How Meta is LOL Tapirs?

If you’ve been alive and on the web over the last year, you’ve probably discovered the joy and weirdness of LOL Cats (Anil had a good explanatory roundup a while back).

I was over on Shipment of Fail (a newer, less nuanced meme), viewing the latest installments, and found this entry featuring coitus interruptus (rated R for animal phallus) between two tapirs. That pointed to, you guessed it, LOL Tapirs. Here’s a sample:

I LOL'd at This Tapir

That, of course, is a reference to a cousin of LOL Cats–the bucketobsessed walrus. This is all profoundly weird.

Speaking of new blog discoveries, I found an awesome new one courtesy of Metafilter. It’s entitled Stuff White People Like, and features short, anthropological studies of, well, things that Caucasians dig. You know, like bicycles, recycling and co-ed sports.


  1. I love your work Darren and I ususally am down with what you write about.

    This post however is full of so much ‘blogspeak’ and ‘webenclature’ that I feel completely out of the loop.

    I thought I was pretty hip to the ‘net but I guess I haven’t been keeping up on everything I should.

    Even the post title itself has me baffled.

    It’s not you, it’s me.

  2. Yeah, sorry about that. If you read the Wikipedia entry on LOL Cats (linked above), that should start you off on the right foot.

    Though, frankly, it’s truly bizarre.

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