Monday, April 30, 2007
Instantly addicted... to lolcats!
Total flippin’ WEIRDNESS!
Only on the World Wide Web can you experience the likes of I Can Has Cheezburger?
It is a phenomenon. Cutesy animal pics + cutesy captions = the ne plus ultra of useless Internet distractions.
Some of the posted images are ridiculously cute, like “We R not slipperz!”
Some are make-believe smutty, like “Invisible Buttsecks!!!”
Some are undeniably cool, like ”Ice Cream Zombie.”
And they got hundreds of ’em!
I’m addicted. I’m not even a cat lover. But then, it’s not all cats. Just mostly.
I tip my hat to Rottin’ in Denmark, who recently blogged about I Can Has Cheezburger? He called it “the most geeky-awful-tremendous-appalling Website I've ever seen.”
He seems to be addicted too.
I had been blissfully unaware of the Internet meme known as “lolcats.” But blogger Anil Dash recently broke it down in interesting fashion.
I mean, a picture like the one up top (created by Lizz K.) speaks for itself. But as a writer, I’m interested in how this cutesy caption language, this patois (or “catois”?) seems to have its own grammatical rules.