LOLCats: we’re back!

May 15, 2009 at 2:00 am 6 comments

For my LOLCats fans, I thought I’d do a bit of an update. I continue to explore LOLCats as a cultural phenomenon (and besides, they are cute!). So I thought I’d do a guide to the key LOLCat types. We start off with Ceiling Cat – a cat peeking out from a hole in the ceiling and likened to God:

I believe the original Ceiling Cat image is this one:

You get the idea: God-like, omnipresent.

This is my personal favourite Ceiling Cat:

Then there is Basement Cat, a black cat representing Satan:

And then there is the representation of the eternal struggle between Good and Evil:

Then there appear to be certain LOLCat characters, such as Monorail Cat.

Then we have Long Cat and Slinky Cat:

Instrumental Cat:

And of course, Happy Cat and Serious Cat:

But it seems that depicting cats in human-like situations has a history long before LOLCats. American photographer, Harry Whittier Frees for example, created novelty cards in the early 20th Century. He snapped animals, including cats, in LOLCat-like poses. Here’s one from 1905:

Sources: Wikipedia and icanhascheezburger.com

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Loki  |  June 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    SUPERB!!
    i joined the cult :)

    all hail kitties!!!

    Reply
  • 2. Shayde  |  September 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    hehehe… monorail cat can’t get ovr speedbump…
    soulz. i eets them.

    Reply
  • 3. Ceiling pope  |  January 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Teh kittehs must uniets undaer teh baener of cieling kitteh
    :P

    Reply
  • 4. Jeena  |  January 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Great work, made me nearly spit coffee out my nose. More cat happiness delivered to the world, less “God” = world peace!

    Reply
  • 5. emery cat  |  April 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Hah, I rotfl!

    Reply
  • 6. konazero  |  June 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    basement cat vs ceiling cat. lol i rofl

    Reply

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