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:
4 thoughts on “stupid cats”
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.
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.
Much better than anything i could say.
peace and love
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