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LOLPERA: Yes, an Opera About Lolcats

It was inevitable. You knew it was coming, and so it is here. Behold, the LOLPERA: a lolcat pop opera by Ellen Warkentine and Andrew Pedroza. LA Weekly’s "Pick of the Week," LOLPERA, is a giddily [...]

The Earliest LOLCats and Other 19th-Century Animal Photography

LOLcats and other funny animal pics weren’t born with the Internet; they’ve been around since the end of the 19th century. Here are some of the early photographs that inspired them. Harry Whittier Frees is one of the best-known novelty photographers of the 1900s. He dressed animals in clothing and then posed them in humorous scenes. While [...]