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September 19, 2007 5:43 PM   Subscribe

lolsecretz --The meeting of two of the internet's most famous memes– the touching postsecret and the sublimely stupid LOLcats
posted by amberglow (67 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Two memes enter, one meme leaves.
posted by Poolio at 5:44 PM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


Against my better judgment, I laughed.
posted by brain_drain at 5:45 PM on September 19, 2007


You got yer adjectives mixed up.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2007 [6 favorites]


This is the only one I found really funny.
posted by pombe at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2007


This has been a banner day for new (to me) LOLisms.

LOL + Roller Derby = http://icanhasderbygirlz.com/

LOL + Cthulu = http://lolthulhu.com/
posted by hupp at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


WHAT
THE
FUCK
AMBERGLOW?

Every you post lolxxxx the baby jesus cries.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:51 PM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


JESUS LOLLIN' CHRIST!
posted by Poolio at 5:53 PM on September 19, 2007


I was about to complain about how sick of the lolcatz stuff I am, but this was the first lol mash up that actually amde me laugh.
posted by Falconetti at 5:53 PM on September 19, 2007


Yeah this was surprisingly funny! I like lolyankees too, god help me.
posted by jamesonandwater at 5:57 PM on September 19, 2007


You got yer adjectives mixed up.

Truth. When I discovered them, some months ago, lolcats made me want to live again.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 5:58 PM on September 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Every you post lolxxxx the baby jesus cries.

"ohnoes! i iz forsaked!"
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:59 PM on September 19, 2007 [6 favorites]


All these lolxxx posts are gonna give me cerebral lollsy.


Actually, I laughed at many of these. Good show.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:03 PM on September 19, 2007


These totally cracked me up. Here's my favorite.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:03 PM on September 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was about to complain about how sick of the lolcatz stuff I am, but this was the first lol mash up that actually amde me laugh.

I totally agree. This is actually very funny.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:07 PM on September 19, 2007


These are great. Especially this one. If it's cat tongues it's comedy.
posted by tepidmonkey at 6:08 PM on September 19, 2007


What do buckets have to do with lolcats?
posted by unmake at 6:08 PM on September 19, 2007


I laughed, I cried, but I actually only laughed. Great post.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:11 PM on September 19, 2007


I really, really didn't want to laugh at this.

But I, um, did.

i can has forgivness?

posted by dersins at 6:12 PM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


These are good and make up for the unfunny roller derby one of yesterday. I was going to post my favorite but Brandon Blatcher beat me to it.
posted by frobozz at 6:12 PM on September 19, 2007


unmake, I'm here to help.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:13 PM on September 19, 2007


I'm far to open about everything that's ever happened to me, so I've never had anything personal and confidential enough to send to PostSecret. But now that I can project onto a comedically posed cat, oh how the tables have turned!
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 6:13 PM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


These are actually good, surprisingly.
posted by puke & cry at 6:14 PM on September 19, 2007


You are too much for me, LOLMeme, you son of a whoreson bitch... I wish I knew how to quit you.
posted by lekvar at 6:16 PM on September 19, 2007


Way better than the real postsecret site.
posted by rottytooth at 6:16 PM on September 19, 2007


I iz havin a LOLasm
posted by MtDewd at 6:18 PM on September 19, 2007


: >

(i have one of my own-- I iz stealin' from gawker)
posted by amberglow at 6:19 PM on September 19, 2007


What do buckets have to do with lolcats?

I wonder about that too.
posted by amberglow at 6:21 PM on September 19, 2007


What do buckets have to do with lolcats?

Why, there's an authoritative website.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 6:25 PM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


What do buckets have to do with lolcats?

i has a bucket
posted by hupp at 6:26 PM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I misread this as LOLencrantz, and thought it was going to be LOLHamlet. I'm very sad that I was wrong.
posted by Bookhouse at 6:29 PM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Damn it, these are actually funny. There goes my scathing comment about posting memes that just aren't funny anymore.

Nice find.
posted by honeydew at 6:38 PM on September 19, 2007


Lollergeddon. This is brilliant.
posted by sugarfish at 6:42 PM on September 19, 2007


LOLMeFites
posted by Sailormom at 6:45 PM on September 19, 2007


Bookhouse, I read the same thing. I think you know what your duty is now.
posted by lekvar at 6:50 PM on September 19, 2007


priceless. thanks, amberglow!
posted by CitizenD at 6:54 PM on September 19, 2007


I was unfamiliar with the postsecret site, so I spent some time there before following the other links.

lolsecretz is superior.
posted by quin at 7:06 PM on September 19, 2007


Every time I think I'm out, the lolcats pull me back in. The rollergirls were truly awful, but this makes up for it.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:06 PM on September 19, 2007


yes oh god yes. thank you thank you thank you.
posted by unknowncommand at 7:26 PM on September 19, 2007


Every you post lolxxxx the baby jesus cries.

"ohnoes! i iz forsaked!"


Eloi, eloi, LOLma sabachthani?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:29 PM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


Count me as one of those people who still finds LOLcats amusing (sorry). I haven't found previous mashups too funny, but a few here cracked me up. So thanks for this post. This is my fave.
posted by Zinger at 7:32 PM on September 19, 2007


Yeah, racism is the funniest.

Why don't you all just put on blackface and do a minstrel show?

