Tried doing video/webcam chat with some family back home, both of us via a built-in webcam in our notebook computers and both via the video chat built into GMails Google Talk (the web client, not the downloadable desktop client).
It worked great the first 2 times.
But yesterday when we started the video chat session, their image was .... a bizarre (and somewhat creepy) white cat whose eyes and mouth are animated to look like it is doing the talking. I wish I had caught a screen capture.
Anyway, regardless as to whether I started the chat, or whether they started it, it was the same. They saw my image just fine, but they too saw the cat in the mini picture-in-picture that shows you how you are centered on the camera.
So... what on earth was going on? I tried to Google around, but Googling for anything with the word "cat" in it turns up half of the internet.