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The story behind the Keyboard Cat video meme

Spokane artist Charlie Schmidt has joined a copyright infringement lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the media company that designed the popular game Scribblenauts.

Today's SR story on the suit is here.

For those who wonder how the 1985 video of Keyboard Cat became an Internet "meme," we tracked down this video that offers a (somewhat) long discursive interview with Brad O'Farrell, the guy who mashed Charlie's video with the "Play Him Off" idea.

The interview also features former Spokane resident Ben Lashes, who serves as Charlie's online agent and representative.

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