Let’s talk about lolcats. Lolcats, or cat macros, are a subset of image macros. They’re pictures of cats with captions typed across them. In essence they’re the “Hang In There Baby” posters gone feral.

Anil Dash has a great post about them, in which he identifies a number of lolcat subclasses and discusses kitty pidgin, the mangled English used in many lolcat pictures. Kitty pidgin is surprisingly regular, which I suppose means, as Anil Dash puts it, that cats can has regular grammar.

A number of sites collect lolcat pictures, among them I Can Has Cheezburger and Meme Cats. If you browse through those sites, you’ll quickly get a feel for how lolcats work. If you’re inspired to make your own, remember: use Impact or Arial Black, and put a black outline around white letters.

While this is nice and all, I quickly realized that there are no long-form lolcat works. The closest is Spatch’s wonderful Cat Town, and it’s only a relative to lolcats. That set my fevered brain to spinning: what would a lolcat story look like? What if lolcats had a TV channel? What kind of shows would be on it?

The answer is clear: they would show Star Trek.

And thanks to Gunther Schmidl for the “Invisible Klingon” suggestion.

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  1. on May 5, 2010 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Wow thanks

  2. Kevin Urbanek
    on August 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Funny stuff. Brilliant use of “Whut?” with the same confounded expression as well as not changing Spock’s lines at all. More! More!
    Maybe do Apocalypse Now or something? Or More Trek, of course!

  3. on August 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    OMG you has use teh farce for good!

    Ur teh rawk!

  4. CyberSkull
    on August 20, 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    I love this.

  5. on October 24, 2010 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    This is a PANIC!

    Any plans to do the same with other Trek episodes? I can imagine “Space Seed” done this way.

  6. on October 25, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    A while back I really wanted to do this with Amok Time, but I waited too long. I believe the lolcat fever has broken; the moment is over.

  7. on October 27, 2010 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    LOLTrek: I do believe we can shut the internet now.

  8. MentalPopRocksMT
    on April 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I’s in ur computarz
    hackin ur usrnme
    chngn ur site
    and lolin sum moar

  9. on May 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink


    on June 29, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    The only thing you missed is the shot in the food replicator, when the tribbles are in the coffee cup and all over the plates, captioned:

  11. Hithrustkick
    on August 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    This is the largest lolspeak project that I know of:

  12. on October 22, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink


  13. Patty
    on January 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    … iz laughing ass off..

  14. Camron
    on April 28, 2012 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    After all these years, I still look at this when I need a laugh. Thanks so much.

  15. on July 17, 2012 at 1:26 am | Permalink


  16. on September 16, 2012 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    I visited several web pages however the audio quality for audio songs existing
    at this site is genuinely wonderful.

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