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(Daily Mail)   Ye olde lolcats. Even in the 1870s people were obsessed with taking bizarre photos of their pets. Ceiling cat looks down in approval   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 69
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2012-04-16 12:17:50 AM
"A moggy lies resplendent in a pram"

What farking language is this?
 
2012-04-16 12:44:03 AM
Someone else just finished listening to the podcast of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

/Causation
//I naws it.
 
2012-04-16 12:47:30 AM
Is it a coincidence that Google just paid a billion dollars for Instagram? I think not!
 
2012-04-16 12:47:36 AM

cman: "A moggy lies resplendent in a pram"

What farking language is this?


It is English English, from England. It helps if you read it in an English accent. Then it makes perfect sense.

/Some of the voices in my head are British.
//Too much Monty Python as a child.
 
2012-04-16 12:48:01 AM

wildcardjack: Someone else just finished listening to the podcast of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

/Causation
//I naws it.


Came to say this. Damn.
 
2012-04-16 12:48:15 AM
ninjamonkey.us
 
2012-04-16 12:48:52 AM
Fake.
 
2012-04-16 12:50:20 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-04-16 12:50:31 AM
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-16 12:52:13 AM
Ceiling cat is watching you wank, ya tosser!
 
2012-04-16 12:52:23 AM
Sooooo, um. Which one is watching me masturbate?
 
2012-04-16 12:56:18 AM
That holds maybe one of the better "haters gonna hate" pic in recent memory. If I wasn't on my phone I'd post it, but you already know which.
 
2012-04-16 12:56:42 AM
Well, I think you had a lot more time on your hands in the 1870's
 
2012-04-16 12:59:40 AM

fusillade762: Is it a coincidence that Google just paid a billion dollars for Instagram? I think not!


It's a coincidence.
 
2012-04-16 12:59:42 AM
you know what's pretty interesting from that era?

Funerary Photographs.
 
2012-04-16 01:01:45 AM

BronyMedic: you know what's pretty interesting from that era?

Funerary Photographs.


Even better, amusing cats posed on top of dead bodies.

My favourite is "Kitty Coroner".
 
2012-04-16 01:02:01 AM
One of my favorites:
pull.imgfave.netdna-cdn.com
 
2012-04-16 01:08:16 AM
Oldest old news is so exciting.
 
2012-04-16 01:09:24 AM
i once saw a collection of reproductions framed and hanging in a doctors office. very old photography. each piece was a remake of classic art done with cats. each was very well done and highly amusing. from what i recall this was the first of its type and was a sensation in the day.
 
2012-04-16 01:11:47 AM
back then, people also took posed pictures of their recently deceased. Especially if a child died of illness, they would pose them liek they were still alive and take a photograph of them with the family so they'd have something to remember them by.

Thank goodness we got out of that tradition.
 
2012-04-16 01:15:11 AM

Ambivalence: back then, people also took posed pictures of their recently deceased. Especially if a child died of illness, they would pose them liek they were still alive and take a photograph of them with the family so they'd have something to remember them by.

Thank goodness we got out of that tradition.


joyhog.com
 
2012-04-16 01:15:18 AM
i.imgur.com

/finally, a reason to use that font
 
2012-04-16 01:17:44 AM

Ambivalence: back then, people also took posed pictures of their recently deceased. Especially if a child died of illness, they would pose them liek they were still alive and take a photograph of them with the family so they'd have something to remember them by.

Thank goodness we got out of that tradition.


Now crazy people just take their aborted fetuses home to cuddle, or put on the piano.
 
2012-04-16 01:23:06 AM
I'm dubious. IIRC, pictures took seconds to capture in 1870.

and unless the cats were taxidermied. . .

Anyone know otherwise?
 
2012-04-16 01:24:51 AM
How hard must it have been to hold the cats in the pose for long enough to take a good photo back then. I'm impressed.
 
2012-04-16 01:25:59 AM

RKTeuthis: I'm dubious. IIRC, pictures took seconds to capture in 1870.

and unless the cats were taxidermied. . .

Anyone know otherwise?


Hidden leather straps and laudanum.
 
2012-04-16 01:27:36 AM

RKTeuthis: I'm dubious. IIRC, pictures took seconds to capture in 1870.

and unless the cats were taxidermied. . .

