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Image Macros: Oddballs and Advanced Forms

Chris Higgins
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Throughout the week, I've looked at Image Macros: Intro to LOL Cats, "Invisible" LOL Cats, "I Can Has Cheezburger?" LOL Cats, and I'm in Your X, Y'ing Your Z. Today the series wraps up with some unusual Image Macros that have caught my eye.

"Bucket" Image Macros are based on this deeply evocative two-panel image:

It loses a bit when scaled down like this -- check out a larger image at ihasabucket.com. (You know you've got a successful Image Macro when your entire site is just the image.) Also note that "Bucket" Image Macros are sometimes called "LOLrus" after the walrus (sea lion?) in this image.

More unusual (and awesome) Image Macros after the jump.

ROFL Waffle
ROFL Waffle /

Do Not Want is a genre of Image Macros based on incorrect subtitles in a pirated DVD version of Star Wars: Episode III (read the whole, long story) -- in a scene where Darth Vader yells "Nooooo!" the DVD subtitles read: "Do not want." Animals seem not to want lots of things, most notably fruits and vegetables. Here are some examples:

Do Not Want Dog
Do Not Want Dog /
Do Not Want Cat
Do Not Want Cat /

Relevant to My Interests has something to do with animals posting on web forums. (I'd like to see which forums are truly relevant to their interests, actually.) See:

Relevant Cat
Relevant Cat /
Relevant Hedgehog
Relevant Hedgehog /
Relevant Dog
Relevant Dog /

And, finally, here's a treat. Fine Art Image Macros add text to famous paintings for a bizarre cross-century artistic mashup. For example:

Dis Bot
Dis Bot /

Okay, one more, which seems to somehow tie all this together. Historical Image Macros:

Hat/Cheezburger
Hat/Cheezburger /

Well, I hope you've enjoyed this week of Image Macros -- I sure have! Special thanks to all those who created these images...whoever you are.

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