0318: "Nostalgia"

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0318: "Nostalgia"

Postby Tryke » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:03 am UTC

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Alt-text: "If you don't get this one, don't google it."

There are some things that I'll never be able to un-see.

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Postby pwill » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:05 am UTC

http://www.google.com/
Hey guys, check out this cool site! It's called "Google"
lol wut

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Postby nyeguy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:05 am UTC

There are much worse things than that, though that is pretty disgusting.
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Postby muteKi » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:06 am UTC

Ahh, 4chan. You contribute so much to the internet culture, just like a coal-burning plant produces much for the atmosphere.
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Postby UserGoogol » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:09 am UTC

Goatse predates 4chan by quite a bit.

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Postby Durinthal » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:11 am UTC

Oh, goatse, how the underbelly of the Internet loves thee...

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Postby Tryke » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:13 am UTC

Somebody once asked me to figure out a recursive acronym for goatse...

Goatse is an
Overstretched
Anus
That
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Everybody

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Postby pwill » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:13 am UTC

UserGoogol wrote:Goatse predates 4chan by quite a bit.

yeah, like 5 years.
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Postby circumlocuted » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:14 am UTC

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Postby pwill » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:14 am UTC

Tryke wrote:Somebody once asked me to figure out a recursive acronym for goatse...

Goatse is an
Overstretched
Anus
That
Shocks
Everybody


or
Guy
Opens
Anus
To
Show
Everyone
lol wut

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Postby roxormancer » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:20 am UTC

i wanted a talk like a pirate day comic :(

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Postby arachnophilia » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:21 am UTC

what do you mean "GOING to have?" already does.

once, my college roommate and i tricked our other roommate into looking at goatse. repeatedly. from the other room. we kept disguising the link, and he just. kept. clicking. it.

it much, much more amusing when you can hear the disgusted screams of your target.

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Postby Chase » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:21 am UTC

pwill wrote:
Tryke wrote:Somebody once asked me to figure out a recursive acronym for goatse...

Goatse is an
Overstretched
Anus
That
Shocks
Everybody


or
Guy
Opens
Anus
To
Show
Everyone

In order to be recursive the G has to stand for Goatse.

Goatse
Overwhelms
All
Tortured
Souls
Everywhere

...

I think I just channeled some dead teenaged goth poet. Oh me yarm even that sounds gothy! (x_X)
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Postby muteKi » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:24 am UTC

UserGoogol wrote:Goatse predates 4chan by quite a bit.


I didn't mean to say that directly; I meant that 4chan is based on the whole shock-photo culture of things like goatse and tubgirl.
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Postby BVD » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:27 am UTC

I'm fortunate enough to have missed out on both of those wonderful phenomena. I mainly liked the "don't say we didn't warn you" mentality of the alt-text in this one

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Postby MotorToad » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:28 am UTC

Best comic in a while.... Other than the mental trauma.

***runs off to find the brainscrubber


It makes a good point, though. With the pace of technology where new things get old so quickly, but also old things get recorded so easily and completely (wikiwhat?), nostalgia is going to have some odd parents in the future.

BTW, anyone know a BBS with a good Tradewars game going? My old BBS has a bunch of jerks logging on twice a day and getting extra turns. They're ruining it for everyone.

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Postby voodooKobra » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:30 am UTC

Google "goatse" and "tubgirl" and you'll see what we mean.

I wonder; will this page soon be the number one result on Google for people searching for goatse if we keep this discussion open for a while?
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Postby Bakemaster » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:46 am UTC

Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?
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Postby pwill » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Yeah, you got me, but you also just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.
lol wut

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Postby dragoneye1589 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:54 am UTC

pwill wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Yeah, you got me, but you also just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.


I'm going to come, find you, and do unspeakable things to you... For making me lose twenty dollars and my self respect, I was on a roll. :p

As a side note: Luckily, I have gotten to the point where I can talk or hear about Goatse and not picture it, I thought it was impossible.

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Postby Nentuaby » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:54 am UTC

voodooKobra wrote:Google "goatse" and "tubgirl" and you'll see what we mean.

I wonder; will this page soon be the number one result on Google for people searching for goatse if we keep this discussion open for a while?


NO. Not unless we manage to take 4chan offline.

Not, mind, that that would be a bad thing in and of itself.

That said... This comic hits head-on the consequences of Living In the Future.

I'm 22, and I have a noticeable generation gap with 20 year olds. They entered College immediately after Web 2.0 hit, and thus were socialized to Facebook & Friends from the very beginning; I came in right before, and hence my attitudes toward social interaction in college solidified first. Many aspects of their mindset are completely alien to me as a consequence.

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Postby UserGoogol » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:56 am UTC

muteKi wrote:
UserGoogol wrote:Goatse predates 4chan by quite a bit.


I didn't mean to say that directly; I meant that 4chan is based on the whole shock-photo culture of things like goatse and tubgirl.


