lolcats vs Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

It seems that from 1912-1913, Aloysius “Gorilla” Koford, an ancestor of cartoonist ApeLad wrote and drew a newspaper cartoon called Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. It’s funny and great, and makes me nostalgic for the great days of newspaper cartoons before they shrunk the cartoon pages and brought on the onslaught of crap we have now.

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats were obviously ahead of their time by almost 100 years, as they predict (and some might say outwit) the LOLcats phenomenon currently infesting every corner of ‘teh internets‘. Indeed, if the cartoon were, say, a contemporary outgrowth of LOLcats, I’d be happy the trend has spawned something greater than itself.

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