The oldest meme on the web: The Hitler Cat

May 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Blogging, Internet, Lolcats, Marketing, Meme, Viral | 4 Comments
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Just because Jetsam brought up the subject of cats that look like Hitler: Here it is once more (for the first time on this blog) – the essence of a Kitler, a cat that looks like Hitler:

Kitler Hitler Cat

More Kitlers on www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com – although the site’s rather an example of why web 2.0 can only go wrong if it’s done with a web 1.0 mindset: The supposed top ten kitlers hardly look like Hitler at all, but they owners probably were the most relentless ones when it came to hitting the ‘vote’ button.

And this my own post contains a deliberate lie: The Kitler is definitely not the oldest meme or virus on the web. The oldest in the cat department is the Bonsai kitten (btw, what’s the thing with cats and the web anyway?***), and the oldest meme on the web that I know is the good old “End of the Internet”. Does anybody know anything older than that?

***) Check this out! The tags most closely related to ‘meme’ on wordpress are:
* Blogging
* Humor
* Life
* Cats
* Entertainment
* LOLCats
* Personal
* Thoughts
* humour
* Blog

WTF?

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  1. I’m so out of touch… This is the first I’ve ever heard of “Kitlers”! 😆

    I think cats are so popular on the internet because they fit into 2 categories: cute or fun to annoy (or already annoyed). Both provide excellent photographic opportunities.

    Dogs are in a permanent state of happy excitement, which just isn’t quite as much fun.

  2. A while ago I was planning to write an article about CUTENESS, which would also have covered the topic of cats photographs… I never wrote it, but there is definitely a strong link between cute and cat!

  3. Kitlers, eh? Well, there really seems to be nothing that’s not already on the internet. I had not heard of this, but it sure gave me a good laugh. Poor cats, though. 🙂

  4. whosyourfroggy is one of the oldest


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