Let's talk about lolcats. Lolcats, or cat macros, are a subset of image macros. They're pictures of cats with captions typed across them. In essence they're the "Hang In There Baby"Âť posters gone feral.
A number of sites collect lolcat pictures, among them I Can Has Cheezburger and Meme Cats. If you browse through those sites, youâ€™ll quickly get a feel for how lolcats work. If youâ€™re inspired to make your own, remember: use Impact or Arial Black, and put a black outline around white letters.
While this is nice and all, I quickly realized that there are no long-form lolcat works. The closest is Spatchâ€™s wonderful Cat Town, and itâ€™s only a relative to lolcats. That set my fevered brain to spinning: what would a lolcat story look like? What if lolcats had a TV channel? What kind of shows would be on it?
The answer is clear: they would show Star Trek.