Anyone know otherwise?


Well, they fed children large quantities of "soothing syrup" made from opium poppies back in those days...

These cats look really mellow.
 
2012-04-16 01:29:59 AM

Assimilate This: One of my favorites:
[pull.imgfave.netdna-cdn.com image 477x500]


D'awww
 
2012-04-16 01:30:08 AM
So, um, what makes you think all these cats are alive? Even people had to have special head-clamps to keep them still enough for the film of the time.....and he WAS contemporary with this guy (NSF-ASPCA/RSPCA) (new window)
 
2012-04-16 01:36:23 AM

Pestifer: So, um, what makes you think all these cats are alive? Even people had to have special head-clamps to keep them still enough for the film of the time.....and he WAS contemporary with this guy (NSF-ASPCA/RSPCA) (new window)


Because they don't look stuffed but rather stoned?
 
2012-04-16 01:39:11 AM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-16 01:40:04 AM

wildcardjack: Someone else just finished listening to the podcast of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

/Causation
//I naws it.


I heard it yesterday as well.
 
2012-04-16 01:40:10 AM

RKTeuthis: and unless the cats were taxidermied. . .


media.moddb.com
 
2012-04-16 01:51:06 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: RKTeuthis: and unless the cats were taxidermied. . .

[media.moddb.com image 400x400]


Bwahah, that one always cracks me up.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-16 01:58:01 AM
i457.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-16 01:58:17 AM
This thread needs more William Wegman (new window)
 
2012-04-16 02:03:10 AM

What Plants Crave: This thread needs more William Wegman (new window)


A Better Link (Moar Dogs) (new window)
 
2012-04-16 02:12:17 AM

meat0918: [i457.photobucket.com image 306x423]


That's funny. That is exactly what I thought to caption when I looked at the article. Good jorb.
 
2012-04-16 02:18:03 AM

Ambivalence: back then, people also took posed pictures of their recently deceased. Especially if a child died of illness, they would pose them liek they were still alive and take a photograph of them with the family so they'd have something to remember them by.

Thank goodness we got out of that tradition.


I think you honestly just made me shudder a little.
 
2012-04-16 02:23:06 AM

cuzsis: Ambivalence: back then, people also took posed pictures of their recently deceased. Especially if a child died of illness, they would pose them liek they were still alive and take a photograph of them with the family so they'd have something to remember them by.

Thank goodness we got out of that tradition.

I think you honestly just made me shudder a little.


"Come on, Timmy, don't sit so far away from your brother, we're supposed to be FAMILY here! Alright, now put your arms around each other... Timmy, pick Joey's arm up and put it on your shoulder? Because he can't anymore, that's why. Alright, that's good. Now everybody say CHEESE!"
 
2012-04-16 02:39:36 AM
I would be more impressed with 1870's catbreading.
 
2012-04-16 02:41:53 AM
There were no photographs of live animals in that web article.
 
2012-04-16 02:47:57 AM
Weird.
 
2012-04-16 03:30:39 AM
I found some of these myself, now any time I'm in an antique store I always have to keep an eye out.
 
2012-04-16 03:59:05 AM

emotion_lotion: Well, I think you had a lot more time on your hands in the 1870's


I disagree, just think about how much bullshiat you had to go through to accomplish simple tasks like: boiling water, heating a house, bathing, taking a shiat, commuting and cooking in general. I'd reckon we folks living in this glorious day in age (especially after the unions enforced the 8x8x8 living schedule) have much more free time. We just happen to use all that free time on Fark=/.
 
2012-04-16 04:38:30 AM

LordJiro: Oldest old news is so exciting.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-16 04:53:53 AM
They used to draw them.

s1.hubimg.com
(Translation: I are serious cat, this is serious tomb.)
 
2012-04-16 05:21:14 AM

StoPPeRmobile: They used to draw them.

[s1.hubimg.com image 260x342]
(Translation: I are serious cat, this is serious tomb.)


Is this a comic strip about a cat name Sphinxie?
 
2012-04-16 06:07:24 AM
What's dead may never die!
 
2012-04-16 06:51:16 AM
This would have been a good photoshop theme thread; "Vintage lolcats."
 
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