A campaign to get a fat, "creepy", and apparently over-aged bloke to win a contest to have his picture snapped backstage with country music popstrel Taylor Swift has backfired. The radio station - Boston's Kiss 108 FM - running the competition issued a terse statement that brought the race to pose alongside the Grammy Award- …
ahhh it's been a while since the channers have done something that tickles me.
Well I'm a bit disappointed the 4chan folks didn't do anything with the whole "royal baby name" thing. While the world was waiting for the name to be announced, 4chan might have picked a name themselves and started tweeting and retweeting it. Wouldn't be long before a few tardy news outlets picked it up, then that would become a source for more mainstream news, which brings legitimacy to a breaking story on News24, and so on. Hilarity ensues when the palace goes to make the proper announcement.
remember Time's man-of-the-year?
I sure Mr Poole does.
@AC 15:30 - >"ahhh it's been a while since the channers have done something that tickles me."
What - like getting arrested for making bomb threats and making school shooting threats? Yeah, those lovable 4chan losers are just freakin' amusing as hell.
It's a mob, you realise that there's no concerted plan right?
I'm at a loss as to why the article keeps mentioning Reddit, they don't appear to be doing anything other than claiming credit for 4chan's antics.
" like getting arrested for making bomb threats and making school shooting threats? "
You seem to think that they're a homogenous group of entirely like-minded people. Its a big site, and a big userbase; presumably you've only ever heard of /b/, and even then only a very small subset of their activities? Its super that you take such pride in your angry ignorance, but feel free not to share it with the rest of us.
Don't mess with football!
@AC 09:22 - >"You seem to think that they're a homogenous group of entirely like-minded people. Its a big site, and a big userbase; presumably you've only ever heard of /b/, and even then only a very small subset of their activities?"
Original poster was discussing their "pranks", and I was discussing their "pranks". You want me to list all the 4chan member arrests? It would take awhile.
I don't care how big the site is. They have certain "pranksters", and their idea of a good "laugh" is threatening to shoot up a school, or threatening to bomb a government building, or launching one of their many stupid and pointless DDoS attacks. I'm really not amused.
Maybe he should have been Swift and had his facial hair Taylored a little bit.
Perfect description of a 4chan exploit
I found this on Fox News and would not normally repost it except... Well, you'll see:
That could be an homage to a famous Danish resistance poem published during Nazi occupation — or just a crude reference to an obscure sexual practice.
This was in reference to the Time Magazine poll rigging. If one can have your marks wondering between two such vast extremes, you have truly bent their reality.
Looks like the lovechild of
Charlie Brooker and Adam Buxton.
Either of whom would have been entertaining winners of this contest.
"the chance to be photographed with the dirty blonde, be-fringed one."
I was going to ask how this compares to Paris Hilton, but then realized that it could be taken many ways.
Like Paris Hilton.
Comma location matters
Taylor is the dirty blonde, be-fringed one
Paris is the dirty, blonde be-fringed one
But is he tall enough for it.
She's like, a giraffe.
Re: But is he tall enough for it.
Or short enough? He didn't specify which lot of hair.....
So they made a Swift retraction to the prize winner
Hang on now...
"Users on 4Chan were behind the campaign"
"Redditors were quick to spread the news online and back the campaign"
So....a 4chan Plan then, not a Reddit Plan? At a push, perhaps "4chan Plan, supported by Reddit users".
Re: Hang on now...
"So....a 4chan Plan then, not a Reddit Plan? At a push, perhaps "4chan Plan, supported by Reddit users"
Or maybe a 4chan plan using a Reddit exploit as the attack vector :-)
That's fat-beardism, that is. Objection!
May we expect an album soon about the trauma this has caused the banged one?
The banged one? outside the US (or at least inside the UK) that would imply another celebrity sex tape rather than a new album.
I'm pretty sure it the same implication can be made in the US.
"It also meant that thousands of young girls would miss out on the chance to be photographed with the dirty blonde, be-fringed one."
not thousands, surely? Just the one that would have won if he hadn't been involved.
Always nice to see Anon doing something useful
Now if they could only do something about Justin Beeber!
How is this a reddit plan? all they did was report it. Does that mean it's now also a register plan?
I think Charles should take legal action for this disgusting discrimination. It's ageist, sexist and beardist...all points I have a vested interest in!
I'm such a geek
You know you're a geek when you're more interested in the frequency - 108 FM would be encroaching into the air band (nav) ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXKS-FM says it's 107.9 so they've rounded it up!
I'll get my coat, mine's the one with a scanning directory in the pocket.
So how did they fail to protectgA campaign to get a fat, "creepy", and apparently over-aged bloke to win a contest to have his picture snapped backstage with country music popstrel Taylor Swift has backfired.
What do you mean it backfired - I'm sure I saw Ed Sheeran next to her on the BGT final
I wouldn't mind sniffing Taylor's fringe :D
There are a lot of dirtbags out there
It's amazing what these scumbags will do to get attention.
Don't get me wrong..
I think she's a rather sweet, rather sexy gee-rafe (I think it works better with a Southern accent)
Just a bit tall.
Actually I think she's making me channel Bernie Eccleston at this moment.....
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