If this hasn't shown up in some of your reporters' writing (the INTENTIONAL misspelling, that is), it will.
Actually, LOLCATS is a very amusing little trend and merges some previous fads involving internet language.
I’M IN UR NEWSPAPER WRITIN MAH COLUM
Rapidly spreading Web photo-posting phenomenon centers on felines with poor spelling
By DWIGHT SILVERMAN
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
Computer geeks have their own niche in pop culture. Sometimes, something crazed from that niche escapes and runs rampant among the masses.
It's happened before, with the "I Kiss You" guy, Mahir Cagri (www.ikissyou.org); the "All Your Base" fad (www.allyourbasearebelongtous.com); and, more recently, the Diet Coke-and-Mentos experiments (www.eepybird.com).
Now working its way into the popular consciousness is something far more bizarre and — depending on your point of view and sense of humor — either very funny or irritatingly cutesy.
For the last few months, online regulars have been seeing on various Web sites and blogs pictures of cats and other animals in strange poses, with large type captions embedded in the photos. The grammar and syntax in the captions are atrocious by design. The pictures are called LOLcats, named after the abbreviation for "laughing out loud" used by fans of text and instant messaging...
Here are some other links: Cats Can Has Grammar
Kitty Pidgin and asymmetrical tail-wags
and at Boing Boing