stupid cats

According to a massive study, done right here in my study with a sample group of one I’ve calculated all my accumulated data and come to the conclusion that this is the basic contents of the Internet:

If any massive corporations want to pay me zillions for my research data please just shout.

Anyway so you can hardly turn a corner online without seeing a cheerleader doing something that might be considered illegal in some states, or a crazy cat with a funny caption.

Those crazy cats are called LOLcats. And according to Mr and Mrs Wikipedia: ‘it’s an image combining a photograph of a cat, with a humorous and idiosyncratic caption. Often grammatically incorrect in dialect which is known as “LOLspeak” or “kitty pidgin”.

That’s one of my favourite things about LOLcats, i love that they’ve been given their own language. Cat’s don’t give a fuck about anyone, they generally do as they please, so makes sense that they would speak in their own special way.

I Can Has Cheezburger is where you’ll find most of the classic LOLcats living online. The site was created in 2007 by Eric Nakagawa, a blogger from Hawaii.

Apparently his site gets over 1,500,000 hits a day. See, people love a crazy cat!

This is the very first LOLcat he ever posted, on January 11, 2007:
And the rest is Internet history.
Speaking of history. This is a postcard from 1905, by photographer Harry Whittier Frees:

(LOLspeak translation: Wot’s delaying mah dinnah?)
So maybe he was the first to make a LOLcat?
here ar sum mor, juzt fore a laff:

And below, unhappy LOLcat, who’s not LOLing now?

he he, maybe not a LOLcat, but certainly a seriously pissed off cat.

Happy Monday LOLcats.

4 responses to “stupid cats”

  1. abraxas says:

    Any more of this gets you your own kitty litter box.
    I do like your inet content breakdown, one of those: “yup that looks about right” moments.
    peace ;=)

  2. Paige says:

    he he he, yeah abraxas i know, totally not like me to blog about cute cats. but you’ve got to admit they’re funny.

    hey i read all about the meaning of ‘abraxas’ this weekend in a book i was reading. it’s a greek word – with mystical/magical/charm-like meanings, right? cool! you’re mystical like that.

  3. Paige says:

    Mr Terry Pratchett on “abraxas”

    “He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting “All the Gods are bastards. ” – Terry Pratchett

    love it.

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