Even in the 1870s, humans were obsessed with ridiculous photos of cats

If you think the notion to slap cutesy epigrams on top of photographs of kittens originated with the internet, think again. Deranged cat pictures have been around since the early days of photography. Once humans got their hands on cameras, the dignity of the domesticated feline was forever doomed. » 4/09/12 11:15am 4/09/12 11:15am

The people behind LOLcats create a science fiction meme site. LOL... Whut?

Are you ready for LOLTrek and LOLWars? I Can Has Cheezburger launched a new site, Set Phasers to LOL, the other day. So far, it's pretty slow going, although I did like the Maury Povich/Game of Thrones mash-up and a few others. If you've been looking for a place to post your funny captions on pictures of Captain… » 11/17/11 12:55pm 11/17/11 12:55pm

Evolution Explains Why Lolcats Control Your Mind

If you're distracted by lolcats at work all day, new evidence from evolutionary biology suggests it's not your fault. Human visual attention evolved thousands of years ago to track the movements of animals, and even today people are far more distracted by images involving changes in animals than they are by images of… » 1/22/08 10:00am 1/22/08 10:00am