Sunday, April 1, 2012

Inturdusing CatBlock


Ohai AdBlock yoozurs.  Dis Mikulz cat speking

Dis Mikul.  He maekz AdBlock

He leevd dis coding laptop open.  Mayyyybeh... I typ on it

Im in ur AdBlock.  Maekin it CatBlock

AdBlock hadz stoopid logo.  I maek it betr

AdBlock hadz typos.  I maek it betr

AdBlock just block adz.  Dat is BORINGNESS

I sho u cats insted k?  Iz much betr

Whew k all dun.  Iz hard wurkz

I can has money nao?  Dat how it workz?

A note from Michael:

My cat was so proud of her achievement that I didn't have the heart to undo her work immediately. I'll leave CatBlock in place for a few days, during which you can enable or disable it on the AdBlock toolbar button → Options page. Dancing photo credits here.

By the way: I quit my job to work on AdBlock for Chrome and Safari full time (when the cat hasn't locked me out of the laptop). Every cat you see in CatBlock is an ad that I've been silently blocking for you. So I agree with her that you should pay some money to help me keep AdBlock going! I promise I'll send you a thank you note (or more, depending on how much you pay.)

And also, you should share this using the buttons below, and follow me. 98% of Chrome & Safari users don't have AdBlock installed, so you'll be a hero for spreading the word!

Update:

Wow, um, there's a lot more demand than I expected for CatBlock to not disappear. So how about this: vote with your dollars. I've made a standalone version of CatBlock, and will send it to you if you will support AdBlock with a monthly payment. Long live CatBlock!

231 comments:

  1. You've made this the happiest day of my lifee.

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  2. THIS IS SO FREAKING AWESOME. PLEASE KEEP THIS UP. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR CAT. Thanks for this genius concept! (Except now I miss my cats since I'm away from home right now...)

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  3. Suddenly: CATS EVERYWHERE.

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  4. I like cats, and I don't like ads, purrrfect

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  5. Ha ha, good one. I just manage a Lolcat website and I was like, how are they here from the website?

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  6. Wow. Koteeee! so many kotee!! thanks AdBlock. :]

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  7. I support you, I'll spread it.

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  8. Thank you soooo much!! You made ​​the world happy!

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  9. If you leave CatBlock forever, you will be my hero

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    1. CatBlock forever! CatBlock for president!

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  10. My apologies, I never really felt like paying for adblock before, despite its usefulness. I saw Catblock and I thought "I have to send some money through the internets for that!"

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  11. I never have had so much fun looking at ads:D

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  12. A lot of thanX catBlock. U are my hero and inspiration..

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  13. Make this one the alt mode for adblock, PLEASE! The awesomeness is pure and total!

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  14. Just wait till Reddit find out about this.

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  15. very nice, this is the best way to put a smile on many faces !!

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  16. at first i was like O___o
    but then i was like xD

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  17. NO WAY.
    I laughed so hard when i saw all these cats on fb!
    haha you sir have made my day!

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  18. You know, if this was a premium feature... I'd pay to keep it!

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  19. Plz, keep this option forever and ever! I haven't lol'ed like this for ages!

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  20. Me likez and iz goign to spuport!

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  21. You made my whole day. Or my week. And, your cat is adorable.

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  22. thanks sooo much for making me laugh today!!!! :D

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  24. PERFEEECT!!!!
    GREAT IDEA!
    Wish it was always like this

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  25. VERY AWSOME AND INNOVATIVE IDEA TO IMPROVE INTERNET. THX! :D

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  26. Thank you.
    I think I'm crying

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  27. wow hahaha :D that was an epic LOL

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  28. I'd pay to keep it too! Please!

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  29. Yes cats for government :) I will ensure my hooman pays you sir

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  30. Sweeeeeet :D I might be able to pay monthly for cats.

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  31. The most amazing thing that could happend to internet! I love you man!

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  32. This IS the best idea somebody could ever have!

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  33. awesome..was about to unshow it but had to read it, and it's funny...and ur right...we should be able to see how much u help us so we can donate!! i will donate asap!

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  34. You sir, are great and one of the best persons in this freaking world. THANK YOU

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  35. This is lovely. Made my day. If you make CatBlock permanent, make it have a feature where I can choose my own photos from a folder to appear instead of ads, too... I'll definitely sub, if the price is reasonable. That would be beyond epic.

