Most people who are familiar with the Cheezburger Network know that LOLcats are its speciality. But did you know that there’s a lot more great content to it than just cute cats with adorably misspelled captions? The Cheezburger Network owns several other entertaining websites deeply rooted in Internet culture
. Check them out below.
For those of you who don’t know, I Can Has Cheezburger started by featuring its icononic “LOLcat” blog series, which involved cute photos of cats or kittens submitted by viewers coupled with funny captions. Back in 2007, LOLcats were all the rage. They’re still pretty popular today, and helped create the foundation that the site needed to grow its fan base. Today, the Cheezburger network includes several other popular sites on the web in addition to LOLcats.
This section focuses on celebrity-related humor
. If there’s a funny image or GIF somehow related to somebody who is famous, you can probably find it on ROFLrazzi -- I Can Has Cheezburger’s dedicated channel to celebrity, entertainment and pop culture memes. It’s a nice change from all those LOLcats every once in a while.
Memebase is your ultimate resource for new and popular memes
. Of course if you’re not familar with Internet memes, be sure to check out our Internet Memes 101
article for a breakdown. All you really need to know is that Membase is full of hilarious images submitted by people form all over the Internet.
The Fail Blog is another image-based blog that gained worldwide Internet recognition years ago, continuing to flourish still today. The Fail Blog showcases images that feature noticeably unwanted situations -- classified as huge and obvious failures. Some of them are insanely funny, and it’s easy to see how the “Fail” meme
really took earlier on in the social media era.
Similar to the Fail Blog, Failbook is entirely based on the weird and unfortunate content that gets shared on Facebook
. Facebook is one of the biggest social networking sites on the web, and the people who use it can often end up sharing some pretty unfortunate status updates, photos and other information on their profiles. Some of these people are lucky enough to end up on Failbook.
Know Your Meme is pretty much the ultimate resource for meme research. This site, which was recently acquired by the Cheezburger network, has dedicated pages for the most popular Internet memes
and their history -- including origin, timelines, and related memes. If you want to know the story behind any particular Internet meme, Know Your Meme is probably the place you should look first.
The Daily What kind of puts a weird, meme-like spin on the daily news, or whatever might ben trending. It usually comes in the form of an image or a video and is accompanied by a description or short article explaining the story. I actually follow The Daily What
, and it’s great if you want to stay up-to-date on interesting topics and weird headlines.
The Cheezburger Network has an entire section dedicated to the iconic Rage Comic series
. These are really just overly exaggerated MS Paint drawings of emotional faces used in hysterical, everyday situations. Anyone can create their own Rage Comic and submit it to the site.
Sometimes, a pie graph can help you understand certain concepts. Graph Jam is really just a parody
of the pie graph, used to exaggerated certain feelings and facts that are usually pretty pointless -- but still very funny to look at. Anyone can make their own graph using the Graph Jam tool from the I Can Has Cheezburger Network and share it so others can enjoy it.
Last but not least, one of the many channels part of the Cheezburger network worth mentioning has to be Poorly Dressed -- which tracks down some of the craziest photos of individuals wearing the craziest, most embarrassing outfits. You’ll be sure to get a laugh out of this one!