip of a lawyer 1 who logged into a virtual Texas District Court session being conducted over Zoom with a cat filter applied. "I'm here live, I'm not a cat." This is the perfect confluence of so many things that make The Now™ now. When the history of this time is written, a screenshot of this might well be on the cover.

Update: The New Yorker delved deep into the question of where this cat filter came from.

It was a default on Dell webcams. They even tracked down the cat.

  1. Before I get 20 notes about it (I'll only get 3 because some folks don't read posts before replying to them), I have read this post/article alleging that the lawyer in question, Rod Ponton, used the power of his office to harass a woman with whom he'd had a sexual encounter. The milkshake ducking of this guy only adds to The Nowness of this whole thing.