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Jay Dixit managed to write 1,765 words about the meaning of LOLcats, and his essay was published on Salon over the weekend. Dixit touches on the LOLcat mythology, including Ceiling Cat, lolruses and the LOLcat Bible Translation Project. He delves into the comedic structure and concludes that LOLcats "don't represent cats at all, but people. By using cats, icanhascheezburger can access themes more tragic and poignant than it could using people. You wouldn't enjoy a comic of an actual person fingering a blade and contemplating suicide — but when it's a cat, you can accept it... have seen the lolcats, and they are us." But! At no point does he mention LOLVogue. Fail! [Salon]


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