The genius of Lolcats is that somehow they took something that I thought was just about the most boring thing on the internet (pictures of people’s cats1) and recycled them into amusing visual one-liners.
I’m sure people took pictures of their cats before digicams. But with the ability to cheaply snap countless pictures, they can now do it on a whim. And the internet is more than happy to spread cat pictures to the four corners or the globe. And I had pretty much zero interest in them.
It may not be the most sophisticated humor, but it has an innocence that is refreshing and beats a lot of the more sophomoric stuff that is so easy to find on the internets. And, since it’s an effective form of recycling, it’s good for the environment!
1 I’m sure you love your cats, and I think they’re nice, too. Cute, even. But most of the pix are just not as fascinating as you think they are. Sorry.