History Main / Lolcats

7th Jul '13 3:40:59 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:250:[[IdiotBall http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tropecat2.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:250:Tropecat found teh IdiotBall, but she did not eated it.]] ->''"Oh, oh, and you know what else I found on the web? It's these pictures of cats and they write these -- Oh, look at this one. "Invisible cheeseburger!" No, huh? Well, it's not for everyone. I just think they're funny."'' -->-- '''Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz''', ''PhineasAndFerb'' Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of {{Cute Kitten}}s and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sepia_lolcat.jpg cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]]. However, the Lolcat phenomenon extends further than just {{Image Macro}}s. It also spawned "[[http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Constructed/Fictional/Kitty_Pidgin/ Kitty Pidgin]]" (a.k.a "[[http://speaklolspeak.com/?t=anon Lolspeak]]"), which is widely regarded as being "the first language born of teh intertubes", along with a [[http://lolcode.com/ programming language]] and even a [[CrystalDragonJesus kitty theology]], complete with its own [[http://www.lolcatbible.com/ Bible translation]] and [[http://www.loltheist.com blasphemers]]. [[http://xkcd.com/262/ Just don't do it in real life]]. There's been an [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1642897,00.html article on them]] in ''Time'' magazine. They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[BunniesForCuteness Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]]. ---- !!!Tropes associated with Lolcats: * AscendedMeme: Creator/AdultSwim created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel. * BeingWatched: Ceiling Cat is watching you [[UnusualEuphemism trope]]. * BigEater: NOM NOM NOM. * BioAugmentation: Mah Genetic Code Is Bein Re Writ! * CatScare: You Make Kitty Scared * CatsHateWater On occasion. * CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Ceiling Cat is watching you masturbate. * CompanionCube: The Lolrus' Bukkit. * CrystalDragonJesus: Happy Cat. * CuteKitten * {{Defictionalization}}: The San Francisco artist who painted a [[http://laughingsquid.com/the-worlds-largest-lolcat-invisible-bike-mural/ Three-story tall LOLcat mural]] on the side of his building. * EvilCounterpart: Tacgnol, to Longcat * {{God}}: Ceiling Cat / Longcat * FauxtivationalPoster * {{Flanderization}}: The pidgin English wasn't always obligatory. Ceiling Cat is probably the most well-known remnant of the proper-English days. * FunetikAksent * {{Invisibility}}: Invisible Bicycle. * ITasteDelicious: I Has A Flavor. * MemeticMutation: [[invoked]] This is the whole point. * OverlyLongGag: I HAS A BUKKIT! HAS U SEEN MAH BUKKIT? BEETINS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL LOLCASHUN OF BUKKIT IS REVEELED. MAH ASSOCIATES HAS INFORMED MEH YOU ARE IN POSSESSION OF MAH BUKKIT! * PrecisionFStrike: FUCK YOU, I'M AN ANTEATER! * {{Retraux}}: Captions of older photos sometimes go for this. Also, the "Laugh Out Loud Cats", an entire comic devoted to the premise. * RougeAnglesOfSatin * {{Satan}}: Basement Cat / Tacgnol. * SdrawkcabName: Tacgnol. This makes sense, as it's "Longcat" in Theban, a [[{{Fictionary}} made-up language]] consisting entirely of backwards english used by satanists. * SeriousBusiness: "I are serious cat. This is serious thread." * ShapedLikeItself: Longcat is looooong. * StopHelpingMe: The implied Human response to a statement ending in "no need to thank me". * [[BlackComedyRape Surprise Buttsecks]] * TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Catnarok * TrademarkFavoriteFood: cheezburgers (yes, with a "z") * WorstNewsJudgmentEver: You can now make your own "Breaking news." * YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: "Canst thine hath milk curd and minced beef sandwich?" * YouNoTakeCandle: You No Can Has Candle. ----
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[[quoteright:250:[[IdiotBall http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tropecat2.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:250:Tropecat found teh IdiotBall, but she did not eated it.]] ->''"Oh, oh, and you know what else I found on the web? It's these pictures of cats and they write these -- Oh, look at this one. "Invisible cheeseburger!" No, huh? Well, it's not for everyone. I just think they're funny."'' -->-- '''Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz''', ''PhineasAndFerb'' Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of {{Cute Kitten}}s and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sepia_lolcat.jpg cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]]. However, the Lolcat phenomenon extends further than just {{Image Macro}}s. It also spawned "[[http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Constructed/Fictional/Kitty_Pidgin/ Kitty Pidgin]]" (a.k.a "[[http://speaklolspeak.com/?t=anon Lolspeak]]"), which is widely regarded as being "the first language born of teh intertubes", along with a [[http://lolcode.com/ programming language]] and even a [[CrystalDragonJesus kitty theology]], complete with its own [[http://www.lolcatbible.com/ Bible translation]] and [[http://www.loltheist.com blasphemers]]. [[http://xkcd.com/262/ Just don't do it in real life]]. There's been an [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1642897,00.html article on them]] in ''Time'' magazine. They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[BunniesForCuteness Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]]. ---- !!!Tropes associated with Lolcats: * AscendedMeme: Creator/AdultSwim created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel. * BeingWatched: Ceiling Cat is watching you [[UnusualEuphemism trope]]. * BigEater: NOM NOM NOM. * BioAugmentation: Mah Genetic Code Is Bein Re Writ! * CatScare: You Make Kitty Scared * CatsHateWater On occasion. * CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Ceiling Cat is watching you masturbate. * CompanionCube: The Lolrus' Bukkit. * CrystalDragonJesus: Happy Cat. * CuteKitten * {{Defictionalization}}: The San Francisco artist who painted a [[http://laughingsquid.com/the-worlds-largest-lolcat-invisible-bike-mural/ Three-story tall LOLcat mural]] on the side of his building. * EvilCounterpart: Tacgnol, to Longcat * {{God}}: Ceiling Cat / Longcat * FauxtivationalPoster * {{Flanderization}}: The pidgin English wasn't always obligatory. Ceiling Cat is probably the most well-known remnant of the proper-English days. * FunetikAksent * {{Invisibility}}: Invisible Bicycle. * ITasteDelicious: I Has A Flavor. * MemeticMutation: [[invoked]] This is the whole point. * OverlyLongGag: I HAS A BUKKIT! HAS U SEEN MAH BUKKIT? BEETINS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL LOLCASHUN OF BUKKIT IS REVEELED. MAH ASSOCIATES HAS INFORMED MEH YOU ARE IN POSSESSION OF MAH BUKKIT! * PrecisionFStrike: FUCK YOU, I'M AN ANTEATER! * {{Retraux}}: Captions of older photos sometimes go for this. Also, the "Laugh Out Loud Cats", an entire comic devoted to the premise. * RougeAnglesOfSatin * {{Satan}}: Basement Cat / Tacgnol. * SdrawkcabName: Tacgnol. This makes sense, as it's "Longcat" in Theban, a [[{{Fictionary}} made-up language]] consisting entirely of backwards english used by satanists. * SeriousBusiness: "I are serious cat. This is serious thread." * ShapedLikeItself: Longcat is looooong. * StopHelpingMe: The implied Human response to a statement ending in "no need to thank me". * [[BlackComedyRape Surprise Buttsecks]] * TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Catnarok * TrademarkFavoriteFood: cheezburgers (yes, with a "z") * WorstNewsJudgmentEver: You can now make your own "Breaking news." * YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: "Canst thine hath milk curd and minced beef sandwich?" * YouNoTakeCandle: You No Can Has Candle. ----[[redirect:WebOriginal/LOLCats]]
29th Jan '13 6:07:56 PM Willbyr
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They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]].
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They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies [[BunniesForCuteness Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]].
2nd Nov '12 6:50:20 PM Willbyr
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Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of {{Cute Kitten}}s and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/12/01/funny-pictures-oldest-ever-lolcat-found/ cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]].
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Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of {{Cute Kitten}}s and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/12/01/funny-pictures-oldest-ever-lolcat-found/ [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sepia_lolcat.jpg cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]].

