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A Meme is Born - LOLcats: The Origin

Entry Logged on: July 02, 2009 to Part 2 by: George - Photos by: George (1)
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In 1821 George and Neal had a very nice lunch with Charles Babbage, but at one point George brought out his laptop for a quick check of his Facebook account. Chuck was fascinated and wanted to know more. So we left him an extra computer that we had lying around so he could try to build his own. It took a while, but he eventually designed his Difference Machine, Difference Machine No. 2, and Analytical Machine but got distracted by lolcats, failblog and youtube. It took nearly 150 years before his Difference Machine was actually built. Now that's some procrastination that George and Neal haven't even been able to match yet. On a side note, in 1861 Babbage showed photographer Henry Pointer some LOLcats, Henry showed his friend Harry Whittier Frees and a meme was born...

 

A Meme is Born - LOLcats: The Origin - From 1902, one of the earliest known LOLcats...

From 1902, one of the earliest known LOLcats...

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