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LOLwhat?

I never cared much for this LOLcats craze, but LOLthulhu almost won me over…and now, at last, we have a truly appropriate subject for stupid captions on random pictures.

LOLtheist.

We are so going to burn in hell.

Comments

  1. #1 Ithika
    September 28, 2007

    You forgot about LOLscience!

  2. #2 AL
    September 28, 2007

    loltheist.com is made out of concentrated win.

  3. #3 astromcnaught
    September 28, 2007

    Interesting how the LOLscience one has the most broken links.

  4. #4 Hugo
    September 28, 2007

    LOLtheist! hahah I’ve found a new favorite site.

    LOLscience some are just too difficult for me 😉

  5. #5 J Green
    September 28, 2007

    Turn up that heat Mr. Myers

  6. #6 Peter Barber
    September 28, 2007

    Oh I ? LOLcats. When I first discovered them it was like being seven years old again: I had such a giggling fit I could hardly breathe. They are totally, utterly puerile. And yet it is because they puncture the pomposity or seriousness of an image so effectively that they are such an excellent tool for rationalism. Maybe we should be posting them on billboards and hoardings.

    I wonder – are there any non-Christian LOLtheists? For instance, “I’S IN UR MAKKAH, ROCKING TEH KA’ABA”?

  7. #7 Peter Barber
    September 28, 2007

    I don’t understand the “nom nom nom” thing. What’s that about?

  8. #8 Hank
    September 28, 2007

    Lolscience – ha! Sweet sweet matlab.

    Subjective as humor is, I can’t say I found loltheist that much fun.

    Raptor jesus on the other hand…

  9. #9 Hank
    September 28, 2007

    Peter Barber: It’s the sound of eating.

  10. #10 ERV
    September 28, 2007

    The look on this birds face has had me laughing for a week now.

  11. #11 Darren
    September 28, 2007

    “Nom nom nom” is the sound lolcats make when they’re eating. Should I be ashamed to know that? 🙂

  12. #12 Carlie
    September 28, 2007

    I admit to a bizarre fascination for lolcats. I even have the grammar pretty well down. (Yes, there are rules that have emerged.) When I introduced my 9 year old to them he spat ice cream all down his shirt, he was laughing so hard.

    The loltheists have good concept, but they aren’t so great yet. Need more entries to up the ante. I am seriously thinking about printing out the platypus to put on my wall, though.

  13. #13 Bunjo
    September 28, 2007

    IT INTERESTIN 2 CONTEMPLATE AN ENTANGLD BANK, CLOTHD WIF LOTZ DA
    PLANTS OV LOTZ DA KINDZ, WIF BIRDZ SINGIN ON TEH BUSHEZ, WIF VARIOUS
    INSECTS FLITTIN BOUT, AN WIF WORMS CRAWLIN THRU TEH DAMP EARTH,
    AN 2 REFLECT DAT THEES ELABORATELY CONSTRUCTD FORMS, SO DIFFERENT FRUM
    EACH OTHR, AN DEPENDENT ON EACH OTHR IN SO COMPLEX MANNR, HAS ALL
    BEEN PRODUCD BY LAWS ACTIN AROUND US. THEES LAWS, TAKEN IN DA LARGEST
    SENSE, BEIN GROWTH WIF REPRODUCSHUN; INHERITANCE WHICH IZ ALMOST IMPLID
    BY REPRODUCSHUN; VARIABILITY FRUM TEH INDIRECT AN DIRECT ACSHUN OV TEH
    EXTERNAL CONDISHUNS OV LIFE, AN FRUM USE AN DISUSE; RATIO OV INCREASE
    SO HIGH AS 2 LEAD 2 STRUGGLE 4 LIFE, AN AS CONSEQUENCE 2 NACHURAL
    SELECSHUN, ENTAILIN DIVERGENCE OV CHARACTR AN TEH EXTINCSHUN OV
    LES-IMPROOVD FORMS. THUS, FRUM TEH WAR OV NACHUR, FRUM FAMINE AN DEATH,
    TEH MOST EXALTD OBJECT WHICH WE R CAPABLE OV CONCEIVIN, NAMELY, TEH
    PRODUCSHUN OV TEH HIGHR ANIMALS, DIRECTLY FOLLOWS. THAR IZ GRANDEUR IN
    DIS VIEW OV LIFE, WIF ITZ SEVERAL POWERS, HAVIN BEEN ORIGINALLY
    BREATHD INTO FEW FORMS OR INTO WAN; AN DAT, WHILST DIS PLANET HAS
    GONE CYCLIN ON ACCORDIN 2 TEH FIXD LAW OV GRAVITY, FRUM SO SIMPLE
    BEGINNIN ENDLES FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL AN MOST WANDERBL HAS BEEN, AN
    R BEIN, EVOLVD.

    Big caption, no picture, but it still works for me.

  14. #14 Carlie
    September 28, 2007

    Early Darwin: Peacock’s tail – DON’T LIKE!!!

