Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Genealogy of Lolcats

On Wednesday night I gave a talk at the BYOPPT event at Dundee's Chamber East. What follows is a list of images and notes used in that presentation, plus links to a few associated Wikipedia pages. Taken together I hope they put some flesh on its bones. A disclosure: I don't think these images are funny and have never lolled at a lolcat:

 - My name is Ben Robinson and this is THE GENEALOGY OF LOLCATS.

- Classic Lolcats image, we're all familiar with them.

- Lazy and eat fast food, like their target audience...?

- I designed a lolcats flyer for Yuck 'n Yum in winter 2010

 - Arthur Thiele, late 19th century 

- Harry Pointer, 1870s

- Louis Wain, 19th century, soon to be featured in Yuck 'n Yum

- Harry Whittier Frees, 1905.

 - Magazine advert, early 20th century.

- Hang in there baby, motivational poster 1969 used in Simpsons and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,_Baby

 - First on 4chan for Caturday

 - Primitive Lolcats

 - Classic Lolcats

 - Political context of Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

 - Averagecats

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