Un-fucking-believeable.
posted by wfc123 at 8:14 PM on September 19, 2007


actually, wfc, that one truly is brilliant, i thought--it immediately hits people, and immediately reminded me of all those studies done with kids where they all always pick the white doll as being prettier (and also of self-loathing in general, as we have seen in the Craig stuff and other closetcase things, etc) -- and some of the truest things are said in jest.
posted by amberglow at 8:24 PM on September 19, 2007


I think your in the wrong thread wfc123.
posted by quin at 8:25 PM on September 19, 2007


ugh, your're and nevermind. I see what you were talking about.
posted by quin at 8:26 PM on September 19, 2007


FWIW, it made me think of rural French Canadian Catholics.
*Waves to forebears*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:34 PM on September 19, 2007


your're? That's it, I give up. My fingers have officially betrayed me. Now it's only a matter of time till they kill me in my sleep, Evil Dead/ Idle Hands style.
posted by quin at 8:41 PM on September 19, 2007


I love it all; I guess the Internets have warped my brain. LOLTHULHU for the win.
posted by RussHy at 8:51 PM on September 19, 2007


I pretendz I likez the lolcats.

But really I DO NOT WANT!
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:52 PM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I love it. This is the one that made me completely lose it. (Am I a bad person?)
posted by danb at 9:00 PM on September 19, 2007


wfc123 is convinced the entire lolcat thing is actually an ebonics slur (because of the broken english). It's not any one of the lolsecretz ones.

wfc, please trust me when I say this; there is no racism in any of the lolcats language, real, implied, or otherwise. You're seeing something that just isn't there.
posted by yhbc at 9:05 PM on September 19, 2007


But really I DO NOT WANT!

Go shit in another litter, then.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:16 PM on September 19, 2007


I, too, think these are very funny, and I think a big part of the appeal comes from the fact that these are a lot closer in spirit to the original LOLcats that most of us were first exposed to, and not the more recent denigrations of the form. When I was reading these, and found myself chuckling at more than a few of them, I thought "Finally, LOLcats are weird again..."

The reason I liked the LOLcats at first, when I was first forwarded a huge email full of ceiling cat and I'm in yr whatever, is that I really barely understood them and they seemed like a random bit of humor. I'm not normally a big fan of the Fignuts school of absurdist comedy, but the early ones I saw made almost no sense, and that was part of what was funny about them.

The downfall, of course, was the inevitable: the fad was discovered by the mediocre, the wannabes, the bandwagon jumpers, and none of these Lollers Come Lately got the point.

Instead, I Can Has Cheesburger has turned into just misspelled cutesy-pie baby talk, which isn't at all what was so attractive to the original fans of the first LOLcats. (Plus, they don't even get the misspellings right.) At a certain point the site has become indistinguishable from Cute Overload, when just a few months ago it was as diametrically opposed to it as you could be while still featuring pictures of kittens.

I think the inevitable end of the LOLcats is right around the corner, when the phenomenon will have truly come full circle: I Can Has Cheezburger will post a picture of a kitty hanging from a tree limb with the unironic caption "Hang N Der"...
posted by Ian A.T. at 9:31 PM on September 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well said, Ian A.T. I hadn't thought of lolcats as absurdist humor before, but that is a damn near perfect description of the form when it's at it's operating at it's best.

I think the whole 'invisible X' meme plays into this nicely.
posted by quin at 9:48 PM on September 19, 2007


The "I haz a bucket" seal is dead.

.
posted by mrbill at 10:29 PM on September 19, 2007


.
posted by whir at 10:37 PM on September 19, 2007


"i haz kik da bucket!"
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:03 PM on September 19, 2007


Ian A.T.: I think the inevitable end of the LOLcats is right around the corner, when the phenomenon will have truly come full circle: I Can Has Cheezburger will post a picture of a kitty hanging from a tree limb with the unironic caption "Hang N Der"...
Except that now, that very picture will seem subversively meta-funny...
posted by hincandenza at 11:45 PM on September 19, 2007


wfc123 writes 'Why don't you all just put on blackface and do a minstrel show?"

Mammy? Is that you, Mammy?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:09 AM on September 20, 2007


I misread this as LOLencrantz, and thought it was going to be LOLHamlet. I'm very sad that I was wrong.

"to haz or not to haz?"

"invisible father!"

"i can haz vengenze?"

Damn thing writes itself.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 1:05 AM on September 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


"i can smellz rat!"

"yoricks! i haz knowed him!"

"teh tip - invisible poisons!"

"i can haz silences. nuff sed"
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:37 AM on September 20, 2007


These are good, I think because the secrets are exactly the kind of stuff you get on post secrets and the pictures do match the secrets remarkably well. Very clever.
posted by Sparx at 1:40 AM on September 20, 2007


Damnit, LOLHamlet would be awesome! Somebody please create LOLHamlet!
posted by tickingclock at 2:46 AM on September 20, 2007


LOL Shakespeare.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:17 AM on September 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


I admit it. Loving Lolcats is is my postsecret.
posted by dejah420 at 7:09 AM on September 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


send yours: o hai!
we'z happee u likez teh secretz

duz u haz secretz?

email jpg secretz to secretburger@gmail.com and we put them up on teh intrnetz

posted by amberglow at 3:21 PM on September 20, 2007


Aww this video has a cute lolcat.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:14 AM on September 21, 2007


Online tool for creating "I'm in your noun, verbing your noun" pics without photoshop.
posted by dejah420 at 7:27 AM on September 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


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