Wait, the dogs in New Yorker cartoons aren’t just dogs that have gotten smart by reading the New Yorker?

The Tragedy of the LOLcats,” a Ideas Blog post, 17 November 2008

Internet | The meaning of LOLcats, explained by a Psychology Today editor: “Just as the dogs in the New Yorker cartoons don’t represent actual dogs, these cats don’t represent cats at all, but people. By using cats, icanhascheezburger can access themes more tragic and poignant than it could using people.”  [Salon]

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