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  36. Your cat is a genius. My cats are now 100% more happy using the computer thingy now that CatBlock has been installed. My cats are now very happy that I have donated money, but are pressuring me to spread the litter, oops I mean spread the word about CatBlock. I will bow to their pressure, even tho I think this is a very secret ploy to take over teh internets.

    All hail CatBlock

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  37. Rly kuul idea thiz iz! :D >^..^<

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  38. I wondered what was happening. Then I realised it was awesome, meaning to support AB for a while, now definitely will try and find the cash!

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  39. Add Nyan cat and i love you every time.

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  40. Awesome! genuinely so happy, I plan to be a crazy cat lady one day and now I get to smile every time I look at where an add should be! Love it!

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  41. catblock 4ever :)
    our cats are more happy than us !!!!!!!!

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  42. So, this is where all the cats came from! Puuurfect!

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  43. Catblock can revolutionise the world! My day is much happier now I see cats all over the web :D thank you!

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  44. I don't LOL that often but "adblock nowshows u cats instead of ads!" made me, bit late but very funny for the randomness, nice one mate.

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  45. This is so awesome. I live you. I wish I knew how to write in Catish.

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  46. Like this idea. Everything what makes people smiling, while looking at boring websites is awesome!!!

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  47. I love cats :) I love my cat! Nice one :)

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  48. Genial, I like it!!

    funny and a very useful tool (:

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  49. this is awesome in so many levels.

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  50. AWESOME. This totally made my day. Oh the happiness that adblock gives me

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  51. Your cat is such a genius! Congrats!

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  52. i can enable the cat again? Xd

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    1. Yep, just go to AdBlock toolbar button -> Options and re-enable "Show pretty pictures".

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  53. YES. this is so ideal. the internet just got so much better. thanks for making my world a little happier.

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  54. I dont like cats so much but this had me laughing! Its absolutely genius! It definitely makes my web pages much more exciting and interesting. I definitely want to donate. Keep up your great work! :)

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  55. Please keep this it's far to awesome to be taken down. :D

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  56. YOU MADE THIS THE BEST INTERNET EXTENSION EVERRRRRR, YOU DON'T KNOW HOW CONFUSED AND HAPPY I WAS THAT CATS SHOWED UP ON THE SIDE OF MY FACEBOOK!

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  57. This is the best thing ever. I want to visit pages with lots of ads just so I can see more cats!

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  58. THE BEST EXTENSION IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.

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  59. for the love of Cats, Make this a permanent feature!

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  60. I thought the internet had gone cat-mad.

    Excellent modification! I hope you get more people (like me, for example) to pony up some money for this excellent service.

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  61. You have made my year. This is probably the most fantastic improvement you could have made.

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  62. I like cats. Good work! Funny. And I can use it in the Safari and Chome. This is THE BEST APPLICATION for my MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

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  63. Too bad I'm still broke... would have loved a pretty song of yours on me.. :(

    Anyway, this is a pretty epic campaign!

    ZE KATZ WYL RULZ WURLZD ONE DHAY!

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  64. I'm as skeptical/cynical as it gets...and I REALLY hate cats...and I LOVED this top-to-bottom experience you just created. WELL. DONE. SIR.

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  65. Love it! I hate ads, but I am a cat lover... Amazing and thanks!

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  66. lmfao, this just makes me so happy, i cannot stop laughing. please make this permanent lol

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  67. As soon as I realized what was happening I wanted to give you a giant hug! Please keep the cats!!!

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  68. I laughed so hard once cats popped up out of nowhere.

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  69. Just awesome... I was happy with AdBlock... CatBlock is FANTASTIC!

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  70. LOVE THIS. Please give an option to keep it!

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  71. You made Adblock 100x better thank you!

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  72. OMG it's the greatest work you've ever done for a cat addict like me, keep going on ^o^

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  73. Michael, you did my day! This lenta.ru look is awesome: http://imageshack.us/f/24/adblock1apr.png
    Donated.

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  74. btw, I will support you to keep CatBlock going on :D

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  75. Please....let the cats rule the internet... plaseeeeee :D

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  76. I wasn't planning on ever giving you money for this (sorry. I'm in high school and can't afford much). Then there were cats. I had to give money when my ads were replaced with cats. Take my money, good sir.

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  77. paws down, best thing to have happened to chrome ever!

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  78. I want this enabled FOREVER, PLEASE!

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  79. YOU MUST KEEP CATBLOCK! MOST AMAZING IDEA EVER!

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  80. Haha. CatBlock, what's not to like!

