A Lolcat is an image combining a photograph of an animal, most frequently a cat, with a humorous and idiosyncratic caption in broken English referred to as "Kitty Pidgin" or "lolspeak". The idea originated on 4chan imageboards as "Caturday". The name "lolcat" is a compound word of "lol" (laugh out loud) and "cat". The phenomenon is also referred to as cat macros.
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I Can Has Cheezburger?
Humorous captioned pictures of felines and other animals. Visitors can submit their own material or add captions to a large archive of available pictures.
Features captioned pictures of cats.
Meta humor on the lolcats phenomenon.
First in a series of blog posts about the LOLCATS phenomenon.
Allows users to upload and caption cat and related pictures and vote on submissions. Highest ranking pictures are promoted to the front page.
Wikimedia Commons: Lolcats
Creative Commons licensed lolcat images.
Open-content encyclopedia describing the phenomenon and its history.
The Daily Pennsylvanian: Iz not cats everywhere? Online trend spreads across campus
The lolcats phenomenon on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. (November 14, 2007)
Toronto Star: Funny how 'stupid' site is addictive
Newspaper article covering the early days of lolcats. (September 22, 2007)
Wall Street Journal: With 'LOLcats' Internet Fad, Anyone Can Get In on the Joke
By Aaron Rutkoff. Examines the success of "I Can Has Cheezburger", a mini-tutorial on lolcats, and a short history. (August 25, 2007)
Techland: Lolcats Addendum: Where I Got the Story Wrong
Lev Grossman, author of the Time article in July, 2007, corrects some errors in the original. (July 16, 2007)
Time: Creating a Cute Cat Frenzy
Article by Lev Grossman covering the internet meme and its spin-offs. (July 12, 2007)
Houston Chronicle: Rapidly spreading Web photo-posting phenomenon centers on felines with poor spelling
Newspaper article by Dwight Silverman. (June 06, 2007)
Information Week: I'm In UR InfurmashunWeeks Splainin LOLcats K Bai
Article from the "Digital Life" blog. (May 21, 2007)
Live Granades: LOLTrek
Blog post that explores the lolcat phenomenon and translates screen captures from the original Star Trek series episode "Trouble With Tribbles" into lolcat. (May 02, 2007)
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: I Can Hath Cheezburger?
Blog written in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales describes Lolcats and offers some captioned medieval art that depicts Chaucer's pilgrims. (May 01, 2007)
Open Source: I Can Has Talking Animals?
Discussion of the lolcats meme by this podcast/blog. (April 18, 2007)
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