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April 23, 2007 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Meme Cats. 485 reasons why we don't have images here.
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posted by growabrain at 6:44 PM on April 23, 2007


They misspelt 'pie'.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 6:45 PM on April 23, 2007


There's something about cat pictures that are infinitely more amusing than dog pictures (or any other animal). Dunno, maybe cause I'm a cat person.
posted by zardoz at 6:47 PM on April 23, 2007


Lolcats: because you can't just play headdesk taiko all day.
posted by yeloson at 6:47 PM on April 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


OMG !! So cute and lame!
posted by Balisong at 6:52 PM on April 23, 2007


(as a cat person living under the control of 4 cats)
posted by Balisong at 6:52 PM on April 23, 2007


There's something about cat pictures that are infinitely more amusing than dog pictures (or any other animal).

Sure. Because cats have an inbred sense of superiority that is irresistible to smack down. Nobody ever expects dogs to be poised with all their ass-sniffing and gas-passing.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:54 PM on April 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Won't someone think of the mice?
posted by Dizzy at 6:55 PM on April 23, 2007


That was funnier than it should have been.
posted by ColdChef at 6:56 PM on April 23, 2007


http://icanhascheezburger.com/ does it better. I especially like the saga of the bucket.
posted by cosmicbandito at 6:59 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


10 print "I was amused, then I wasn't."
20 goto 10
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:00 PM on April 23, 2007


Anil Dash has some more insight on this lolcats nonsense.
posted by danb at 7:06 PM on April 23, 2007 [4 favorites]


Cheezburger on Metafilter
posted by statolith at 7:13 PM on April 23, 2007


Eponysterical!
posted by infinitywaltz at 7:18 PM on April 23, 2007


I love this post!
posted by newfers at 7:18 PM on April 23, 2007


Thanks for that Anil Dash article, danb. I'm less head-scratchy now.

"Unfortunately, the evolution of these grammars online can be very difficult to track down." No kidding.

"This broccolis is sufficient?" Is that a 4chan thing?
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:22 PM on April 23, 2007


I was having a conversation with Ben and Ben a few weeks ago where I suggested this consistent grammar for lolcats could be a "cweeole".

More like a "tweeole".
posted by gimonca at 7:31 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


My cat, Brand O, has now shown up on both this site and the cheezburger site. I mourn the loss of his innocence.
posted by stefnet at 7:33 PM on April 23, 2007


I'm waiting for the meme-ish .jpg that makes me consistently grin as much as the "Dude... Wait, what?" kitten does, but I haven't seen it yet.
posted by Cyrano at 7:33 PM on April 23, 2007


The mother lode!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:34 PM on April 23, 2007


I'm so disappointed there isn't a midi file of "Love Cats" playing in the background.
posted by GuyZero at 7:44 PM on April 23, 2007


a lot of it seems to be from 4chan
but.. you do not talk about 4chan :D
posted by zenzizi at 7:46 PM on April 23, 2007


I love these, and icanhascheezburger in in my daily hits and I gets verrah angrah w/o updates, but FPP? after ichc already got one even? oh noes.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:51 PM on April 23, 2007


Lore Sjoberg's contribution to the lolcats meme.
posted by agropyron at 7:56 PM on April 23, 2007


Got some decents smiles from the post but really enjoyed the Anil Dash site, thanks danb. Fun new word for this cat macro pidgin, "cweeole". Interestng to get some background on the image macro thing and explore related sites. Macrochan has some hilarious pics. Big selection.

It'll be fun when there's a site to turn-the-webpage-into-lolcatspeak.
posted by nickyskye at 7:56 PM on April 23, 2007


Ok, this xmen/cat image may set new standards for nerd meme crossovers.
posted by GuyZero at 7:57 PM on April 23, 2007


Seriously, teh kitteh never gets old for me. It makes me so, so happy.
posted by padraigin at 7:58 PM on April 23, 2007


Why oh why do those make me laugh so?
posted by DakotaPaul at 7:59 PM on April 23, 2007


Bah. All the funny ones have been on Cheezburger already. And if they were anywhere else before Cheezburger, it is blasphemy to speak of such things.
posted by katillathehun at 8:03 PM on April 23, 2007


Exactly what I needed, a good chuckle, thanks! Cats are funny, and I'm not even a cat person.
posted by gemmy at 8:12 PM on April 23, 2007


Rule of thumb: if you see a picture in this style, it's from 4chan.

