The ever-aloof house cat loves its human companion on its own terms--and its sometimes exasperating indifference may actually be part of its appeal. But how to explain the allure of lolcats, an Internet meme in which feline fans post grammatically incorrect captions for cute cat pics and videos? Some Web historians attribute lolcat's origins to I Can Has Cheezburger?
, a loopy site for kitty-caption fans that debuted in 2007. But whatever its origins, the lolcat phenomenon shows no signs of letting up
, and images of other charismatic critters have become caption fodder too. Whut'surfunneecapshun? Mee-ow.