I swear to you this is not a joke — The Sun, a trashy tabloid Rupert Murdoch has used to swing elections in the UK, is apparently just catching wind of this whole cats/internet thing. I suppose they’ve been too busy tapping the phone of dead teenagers to notice. What follows below is the actual text of a piece the paper published today.
It’s kitty kitty bang bang! These wacky pics of kung fu cats and miffed moggies are wowing the web.
Feline fans are purring — sorry, poring — over the snaps of users’ pets with silly captions describing them.
Hawaiian Eric Nakagawa set up website Cheezburger in 2007, with a “lolcats” section — after net slang for “laughing out loud”. His first post was an image of a British shorthair, with the caption: “I can has cheezburger?”
The site, which has two million hits a day, last year made £20million in funding. Eric’s now a big cheese…
Is it any coincidence that a British parliamentary committee ruled today that Murdoch is unfit to run a media company? I think not.