Lolcats and Religion: A Dissertation

// // November 12th 2008 // Humor + Technology

Department of Religious Studies

Technology and Religion RS42A

Dissertation Title: Lolcats and Religion

Prepared by: Rotit John

Supervisor: Dr. A.E. Newman

Date: October 10th, 2010

Word Count: 19,235

Lolcats and Religion: Abstract

Lolcats is a popular Internet phenomenon that allows users to humorously caption pictures of cats as a way to comment on modern life. As such, it is no surprise that religion has entered this new form of expression. In this paper I explore the origins of religion in lolcats and the ways in which religion is represented through the creation of lolcats. The research is based on the analysis of lolcats and various secondary sources such as the lolcatbible. Understanding the representations of God (Ceiling Cat) and the Devil (Basement Cat) is essential in documenting the impact technology has in our changing relationship with religion.

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  1. billso // January 12th 2009

    Funny! But someone will write a dissertation about LOLcats or LOLspeak this year. bet on it.

  2. aj // January 13th 2009

    Bill,

    Absolutely. It’s a parody but I’m certain that someone will or is currently writing a dissertation about LOLcats. Whether it’s cultural phenomenon, religion or otherwise I don’t know but it’s going to happen, and soon.

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