Why are LOLcats so funny?

Personal by on June 9, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Maybe because we’ve all gotten way too many emails with cute cat pictures and cheesy captions…

Maybe because they’re rumored to be based on ‘Caturday’ a Saturday cat forum tradition that involved, well, cat photos. Caturday has since been co-opted by forums on topics as broad as WoW to Auto Enthusiasts, and guitar players.

Maybe because they’ve been taken way too far. You can now program in LOLCODE.

Maybe it is just the juxtaposition of geek humor and cat photos.


Or maybe we all just secretly love cute photos of cats.

I couldn’t sleep and just burned 30 minutes looking at cat photos. Have fun!


  1. Scott Johnston — June 10, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    I highly recommend David McRaney’s article on the subject. It is a fantastic analysis of how this came to exist.


  2. sa — June 11, 2007 @ 4:41 am


    this is awesome!! i hadn’t found this one. upgradn ur towerz? i love it.

    i think the way they use “Z” and skip vowels is bizarrely funny although i can’t tell you why.


  3. Dave Naffziger — June 12, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    Scott, thanks for the link – that is a great writeup.


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