WAFFLES: Hey Boss! Who are these guys and how come they want to get inside that cage?
KATIE: Waffles, those are the Engineers! You know, from the viral video series, An Engineer's Guide to Cats.
WAFFLES: I can't see their ears. Do they look like engines?
KATIE: No, Waffles. Their ears are perfectly normal. They're just a couple of nice guys who happen to be real live engineers that love cats and make super funny videos about them.
WAFFLES: They're kind of tall. I don't think they're going to fit in that cage. They better measure themselves first so they don't get stuck.
Paul & TJ, the Engineers
Internet cat video stars, Paul Klusman and TJ Wingard, were on site at the 2014 Cat Video Festival last week in Minneapolis. ...and Glogirly was ready. With a Sharpie in one hand and a pink GLOGIRLY tote bag in the other, she introduced herself to them and asked for a very special autograph for a giveaway on our blog.
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The Engineers are known for their mathematical approach to all things cat. So what could be more purrfect than a special feline formula to go along with their pawtographs! Ok, so we're not exactly sure what it all means...though we're told it might have something to do with Newton's laws of motion. Or possibly Fig Newtons.
TJ is the one with the t-shirt and sideburns. Paul is the one with the burgundy shirt and silver hair. If you've seen any of their videos, you'll recognize the wardrobe ...again and again ..and again... I guess engineers aren't much for shopping.
Paul and TJ were down to earth, unassuming and incredibly friendly. Oh, and they love cats. When they first arrived, they bee-lined over to the cute kittens at the booth, all smiles because "this is what it's all about."
Cat Lovers, Cat Ears, Cat Crowds!
Glogirly met up with Kris, Alana and Michael from the CATastrophes web series. They were on site interviewing cat lovers and giving away cool CATastrophe totes.
About 10,000 cat lovers gathered on blankets and lawn chairs at the Walker Art Center for what was the THIRD Internet Cat Video Festival. You had to get there early to grab the best spots for video viewing. Those that were smart brought coolers filled food and beverages. Those that weren't, waited in a VERY long line.
Oh What a Night!
With downtown Minneapolis as a backdrop and beautiful weather, it was a purrfect evening of giggles, cuteness and CATS.
The Engineers were one of four video finalists competing for the coveted Golden Kitty Award with An Engineer's Guide To Cats Sequel 2.0. Though we had our paws crossed for them, the high honor went to a another very funny video called, 8 Signs of Addiction, by Rob Moore.
We've got a very special surprise for you! We're giving away the very tote bag that Paul and TJ, the Engineers, autographed for us AND a collection of GLOGIRLY swag! Giveaway is open worldwide...we don't want to leave ANYONE out of this one!
• One autographed GLOGIRLY tote bag
• Three of our favorite photo cards
• One limited edition GLOGIRLY DESIGN catbell
• One pink GLOGIRLY pen
Giveaway is self-sponsored by GLOGIRLY.com.
Super cool giveaway itemsReplyDelete
Wow! That was huge! And how cool to get to meet all those folks!ReplyDelete
Fur = Meow X Attitude!!ReplyDelete
Or something like that...
Mommy is INSANELY jealous and wants to know if she can come visit next year...FOR REALSIES!
My human is SO envious of Glogirly (and her other friends who attended too)! She has always wanted to meet the engineer guys - they seem like such nice people.ReplyDelete
The festival looked like FANTASTIC fun!!! We are definitely going to attend next year!!ReplyDelete
OOOOH this must've been sooOOOOOOoooOOOOO much fun and exciting. Oh how lucky to be there! and to meet the Engineers AND Alana. The pictures make us feel as though we were there, so much atmosphere!ReplyDelete
Good luck everyone - we would LOVE to win, but whoever does gets a PAWSOME prize!!
Harvey and Phoebe
(only here for the pink bag)
I lovelovelove Engineer's Guide to Cats and all the other vids Paul and TJ do, and I love the CATastrophe Channel vids! How great for you that you got to meet them!ReplyDelete
OMC that festival looks amazing! And I feel a bit out of the loop since I don't know about these engineers. I'll have to hop on YouTube to check them out.ReplyDelete
That looks like a FANTASTIC festival!!!!! We're glad you could go & have soooooo much fun!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Looks great fun!!ReplyDelete
I would like to be in that festival too!!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway!!!!
