The title is inspired (de-spired?) by the fact that I found myself a few minutes ago, by mistake, on a lolcats website. The lolcat is the essential representation of the malaise of contemporary life: people with too much time on their hands and no idea how to use it. A few years ago such people would potty train their pets. Now they sit at their computers making lolcats. Picking up a book appears to be beyond their capacities.