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The Original LOL Cat? (UPDATE: An Early LOL Cat)

Chris Higgins
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UPDATE: please read the comments on this post for documentation of earlier LOL Cats, including a comment from Jason Scott. This is, sadly, not the earliest LOL Cat known to man.

Digital archivist Jason Scott (creator of BBS: The Documentary) has discovered what might be the first LOL Cat ever. He writes:

From the March 1929 issue of Parents' Magazine, page 73. Someone might call this a LOLcat. Either way, 1920s Nursery Cat Is Watching You Parent.

Ha, Ha, Ha, It must be so!

Photo by Jason Scott, used via Creative Commons license:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/ / CC BY 2.0

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