Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Friendly Beasts

I decided to do a quick entry about I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? !

Marty left me this message:

A comment has been posted to the Journal:
Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Have Yourself a Meowy Little Christmas
Comment from: martygord
"Hi Dawn,
These cats are hysterical.  Makes me wonder what the people who create these photos do all day ... do they have a photography studio filled with cats and they just keep snapping photos?  And how do they get the cats to pose like this?  Somewhere out there I'll bet there's a photographer with a lot of scratch marks!

Gerry also left me a message about the site, too.

The website was started as a blog for lolcat pictures.  People from all over would take a picture of their cat, pop on a caption using their own photoshop program, and submit them to the owners of the blog. 

Most people I think just lucked out with the picture, rather than trying to pose their kitties, I think Marty.  But some do seem to have been crazy enough to pose or dress up their kitties!  Mine would never allow that! LOL

Since it became so HUGELY popular, the owners now have an lolcat generator that you can click right on the front page of the site above.  You can very easily upload your crazy cat picture, and use THEIR captioning device, then submit the picture to them.

They now take that picture and put it onto their voting pages, also linked from the front page above.  If the picture and caption tickles the owners fancy or gets a ton of votes, it will get moved to the esteemed front page.  They move anywhere from about 3 -8 pictures daily to the front page.

However, the submissions on the voting page can be closer to 40 a day, and that is after they weed out anything inappropriate and off-color!

It is really amazing sometimes, how one little idea can blossom!  The site even has t-shirts, buttons, magnets and other stuff you can buy now!

I hope that clears it up! 

I try to look at all the new pictures each day on the voting page, as well as the new ones to the main page!  They just make me laugh!!  And, some of them just fit my own 'human' situations so well! 

I'll be back later!

be well,

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glensfork4 said...

I love these...and I have never been to the site, I will have to check it out....they crack me the last cat.


tenyearnap said...

Definitely a feliznavidon't...poor cat! --Cin

sunnyside46 said...

it brightens my day

randlprysock said...

Wow that is a lot of interesting information!!  I was wondering about  it too.  Hope you had a great weekend!!!  Can you believe it, Christmas is almost here!!  This year just flew by!!!  Where did it go???  Hugs,

preciousone25 said...

Every once in awhile, I go check out that website, but it's really one of my favorites.... SO FUNNY!!!!


wildautumn1 said...

I love the expression on the "freakin' ho" cat! I've known my cats to give me that look once or twice!!!

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Thanks for the info!  I've bookmarked the site.  I'm more of a dog person than a cat person but I really get a kick out of the cats' expressions and the captions on this site.

toonguykc said...

My cat (Joan) has the same expression as that last cat when she's happy.  You don't want to see her when she's pissed!


queeniemart said...

i like that ho ho freaking ho cat.
Thanks for explaining it....i had no idea what was happening with the cat pics and now i do!
HUGS, lisa

eml625 said...

I love the last one!!
Be well my friend.

pharmolo said...

The cats' poses are perfect for the purpose lol Dawn

rdautumnsage said...

Dan had a link in his journal awhile back called Lol Cats. It was a generator that took all your journal headings and put a Cat picture with them. I still have the link to mine, every once in awhile I take a peek to see what they did with the captions. Some of them are a riot. (Hugs) Indigo
Here's my link to LOL Raven's Lament

chat2missie said...

Thanks for the info about the cat site.  I always wondered how they did it.

astoriasand said...

HO HO Freaking Ho cat is hilarious LOL!! I love them they are too funny.Thanx for all th eimfo.I hope you are well and mom too..Take Care God Bless Kath

dontyouwant2no said...

those are so cute... i take crazy pictures of my ferrets also and they never keep still. But when I do get a good picture I keep it.. I posted a few today...

mleighin21st said...

That's right kitty-Ho Ho Freakin' Ho!   I love this site, when I get a chance to visit it.
                                        Happy Holidays,  Leigh

psychfun said...

OMG! LMAO...thank you so much I went on the site & did the first 10 pages. I laughed so hard & I really needed that since rolling over my SUV has not put me in the best of moods. I was hoping to get a rental today but they couldn't so now tomorrow. I have to go clean out my SUV & shop & just so much! Ugh. Plus we are suppose to get more snow Thurs & then the weekend! Ugh!

Thank you for getting me to laugh... the best gift!

wwfbison said...

I too love these pics and always get a good laugh out of them ~ I look forward to them.  My cats wouldn't tolerate posing either... some of them are so shy they literally run for dear life when they see the camera.