'LOLcats' on Serious Eats

FAILFOODS: Foods that Fail

Of all the variations on Lolcats, have you ever wanted one purely focused on food? Really inedible no-longer-even-food "foods"? Introducing FAILFOODS, the site that makes you laugh, feel nauseous, and waste lots of glorious time.... More

Speaking of Food-Related Neologisms ...

So you all think locavore is a terrible word? How 'bout this terribly awesome word: lolcavore. It's a portmanteau of lolcat and locavore, of course. A reader of the blog Language Log came up with it and Photoshopped this lolcat-style image to go along with it: "I could not help misreading locavore/localvore as being prefixed by lol-, and then could not help but apply appropriate text to a photo... resulting in the pic." All you locavore haters, heads-up: The woman in the photo is Jessica Prentice, the coiner of the term you loathe. [via Talley Sue] Related Locavore: 2007 Word of the Year Locavore vs. localvore: the coiner speaks [Language Log]... More


Last time it was a trio of guinea pigs gnawing on a chunk of cucumber; this time it's a cat devouring a cob of corn. As usual, animals look incalculably cuter than humans when stuffing their faces with food. [via metafilter] If you're confused by the crazy title, read Anil Dash's explanation of lolcat grammar and you shall understand. Or you'll at least feel a little less confused.... More

Photo of the Day: Harry Potter Cake

To celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Badnewsbear and friends threw a party with what may not be the most intricately made cake but is one of the more unique ones. How often do the worlds of Harry Potter and lolcat speech combine? Not enough, not enough.... More

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