Inquiring minds want to know: what is a lolcat?

don't worry, i'm back! the kitties were very sweet and excited [probably not as excited as i was to see them] when i arrived home yesterday.

i have loads of pictures and stories to share from my holiday weekend, and i know i need to update a yardstick post [lyla is growing by the minute!] so that's all coming very soon.

lolcat lundi took a week off, obvs. for those family members who wanted to further understand my halloween costume & lolcat lundi here are some links to check out...you kinda just have to see to understand.

lolcats are image macros. photos with text added to make a funny.
+ icanhascheezburger has loads of examples. read the site's history here.
+ this very insightful series on mental floss is broken down in digestible nuggets of info.
+ if you're into this sort of thing, read about Lolcat [cat macros] on wikipedia.
+ for a ridiculously in-depth look, read david mcraney's analysis on ICHC.
+ and consider this chart:

btw, i was a lolcat for halloween...

i can has cheezburger has the best submissions, but here are more sites that feature lolcats:
+ LOLCat.com
+ other lolcats on flickr
+ memecats

want to see kitties on a certain topic? check out ICHC's giant tag cloud! [aka my halloween costume from LAST year that no one understood.]

AND HOLY CRAP, just found the Lolcat Bible. amazing!!!!

Genesis 1:1-3
1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.

2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.

3 At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1

Now, LOLS have been popping up all over in different iterations.
+ LOLTheist
+ LolBritney
+ LOLpresidents
+ LOLohan
+ lolbots
and my new fave LOLvogue on Jezebel.

anymore? put 'em in the comments! shout out to my dear pal jerryyeti for introducing me to lolcats! my life has never been the same.


  1. Bekah said...

    Dear Aunt Kelly,

    Mommy and Daddy are getting me a brother this weekend


  2. Fish Drink Water said...

    omg Kelly -- this is so CULCH.