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.
Blog written in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales describes Lolcats and offers some captioned medieval art that depicts Chaucer's pilgrims.
Newspaper article by Dwight Silverman.
Humorous captioned pictures of felines and other animals. Visitors can submit their own material or add captions to a large archive of available pictures.
Article from the "Digital Life" blog.
Blog post that explores the lolcat phenomenon and translates screen captures from the original Star Trek series episode "Trouble With Tribbles" into lolcat.
Features captioned pictures of cats.
First in a series of blog posts about the LOLCATS phenomenon.
Discussion of the lolcats meme by this podcast/blog.
Lev Grossman, author of the Time article in July, 2007, corrects some errors in the original.
The lolcats phenomenon on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Meta humor on the lolcats phenomenon.
Article by Lev Grossman covering the internet meme and its spin-offs.
Newspaper article covering the early days of lolcats.
By Aaron Rutkoff. Examines the success of "I Can Has Cheezburger", a mini-tutorial on lolcats, and a short history.
Creative Commons licensed lolcat images.
Open-content encyclopedia describing the phenomenon and its history.
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