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Thursday, April 12, 2012

K: Kitties

Blogging from A to Z: K

Depending on your point of view, one of the greatest - or worst - things that the internet has brought us is the invention of the LolCats. Actually, that's not quite true.

Harry Pointer, a Brighton photographer, did a bit of lolcatting himself in the 1870's.

Okay, so it might take another 140 years or so before anybody put a bit of effort into the captions but it's true what they say; there really is nothing new under the sun.

All images taken from Harry Pointer's Brighton cats page where you can see plenty more if you so desire :-)

(Images removed).

(I know, I know, but I wanted something silly after my slightly grumpy mood yesterday. I can't promise my posts are going to get any less silly either, at least not during April!)


ETA: I just found this video, and had to add it :-)
 

54 comments:

  1. I am a dog person but the kittens are so cute!

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  2. LOL. Cats and kittens are everywhere on the internet huh? And it looks like people took crazy photos of cats back then too. Too funny!

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  3. Agree with Mina about cats and kittens being everywhere these days, especially Facebook. They're cute, but sometimes you can too much of the cuteness!

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  4. Sarah - Oh, those are great 'photos! You know, I hadn't thought about it 'till you just brought it up, but really, there is a lot of feline friskiness about on the Internet these days. Little wonder since it's now so easy to upload 'photos and videos and to edit them.

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  5. Wow, I can't believe they've had LOL cats back so far. Cool.

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  6. Thanks for cheering me on a miserable day .

    Yvonne.

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  7. Wonder how he got the first cat to stand up?

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  8. Amazing how he got those cats in those positions. They all look a bit bewildered, don't they? "Hey! I'm riding a bike!"

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  9. I'm from Brighton and hadn't come across these, though the name Harry Pointer rings a vague bell for some reason.

    I imagine he used the promise of fish heads and similar tasty treats to get them to stay in position!

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  10. I think funny pictures of dogs and cats and such on the web are a positive -- a form of play. Hats off to Harry Pointer. :)

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  11. LOL! Those cats do NOT look happy. That's so funny that the general idea of lolcats goes back so far :)

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  12. Haha! It's hilarious he was doing the same thing so long ago!

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  13. I'm not usually a lolcat girl, but Henri 2, Paw de deux was HILARIOUS! I laughed so hard I snorted my drink across my screen.

    We cannot escape ourselves - brilliant.

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  14. That is a great cat video! I love cat videos; sadly I find myself loosing time because I watch too many. Great post!

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  15. The kittens are so cute! I loved this post, and I find your blog really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  16. Hey Sarah, miss grumpy all gone now? Now I hope you get a job offer! Loved the kitties. How cute!

    Ha ha, well I had a Kittie today too!

    Denise

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  17. That cat video was pretty funny- the serious narrative voice and the black and white film gave it such dramatic flair.

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  18. That was a good one. Loved hearing the French. Have you seen the cats doing patt-a-cake with the boys doing commentary. My kids and I laugh and laugh when we watch that one!

    Play off the Page

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  19. I can't help it. I laugh out loud at LOL cats. :))

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  20. Cute pics! That video is totally funny!

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  21. LOLcats are some of the greatest sources of humor out there.

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  22. LOL, great video. Makes me miss my cat. :(

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  23. Loved the video - so true too! :)

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  24. As a cat owner, this is too funny. They are strange beasts.

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  25. I like cats, but unfortunately I have a terrible allergy to them, my eyes swell up, my face goes red and puffy, not a pretty site and I just stop sneezing! So I do try to avoid them, but compensate with dogs and birds and fish!

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  26. I've never seen those paintings before, too funny.

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  27. LMFAO!!! That ending is just cruel :D

    I can't look any of my cats in the eye now, just wondering what they're really thinking...

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  28. You could have at least warned us not to drink while watching the video. I almost fell off my chair laughing when the cat ran into the cat flap.

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  29. I honestly think you've done the internet a service. The origin of the LOLcat. I can hear it echo throughout the inter webs.

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  30. Very cute! Loved the end of the video when the cat runs into the locked kitty door. I literally LOLd.

    Stopped by from A-Z.

    Christine
    Coffee in the Garden

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  31. Here Kitty Kitty! Too much fun for us...! Also I love your bog on job hunting. And you are sooo much younger than I in life, you are the teen in my world. Hope you find just what you are searching for!
    Hugs~

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  32. Wow... how cool. Yep lolcats is just the most hilarious thing ever to hit the net.
    Oh that vid was great!!!

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  33. lol! Love the old lolcats!
    There's something about cats that brings a smile to my face :)

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  34. I've never seen this before. These Victorian lolcats are cool.

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  35. I'm popping in visiting random blogs that catch my eye from the A to Z Challenge list. I ♥ LOL cats

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  36. Fabulous video - the narrative is simply superb (or should that be 'superbe'?)

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  37. (Just don't say *anything*... it's not PC...)

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  38. Fun. I loved reading this post.

    If you've the time, pop over to mine. I'm the author of the Bella and Britt series for kids.

    Thanks, again.

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  39. Simply adorable!

    Cats are always a catchy theme! I have two!


    The video was really funny!

    Enjoyed the entire post!



    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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  40. This was a cool post! I love the photos :) I'm your new follower, hi :D

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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  41. Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing those with us!

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  42. I must! See this page. We have always had cats. Four on our farm right now. These are so adorable. You have me beaming. :-)

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  43. Ha, who knew that Harry was the catalyst for such a revolution?

    Off to see more.

    Enjoy your weekend Sarah.

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  44. the video really brightened my day...poor kitty!

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  45. I love my kitty cat! Thanks for sharing the video. :)

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  46. I'm of a mixed mind (what a surprise) when it comes to the lol cats. Love the sentiment. Love the pictures. Hatethe childish spelling.

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  47. I am one who LOLs at the kittes :)

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  48. That video made me lol! I have two cats myself I would adopt more if I ddnt already have a crazy cat lady reputation.

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