They filter out to the rest of the internet from there.
posted by Arturus at 8:14 PM on April 23, 2007


This post made my day.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 8:20 PM on April 23, 2007


Why do all the kitties talk like that Public Access Vagina Lady?
posted by Dizzy at 8:34 PM on April 23, 2007


ewagoner couldn't wait until Caturday.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:46 PM on April 23, 2007


can one of you give me a reason why i think these are funny? i LOLZ but my g/f doesn't get it and looks at me weird when i giggle at the monitor. i cannot fully explain the hilarity. i r serious poster, this is serious thread.
posted by Mach5 at 8:55 PM on April 23, 2007


That's made me laugh more than anything I've seen/read/heard in the last 5 months
posted by mmrtnt at 9:01 PM on April 23, 2007


I have a problem.

I can't stop looking at cat macros. I subscribe to the livejournal cat_macro community, even though it's not very funny. I read every page on icanhascheezburger.com.

And now, I narrate the life of my cat in "tweeole." There's even a special voice for it.

I can't stop.

THIS R SRS PROBLM.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:09 PM on April 23, 2007 [7 favorites]


Hey that is perfect timing!!! A coworker has been ill, and she loves cute cat pictures. I have been trying to collect the best and cutest ones to mail to her to help cheer her up, since she will be off work at least a few months. So this is perfect timing! THANKS!!!!
posted by The Deej at 9:14 PM on April 23, 2007


I'm just waiting for the Internet Cat Humor movie.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:16 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


In before Longcat
posted by Spacelegoman at 9:22 PM on April 23, 2007


Hands down, the best lolcat out there in my opinion.

I too love them way too much.
posted by bink at 9:29 PM on April 23, 2007


NEEDZ MOAR MON0RAIL KATZ PLZTHX


/me weeps softly for the long lost image tag.
posted by loquacious at 9:44 PM on April 23, 2007


This is absolutely brilliant.
posted by Mikey-San at 9:56 PM on April 23, 2007


IM IN UR METAFILTERZ

COMENTING ON UR POSTS
posted by limon at 9:57 PM on April 23, 2007


Anil Dash says ...there are no other sites designed to collect definitive collaborative reference material.

What about Encyclopaedia Dramatica?
posted by Methylviolet at 10:03 PM on April 23, 2007


My favourites, because I am a geek:

X-Men
Take This
Shoryuken
posted by Wataki at 10:28 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why is this not tagged catshit insane?
posted by sparkletone at 11:05 PM on April 23, 2007


My cat, Brand O, has now shown up on both this site and the cheezburger site. I mourn the loss of his innocence.

Wow, I was going to hold off linking to my favorites in-thread, but since that was the first one I would have picked, I've changed my mind. That shot is hi-fucking-larious!

Hilarious
Mario-larious
Grandma-larious
Titular
Sad-larious
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:25 PM on April 23, 2007


You guys haven't seen these collections before???

Some cat_macros

An astonishing number of cat_macros

My very favorite cat_macro (so far)
posted by tzikeh at 11:58 PM on April 23, 2007


Whoops - this is my favorite cat_macro. The other one comes in second.
posted by tzikeh at 11:59 PM on April 23, 2007


Oh good christ, I loves me some lolcats:
Voices
Shower
Sandwich
Karate
Lion
Flavor
posted by bpm140 at 12:02 AM on April 24, 2007


I actually started (and quickly unsubscribed from) cat_photography because I was annoyed that so many lame cat photos were being posted to my favourite photo communities. It didn't work though. Nothing can stop the avalanche of cat photos on ten nets.
posted by chuckdarwin at 12:09 AM on April 24, 2007


the snozzberries one is my desktop and i can't change it!!! arrr!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:15 AM on April 24, 2007


Ikea cat wins. Thanks for the laugh.
posted by Goofyy at 12:39 AM on April 24, 2007


Dizzy writes 'Why do all the kitties talk like that Public Access Vagina Lady?'

Penis Power Kitty
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:09 AM on April 24, 2007


Holy cow. I can't stand cats and some of these were awesome.

Amazing to see some old Fark memes still around in new incarnations.
posted by dreamsign at 1:42 AM on April 24, 2007


Oh, this is wonderful.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:43 AM on April 24, 2007


OK, I know there's enough of these sites out there, but this is a good list too. My favourite "all on one page" one.

Pleasingly my girl and I both identified this one spontaneously as the best off ummyeah. Full Speed Ahead!
posted by imperium at 4:12 AM on April 24, 2007


Yeah, this internet cat-meme stuff will show those motherfucking cats for lording it over us humans back in Ancient Egypt. It's payback time, bitches!
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:36 AM on April 24, 2007


I love my cats SOOOO much that I had to love these. Say what you want, cats are cool.
posted by MarshallPoe at 4:43 AM on April 24, 2007


My favorites tend to be the "Invisible ------" ones, with some cat poised in mid-air. Although the cats with laser beams shooting out of their eyes are pretty good, 4chan hasn't really been into them for about a year or so.
posted by adipocere at 5:19 AM on April 24, 2007


That was funnier than it should have been.

