LOLcat Anthropology

In a fit of insanity, I thought that it might be fun to go through all 530 pages of LOLcats over at Icanhascheezburger.com. Really, it’s kind of an anthropological exploration of a cultural subgroup if you think about it. As I go through the site, I’ll be posting the humorous bits of comedic kitties (etc.) that I discover. I will also be paying particular attention to the trend of translating biblical stories into LOLspeak/the LOLcat culture. It’s fascinating what they’ve done with the creation story and more over on ICHC. I may even forget myself and go so far as to analyze LOLspeak itself. You have been warned.

I think, at this point, that you all now know a bit too much about the way I think. Let’s start with the LOLcats, shall we?

Beginning where I must at the beginning…This is the very first LOLcat listed on the site (date: Jan. 11, 2007):
I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?
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This rebuttal appeared on 12 January 2007:

No, You Can't Has a Cheezburger
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…And this is the first appearance of the “I Has a Flavor” paradigm (at least according to the date stamp):

funny pictures of cats with captions
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2 Responses to “LOLcat Anthropology”

  1. Emma Says:

    Fun…and educational!! :)

  2. angel Says:

    Glad you like it, Emma.

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