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LOLcats internet meme

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Aug 8th, 2018. Artwork published in
circa 2005
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    LOLcats internet meme 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Posted in celebration of today’s International Cat Day. From Know Your Meme:

    LOLcats are image macros consisting of humorous photos of cats with superimposed text written in a form of broken English known as lolspeak. The LOLcat meme gained much of its traction through the weekly ritual of Caturday on 4chan and I Can Has Cheezburger.

    According to an article in The Star, LOLcats originated on the imageboard 4chan sometime in 2005, when an anonymous user submitted a picture of a relaxed cat waiting for “Caturday.”

    Like with other image macros, the font in use typically is Impact — a bold narrow Grotesque that comes bundled with both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS — used in white and often with black outline.

    LOLcats internet meme 2
    Source: http://www.lolcats.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    LOLcats internet meme 3
    Source: https://knowyourmeme.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    LOLcats internet meme 4
    Source: https://cheezburger.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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