I'm embarrassed to say I agree.
posted by OmieWise at 5:20 AM on April 24, 2007


I have only recently discovered lolcats, and I'm pretty sure that you could show me one of these during a funeral and I'd start peeing my pants. Why, oh why, is this so funny?

I has a flavor.
posted by tristeza at 6:05 AM on April 24, 2007


"tweeole."

way funny. tkx.

Not a cat macro: Ninja kittens do Coke. I like the xylophone player in this kitten band.

An inordinate fondness for cat macros who speaks lousy tweeole.
posted by nickyskye at 6:21 AM on April 24, 2007


That was funnier than it should have been

Yep. Snigger I did, at the captions almost as much as the widdle kittycats.

(f anyone cares, my Interweb handle is in memory of my dead cat. I can out-cat-person any one of yuz backwards and in high heels.)
posted by scratch at 6:40 AM on April 24, 2007


I can out-cat-person any one of yuz backwards and in high heels.

Yeah? I once climbed a 5 story partially-constructed building to rescue my kittay. After midnight. Drunk.

I found the stairs back down...
posted by LordSludge at 6:56 AM on April 24, 2007


I found lolcats again last week. So funny!

There are many that should just disappear (like this one...) but it's really cool to see people's ideas built on and changed and turned into something new.

And Anil Dash's post was interesting. I'd love to see a linguist have a crack at this meme.
posted by robcorr at 7:00 AM on April 24, 2007


I came across this one somewhere or other (I'm hosting it on my website, but I can't take credit for creating it). I nearly fell out of my chair when I first saw it. :D
posted by VirtualWolf at 7:03 AM on April 24, 2007


Serious Cat never fails to make me laugh out loud. Thank you, Internet!
posted by tommasz at 7:31 AM on April 24, 2007


lol crazy cats :)
posted by Betmenko at 7:37 AM on April 24, 2007


There are many that should just disappear (like this one...)

That's actually my favorite one. (Judge me not!)

Some pals, myself, and my wife are all loving the lolcats phenomenon right now. We even (I am almost embarrassed to admit) use the language style these cats "use." (e.g., "This pie has a flavor," at a restaurant; "Where mah bukkit?!"; "U gonna get reaped," when watching a preview of that awful-looking Hilary Swank horror-style film, etc)

I can has funny picktchas?
posted by grubi at 8:15 AM on April 24, 2007


Invisible Bike is the gold standard of stupid cat pictures.

And I had a crush on a guy I worked with until he didn't laugh at it and told me it was stupid and then I fell out of crush with him as he is clearly a robot.
posted by mckenney at 8:34 AM on April 24, 2007


I enjoyed these lolcats.


THESE LOLCATS
I enjoyed them.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:45 AM on April 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Love the lolcats! Especially the invisibles.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 9:21 AM on April 24, 2007


My Caturday folder swells.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:08 AM on April 24, 2007


My cats do not talk like this, and consider it an insult.
posted by merelyglib at 10:09 AM on April 24, 2007


I clicked thru half of I Can Has Cheezburger yesterday at work. I am hooked.

But my wife (a cat person like myself) thinks lolcats are completely unfunny.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:38 AM on April 24, 2007


Mereloyglib: Then this post is for you. From the intro: I have a cat. I have lived with many cats. Cats would not type like that. They wouldn’t use “UR” and they would certainly not hold down the caps lock all damned day. I thought about this and I felt that perhaps, just maybe, the cats needed to say things in a different way. The same things, mind you, just not with the same words.
posted by gignomai at 12:33 PM on April 24, 2007


I am so glad bf and i are not alone in our lolcats addiction. We both check ichc daily, and it's definitely invaded our vocab. Oh wells.

the non-cat lolcats is my favorite:
i has a corm
you has a flavor
posted by sarahmelah at 1:10 PM on April 24, 2007


AWWW! Major oxytocin rush. woo hoo. i has a corm and you has a flavor are truly adorable!

I want Specklet's tiny animals on fingers and chipmunk macros too!
posted by nickyskye at 6:49 PM on April 24, 2007


i = happy
posted by simonemarie at 9:09 PM on April 24, 2007


Cats would not type like that... The same things, mind you, just not with the same words.

representin lol-kitteh to ur humanz === we makez iz dumbar 4u
posted by spiderwire at 3:59 PM on April 27, 2007


pluz u not make keybordz 4 pawz n letr z iz betrn acwssssdf asdsee i cant hit buttn

ss s s thr we goes claws help
posted by spiderwire at 4:02 PM on April 27, 2007


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