Leave it to the Internet Defense League (IDL) to links cats with The Dark Knight Rises. The collection of organizations and individuals who normally promote Internet freedom are in the process of collecting $19,000 with the hopes of beaming “catsignals” into the skies of at least five cities around the world. The effort is planned as a nod to feline internet superstars and the release of the new flick… there’s also something about it becoming some sort of symbol against online censorship.
If the IDL raises the money it’s after, catsignals will go up on launch night (July 19) in New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London and Ulaar Bataar (that’s in Mongolia — yes, Mongolia). The League wants people in other cities to get to work planning similar events, too. People who follow the signals will find themselves at an IDL launch party.
It’s a good thing thing they won’t be expecting the arrival of some superhero cat, because that sh*t would never happen… unless maybe there was a red dot guiding the way.
Donating $10 to the IDL’s launch campaign will score you a membership card, while $30 nets a “cat signal torch light” keychain, and $500 gets your city its own high-powered spotlight.