Jewish Journal


October 14, 2007



The Internets seem to generate phresh pop culture phenoms on a regular basis. The dancing baby, the Kiss Me Turk, All Your Base Belong to Us, and Chris Crocker (who inspired our immensely popular YouTube video “Leave Israel Alone”) are just a few.

One of this year’s most visited Web sites is LOLCat.com, the home of funny cat pictures (hence LOL—Internets slang for ‘laughing out loud’).

The phenom has spread Web-wide.  People sell LOLCats style chachkas on CafePress.com, and create LOLCat videos to share on YouTube..

But why stop there? (And don’t hate us for our freedom.)

The latest is a Web-wide volunteer project to translate the Bible into LOLCat.

Here’s the beginning of Bereshit (Genesis):

1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat waz invisible, An he maded the skiez An da earths, but he no eated it.
2 The earths wus witout shapez An wus dark An scary An stufs, An he rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
3 An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.
4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stufs, An seperatered the lite form dark An stufs but taht wuz ok cuz cats can seez in teh dark An not tripz ovr nethin. an cieling cat sayz u mus hav da moneyz 2 git da milkz.
5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. Teh evning An morning was teh first day.

Women friends tell me Shir HaShirim is extra special, too:

1. Solomones Songz of Songz, kthx.
Teh Beluved.
2. Let him kiss me wit da kissus of hiz mouf—for yer love be moar delitefool den cheezbugers. Srsly.
3. Yu has a smell I likez; yer name is like smellz poorded out. Deh oter sluts luv yu too!
4. Take me wit yu plz, come on! Letz go! the king bringme into hiz chamburz, k?


—Dennis Wilen, AKA The Web Guy

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