* OlderThanTelevision: As seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sepia_lolcat.jpg here]].
20th Oct '12 1:26:58 PM shimaspawn
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* AscendedMeme: AdultSwim created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel.
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* AscendedMeme: AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel.
5th Jun '12 8:21:10 PM Willbyr
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* [[RapeAsComedy Surprise Buttsecks]]
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* [[RapeAsComedy [[BlackComedyRape Surprise Buttsecks]]

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7th Apr '12 5:55:00 PM ccoa
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Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of [=~Everything's Cuter With Kittens~=] and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/12/01/funny-pictures-oldest-ever-lolcat-found/ cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]].
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Lolcats are are an internet meme which is best described as the lovechild of [=~Everything's Cuter With Kittens~=] {{Cute Kitten}}s and MemeticMutation. Lolcats are {{Image Macro}}s that combine photos of cats with humorous captions, usually in a form of [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] known as "kitty pidgin" or "lolspeak." It should be noted that using bad spelling as humour is [[OlderThanTheyThink hardly a new phenomenon]]. And the practice of combining [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/12/01/funny-pictures-oldest-ever-lolcat-found/ cats with funny captions]], goes back even further. However, the modern-day phenomenon of Lolcats originates from the ImageBoard 4chan, where every Saturday users posted funny pictures of kitties, a practice called "Caturday". This didn't become a sensation until the launching of the website [[http://icanhascheezburger.com I Can Has Cheezburger?]], which takes its name from [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/ this popular image]].

