And a defense on why they ARE SO(!!!) funny.
A couple of nights ago I went out to dinner with some friends and the table was very nearly evenly divided among the LOLfans and the LOLhaters. We were just waiting on Luci to make up her mind as to which side to join. I don’t know that she ever did, so here I am (in ur computer) swaying the vote. LOLlovers will WIN. No pressure or anything, Luci, but if you want to be cool, you’ll pick our side.
I don’t know exactly where or when LOLcats began, but they are quite controversial (as representated by our table at dinner). Admittedly, there are quite a few which are simply not funny, or which go too far with the bad spelling. If I have to spend more time trying to translate what you wrote than I do on actually laughing, it’s too much – tone it down a bit, mkay? It seems that as time goes on the truly funny LOLcats are fewer and farther between – I suspect this is because there is a finite amount of funny LOLs out there floating around the Universe waiting to be used. So there is sometimes a lot of unfunny or even completely annoying LOLs to sift through, but the gems are worth it.
In the beginning was HappyCat. I actually don’t understand this one, but it will be on the quiz so take notes.
Which is strange because you would think that in the beginning was Ceiling Cat.
But you cannot have a Power of Good without an equal Power of Evil. Thus, behold Basement Cat.
A common LOLcat formula is “I’m in your blank, blanking your blank”. Usually the “your” is represented by “ur” which I, personally, think is way cuter, but I understand those who disagree.
(See? They can be smart, too!)
But some of my very favorite LOLs come in the “invisible” variety. (Which is, by the way, an example of how not all LOLcats need improper spelling or grammar.)
Not all LOLs are of the cat variety. The LOLrus is a very poorly named seal who was famous in Japan for his bucket tricks, he has since passed on. I don’t really get this one, either, but again, no LOL-education is complete without studying the LOLrus and his Bucket Saga.
Some cats which do not fit into any other category but without which your education is not complete (or else they are just cute).
Lastly, for those of you who consider the poor grammar and spelling to be offensive to Cats of the World, you are not the only one.
You can find your daily LOL at I Can Has Cheezburger?