The Schrödinger’s cat became trendy – the Nobel Foundation depicted black cat in a popular presentation about this year Nobel Prize in physics. Yet another cat was presented in Slate article mentioned recently in Quantum Pontiff blog and, finally, absolutely terrible idiom appears here (update).
So my own efforts with cat design (Blender, GIMP) were not a work in vain, but I prefer setup with feeding the cat. Nobel Prize for experiments with individual systems makes all that even more appropriate, because in such a case the same individual cat may be inspected many times. It is more justified than rough experiments with ensembles of cats.
In fact, the article in Slate continues a discussion in the comments to Scott Aaronson’s post about the Nobel Prize and some over news relating quantum computing. All that may be compared with controversy about shape of a black cat in a dark room.