Thursday, November 01, 2007

Felines everywhere

Dear Reader:

Have you noticed the recent abundance of feline-related stuff on the web?
In this post, I'll give you 5 examples.

(1) For starters, check out Hallmarks of felinity. This comic is a subset of 9 Chickwood lane by Brooke McEldowney and features Solange, a siamese cat who perfectly encompasses the general feline attitude towards life and humans.
If you share your vital space with cats (and even if you don't, but have some acquaintance who does), I'm sure you'll empathise with more than one of the situations portrayed there.

(2) Next, we pay a visit to LOLCAT, also known as "kitty pidgin".
This is a meme which consists of captioning a picture of a cat (preferably in an unusual pose) with a catchphrase using incorrect but persistently coherent grammar and spelling akin to Internet slang or l33tsp34k:

Image credit: Wikipedia

You can see more examples here and here.

(3) In a weird twist of fate, said catchphrases and grammar have spawned a programming language. For more information about it, please click here.
Who knows... maybe you'll get to see reference books like this one:

LOLCODE for Dummies, on Flickr
Image credit: Marco van Hylckama Vlieg

(4) Still unimpressed? Try the LOLCAT Bible, an ongoing translation effort:

Mai teh blessigs of teh Ceiling Cat b pwn u, lol!

(5) Last, but not least, a short animation featuring the tricks cats resort to when their human staff do not respond quickly enough to their will:

Image credit: Simon Tofield

Fun times =)

1 comment:

Sebas said...