Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Say It Ain't So: LOLCats Sell Out!

[Net Culture] OK, so I'm a bit behind the curve on this one. People have been blogging about it for a month.

It's a contest. The winning photo/caption pair will appear on Jones Soda labels. Which will make them famous because, until now you could only see LOLCats in about 10 jillion places on the Internet.

Now, whenever you want to see an LOLCat, all you have to do is go to the grocery store, search around the refrigerated aisle, ask a clerk, find out the store doesn't carry off-brand soda, go to another store, and then stare at the refrigeration case for as long as you like! It's a new level of convenience!

By this we can hope that the three people in the United States who are still unfamiliar with LOLCats will now have the opportunity to enjoy them.

OK, if I sound bitter, it's because I like LOLCats. I know they can't last forever. But ... please, Jones Soda? Can't you find some other anti-hip trend to cash in on?

Sooner or later, I suppose every creative meme gets crushed out by some corporate leech or other. Why, why must corporations "brand" themselves by sucking our very dreams out of our heads!?! Our souls are lost so that bottles of carbonated sugar water can cultivate the illusion of having personalities. (Brandon Burt)


  1. im in ur jones soda sellin out

    (Sorry, I really couldn't help myself.)

  2. At least Jones Soda isn't posting pictures of Stuff White People Life on their bottles.

  3. I don't care about this lolcat thing, but then, I don't really care about cats. I just wanted to say that I think a good idea for soda companies, and also for companies selling "alcopops" to the kiddies, would be creating a label that depicts hot chicks (and dudes, for ladies, gay men and the occassional, curious straight man). Nothing new, I know. But see, these hot chicks (and dudes) would undress themselves as the bottle was tipped and warmed; like those pens my friend's mechanic father used to order for his shop in the early 80's, and that I would steal and hoard and probably hide between my matresses. They were neat. And they had sweet, tiny, naked chicks on them with huge hair. And everybody knows, naked sells. And since this Jones company has no qualms about making turkey flavored soda, they should have no qualms about selling even more turkey flavored soda by providing labels with hot chicks (and dudes) undressing, down to their turkey. See?


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