Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I love the internets, yes I do.

I have done nothing today except keep my leg propped up (it's almost stopped bleeding but I stood on it for awhile tonight and that didn't help) and laugh like hell at some poor clueless guy - which, since I think he's the number one site on the web today I'm sure you've all seen, but here's the story in case you missed it:

It all started with an article in The Onion.

Guy gets his panties in a wad, thinks The Onion is a legitimate news source and posts a rant to his scary blog (I don't care which side of this particular issue you're on, this guy is unbelievably frightening, and since the media attention started he's added EXTREMELY graphic images to this post, so consider yourself warned).

People slaughter him in his comments (HIGHLY entertaining).

Guy realizes he's made a mistake and tries to spin. However, Guy still seems to think that The Onion is real - even after about 400 (update: almost 800 now) people tell him otherwise.

People slaughter him in his comments (HIGHLY entertaining).

What will Guy do next? Who knows?

(Update: He deleted all his comments and posted a finger-wagging rant about how 'a few people spoil everyone's fun'. Spoilsport - although he was getting the biggest internet bitch-slapping, well, ever so I guess I understand why he's felt the need to put a stop to it, but if you want to read the mostly hilarious comments, they're available in the google archive here,(the original post) here (the even funnier follow-up post), here, and here).

Sweet lime-flavored Jesus, those comments just keep getting funnier. I haven't laughed this hard in years.

Pillowcase full of hammers? Meet Guy. Seriously, go easy on him. You're a lot smarter than he is.

This is way, way better than TV.

Oh, and note to self: Next time I have a date with a Eurotrash (and I mean that in the best way) male model, don't take him to Amoeba to see Cut Chemist do an in-store show.

That... that did not go well.


Couch of the Day:

Couch

14 comments:

Wen said...

Laughing. My. Ass. Off.

That dude is definitely the abortion that got away...

foreign agent said...

I've yet to decide whether it's more fun or scary that the guy is serious.

But part deux is an excellent illustration why liberal-commie-hippie-anarchists will always seem like the weaker side in an argument: the guy has big time faith for his own cause - makes him ram his fingers in his ears spout his nuttery all the more louder when it's time for opposing arguments.

People with both sides of their brains intact know that nothing's for sure. Which makes them polite, and eager to pay attention to what others have to say (even wingnuts). Not a winning strategy, but it's not about winning, right?

Brock Lessels said...

+1 Funny

Marste said...

Holy God. That was awesome. I needed a laugh like that - I think I almost wet myself! Ha! Thanks Peggy! LOL

Anonymous said...

Thirty seconds of reading the Onion is enough to make even the dimmest bulbs realize it is a parody and not a real newspaper.
Or should be. Apparently, at least one person didn't catch on.

Peter
Iron Rails & Iron Weights

Kristen said...

That's so hilarious! And the way he tried to spin it, like you said...

Man, it sucks that people like that actually exist.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this link. I did not know, if I should laugh or cry. That anyone can be that "Stupid" blows, my mind.
That he is a Right-Wing Zealot, makes that thought, even scarier. Mat the Left, unite.

Anonymous said...

Best comment so far:

"The stupid, it burns us."

FrancesDanger said...

Part of me wants to send this guy the video of Ali G at an anti-abortion rally just to see what he posts about it. My favorite part of the rally? When Ali G asks the women how many abortions they have had and they reply they haven't had any. He then asks them how they can protest something when they haven't tried it themselves.

Lora_3 said...

I haven't read the Onion in years but I have asked crazy people if that's where they get their news from. lol

I love your "Couch of the Day" pictures.

Be safe...

Quiplash said...

Here's a neat summary including your links to the comments (thank you so much):

http://ryanschultz.typepad.com/blog/2006/07/petes_marchtoge.html

defiant goddess said...

Hello. First timer here. Try to go easy on me. I don't want to be in your next post as "Gal." :)

Hope you feel better soon.

Newsguy said...

Actually, the Onion piece was a devastating attack on the asshat "pro-life" crowd, with a lot of truth in it if you weren't such an brainless zealot that you couldn't get the point.

I liked the comment, "who read the article to you?" There were a lot of truly laff-out-loud comments.

communicatrix said...

First, these are the funniest unintentional (poster) and intentional (commenters) pieces of humor I have see in some time. Thank you a thousand times over for posting. Although like many, I am a little dismayed when confronted with the actual stupidity of the right-wingnut.

Secondly, I am deeply miffed that you did not post that most excellent swear (sweet lime-flavored Jesus) on my blog about great swears. B/c sister, that is one of the all-time greats...