Blezzed R Teh Cheezmakers

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Blezzed R Teh Cheezmakers


Phillips, Jen, Mother Jones


Rewriting the word of God for kitties, coders, and conservatives

The recently released LOLcat Bible (Ulysses Press) mashes up enduring sacred texts with the endearing Internet même of captioned kitties. It'sthe latest in a long line of alternative translations of the holy book, some meant to amuse, others meant to spread the word to readers who aren't moved by 17th-century English. Some samples:

LOLcat Bible

Ceiling Cat is mai sheperd. He gif me evrithing Iz need. He letz me sleeps in teh sunni spot an has liek nice watterz ovar thar. -Psalms 23:1-2

Wen dey wer nommin Happy Cat taek teh cheezburger an brek it, an he sez, "Taek dis cheezburger an eet it, cuz dis liek mah bodi. But dun reely nom me. Just nom teh cheezburger an pretend it mah bodi. K?" -Mark 14:22

Conservative Bible Project

He replied, "You lawyers will be accountable too! For you impose burdensome regulations on others, but will not lift a fìnger to help those who struggle with them." -Luke 11:46

Cockney Lord's PrayeT

Guv, please give us some Uncle Fred, and enough grub and stuff to keep us going today, and we hope you'll forgive us when we cock things up, just like we're supposed to forgive them who annoy us and do dodgy stuff to us. …

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