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Rule 34

2008-06-10 22:29:42.582882+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments


I've seen men in fur suits masturbating on stuffed animals. I've seen high heels stepping on snails. I've seen women farting on birthday cakes. I've seen guys wearing white socks in two inches of water in the bathtub. I've seen a tutorial on how to jack-off with a pair of Keds. And I've seen some weird stuff, too.

And if you're not interested in following that link to see the weird stuff (although the essay is rather funny and the weird stuff is safely behind yet another link), XKCD explains "Rule 34".

Got that link from Mefi, which has this gem from "Pastabagel" in the comments:

I look at the porn coming out of Germany and Japan, and I think, man, I really hope we don't lose this war in Iraq.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 15:58:09.315516+00 by: JT [edit history]

Rules of the internet stared from a place called 4chan(dot)org, their /b/ board is where people are given the ability to randomly post any image or thought that pops into their heads. It's a rather disturbing place at time, but it seems most internet memes seem to get their start there.

For anyone who's interested in all the rules... oddly relevant to the conversation is rule 39 though.

    Rules of the Internet
  1. Do not talk about /b/
  2. Do NOT talk about /b/
  3. Anonymous is legion.
  4. Anonymous does not forgive, Anonymous does not forget.
  5. Anonymous can be a horrible, senseless, uncaring monster.
  6. Anonymous is still able to deliver.
  7. There are no real rules about posting.
  8. There are no real rules about moderation either-enjoy your ban.
  9. If you enjoy any rival sites-DON'T.
  10. Pics or it didn't happen.
  11. Lurk moar-it's never enough.
  12. Nothing is sacred.
  13. Do not argue with a troll-it means that they win.
  14. The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.
  15. There are NO girls on the internet.
  16. A cat is fine too.
  17. One cat leads to another.
  18. The more you hate it, the stronger it gets.
  19. It is delicious cake. You must eat it.
  20. It is a delicious trap. You must hit it.
  21. /b/ sucks today.
  22. Cock goes in here.
  23. You will never have sex.
  24. ????
  25. PROFIT!
  26. Tits are always relevant.
  27. It needs moar Desu. No exceptions.
  28. There will always be more fucked up shit than what you just saw.
  29. You cannot divide by zero (just because the calculator says so).
  30. No real limits of any kind apply here-not even the sky.
  33. Desu isn't funny. Seriously guys. It's worse than Chuck Norris jokes.
  34. There is porn of it. No exceptions.
  35. If no porn of it can be found, it will be created.
  36. No matter what it is, it is somebody's fetish. No exceptions.
  37. Even one positive comment about Japanese things can make you a weeaboo.
  38. When one sees a lion, one must get into the car.
  39. There is furry porn of it. No exceptions.
  40. The pool is always closed.
  41. If there isn't enough just ask for Moar.
  42. Every win will eventually fail.
  43. Everything has been cracked and pirated.
  45. Rule 45 is a lie.
  46. The internet is not your personal army.
  47. The cake is a lie.
  48. Rules 1 to 48 are absolute!

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 16:19:13.709286+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks! I knew Rule 34 came from 4Chan, but because there are things that, once seen, cannot be un-seen, I've never actually wanted to go tracking down 4Chan or any other things that may become memes.

There are things man was not meant to know and, alas, I already know too many of them.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 16:59:13.076764+00 by: JT

4chan isn't a place for the faint of heart. It's mostly populated by early teen kids posting racist and misogynistic pictures and text, I've seen child pornography on there in the past, and quite a bit of gore (along the lines of ogrish or rotten(dot)com) and I usually shy away from it.

On rare occasion, I pop back in to see if it's improved, it hasn't, and I leave again... but I used to hang out there a bit in 2003 to 2004 before it really started a big decline. The original intent was an imageboard for anime related discussions, since I was into The Big O at the time, it was a nice place to hang out. Since the new crowd has moved in though, it's become a cesspool of society.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 17:45:48.83836+00 by: DaveP

Dan, you just made my quote-file with that one...

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-11 18:01:27.926851+00 by: JT

I was amazed to not see the following bush-ism on your list, Dave.
There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-12 19:43:57.799382+00 by: DaveP

I tend to quote real people like Dan or Sonny Crockett, or Alf, not imaginary friends like GWB.