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  81. OMG I LOVE YOU ADBLOCK. <3 <3 <3 <3 BEST EVER AHH <3 <3

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  82. Very inventive! Advertisement is a kind of violence. Please, leave CatBlock as an option in the future, not only our two cats will appreciate it. Add also FlowerBlock to "pretty pictures" (said my wife). And our "tiny" (180 pounds) english mastiff puppy Eddie would like to have the option to use PuppyBlock.

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  83. LOVE THE CATBLOCK! Keep up the great works! Thanx!

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  84. Lmfao, what a surprising thing to wake up too.

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  85. I didn't realize how useful Adblock was until i saw 5 or 6 cats on each page blocking ads for me. In addition to making my day with cats, it made me appreciate how awesome Adblock really is :D

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  86. Faits in hoomaniti fully reztored :D

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  87. I just "suscribed" the monthly payment for CatBlock, any chance you would accept pictures of our cats to throw into the picture database so I occasionally get to see my kitty Aliera on the intertubes?

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  88. Catblock rulez! I lulzed soo much!

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  89. I LOVE YOU
    UUUU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE

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  90. Pure Awesomeness. I really like it better than the original. Please make it a permanent option to run adblock as catblock :)

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  91. I love it! Don't make the cats go away! They definitely brightened my day. <3

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  92. I was thinking to myself, the internet's cat ratio seems to have increased recently. And it haz.

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  93. LOVE IT! <3 Makes the world a much better place!

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  94. PLEASE KEEP IT UP, I HAVE NEVER FELT SO TERRIFIED AND DELIGHTED TO SEE CATS STARING AT ME THROUGH MY MONITOR. <3 NEVER LET IT GO AWAY

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  95. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING UPDATE FOR ANY PROGRAM. EVER.

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  96. we can haz catz!
    yay. i luvz yor catblok!

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  97. I want cats instead of ads forever!! :D

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  98. I'll be very frank with you. I wasn't going to pay you a single penny. Then, I realized that all my ads turned into Cats. Now you have my money.

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  99. >Just browsing Facebook...
    >A wild Cat appeared!
    >I scroll down
    >Suddenly: Cats all over my page
    >Laugh hysterically
    >Try to refresh the page 100 times
    >CATS Y U GO AWAY
    >Then i read this and laughed for about 10-15 minutes

    Well that's my morning.

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  100. This was worth waking up at 3am with leg cramps to see. :)

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  101. I'm still drooling. Also, the dancing cats credits: priceless. You sir, are a winner!

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  102. I luvz it! I rarely lough when I read the news, but the more I'm scrolling, the more cats! Being owned by two cats, how can I not love it? ;) Now off to find the donate button!

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  103. The cat pictures are great and the fact that they are instead of ads makes them all that more enjoyable.

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  104. Facebook suddenly full with cats :D

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  105. Catblock is Awesome! Please keep it around, pretty please? With fresh herring on top...

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  106. What a cool idea your cat had 8) Thanks

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  107. And I sat here in England planning my holiday in San Francisco wondering why a shopping mall site had so many pictures of cats. Wonderful

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  108. Awesome! Made my morning! Please keep Catblock going - it makes the whole internet a hilarious joke to enjoy indefinitely.

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  109. Well done all around. My first time ever paying for freeware, and happy to do so.
    I freaked out when I realized that AdBlocks was blocking the videos commercials too. You're a benefactor of mankind :) And the cats idea is hysterical.

    Thanks again so much and keep up the hardwork :) Meeeoowwww

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  110. I can haz catblock forever?
    AWSOMENESS!

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  111. What an inspired nudge towards the checkout. *donates for first time*

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  112. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to the internet since its inception, I LOVE CATS and I HATE ADS - it is perfect. You are brilliant man!

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  113. THIS IS AWESOME PLEASE MARRY ME (either the cat or the owner is fine)

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  114. LOL. This is funny. Cuteness overkill.

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  115. This is so awesome I cried. Seriously.

    Please let it be permanent.

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  116. this morning i kept seeing cats and was like wtf is going on lol this totally made my day. i love seeing cats everywhere instead of adverts <3

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  117. Cooool! All your milk are belong to us!

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  118. i cant stop laughing! this is so awesome :D

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  119. My cats approve. That is not something that happens often.

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  120. I only realised there was a feline theme in the advertising after I had been on The Economist website for about 20 minutes. I got to the bottom of the page and the was a fat ginger tom. Hilarious, I'm telling everyone. Keep up the good work!