Eh, /b/ colors people's conception of 4chan too much. I post in 4chan regularly, (but stay the fuck away from /b/) and really, except for /b/, it's just a slightly more anarchic than usual website dedicated to general discussions and porn.

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Postby pwill » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:05 am UTC

UserGoogol wrote:Eh, /b/ colors people's conception of 4chan too much. I post in 4chan regularly, (but stay the fuck away from /b/) and really, except for /b/, it's just a slightly more anarchic than usual website dedicated to general discussions and porn.


in b4 1&2
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Postby Cabhan » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:28 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


I've been had :(.

On the other hand, I've actually had a discussion like this comic with my dad. It's true: the 30 year gap between him and me really does put me into another world entirely.
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Postby Twasbrillig » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:31 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Almost got me there. Almost. I assume it was a Rickroll?
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Re: "Nostalgia" Discussion

Postby OneLess » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:33 am UTC

Tryke wrote:Alt-text: "If you don't get this one, don't google it."

I got it and decided, perhaps because I'm too full of caffeine, to google "distended anus" anyway. I was treated to a colonoscopy picture that for some reason included a bottlecap. Thanks, xkcd :)
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Postby thenextksmith » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:38 am UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Almost got me there. Almost. I assume it was a Rickroll?


Aye it was.
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Postby caliman83 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:24 am UTC

I had actuly managed to forget about that. wow, I feel all dirty now.

edit: oh and thatnks for bringing up tubgirl. I think thats the one that scared me the most. dont know why.
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Postby ReinSeiun » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:32 am UTC

caliman83 wrote:I had actuly managed to forget about that. wow, I feel all dirty now.

edit: oh and thatnks for bringing up tubgirl. I think thats the one that scared me the most. dont know why.


Maybe because she looks like she's enjoying it?

She's also physically repulsive to boot, unlike the Goatse guy.

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Postby bulbmusic5 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:55 am UTC

thenextksmith wrote:
Twasbrillig wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Almost got me there. Almost. I assume it was a Rickroll?


Aye it was.
I admit defeat.


So, I guess I just got Rickrolled... I'm just thankful it was some harmless singer instead of a distended anus (which thankfully I've never seen).

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Postby Maurog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:05 am UTC

It's only shocking the first couple hundred times. After that you develop an immunity, and can't be fazed by anything at all. "oh look, four gay old men having an orgy... boooooring."

Anything gets old.
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Postby joeneedstogrowup » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:34 am UTC

pwill wrote:
UserGoogol wrote:Eh, /b/ colors people's conception of 4chan too much. I post in 4chan regularly, (but stay the fuck away from /b/) and really, except for /b/, it's just a slightly more anarchic than usual website dedicated to general discussions and porn.


in b4 1&2


I'm as hardcore Anon as any other Anon out there, but PLEASE keep /b/ in /b/! Or at least off xkcd! haha

Also, I agree with Maurog. If /b/ has had any positive effect on my life, it's that I'm no longer squeamish about bodily fluids of any type. Every now and then there's something new that literally makes me gag, but for the most part I am desensitized.

And lastly, /b/ and 4chan are not interchangeable. If 4chan is a banana, /b/ is the brown spot covering everything but the tips.
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Postby Ronfar » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:35 am UTC

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Postby DurAlvar » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:50 am UTC

Ronfar wrote:You never forget your first Goatse.

(not a shock site)


Why do I not trust you on that point?

Edit: Got up the courage to click it, and it wasn't actually goatse...
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Postby arachnophilia » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:57 am UTC

Nentuaby wrote:I'm 22, and I have a noticeable generation gap with 20 year olds. They entered College immediately after Web 2.0 hit, and thus were socialized to Facebook & Friends from the very beginning; I came in right before, and hence my attitudes toward social interaction in college solidified first. Many aspects of their mindset are completely alien to me as a consequence.


i'm 24. but i've been on the internet since the early 90's.

i STILL don't have a facebook account or myspace page. apparently, i'm a fucking dinosaur.

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Postby Morphing Ball » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:00 am UTC

arachnophilia wrote:
Nentuaby wrote:I'm 22, and I have a noticeable generation gap with 20 year olds. They entered College immediately after Web 2.0 hit, and thus were socialized to Facebook & Friends from the very beginning; I came in right before, and hence my attitudes toward social interaction in college solidified first. Many aspects of their mindset are completely alien to me as a consequence.


i'm 24. but i've been on the internet since the early 90's.

i STILL don't have a facebook account or myspace page. apparently, i'm a fucking dinosaur.


There's nothing wrong with not having a Myspace account.

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Postby niende » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:02 am UTC

enough with silly linking and weird nostalgia.
Let's talk about the awesomeness that is going to be the future according to XKCD.
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Postby earcaraxe » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:09 am UTC

One of my coworkers got fired for putting tubgirl as wallpaper on another coworker's computer.


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