    Later Darwin: Oh, girlz like. K.

    I did like the “Invisible Jesus” a couple of pages in. That had a bit of bite to it.

  15. #15 B. Dewhirst
    September 28, 2007

    As they say, Hell for the company.

    Better to burn than serve a tyrant. That I may have the courage of my convictions if I’m ever asked to recant.

    — Brian

  16. #16 Dan
    September 28, 2007

    That platypus one damn near lethally cracked me up. I’ll be giggling about that all day, I think.

  17. #17 Milo Johnson
    September 28, 2007

    oh hai, u gotz 2 luvz teh kittehs 2 luvz teh lolcatz!!1!

  18. #18 Erin
    September 28, 2007

    If we’re all wrong, I’d still rather hang out with you irreverants for all eternity than all those Jebus freaks saying “I told you so…”

  19. #19 inkadu
    September 28, 2007

    LOLCATS is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment — because my sanity has a flavor, nom nom nom.

    ANd, here’s a little LOLCATS trivia: The phrase DO NOT WANT! Originated from an english dub of the chinese translation of Star Wars episode 3. At the end, where Anikin is yelling “no!” his Chinese-translated, english-dubbed parallel-universe LOLVader is yelling “DO NOT WANT!”

    Is it that story truely the source of the phrase? Who cares.

    kthxbai

  20. #20 Dr Paisley
    September 28, 2007

    Thanks for the link and laughs. And what should iTunes pop up with whilst I am there? Teh Dandy Warhols, Godless. You should adopt it as your theme song here.

  21. #21 NoAstronomer
    September 28, 2007

    My wife and I both agree that the ‘nom nom nom’ thing originally comes from Sesame Streets Cookie Monster.

  22. #22 Alan
    September 28, 2007

    And let’s not forget the marvelous lolsecretz.

  23. #23 Carlie
    September 28, 2007

    Ok, Alan, putting my fav site postsecret together with the guilty pleasure of lolcats just made my day.

  24. #24 Rey Fox
    September 28, 2007

    Actually, it’s spelled “lolwut?”.

  25. #25 Becca
    September 28, 2007

    Try LOLTheorists: http://community.livejournal.com/loltheorists/

    page through the archives- some of them (well, only some) are really good.

    (besides, I had to enter a comment to enter the Comment Contest – I don’t ever have anything substantive to add.)

  26. #26 Akitagod
    September 28, 2007

    Holy shit — so much for a productive Friday! 😛

  27. #27 DustPuppyOI
    September 28, 2007

    I like this one. There could be a good series on it like: “IM IN UR KONKREET”, “IM ON UR TOAST”, “IM UR OIL STAIN”, etc.

    Then of course, there’s the now famous LOLTrek.

  28. #28 David Marjanovi?
    September 28, 2007

    Oh man. Bunjo wins a shiny new intarweb for comment 13.

    My jaw joints hurt.

  29. #29 David Marjanovi?
    September 28, 2007

    Oh man. Bunjo wins a shiny new intarweb for comment 13.

    My jaw joints hurt.

  30. #30 BenA
    September 28, 2007

    This is easily my favorite…

  31. #31 Jeff
    September 28, 2007

    “We are so going to burn in hell.”

    I never did like the cold.

  32. #32 Owlmirror
    September 28, 2007

    I CAN HAS EUCHARIST?

    http://loljesus.wordpress.com/

    Jesus: Dis my body. Dis my blood.
    Peter: Dude, WTF? Ur made of bread+wine?
    J: LOL, no. I make a funnee. Not wine, I am made of win!
    P: I think you has enough wine. Ur baked!

  33. #33 CortxVortx
    September 28, 2007

    I’d have to say, based on pure confluence of gestures and body language, that “OH NO YOU DI’INT” is the funniest.

    — CV

  34. #34 soteos
    September 28, 2007
  35. #35 Mongrel
    September 28, 2007

    Well there’s always the LOLCat Bible project, started after a graphic designer got bored (here)

  36. #36 Peter Barber
    September 28, 2007

    Hank, Darren and NoAstronomer, in no particular order – except maybe the order in which you replied? – thanks. I’d never never heard lolcats eating before and my two IRLcats* make more of a slurping smacking noise. Think I’ll try and teach them to go “nom nom nom” instead – oi, not mai fud u fleebags!

    * In Real Life

  37. #37 LOLTheist
    September 28, 2007

    Hey, thanks for the link. We’re big fans of yours. As for the burning in hell bit, well, you know, everything has an upside and a downside.

    Heh.

  38. #38 Chris
    September 29, 2007

    My ISP refuses to admit that loltheist.com exists (keeps returning DNS errors). Coincidence or censorship?

  39. #39 Squiddhartha
    September 29, 2007

    For the science fiction nerds in the crowd, there’s LOLbots…

  40. #40 Alverant
    September 29, 2007

    I loved LOLcats since I first found out about it. But that’s probably because I’m a cat person. It’s low humor, but it’s fun and it makes that ridiculous geek speak to good use.

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