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  121. Ok, although I'm not a fan of cat pictures, I have to admit that was one of the best ideas I've seen in a while! You have my money, sir! Keep up the work and don't let your cat use the laptop in the future ;-)

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  122. I thank you for making me smile/ laugh / and a bit sad cos of that hardworking cat :S:S

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  123. Superb! Awesome cat work!!! Feline fever rules 4ever!!! Thank you!!!

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  124. Thank you very very catz from the Netherlands!! I have a great day THANKS

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  125. You made my whole family start the day laughing. Many thanks!

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  126. I am really convinced: I'll send money and perhaps some pics of my cats...he heee

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  127. Absolutely brilliant idea. I love cats. You made my day... Many days ;-)

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  128. You win. I've loved AdBlock for a long time, but never felt compelled to give money. But the cats won me over. And I actually see just how many ads you've been blocking all along! Great idea.

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  129. This is great. When I saw a cat on the right side of youtube I was like what??? Then I saw it was from Adblock and I was like I WANT TO KEEP THIS!

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  130. Fangks Mikulz cat, yor hansum!

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  131. Suddenly...
    Cats everywhere.
    Thx, you made my day.

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  132. Fabulous idea! Thank you! Who wouldn't want to see cats instead of ads?

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  133. Really, really love the idea!!!
    Thanks
    =^.^=

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  134. Best thing to happen in my life in a long time ..Thank-you n I think I love you ...<3

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  135. I Will suport you. PLease continue with cats and other animals! Thank you!

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  136. Purrrfect! Your cat's a genius ;)

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  137. This is awesome. Please don't remove them cats!

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  138. Love it!!!. When I realized all those beautiful cats came from AdBlock I couldn't stop laughing. Made my day. Love it!!!.

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  139. All yourz bazez belong to uz! Miao!

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  140. I love cats! I love every kind of cat! I just wanna hug all them, but I can't hug every cat...cause I'm really allergic. This is a fun alternative :D

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  141. What a wonderful upgrade to browsing the interwebs.

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  142. this caught me by surprise and I am not a cat lover. Not hater either. You know what? it makes sense, replacing ads with pictures instead of empty spaces. you are a genius.

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  143. Love love love the kitty ad block!!!!!

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  144. I can't tell you how many times I've laughed this morning, which is amazing considering I'm doing work at home on a Sunday morning. I actually signed up for monthly payments just so I can keep seeing the cats. The only request I have is that you don't just use pictures of cats with those stupid un-words on them. If you have to use pictures with words, at least pick some words that easily make sense. Guess I'm just not cool enough... Thanks for the laughs!!

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  145. This made me laugh so much. Ok, ok, you certainly deserve a donation.

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  146. i CAN HAS DIS PERMANENTLY PLZ? KTHNX

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  147. This. Is. Amazing. Please please keep it this way! It makes me smile :)

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  148. This has to be the most awesome update of anything, ever. You, sir, have just earned another $5/month!

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  149. I actually believed your real name is "Mikul", until I read the note more closely...

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  150. I want to keep the cats!!!! Can't stop "Awwwwwwwwww"ing at the pictures!

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  151. Love it, this is pretty creative...

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  152. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

    Seriously, this is the best thing ever. I love the cat eyes staring through banner ad space...

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  153. Replace ads with cats? Purrfect! *pawhugs* 2 u & ur cat, u have given efurryone *happy internets* =^..^= xxxx. @karen_hackett

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  154. When I saw cats every where, I just realized how adblock helping me out so much!
    I love you so much, and wish your happeness!!!

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  155. You have got to be one of the most awesome developers ever! Is there a way, maybe possibly, in the future you can make CAtBlock a real thing?? LOL- that would be freaking amazing. I'd pay for that!

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  156. Great idea! I'll send my contribution in money, and perhaps some pics of my cats too..:-))

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  157. Awsum. There's no better word to describe it. Great stuff Mikulz! God I love the Nyan Cat music!

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  158. Suddenly AdBlock completes me

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  159. Oh my gosh. This is amazing. I absolutely love it. Please Please Please don't get rid of it!

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  160. Love meows! You madez mai day!

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  161. Heck yeah I'll donate for Cat-Block. I love teh kittehs so this is awesome!

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  162. Best thing on the internet. I think I will pay for a extension for the first time in my life

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  163. Very humous, gentle reminder where AdBlock comes from. Reminded me that I needed to donate (done!).

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