* AscendedMeme: AdultSwim recently created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel.
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* AscendedMeme: AdultSwim recently created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel.

* AscendedMeme: AdultSwim recently created a game on their website called "Meowcenaries", which uses {{Lolcats}}. It was so popular it gained a sequel. CuteKitten

* EverythingsCuterWithKittens
15th Feb '12 11:28:38 AM Fighteer
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Zero Context Example, renamed trope
* ZeroWingrish
9th Jan '12 10:40:42 PM Camacan
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Quote formatting. The Bible is not a trope. Drop link to NSFW site. Not an example of Epic Fail — that's for physically impossible failures, not the internet meme.
->Oh, oh, and you know what else I found on the web? It's these pictures of cats and they write these--Oh, look at this one. "Invisible cheeseburger!" ... No, huh? Well, it's not for everyone. I just think they're funny. -->- '''Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz''', ''PhineasAndFerb''
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->Oh, ->''"Oh, oh, and you know what else I found on the web? It's these pictures of cats and they write these--Oh, these -- Oh, look at this one. "Invisible cheeseburger!" ... cheeseburger!" No, huh? Well, it's not for everyone. I just think they're funny. -->- funny."'' -->-- '''Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz''', ''PhineasAndFerb''

They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]] and [[http://community.livejournal.com/lolsbians/ Lolsbians]].
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They have spawned spinoffs like [[http://ihasahotdog.com Loldogs]], [[http://www.walrusbucketsaga.com/ Lolruses]], [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies Lolbunnies]], Lolbirds, Lolhamsters, Lolowls, Lolpigs, [[http://lolthulhu.com/ Lolthulhu]], and even Lolhumans like [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Lolpresidents]] and [[http://community.livejournal.com/lolsbians/ Lolsbians]]. Lolpresidents]].

* TheBible: [[http://www.lolcatbible.com/ No, really.]] * BigEater: NOM NOM NOM * CatsHateWater On Occasion
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* TheBible: [[http://www.lolcatbible.com/ No, really.]] * BigEater: NOM NOM NOM NOM. * BioAugmentation: Mah Genetic Code Is Bein Re Writ! * CatScare: You Make Kitty Scared * CatsHateWater On Occasionoccasion.

* CompanionCube: The Lolrus' Bukkit (see below) * CrystalDragonJesus: Happy Cat
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* CompanionCube: The Lolrus' Bukkit (see below) Bukkit. * CrystalDragonJesus: Happy CatCat.

* EpicFail: [[http://clemsongirlbaseball.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2009/05/epicfail-thumb-268x358-1167121.jpg Here]], for example. * [=~Everything's Cuter With Kittens~=]
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* EpicFail: [[http://clemsongirlbaseball.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2009/05/epicfail-thumb-268x358-1167121.jpg Here]], for example. * [=~Everything's Cuter With Kittens~=]EverythingsCuterWithKittens

* {{God}}: Ceiling Cat/Longcat
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* {{God}}: Ceiling Cat/LongcatCat / Longcat

* [[ITasteDelicious I Has A Flavor]] * [[{{Invisibility}} Invisible Bicycle]] * [[BioAugmentation Mah Genetic Code Is Bein Re Writ!]]
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* [[ITasteDelicious I Has A Flavor]] * [[{{Invisibility}} {{Invisibility}}: Invisible Bicycle]] Bicycle. * [[BioAugmentation Mah Genetic Code Is Bein Re Writ!]]ITasteDelicious: I Has A Flavor.

* {{Satan}}: Basement Cat/Tacgnol
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* {{Satan}}: Basement Cat/TacgnolCat / Tacgnol.

* [[CatScare You Make Kitty Scared]] * [[YouNoTakeCandle You No Can Has Candle]]
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* [[CatScare You Make Kitty Scared]] * [[YouNoTakeCandle YouNoTakeCandle: You No Can Has Candle]]Candle.

---- [-[[CatsAreMean I see what you did there.]]-]
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---- [-[[CatsAreMean I see what you did there.]]-]----
16th Oct '11 4:06:09 PM Fighteer
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This is not a trope
* YourMileageMayVary: A lot of people find them funny, but others show disdain for lolcats, especially if the image has the I Can Has Cheezburger? watermark.
19th May '11 11:15:48 AM Fighteer
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* CargoShip: Lolrus/bukkit

* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lolrus. The Anteater.

* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/11/15/pathos_lolcats/ This article]], which is pretty good akshully.

* MemeticBadass: Bikecat * MemeticMutation
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* MemeticBadass: Bikecat * MemeticMutationMemeticMutation: [[invoked]] This is the whole point.

* OlderThanTheyThink: The above picture came as quite the surprise.
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