Monday, December 1, 2008

Cat Etiquette from 1905 Lolcat Photo

Kitty-cat etiquette Rule #1:
First and foremost, kitty no can has cheezburger...EVER!

From THE authority in all things cat-caption-related at

funny pictures of cats with captions

This captioned cat picture postcard was found by Tracy Angulo in a Seattle antique store. Tracy tells us that the photograph is from 1905, which would make this officially the oldest cat picture with a caption, AKA lolcat, that we’ve seen.

The differences are clear. Proper grammar and a more formal tone was in vogue back then. But the similarities to modern-day kitten struggles and lolcats are amazing. ALL CAPS is still cool, but most importantly, she also no can has cheezburger. More than a hundred years later, all that’s changed is the spelling.

Evekitteh, we hope you got a good dinner.

Don't give up hope, kittehs!  Perhaps the "change" the new presidential administration can has in mind involves cheezburger stimulus packages...


Sam said...

I WANT that poster. I can haz poster?