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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2008
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    @Oddcult
    Well...that was fairly deranged...
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    9000 penises was hilarious. A lot of people hate /b/ and I can understand why, it's like all the kids who were starved of parental attention, given computers instead and saw Eric Cartman as a role model suddenly turning up at a library with their cocks out, but if you can get by the fact that its often a pissing contest to see who can outdo each other in offensiveness, it can be savagely, brutally mercilessly funny.
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    I'll grudgingly admit to that. But keep in mind that there's a difference between annoying the fuck out of people - something i take great satisfaction in doing - and being unnecessarily cruel. Theses characters, from what i've read, don't seem to make that distinction.
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    Oh agreed Cranky. Sometimes their antics have grim consequences. I remember reading about this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Vedas when it happened and thinking that they goaded him to it and the spate of party crashers turning up and destroying peoples homes because they used social networking to invite people to parties. I don't think we can get all Helen Lovejoy about it though, y'know? Kids have always been like that, it's just now they have larger networks. Perhaps the weird need many of them have to constantly text and be online is more of a concern.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2008
     (3635.45)
    To take a wider, slightly more pretentious view - fuck the Situationists, no one's ever pulled off cultural pranking on the level that /b/ and Anonymous have this past year.

    I predict an Orson Welles' War of the Worlds type event probably isn't all that far away and is well within their capabilities.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2008
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    Wow. Just hearing Oprah inadvertently make a reference to a Dragon Ball Z anime dub that became an internet meme is just...wow

    Awesome.
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    @ Oddcult.

    Something like this perhaps?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/19/nashville.gas/index.html

    Personally I think that madman Alex Jones is more likely to cause some serious madness. I remember listening to his Y2K broadcast where he was claiming all the nuclear power stations were crashing and Putin was about to launch a nuclear first strike against the States. Luckily this was before some guys crashed some planes into some buildings, the hysteria threat level in those days was at green unlike now where it seems to be orange.
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    I never thought I'd hear Oprah Winfrey say "9000 penises"

    Thank you Anonymous for all you have given me.
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    Hearing Oprah say... "9,000 penises" was hilarious.
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    Yeah, the Oprah thing was goddamned hilarious.

    There are also multiple types of anon. The ones who've been there for years are of a different breed than a lot of the new people who've found there way in from rumor and all of these news things. Also, it depends on WHICH /b you're on. Failchan's /b is generally full of morons and has been for a long, long time. 7chan's /b is slightly improved but has been going downhill. Audley up there has the long and short of it. The old hats are (usually) the savagely funnny ones, the newfags (terminology not intended to be sexually discriminatory , but is an anon term) are the Eric Cartman inspired idiots.

    Let's face it, I still laugh when I remeber the days of epic memes. Things have changed over on /b/, but they're still pretty great.
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    @oddcult

    I agree entirely. Suddenly, anon has mobilized into the public sphere, instead of just harrassing the entire internet. Oh, think of the possibilities.