Monday, April 30, 2007

Instantly addicted... to lolcats!


Weirdness.

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.

12 comments:

dez said...

I like "catois" better than "kittgin" or "cweeole." And I love the "O RLY?" owls. BTW, did you see the http://www.lolgay.com/ site?

Some other fun sites:

http://nohands.simplyspiffing.com/ (my favorite kitten pix evah)

http://cuteoverload.com/

And the all-time winner of cat pictures:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_time_you_masturbate..._God_kills_a_kitten

Teh intarwebs iz weird.

dez said...

Oops, guess I need to tinyurl this:

http://tinyurl.com/5g3z5

SJ said...

UBM I'm so glad you found this site! It's hilarious and a great way to pass the time.

I discovered it a few weeks ago myself.

Rottin' in Denmark said...

tanks fuh teh hat-tippnezz!!1!

Undercover Black Man said...

Oh God... I think we all might need to be de-programmed.

dez said...

Heh, if you want lots of lolcats and internet weirdnesses, take a peek at any livejournal page. I still say "My hed is pastede on ye" because of it (and "cus anime is teh suck" thanks to Adult Swim).

Rottin' in Denmark said...

ok, last one, I promise:
http://rottenindenmark.vox.com/library/post/loldanes.html

dez said...

"i'm up in yr huset" - HAHHAHAHHAHAA!

I miss Denmark *sniff*.

dez said...

Ooh, ICHC has a tutorial on speaking "lolkitteh":

http://tinyurl.com/3dvgmn

I still like "catois" for a name, though.

Matty said...

The best one I've seen is I'm Poopin' (a 3 picture set):

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/17/im-poopin/

dez said...

Okay, last one and I will stop:

http://www.mycathatesyou.com/

Scary felines hate you with a burning passion!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Them's more like the cats I see in real life.