Friday, May 25, 2007

Tomorrow is Caturday

The emergence of a new joke is probably the internet's equivalent of a new series debuting on TV. Things -and I don't know what else to call them, for they are not jokes certainly - like singing hamsters and dancing babies are like "According to Jim" (or any other middle-of-the-road sitcom.)

Weird, inside-jokes like "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" remind me of some of those cartoon shows on "Adult Swim". They're not for everyone and if you get the joke, it's a pleasant 17 seconds spent in the office (and another 10 minutes forwarding links to friends.)

So now the LOLcats unleash their wide-eyed, furry fury on the 'net.
Lolcat images consist of a photo of a cat with a caption characteristically formatted in a sans serif font such as Impact or Arial Black. The image is, on occasion, photoshopped for effect. The caption generally acts as a speech balloon encompassing a comment from the cat, or is a simple description of the depicted scene.
(From the Wiki)

If you were a visitor a few years ago, you would have seen the source of this joke: the "please spare the kitty" photoshopped picture. (And you also know the context of that punchline ;))

So anyway, here's a site dedicated to LOLcats. Some images are very funny ("wuz dat noisez?") and some are just "meh".

And there's your 17 pleasant seconds.


Brown Magic said...

the one with the cat with a fez hat looking for its tricyle to get to the circus - that is genius.

here's an ethical dilemma - is it wrong to mock those who are only now discovering "All your base are belong to us"?

km said...

BM: Mock? No. Look of faint contempt on your face? Absolutely!

MockTurtle said...

Hahaha - were you talking about this?

km said...

MT: and that's another classic! I'd nearly forgotten that one.