So pawsome of you to share your gifts from the vids! Thank you!!ReplyDelete
I've seen one of their videos, and it was pretty cool. It's really awesome that Glogirly got to meet the engineers.ReplyDelete
How pawesome an event that was. And we hope to win the autographed bag. That would be very cool.ReplyDelete
This would be such a cool giveaway to win--I love the engineers!ReplyDelete
OMC - mom is SO jealous. We love those guys - and we love the winners too (Shorty & Kodi). What fun!!!ReplyDelete
How lucky you were to go and meet the Engineers! We love them! What a fun time!ReplyDelete
This looks like it was so much fun! One of these years, I'll have to go to the festival.ReplyDelete
Wish there was a festival like this closer to me!! Yay Paul and TJ!! My Favs!! >^,,^<ReplyDelete
That looked like a fun festival. Thanks for the links. We will check them out. We would love to win this cool give away.ReplyDelete
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis
10,000 people...WOW Debbie..you must have had lots of fun..and another giveaway..you are so generous lady!!ReplyDelete
Looks like that was a very fun festival.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great time :)ReplyDelete
That's a whole lot of people who love cats all in one place! Sounds like you have fun!ReplyDelete
Love these guys!ReplyDelete
We love Paul and TJ!! And of course, Zoey, Ginger, Oscar and Sweet William the First! :)ReplyDelete
Oops! The Furst!Delete
Well aren't you something else!ReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Great minds think alike, we posted about #catvidfest and the engineers today too :-)ReplyDelete
Maxwell: Holy CAT! Paul drew a free body diagram! I gotta go tell Papa! Look! An incline-plane problem!!ReplyDelete
Faraday: *sighhh* I hate it when he geeks out like that....
Allie: Well, YOU were the one swinging the lens cap and talking about the period of a pendulum a few months ago.
Oh wow! How fun! Great giveaway too!!!ReplyDelete
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
That was fabulous!!!! What a great night for all.ReplyDelete
I would think the engineers would want Glogirly's autograph... maybe next year.ReplyDelete
OMC how super pawesome!!!!! Lubs lubs lubs dis. <3ReplyDelete
What a cool event!!! Wish it were closer! Glad you had a good time and got to meet some cool people!ReplyDelete
That's looks like so much fun.ReplyDelete
This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
you and Angie did the BEST POSTS! Sorry I missed you! I was supposed to be with Joanne and Paris but opted out when I heard I would be sitting on the floor lol. Was afraid I wouldn't get back up :)ReplyDelete
Yay! Engineers and Cats in ONE PLACE! lolReplyDelete
That looked like an amazing festival.ReplyDelete
Wow dat be vewy neat. Sounds like it wuz a gweaat time.ReplyDelete
I *love* these guys...They are so fun! It would be a real treat to win this give-away :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely adore the Engineer cat dudes. And TJ is a lefty like me!ReplyDelete
Wow! It seems like forever since I visited!! Do you remember who I am? MOL . Looks like a very fun time was had by all at the Event! I will get the Staff to put her finger on the Wafflecopter and try and get me entered! ;) Chow!ReplyDelete
So claw-some, thx for the chance!ReplyDelete
That is so pawsome that Glogirly got to meet the Engineers!! My kitties and I are jealous!ReplyDelete
What a fun time! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
i have worked with engineers and they are not fashionistas. they have more important things to spend their time and money on. in this case, cats!ReplyDelete
Mum and we loved them both. Bravo and kudos to them for making us laff.ReplyDelete
What fun to be able to go to the Cat Vid Festival and meet all those important people! Nice picture of you with your cat ears onReplyDelete
Aww i wish me and Meowmie could have gone, that looks really fun!!! AddycatReplyDelete
That looks like lots of fun! We love the engineers!ReplyDelete
wow how much fun was that,and a fun give away too!xx Rachel and SpeedyReplyDelete
It must have been fun. TW remembers back when she wasn’t old and crochety and could go to those outdoors shows.ReplyDelete
That is absolutely fantastic! Mom loves the Engineers! What a great giveaway again :)ReplyDelete
Awesome--we would love the photo cards!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous prize, I cant believe you are going to give away the signed bag.ReplyDelete
I'd never heard of these guys and have just spent a fab time watching them and then linking around on youtube. They are hilarious and I totally love their description of corporal cuddling. I do this too and it never had a name.....tee hee!
10,000 people to sit and watch cat videos? OH MY DOG! That is so tail twisting pawsome!!ReplyDelete
I want , scratch that...I NEED THAT Glogirly bag and cat bell. Those other prizes are fun too but I like matching sets of things and I adore my Glogirly bag and bell.
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If we don't win, can you send us one of those cat bells so we can have a collection?ReplyDelete