It is one of the most prevalent forms of internet memes" (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/image-macros) and encompasses several examples, such as lolcats
, reaction images, demotivational posters, and Advice Animals.
- Aggregates all content, eliminating clutter, lolcats
, Instagram photos and status updates.
Taken as a loose tradition, these practices have enabled the present aesthetic of mash-ups and remixes and recut movie trailers and fan fiction and macro memes and Lolcats
and the thousands of other works constructed and uploaded and shared during the time it took you to read this essay.
An early popular example was "Lolcats
" - random photos of cats with bizarre pidgin English captions.
(7.) Adam Ludwin, From LOLcats
to Occupy Wall Street, Everything Is
Or, if that's too much reading, there's always the viral video going around, "The Day the LOLcats
Died," to the tune of Don McLean's "American Pie." (Victor D.
No matter what the trends are, it's not all live social networking and LOLcats
online and many bodies of traditional, sturdy structure enlist the power of the web to move out of the twilight of old media.
With a checklist that ran to twenty-two pages, the exhibition was designed to offer something for everyone (and a few things probably for no one at all, save the artist), including huge Day-Glo paintings and faux hipster T-shirts; face-shuffling silk-screened self-portraits that owe as much to registration errors and Mad Libs as they do to le cadavre exquis; googly-eyed robots constructed from repurposed clocks and flattened cardboard boxes; flea-market chairs wrapped in aluminum tape; screen grabs of a zillion or so Gmail subject lines; walls covered with ink-jet prints of cinnamon rolls and hundreds of pix of Hitleresque lolcats
harvested from teh internets.
The Offspring are ready with their 'phones to capture priceless amusing footage that they can sell to You've Been Framed or put on U Tube or Lolcats
They're just IM'ing about gossip, SMS'ing jokes or tweeting about what they had for breakfast, and they're probably doing it in LOLcats
Follow this example, and youEoll soon be up there with some of the most followed people on the internet (Britney Spears and the man behind LOLcats
Still, I was a bit surprised to see the usually staid Wall Street Journal run a weekend story about the Lolcats
.com Internet fad--"anyone can get in on the joke." If you're in need of a little silliness, check out http://icanhascheezburger.com.
We're busy creating clips for YouTube when we're not editing vlogs or sending cell-phone pictures to Flickr (and captioning them in catois for lolcats
) or tweeting or blogging or all of those at once.
The cheeseburger cat was the first of the "lolcats
", cats (and occasional dogs, squirrels and sundry other animals) with stupid captions written in a semibabytalk style, otherwise known as "lolspeak".