Paul McNamara ran a piece two weeks ago on the phenomenon of LOLCATS with a link to a great slideshow on Slate. It seems they live here. My favorite (for marv's sake) is probably this one: IM IN UR QUANTUM BOX... ...MAYBE.
So I thought nothing much of LOLCATS till I came across LOLBOTS. What about this one on immigration, this one on walking robots, this one on the flute and finally, my two favorites: this one on the mars rover and this one on M.C. Hammer? And from LOLCATS and LOL BOTS, comes LOLCODE. Here's hello world: HAI CAN HAS STDIO? VISIBLE "HAI WORLD!" KTHXBYE (thanks simon & joe.)