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LOLTHEORISTS

I didn’t shuffle through the digital shoe box of photos for flower porn today, so I’m offering something else.

A few posts back, LOLTHULHU made an appearance. It’s a parody of LOLCATS. With regard to the latter and the former, here’s what the blog formerly known as the Table of Malcontents (now Ectomo) had to say:

Is there anything more loathsome, more indicative of the rife idiot stupidity of the Internet than the LOLCats meme? The endless repetition of the exact same joke (photograph of surprised cat + implausible misspelling) done over and over and over again. Have you ever opened Photoshop, inserted a picture of your cat and then superimposed a sentence beginning with “O HAI” in a bold white Impact font? Congratulations. You are a lowest common denominator idiot and, quite frankly, you’re lucky Stalin ruined that whole gulag idea for everyone.

On the other hand, LOL Cthulhu? Now there’s a meme we can all get behind. How long, though, before someone soils even this fine thing by ‘cleverly’ mating this hilarious, tentacled genre with its retarded feline cousin, unleashing the bastard spawn LOLCathulhus upon the world? God damn you, whoever you are.

Well, there is another unholy meme that has been unleashed as of May 2007:

LOLTHEORISTS.

Some of you may be familiar with this, but it’s new to me. Hat tip to my correspondent in Dublin for passing the link along and also to The Dude in San Diego for the link to Malcontents/Ectomo.

I’d be hard pressed to name a favorite, but I snickered at the following.


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*Just in case: C.R. Darwin, J.R. Oppenheimer, D. Hume, local yokel P. Singer.

Comments

  1. #1 Jim Fiore
    September 21, 2007

    Actually, the Oppenheimer quote is incomplete. It’s

    “I has becomz Shiva, distroyur of whirlds”

  2. #2 Gingerbaker
    September 22, 2007

    I am reminded of the Star Trek episode where Kirk et al were kidnapped to act as gladiators so the aliens could happily gamble.

    The aliens, were enormous bodiless brains floating in well-lit tanks of bubbling liquid.

    They had a lot of time on their hands, so to speak. :D

  3. #3 Doc Bushwell
    September 24, 2007

    The aliens, were enormous bodiless brains floating in well-lit tanks of bubbling liquid.

    Ah, yes! A classic original Star Trek episode. This theme was nicely recapitulated in Matt Groening’s Futurama with the preserved (and talking) celebrity heads.

    I’m tempted to submit a theorist with banal misspelled caption to LOLTHEORISTS…when I have the time.